March 5, 2021 -- A LIFELONG TASK

Submitted by AAblogger.com on Fri, 03/05/2021 - 03:59

“But just how, in these circumstances, does a fellow ‘take it easy?’ That’s what I want to know.”

— TWELVE STEPS AND TWELVE TRADITIONS, p. 26

I was never known for my patience. How many times have I asked, “Why should I wait, when I can have it all right now?” Indeed, when I was first presented the Twelve Steps, I was like the proverbial “kid in a candy store.” I couldn’t wait to get to Step Twelve; it was surely just a few months’ work, or so I thought! I realize now that living the Twelve Steps of A.A. is a lifelong undertaking.

March 3, 2021 -- OVERCOMING SELF-WILL

Submitted by AAblogger.com on Wed, 03/03/2021 - 03:50

So our troubles, we think, are basically of our own making. They arise out of ourselves, and the alcoholic is an extreme example of self-will run riot, though he usually doesn’t think so. Above everything, we alcoholics must be rid of this selfishness. We must, or it kills us!

— ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, p. 62

Been In and Out of the Rooms of AA for 20 Years

Submitted by AAblogger.com on Thu, 02/11/2021 - 06:03

I am a periodic binge drinker. I got my first DUI when I was 19 years old. I accumulated 2 more in 2001 and 2008. My LAST DUI was over 10 years ago so they all dropped off my record. I don't know if I will ever be sober for CONTINUOUS length of time. I have had 2 years, 1 year multiple times, and 6 months many times.  Very often people convince me in the rooms that I was not even a real alcoholic, just a periodic BINGE drinker. Then other times I am convinced by myself that I am a "REAL" alcoholic.