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APRIL 2018 HEARD AT MEETINGS

I remember when I was 15 years old and it was my first meeting, 
I was living on Maui, homeless, and as I started to walk away 
from the meeting someone said to me you don’t have to leave we’re here for you.
 Anonymous
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 I had a suicide pact, either Alcoholics Anonymous 
was going to work or I was going to kill myself. 
Anonymous
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 In Cork Ireland they said that the greatest thing 
America ever sent to him was The Fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous. 
Anonymous 
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There are no must in this program but there 
are musts in this church, we have rules and we need to follow. 
Anonymous
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I need to remember that life is not acumulative, 
it’s one day at a time. 
Anonymous
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When I is in the hospital and realized that
I had no goals, no dreams and no Ambitions. 
Anonymous
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I had no clue on how I could change my life. 
Anonymous 
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My mother is a wonderful woman today, 
she didn’t change, I changed. 
Anonymous 
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Once that I was able to say I was a duck 
then the solution was there. 
Anonymous 
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That I crawled out of the gutter and had become a 
delegate is mine blogging. 
Anonymous 
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When I quit drinking the hormones came in and took over. 
Anonymous
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When I was seven I always got the beer for 
my dad from the fridge and after a while he said it no more.
 Anonymous
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 That first drink felt like self destruction and it felt okay. 
Then I had another, etc etc. 
Anonymous
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My family thought it was okay to drink in the 
house but not outside, don’t bring shame. 
Anonymous 
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At 23 my kidneys were shutting down and I thought
 if I just tried the soda I would be okay. 
Anonymous 
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I wrapped my car around a tree anda 400-pound 
Hawaiian pick me up and said ‘are you okay?’ 
And I said ‘yeah, put me down’ if I had waited around  
they would have given e a blood test and on the way 
home I hit someone. I had a major concussion. 
Anonymous
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I would have five or six dollars a day coming in
and I was sure I was okay. My family wanted 
to take me in but I said no, I’m okay. 
Anonymous 
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After I was in the fellowship my grandfather 
said I don’t know what you doing but keep doing it. 
A week later he died from an aneurysm. I know 
that he was proud of me.
Anonymous
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I can say that I’m going to lay my head
on my pillow sober tonight and tomorrow
I’m going to wake up sober.
Anonymous
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It’s not that I don’t like speaking,
it’s just that I’ve always had feelings of inadequacy.
Anonymous
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When I started drinking it was like a light bulb
that been turned on I no longer felt different.
Anonymous
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My parents are awesome, but I cursed them,
spit on them and I didn’t care for anyone.
Anonymous
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At 43 I said that will never happen
to me in at age 47 that was me.
Anonymous
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It’s 10 years now and those problems then don’t exist today.
Anonymous
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Because I’m sober now I can be responsible
to my family and friends and my job.
Anonymous
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I have to rely on something other than that
Obsession of the Mind, being sober is not enough,
I need my higher power.
Anonymous
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“”I can still have bad days…
but I no longer have bad years.”

Anonymous
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“Don’t go through life, grow through life.”

Anonymous
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The last mosquito that bit me ended up in the Betty Ford Clinic.

Anonymous
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 I was full of defiance, almost to the end. 
Anonymous 
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When I’m working with another person, 
it’s like a slap in the face, my past comes
 back and humbles me. I am enough. 
Anonymous
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 Knowing that everything is going 
to be okay is what keeps me going. 
Anonymous
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I spent most of my life talking to bartenders. 
Anonymous 
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Today I have choices. 
Anonymous 
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I know I’ve been given the chance 
to be there for my dad who is 92 years old. 
Barbara Bush pass today and she is the 
same age as my dad. 
Anonymous 
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Two car wrecks and different troubles,
 I had to elevate my sense of evasiveness. 
Anonymous 
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If I put booze in my body I’ll go ape s***, 
I would do all the things I did before and worse. 
Anonymous
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My sobriety date is 2001 because I had 
decided to turn my life around. 
Anonymous 
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On Easter my nephew’s father was 
arrested for child abuse. I had three
prior DUIs and I think he is one of us 
but I can’t do anything unless he ask me. 
Anonymous
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I used to call the garbage can my refrigerator.
Anonymous
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Today I’m so grateful that my recovery 
can out talk my disease. 
Anonymous
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If you do the Switch you literally rolled
into a different human being. 
Anonymous
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Service gets me out of myself,
even if only a few moments. 
Anonymous 
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I didn’t buy that I was an alcoholic 
when I came in here, I just wanted 
to cut back a little. 
Anonymous
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I wasn’t a bad person but my alcoholism 
created problems for me. 
Anonymous 
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I also have some food allergies and it means
total abstinence for me, just like alcohol. 
Anonymous 
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No matter the attitude of the body, 
the soul is on its knees. 
Anonymous
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