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Old 08-14-2007, 09:28 PM
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I've been to two AA meetings thus far and found the experiences to be pleasant enough. The people were very welcoming. In the days since going I have read quite a bit about my affliction and have given it much thought. I don;t feel like AA is for me as "THE" solution. I definitely think it can be a tool. When I get in those moments where I am obsessing for a drink I will definitely get my butt to the soonest meeting possible. But otherwise I can't see myself getting past step 1 and I prefer educating myself about alcoholism.
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Old 08-16-2007, 06:22 AM
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ruch, that is your right.
AA is a tool. A particular tool is appropriate to a particular task. This applies to AA.
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Old 08-17-2007, 10:26 AM
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Originally Posted by agrippa View Post
dgillz,

It appears that a significant number of those in AA believe that it is necessary to hit rock bottom.
I drew the inference that those who have not hit 'rock bottom' would not fit in to AA. That appears to be the implication.

Thus, the question.
The group I belonged to (and the only 12 Step Group I would ever attend again) used the term "My Rock Bottom". For one man, it was the loss of his wife in divorce, for another it was loosing his driving license. For another, it was being kicked out of his home and living in his car on the street and losing his job. Everyone had a different Rock Bottom, but all that mattered was they got to a point that was so bad they said "I can't go any further" and decided to seek help to stop drinking.
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Old 08-18-2007, 05:10 PM
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One I often heard in the rooms is "if you want to reach your bottom, all you have to do is stop digging."

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The group I belonged to (and the only 12 Step Group I would ever attend again) used the term "My Rock Bottom". For one man, it was the loss of his wife in divorce, for another it was loosing his driving license. For another, it was being kicked out of his home and living in his car on the street and losing his job. Everyone had a different Rock Bottom, but all that mattered was they got to a point that was so bad they said "I can't go any further" and decided to seek help to stop drinking.
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