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socksynotgoogleable comments on Is AA a cult? - 1 views

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    If AA is a cult, they're not a very good one.
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slinginintherain comments on Tonight was the first AA meeting I have ever willingly att... - 1 views

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    "I built it up waaaay too much before getting there." slinginintherain goes to her first AA meeting.
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[1] socksynotgoogleable comments on I know I need to go to an AA meeting... but I'm rea... - 2 views

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    Self-linking because I'm a narcissist. Some common traits of alcoholics that AA tries to break you of from day one.
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Methods we have tried to control our drinking, from the AA Big Book, Chapter 3, pp 31-21 - 0 views

  • Here are some of the methods we have tried: Drinking beer only, limiting the number of drinks, never drinking alone, never drinking in the morning, drinking only at home, never having it in the house, never drinking during business hours, drinking only at parties, switching from scotch to brandy, drinking only natural wines, agreeing to resign if ever drunk on the job, taking a trip, not taking a trip, swearing off forever (with and without a solemn oath), taking more physical exercise, reading inspirational books, going to health farms and sanitariums, accepting voluntary commitment to asylums - we could increase the list ad infinitum.
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      I'm not the sort of arrogant prick that likes to bookmark his own comments. (I'm a different kind.) I'm bookmarking this because I often refer to this passage from the BB.
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The last straw: medical leave from work, HMO chemical dependency treatment and therapy ... - 0 views

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    "I had the epiphany that this alcoholism shit is not about fucking alcohol." Wise words from BGstop on quitting and getting into the program.
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I went to my first AA meeting last night. : stopdrinking - 0 views

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    Scared about going to a meeting? Ayarton had some pre-conceived notions about what an AA meeting would look like, and was delighted to be completely wrong.
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Some People just like to bring other people down - 0 views

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    Actually, today I feel like every AA'er has the rebuttal to everything everyone ever says in every meeting. Somebody's down in the dumps? They need to focus on gratitude. Somebody's experienced some sober joy? They're on a pink cloud. Somebody's sorry for the damage their alcoholism has done to them and their loved ones? They need to stop wishing for a different past. Somebody's proud of the time they've achieved? They need to know that a drunk is just around the corner. We alcoholics are apparently all wrong, all the time.
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