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HEARD AT MEETINGS. MARCH 2017

HEARD AT MEETINGS. MARCH 2017

 
I was an absolute slave to alcohol. 
Anonymous 
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I’m still working on my self-seeking.
 Anonymous 
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Some days my attitude sucks,
I have to take responsibility and 
ask God to take it from me. 
Anonymous
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 I don’t think these are extravagant promises, 
I think not, I know I saw them working in other 
people’s life and they begin to work in mind. 
Anonymous 
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I have never forgotten those dark days nor do I want to. 
Anonymous 
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I’ve been married for 30 years so 
I’ve been in a double harness for a long time. 
Anonymous 
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Sometimes I think I’m alone and then
I realize that I have all you people 
and God as my sponsor. 
Anonymous 
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I used to punish myself for what other people did. 
Finally I got rid of her, but my two kids suffered the worst. 
Anonymous
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 I’m not one of those guys who struggled over Step two. 
Anonymous 
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If you haven’t considered the fact that you’re an 
alcoholic it’s going to get rough before it gets better. 
Anonymous 
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Being open minded means that I’m teachable. 
Anonymous 
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Hell, just a plain ordinary life can be rough. 
Anonymous 
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He asked me if I could go one day 
without a drink and I said, I don’t want to drink 
I just want to die. 
Anonymous 
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We ,mean; he said, that when you have an anniversary
 you bring a cake to celebrate the fellowship not you;
it was the program of Alcoholics Anonymous they got you sober. 
Anonymous
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They told me I could drink tomorrow, just not today. 
Anonymous 
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I was tempted on the job to drink and I went outside,
 got on my knees, asked the God of my understanding
 to take away the desire to drink. 
Anonymous
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 I know that my worst drinking is in front of me. 
Anonymous 
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To say the spiritual aspect of the program is like saying 
the wet part of the ocean.
anonymous 
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Open-mindedness is not mybiggest blockage today. 
Anonymous
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 I felt like someone to turned me upside down and all the 
dopamine came out. 
Anonymous
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 I’m a low-key control freak. 
Anonymous 
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My doctor said that I had to plan for dialysis, 
so I went to the mortuary. 
Anonymous
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 I’m here at the behest of others,
 if you want to drink not drinking is the first step. 
Anonymous
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 Pride is what we want others to think of us, pride is accepting who we are.
 Anonymous 
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Once I started drinking it was at the pedal-to-the-metal until I passed out. 
Anonymous 
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I had this van;furnished; and never had to drink and drive. 
Anonymous 
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I had to have a drink Vodka to keep the Staples in my stomach from rusting. 
Anonymous 
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I’m an optimistic agnostic. 
Anonymous
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Over the next 15 years I flunked out of some of 
the best schools in the country. 
Anonymous 
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You can only stay in college for 15 years then it’s over. 
Anonymous 
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I remember going to the ballpark years ago and I
 never knew who is playing or who had won. 
Anonymous 
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when I got drunk and passed out,
as long as you got the ship under way the next day everything was okay. 
Anonymous 
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I always made up irrational excuses to suit me, not my commander. 
Anonymous 
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Why don’t you pray to ‘whom it may concern’,
God doesn’t care what you call Him. 
Anonymous 
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Just get sober and use everyone else to help you get there. 
Anonymous 
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My dad  took me to see Ninja Turtles ,
the movie; and then when we got home he said
‘sit down and send your mind out into the world.’
I fell asleep. I always thought that was meditation. 
Anonymous
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 My mom, who had 22 years sober, kicked me out of the house,
she said  she was not going to have drugs and alcohol in the house. 
Anonymous 
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That same evening that I got my face smashed in with a ball bat. 
Anonymous
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 I had a hard time talking to God and someone 
said it suggested that I text God. I said, 
‘I can do that?’
 Anonymous
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I have a lineage who has the lineage and I use them. 
Anonymous
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 I was going to leave my religion or start a new one. 
Anonymous
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When  I’m having a rough time I take an adult break,
we can do that. 
Anonymous 
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He said, I need you to be honest with yourself, 
transparency equals honesty. 
Anonymous
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 It’s a process and it’s not always pretty,
guess I don’t have to have that. 
Anonymous
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 At 13 I had my first drink and was 
an alcoholic right at the start. 
