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Re: SOBRIETY CHECK IN

Post by Dallas » Fri Dec 14, 2012 9:00 am

My experience has been -- that most of our visitors do not check out this topic. Some of them are not sober yet. Some are newly sober and/or they have particular topics that they are interested in. So, they look for the other topics to read and to discuss.


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Re: SOBRIETY CHECK IN

Post by Frananne » Tue Dec 18, 2012 2:54 pm

Happy sober Tuesday! I am not feeling too well today(this too will pass) so what a good time to check in while I am just resting. This is my first year in AA. Sunday was my 11 month mark. Last week two of my good friends went out. I am grateful they came back and are working the program immediately again. I have trouble understanding slips as I have not had that experience. It seems in our club that having made it straight through without a slip is the exception rather than the rule. I am rambling here. I am happy to have this forum as a second home group that will be available when we begin to travel again.

By the way I have seven weeks of treatment left for hepatitis C. It is working. I thank God for our AA program as it helps me through the physical and mental side effects from the treatment. Trying to put the 12 steps into one's whole life is a wonderful goal to be striving for.

Take care everyone!

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Re: SOBRIETY CHECK IN

Post by Dallas » Tue Dec 18, 2012 5:01 pm

Happy to hear that your treatments are working!
I'm looking forward to traveling much of next year and I know what you mean by nice to have the forum here as a home away from home. It has definitely served me well, and I'm not sure what I'd do without it! It has been a huge part of my recovery and daily living.

Good to hear from you. Hope you're feeling better soon. And, just in case no one has told you -- relapse is not a requirement! :-) Actually, those of us that have relapsed in the past -- are the exception. Most of us who did relapse were either too unwilling to do the kinds of things that you've done in your first time around, or... we got sober in environments where it was difficult to see and hear the program that works!

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Re: SOBRIETY CHECK IN

Post by Camel » Thu Dec 20, 2012 10:51 am

Dallas wrote:Happy to hear that your treatments are working!
I'm looking forward to traveling much of next year and I know what you mean by nice to have the forum here as a home away from home. It has definitely served me well, and I'm not sure what I'd do without it! It has been a huge part of my recovery and daily living.

Good to hear from you. Hope you're feeling better soon. And, just in case no one has told you -- relapse is not a requirement! :-) Actually, those of us that have relapsed in the past -- are the exception. Most of us who did relapse were either too unwilling to do the kinds of things that you've done in your first time around, or... we got sober in environments where it was difficult to see and hear the program that works!
Hey, Dallas!

I agree that relapse is not a requirement, but for me it was inevitable. I simply would not follow the directions, as they are written. I got away with it, too, or so I thought, for years. But, reckoning day came, as it always does. As Dr. Bob said, "These Steps are not open for interpretation." I must have quoted that, and most everything else he and Bill Wilson said, verbatim, for years. These are just words, if you don't apply them. However, my alcoholism, that I inflicted upon myself, convinced me that I was the exception to the rule. My alcoholism convinced me I was smarter than Dr. Bob! But for God's grace, I damn near died. I thank God for that relapse. I thank God that He let me live through it. Many don't make it back. That relapse is what it took for me to come to the realization of just how cunning, baffling, and powerful this alcoholism is. I hope everyone here will take this fool's advice............"Work the Steps or die!"

I wish each and everyone here, and their Families, a very Sober Christmas! A Sober Christmas is a Merry Christmas!

Hub


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Re: SOBRIETY CHECK IN

Post by Frananne » Mon Dec 24, 2012 3:46 pm

May you all have a Blessed Christmas Eve and Day and I pray that we all have a sober new yar!

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Re: SOBRIETY CHECK IN

Post by Dallas » Mon Dec 24, 2012 4:26 pm

Thank you, Frananne! Merry Christmas to you, too! And, I hope that the Next Year, will be your BEST year, yet!


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