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Old 06-06-2018, 01:49 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi. Iím an Alcoholic


Iím only just getting used to saying that, but itís the truth. Iíve been in denial for some 27 years (Iím 47), I knew it, but would never admit it.

First AA meeting was 6 days ago.

WOW! Iíve been playing GOD for my whole life. Lost everything twice playing that roll. So looking forward to the journey ahead.

Would like to just introduce myself 👋
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Thankyou all, it means lots to me just to have somewhere to listen, learn and talk until I get to tomorrowís meeting. Thankyou again
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Hi Choppo - I'm so pleased that you found SR. It's been the answer to my prayers too The people here are lovely, the info is solid and the welcome is genuine. Hope to see you around x
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Iím only just getting used to saying that, but itís the truth. Iíve been in denial for some 27 years (Iím 47), I knew it, but would never admit it.

First AA meeting was 6 days ago.

WOW! Iíve been playing GOD for my whole life. Lost everything twice playing that roll. So looking forward to the journey ahead.

Would like to just introduce myself 👋
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Old 06-06-2018, 03:47 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Welcome to SR Choppo. SR is changing my life for the better is so many ways - not just sobriety. Folks are a huge support to me. SR can help you too. Read the threads and post as often as you like. Looking forward to getting to know you.
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Welcome to the family. I hope our support can help you get sober for good.
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Welcome Chop. Lots of support and wisdom here.

So what's your plan to get and stay sober?
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Old 06-06-2018, 05:12 PM   #12 (permalink)
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welcome, Choppo, and i'm an alcoholic, too
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It's great to meet you, Choppo. You are never alone - we understand like no one else can. Welcome.
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Hey Choppo. Glad you’re here.
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Thankyou all so much! ��❤️

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Welcome Chop. Lots of support and wisdom here. So what's your plan to get and stay sober?
Simple answer to a very complex thought process over the past week is - to follow the AA 12 Steps, diligently, with complete understanding of each step and act humble * I’ve just been to my 6th meeting and plan to go back tomorrow. Ramp it up to 2 per day once I can get my routine set with kids etc. For the record I started this journey 11 or so days ago after a 4 day bender, i’m a complete atheist/agnostic or whatever you want to call it. I still have no time for organised Religion �� AA is so completely not about Religion, it gets a really, really bad wrap.

The only requirement to join AA is ‘a desire to stop drinking alcohol’. That’s it, end of story.

*this is ****** weird.... i had just typed out a 30min blurb about ME and MY journey on my iPad. The iPad, randomly turned off. It never does that.....‘Everything happens for a reason’ - my Higher Power just told me to stop bragging and playing God, and to be humble.

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Thankyou all so much! 🙏❤️



Simple answer to a very complex thought process over the past week is - to follow the AA 12 Steps, diligently, with complete understanding of each step and act humble * Iíve just been to my 6th meeting and plan to go back tomorrow. Ramp it up to 2 per day once I can get my routine set with kids etc. For the record I started this journey 11 or so days ago after a 4 day bender, iím a complete atheist/agnostic or whatever you want to call it. I still have no time for organised Religion 😉 AA is so completely not about Religion, it gets a really, really bad wrap.

The only requirement to join AA is Ďa desire to stop drinking alcoholí. Thatís it, end of story.

*this is fkn weird.... i had just typed out a 30min blurb about ME and MY journey on my iPad. The iPad, randomly turned off. It never does that.....ĎEverything happens for a reasoní - my Higher Power just told me to stop bragging and playing God, and to be humble.
Well there you go! Nice plan and nice work.
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Hey guys. Just a quick check in. Went to my arvo meeting (7th or 8th?), it was great. Starting to work out some are better than others, but meh, I just keep going because I feel at home with other Alcoholics. Something about these people I want.

Anyway, pretty stoked as i think I found a Sponsor!!! Let me rephrase that.... a Sponsor found me......or my Higher Power made it happen..... or something.. Whatever, it happened, I won’t over think it.

It was the chairperson guy, we just really clicked and he gave me his number (not in a weird way lol) and after a chat said he’d give me a hand if I wanted. ‘Im up till midnight, just don’t ring me pissed’ he said. I laughed heartedly and said I’d never do that. Anyway I jumped at the opportunity! Wow, I feel so grateful.

Lots more to write but I’ll stay humble as best possible. Thanks for reading ��
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