Anonymous
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 As a child I would spend my life reading books and
they had a party and the waiter said here have a drink, 
it will make a man out of you. 
Anonymous 
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The next day all the cool people said
 ‘wow! You were the life of the party last night. 
Anonymous
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 I was kicked out of every school I went to after that. 
Anonymous 
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My line was I work, I drink I screw. 
Anonymous T
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They would tell stories about me which always ended 
up with me being taken away to the local jail. 
Anonymous
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 Actually, I had my own cell. Anonymous
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 When they brought me to the Jail, the Jailer always said, 
‘you know where to go’ and I would go into my cell. 
Anonymous
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 I was having grand mal seizures every day just walking down the street. 
Anonymous 
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I stood in front of the judge that I had gone to school with and he said, 
your brother wants to take you to New York. 
We don’t want you dying on our streets’. 
Anonymous
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 To be able to work a whole shift was just a miracle to me. 
Anonymous
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I called central office, they put me on hold for a few moments and 
came back in asking where I live; I told them and they said where 
you’ve got a meeting right down the street.
 I said ‘ hell no, I don’t want my neighbors to see me there.’
She said, ‘maybe you’ll meet some of your neighbors there’
. Anonymous
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 He gave the the Big Book to a cripand the only reason 
he read it was because she was blue. 
Anonymous 
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I had dinner at his house and I’ll tell you something right now,
don’t ever let a Mexican tell you that it ain’t hot. 
Anonymous
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I  was a hyperactive is a kid, alcohol slowed me down. 
Anonymous
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 I was home alone and wanted to see what it was like to drink,
 I spun around and around and around and I really liked the feeling.
 Anonymous
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 I did time in New Jersey, it was called High School. 
Anonymous 
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Sometimes I wake up to and am consumed by my own experience. 
Anonymous 
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Had a conversation with my landlord today in the car and he wasn’t even there. 
Anonymous 
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When I try to control things then I am the god of my own understanding. 
Anonymous 
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I put my faith in other people and my support in God,
 I had it wrong, had to put my faith in God and my support in you people. 
Anonymous 
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It’s the Earth people out there that I have a problem answering too.
 Anonymous
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 I would like to be in meetings all day but I can’t,
 I have to be with people who annoy me, at work. 
Anonymous
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My itty, bitty, s***** committee wants me to get drunk.
 Anonymous
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I have stolen once in my life and that was from the Attorney General’s office. 
Anonymous
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 I had lost everything except for a bicycle and a paper bag 
and was living on a friends boat, that’s when I met the fellowship. 
Anonymous
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I kept taking the elevator down, one level after
another, down, down, down! 
Anonymous
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 I was checking out the ingredients in a bottle, 
it had alcohol in it.For a moment I just stood 
there, it was like the bird was in its nest. 
A sponsee called right after that she was drunk. 
Anonymous 
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I’m not too well on a good day but at least I’m tolerable. 
Anonymous 
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Our newest member over there, a little baby,
 give her a drink. 
Anonymous 
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I stopped drinking, nearly every morning.
Anonymous 
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I always knew there was someone out there
 that gave her a s*** about me. 
Anonymous
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He said you are an a****** and you have a problem. 
Anonymous
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 He said it’s the unhuman quality of your life that makes you want to drink. 
Anonymous
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 He said as you go through the steps you have to be open to conviction, 
an open mind. 
Anonymous 
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If I make no other conviction today I still have to realize
 that I’m a close-minded dick head. 
Anonymous 
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At the end of the day I’m the only one who’s responsible for myself. 
Anonymous 
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All the bad things that happened before will happen again if I pick up a drink. 
Anonymous 
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When I got here I didn’t know anything existed except for my needs. 
Anonymous
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I came too on day 4 at a treatment center and said 
‘holy s***, I’m an alcoholic!. 
Anonymous 
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I came to believe that I could be a nice person. 
Anonymous 
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I would drink ove a
a drink over a paperclip, or if someone cut me off in traffic. 
Anonymous 
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When I started talking it wasn’t so much what 
I said to you, it’s what I heard myself say. 
Anonymous
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 I had to do a reverse second step, 
I thought the world revolves around me. 
Anonymous 
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Forgotten history is repeated history.
