Discussion in 'On Topic' started by drunkenkyle, Oct 8, 2008.
I decided to blog about it...
I read your blog and hope everything goes well tonight. I hope you realize that all those "strangers" are just like you and me. You are not as unique as you may think.
btw: I updated the blog
Best of luck to ya
Good luck to you. Alcoholism is tough to beat...so I hope you the best...always easier with a group of friends though I'm sure.
One day I need to quit drinking but that day is not today.
2nd one tonight
Excellent! I just read the update. It's funny but I was going to mention what an incredible relief it was the first time I introduced myself as an alcoholic. I finally started to stop shaking.
A sponsor will help you with the million questions you probably have and generally guide you. You can find a temporary one now but, ideally, look for someone who is like the person you would like to become more like.
As far as the big book, you should buy one. You may even get one for free. In the meantime you could read it online. http://www.aa.org/bigbookonline/en_tableofcnt.cfm
time for a OT name change no?
Good luck bro.
I think so
I like that you hung around after the meeting. Sometimes the meeting after is better than the meeting. Point is, no matter what, there is always something that makes me glad I went.
Tonight, at a meeting, it would be a good idea to mention your concerns about the weekend. This is the time when a sponsor can make a difference.
One of the reasons I'm not 'grumbledrunk' anymore
i fucking feel like shit
sweating bullets... meeting in 45 min...
Good job! You look great.
From your blog:
I had those same thoughts, for 16 years straight the weekend to me was the time to get shitfaced, usually blackout drunk at least one of the nights. It took me about a month until I wasn't thinking about it anymore, and now almost a year later I don't think about drinking at all. Soon enough those Saturday mornings not being hungover will not feel so weird anymore, keep up the good work
Read your blog, you're doing great. You mentioned you like to do things where you feel comfortable. Have you ever thought about getting into motorcycles? Rock Climbing? Surfing? Something with an adrenaline rush to it (those are just ideas by the way). When I had my Gsxr-600 I had the biggest adrenaline rushes, I didn't need to drink plus it made me feel good about myself.
Also being an alcoholic isn't something to be embarressed or ashamed of, maybe your roomates will turn out to be accepting of it and be supportive.
anxiety! to be honest, i went to my first few meetings loaded.
u still on the wagon bro?