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Old 03-12-2007, 10:48 PM
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i'm functioning, but burned out

i'm burned out.

am in college. am a journalism major. am an expert at knowing what to write how and when. point being, i could take up several pages worth of text explaining to all here my past and current situation. but have been there and done that. i just want some help. that's it.
i'm in a bad spot, and that's all there is to it.
i've done various internet searches......trying to find some sort of alternative to alcholics anonymous in the springfield, missouri area. have found nothing aside from live-in treatment programs.
i am unable to attend an alcohlics anonymous program. i grew up the son of clergy, and gave up on religion years ago.
anyone out there that can tell me about something in the southwest missouri area that doesn't deal with religion?

-thanks very much-
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Old 03-12-2007, 11:01 PM
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i'm functioning, but burned out

aa does not deal with religion I know it seems that way to alot of people If you want help you will find it there good luck
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Old 03-12-2007, 11:23 PM
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Did You See?

Did you read The AA book? I mean "THE" AA book? I am just startin it, not even on page 50 yet. At least go to a bookstore and check out the beginning, It covers the religion part of it right away, Notsoshure is right is itsn't about religion.
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Old 03-13-2007, 01:04 AM
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Welcome to SR!

Here is a list of recovery programs

http://www.soberrecovery.com/forums/...-programs.html

Glad you are looking for answers!..
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Old 03-13-2007, 01:08 AM
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Carol, I don't know you but thank you for being everyone's mom and cheerleader. I"M certain you struggle silently and I pray for your spirit. you have been blessed with one who won't quit.
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Old 03-13-2007, 04:35 AM
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Hi Gofigure, welcome to SR

I'm not sure if there are f2f meetings in your area, but I have had some success using the tools and participating in online meetings at SmartRecovery. http://smartrecovery.org/

Also, just reading and posting here and on other recovery websites has helped me as well.

Good luck to you and I hope you find what you need.

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Old 03-13-2007, 04:42 AM
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AA does not require that a member accept a particular religion but Step 3 does provide that the member make a decision to turn his/her will and life over to the care of God, as that person understands Him. Thus, I have found the assertion that AA is not religious to be somewhat misleading.

On the other hand, AA can offer a lot of support to an individual that is trying to stop drinking and AA is almost everywhere.

One alternative to AA is SMART, which is discussed in this forum. Another is Quad A (Atheists/Agnostics Alcoholics Anonymous). However, neither of these is as widespread as AA.
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Old 03-13-2007, 07:48 AM
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All found at the top of this page!
http://www.soberrecovery.com/forums/...-meetings.html

I wish you well. Please continue to come and let us know how you're doing. We care...

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Old 03-13-2007, 03:39 PM
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If it walks like a religion and it quacks like a religion....
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If it walks like a religion and it quacks like a religion....
...a religion "as we understood" it.
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Old 03-13-2007, 07:30 PM
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...a religion "as we understood" it.
I don't see how that changes the basic thing. It might be the deity of one's choosing and making, but it's still religion. No different than, say, Unitarianism. Just because your beliefs are stricter or laxer or what have you doesn't change the fact that what you've got is a religion.

Doesn't make AA bad, just means the claim that it isn't religion isn't really accurate.
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Old 03-14-2007, 04:21 AM
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anyone out there that can tell me about something in the southwest missouri area that doesn't deal with religion?
Let's try to answer gofigure's question, shall we?

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If it walks like a religion and it quacks like a religion....

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Old 03-14-2007, 10:47 AM
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Let's try to answer gofigure's question, shall we?

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Sorry, I thought CarolD did here.
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