Anonymous 
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Every morning I wake up with me. 
Anonymous 
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I never knew what I was going to do when I blacked 
out and I guess that’s why they call it a blackout.
 Anonymous
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I forgot, you know, the built-in forgetter. 
Anonymous
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 I loved the program but I had a hard time with “no matter what”. 
Anonymous
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Someone said if we all put our problems in the center the table 
we would be scrambling to take them back. 
Anonymous 
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Here I was in the plumeria restaurant with all these women
 and they weren’t talking about me. 
Anonymous
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 My husband would have a drink and put it down halfway 
through and I would say to myself ‘what’s the point.’ 
Anonymous 
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When I first got here I was grateful that you knew I was 
the most important person in the room. 
Anonymous 
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This friend  of mine said ‘you told me you were dying of cancer’, 
and I said sorry I disappointed you. 
Anonymous 
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I ight as well do the next indicated thing because no one
 else is going to do it for me.
Anonymous 
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I had to fight running this, I’m not fighting that anymore.
 Anonymous
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 I had all t, all this and a bag of chips. I had trap
 doors with trap doors and for some reason there
 was a pillowthe bottom of the the last trap door.
 I had willingness at last.
 Anonymous
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 I had to go back to that rehab, no longer the class president,
 and grab that brass of willingness.
 Anonymous 
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I’m in the same time slowly group.
 Anonnamous
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 I’m learning how to say f*** you like a lady.
 Anonymous
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 Willingnesss is letting God do what God is going to do anyway.
 Anonymous
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 I was thinking about really in this and I thought I’m not running to do s***.
 Anonymous
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I had a child to 21 and there are I was,
Al Bundy and the order of importance in my life was beer,
po; and the wife and kids were at the bottom of the importance. 
Anonymous 
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My parents had moved to the 9th Island, Las Vegas, 
and came back as many do. They said I could stay 
with them if I if I not only quit drinking but also go to Alcoholics Anonymous. 
Anonymous 
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I had a lot of relapses but maybe I can help the guy who doesn’t get it. 
Anonymous 
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My sponsor was in his garage and I walked up to him 
and said thanks for bringing me back to God. 
Anonymous 
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My sponsor said to move more and eat less. 
Anonymous
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I go to Alcoholics Anonymous because it gives me 
what the church doesn’t. 
Anonymous
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 I came into the room with a huge chip on my shoulder 
and that made step 3 very hard for me. 
Anonymous
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 My first drink and I had to pee and I didn’t want to go into the house.
 I decided to squat and pee between a couple of cars and looked up 
and people were looking at me out the front of their house and
 I was facing them. 
Anonymous
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 Actually I went to Sunday school right here in this church.
My mom died from cancer and I realized that the church 
that had been talking to me was all a bunch of b*******. 
Anonymous
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 I was dating this guy and went to his place and he was so
drunk that I realized what you guys were talking about. 
Anonymous 
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My mom had 43 years when she died and my dad had 
eight and the last place I wanted to be was at a meeting 
of Alcoholics Anonymous. 
Anonymous
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My mind told me to drink and within six months 
I was living on the misery train. 
Anonymous 
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Her friend asked if I would like to go out for some cocktails
 and the word cocktail open the door to the misery Train. 
Anonymous
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 A bottle of Scotch would last a year with my dad until I 
started drinking. 
Anonymous 
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I hung out with this guy who played the guitar and
 I started drinking and that all went away. 
Anonymous 
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My family tried to encourage me not to drink while driving their car. 
Anonymous 
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I went to this meeting where they said f*** and smoked 
and I thought this is the place. 
Anonymous 
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My  life is like a train wreck for the next four years. 
Anonymous 
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I’ve done enough research and development to know I belong here. 
Anonymous 
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As far as I was concerned, leave me alone and stay in your lane.
Anonymous
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My mind told me then I couldn’t be an alcoholic
because I still had all the toys. 
Anonymous 
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When I came back from Vietnam I didn’t go straight home to my wife. 
I was put that woman through holy hell.
I’m  going home with flowers one night come home the next,
 breaking down the door. 
Anonymous 
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My house was falling down and I had to crawl through the 
windows to get in my car but I wasn’t an alcoholic because I still had all those things. 
