Thinking About AA Meetings

Old 10-20-2018, 06:39 PM
  # 1 (permalink)  
Thread Starter
Guener's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2018
Location: New Mexico
Posts: 1,339
Thinking About AA Meetings

So, I haven't been to an AA meeting in a couple years, not since I was living in a shelter and really dealing with a lot of personal issues. The meetings were a great comfort to me, and since then I have been following the path of recovery much of the time.

I went home to my parents where I lived for six months while continuing my therapy for my mental health, but AA meetings where they live are once a week, and I just didn't go. Now I live on my own, thanks to help from a local agency in finding me housing (HUD) that was designated for persons with mental and substance abuse issues.. When I went back to being by myself I started to drink again, surprise. And like many of us, or all of us eventually, I was just feeding a beast and not enjoying myself. I wasn't drinking to the level I use to, but that didn't matter, I was using. Something clicked for me, and I decided to return to abstinence and working my own mental program. I got a job in the course of this, and prior to that for a month and since then I have not had any desire to drink.

But I think it's time to re-engage in some AA meetings and evaluate with other alcoholics where I am now. There's a meeting I can get to now with no barriers of either transportation or availability on a regular basis. And I've been ruminating over this for a few days, since coming here, really, and think tomorrow I will go.

I share this as motivation for me to make my meeting and to let you all know how it goes!
Guener is offline  
The Following 10 Users Say Thank You to Guener For This Useful Post:
aasharon90 (10-21-2018), Anna (10-21-2018), entropy1964 (10-21-2018), Fearlessat50 (10-20-2018), Ghostlight1 (10-20-2018), least (10-20-2018), Mango212 (10-20-2018), MantaLady (10-21-2018), Purpleman (10-21-2018), sugarbear1 (10-21-2018)
Old 10-20-2018, 06:43 PM
  # 2 (permalink)  
bona fido dog-lover
least's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: eastern USA
Posts: 84,722
Blog Entries: 32
If meetings have been helpful in the past, I hope you can get to some soon to help your recovery.
least is offline  
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to least For This Useful Post:
Fearlessat50 (10-20-2018), Mango212 (10-20-2018)
Old 10-20-2018, 06:56 PM
  # 3 (permalink)  
Ghostlight1's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Atlanta
Posts: 2,872
You're very well spoken and seem to have been through A lot. You deserve credit for your sobriety. So great job .
I think AA is a good idea, not only to learn from, but to contribute to with your experiences.
I hope you do go.
Best to you.
Ghostlight1 is offline  
The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to Ghostlight1 For This Useful Post:
Fearlessat50 (10-20-2018), Guener (10-20-2018), least (10-20-2018), Mango212 (10-20-2018)
Old 10-21-2018, 09:40 AM
  # 4 (permalink)  
Earth Child
SerenityRiver's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland
Posts: 2,000
Blog Entries: 2
i have found aa very helpful and there is loads of support from them and get some numbers etc ...keep going
SerenityRiver is offline  
Old 10-21-2018, 11:02 AM
  # 5 (permalink)  
Join Date: Dec 2014
Posts: 2,960
Like I've always said; "Action expresses priorities"... Ok..that was Ghandi,but it still fits in nicely with the bettering of one's self and also helping others.
DontRemember is offline  
Old 10-21-2018, 11:31 AM
  # 6 (permalink)  
Anna's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Dancing in the Light
Posts: 53,705
I think you should do whatever it takes to get sober and remain sober. Congratulations to you for dealing with your mental health issues.
Anna is offline  

Currently Active Users Viewing this Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 12:58 AM.