Anonymous 
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My boss asked me how I was doing and I said’ I was doing ok’
 and he said ‘well I don’t believe you and I’m going to give you
 the telephone number of a rehab’. 
Anonymous 
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Hurt people hurt people, abused people abused people, and they need our prayers too.
Anonymous 
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I can’t, He can and I’ll let him, that’s the 11th step for me. 
Anonymous 
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I didn’t think I was an alcoholic, I was taking a whole bottle of diet pills
 every day plus my drinking and my dog dr. Shrink,
 told me that he couldn’t see me anymore if I kept drinking 
and taking pills. 
Anonymous 
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I couldn’t have one drink, I tried, and I just couldn’t have one drink.
Anonymous 
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My sponsor said,’I’m going to turn you over to God’
 and I said,’has got God a truck?’. 
Anonymous
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 I was taught that my addiction is always there, 
always there on my shoulder, waiting. 
Anonymous 
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My lies were lies of omission. 
Anonymous 
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I used to say I came from a dysfunctional family 
and the fellowship said’ you were there that’s why’. 
Anonymous
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I knew I was an alcoholic but I thought I could do it on my own. 
Anonymous
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 I finally said that I was an alcoholic and that I didn’t want to meet God loaded. 
Anonymous 
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I became in an emergency room nurse and when the druggies and alkies came in 
I would holler’ I’ll take him I’ll take him’. 
Anonymous 
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When I got here I didn’t want to shoot myself in the foot by saying something offensive. 
Anonymous
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 I wasn’t sure that I was an alcoholic because a lot of those 
things hadn’t happened to me, yet. 
Anonymous 
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I had written a suicide note because I felt there was 
no purpose for me in life. 
Anonymous 
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Don’t drink, don’t think, and go to meetings. 
Anonymous
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 I had to come here and listen as you unloaded your s***. 
Anonymous 
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Whenever I have an issue, it’s my issue. 
Anonymous
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 If I have had duct tape I would have put it over my mouth. 
Anonymous
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I went through a red light and ended up in jail and was 
sitting there considering how I was going to get through this problem, 
only thinking about myself, not the three people that went to the hospital. 
Anonymous
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 I got a new girl, she had money, not as much  money as the other one though. 
Anonymous
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 I called my girlfriend and told her I was in San Diego and 
actually I was in rehab. 
Anonymous
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 I was at the men’s stag and I came to the conclusion that one
 I do belong and two, I wanted to belong. 
Anonymous
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 I tried to avoid God because I wanted no authority over me. 
Anonymous
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I asked a guy who is I out ranked in the Navy to be my sponsor 
and that was really what my problem was all about my authority problem. 
Anonymous 
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My sponsor said that you never have to be that man again. 
Anonymous
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 At some point I realize that I was no longer the man that I had been.
 Anonymous 
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Visiting family like fish, after 3 days they start to smell, said my sponsor. 
Anonymous
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 My whole life was about fear and the and I loved the rush of going through it. 
Anonymous 
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I told my wife that I had sleep apnea, and I fell asleep asleep 
in front of the 7-Eleven and she said ‘three days?!’
Anonymous 
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Today I’m not stuck on stupid. 
Anonymous 
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I had to bs my way into treatment thinking I’m not an alcoholic 
but trying to convince myself that I was. 
Anonymous
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I needed it to deflate myself, so I went to my  God of the moment. 
Anonymous
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I got promoted to the Navy because I was good at promoting myself.
Anonymous
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There was this one guy that always came into the bar 
and he only had a Coke and I asked him why
and he said’ it’s an elective’. 
Anonymous
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There was this  buzz in my head. 
Then I ran into an old drinking pal of mine who wasn’t
drinking and I I asked her why, she said I’m in AA now, two months. 
Anonymous 
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I went to This Woman’s meeting and the speaker was addressed to the t’s.
 I had to come back. 
Anonymous
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 I’ve been to a lot of churches, I’ve been dipped, dunk, and
 almost had my head Catch Fire. 
Anonymous 
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I didn’t really think I had a problem with alcohol, 
I thought it was just my parole officer. 
Anonymous
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 I couldn’t fathom people wanting to be sober. 
Anonymous 
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It is impossible to do a survey of Alcoholics Anonymous
 because we want to remain anonymous. 
Anonymous 
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Here it is 7am I haven’t drank all day, it’s a really good start. 
Anonymous
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 I was born at a very young age and I was always alone. 
Anonymous 
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And I tried alcohol, the switch came on and I didn’t care how
 lonely, alone, and how judgmental I was. 
Anonymous 
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The judge gave me a choice of juvenile detention for
 three years or the Navy, 
I chose the Navy. 
Anonymous 
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I had convinced my girlfriend that I was a good guy,
but when I was away with the Navy I was single. 
Anonymous 
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Wife number one gone ,wife number 2 gone. 
Anonymous
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I started to comply in order to apply. 
Anonymous
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 I was still insane after leaving treatment center with my clinical. 
My sponsor said that before I convince myself, talk to someone else, 
because, he said, that I was talking to an idiot when you make when
 I made decisions on my own. 
Anonymous 
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Today I can see the problem coming and I can start
 backpedaling call on my God. 
Anonymous 
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I cannot think but that sometimes I’m really stupid. 
Anonymous 
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My sponsor said that I would never have to disqualify myself again. 
Anonymous 
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I was the boss and he was happier than me and
I almost fired him one day. 
Anonymous
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I’m not really a criminal even though I have 7 felonies. 
Anonymous
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 I grew up with no family, spent eight years incarcerated before I was 18.
 I was able to read a lot  in there. 
Anonymous 
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For all the years that I was out there, 
I was arrested 40 times and had around 10 DUIs.
 Anonymous
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 The last time I got tossed in jail I had cancerous
pus leaking out of my stomach. 
\Anonymous
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 I didn’t understand how I could not drink. 
Anonymous 
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I used think I was mr.Amore when I drank. 
Anonymous 
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He said to me that if I didn’t have a bad day I
 wouldn’t be able to appreciate a good day. 
Anonymous
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 I wanted a God in my life and I started to see 
Miracles all around me. I thought there was something 
very powerful going here. 
Anonymous 
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I had to take all my financials to my sponsor, an adult. 
Anonymous 
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I started doing service, whether I believed in it or not, 
because those in service seem to be happy and I
wanted what they had. 
Anonymous 
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I hadn’t realized that most of these people had hit a really low bottom. 
Anonymous
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 Idon’t just do the steps I Implement them in my life.
 Anonymous
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 I thought the steps would just flow
over me, like Autumn Leaves.
 Anonymous
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 I have a good life as the byproduct of good living.
 Anonymous
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I had a lot of really bad stuff happened to me as a child; that is one reason I drank, 
but it is not the reason that I’m an alcoholic. 
Anonymous
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 I was called an alcoholic by my friends when I was 16 and 
I drank passed out, and then threw up and kept drinking. 
Anonymous
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We moved from Sydney Australia to New York City where my dad 
got a job and he got sacked after 8 years for drinking. 
Anonymous
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 I went to a marriage counselor who immediately picked up that I had a problem with alcohol.
 Anonymous 
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My dad died from this disease. 
Anonymous
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 I was drinking at home and I had a friend who was 12 stepping me. 
This girl had what I wanted. 
Anonymous
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 I don’t know you, but if you’re an alcoholic, I know a lot about you. 
Anonymous 
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On step 3 of get busy living or get busy dying.
 I know my problem today. 
Anonymous 
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There was never a plug in The Jug, 
I screwed the top off and threw it away. 
Anonymous
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 I can’t drink with impunity, 
I can’t even think with impunity. 
Anonymous 
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When she got cancer I got mad at her, 
doesn’t mean that I didn’t love her, 
it’s just that I’m sick. 
Anonymous
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We all know how to drink and I came here to learn how to not drink.
Anonymous
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 i drank to separate myself from others. 
Anonymous
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 I usually get up every morning and say thank
 You God for keeping me sober one more day.
 Anonymous
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 Do I remember the misery, hopelessness,, and depression of that last day?
 I don’t want to forget it.
 Anonymous
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 I’m the guy talking to the trees and everybody thinks I’m talking to a Bluetooth.
 Anonymous
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Sincerely,
Ron Richey
808-734-5732
545 Queen St. #701
Honolulu, Hi 96813
iamronrichey@gmail.com
www.melloron.com

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