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JAN.,2017 HEARD AT MEETINGS

JAN.,2017 HEARD AT MEETINGS

I found a big book in jail and I wanted to take
it with me but it had the jaill stamp in it. Anonymous 
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If you wish to travel far and fast, travel light.
Take off all your envies, jealousies, unforgiveness,
selfishness, and fears.Anonymous
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I said no more alcohol and drugs, and walked 
across the room and did a line. Anonymous
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At my first meeting I thought my boyfriend 
told them all about me. I got mad and walked out.
Anonymous
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 Much later I went with my brother and we would 
go to three or four meetings a day and we really loved it. 
Anonymous 
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Thanks, I love to hear stories like yours, 
short and sweet. Anonymous 
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My dad was always the first person in my life,
he taught me how to drive at 11 years old. Anonymous
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 In school I was a grade A student and here
 I was a drunk throwing vodka bottles against 
the school walls. Anonymous
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People around me were saying I’m 
so-and-so and I’m an alcoholic, 
so I said I was an alcoholic. Anonymous 
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When I came too I had cow poo in my mouth. 
I was always in the s***. Anonymous
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 I had three little kids to feed but alcohol 
was more important. Anonymous
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Pride without gratitude is arrogance.
anonymous
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Turn your wounds into wisdom.
anonymous
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A checkup from the neck up.
anonymous
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I was learning that as a woman it was okay to have barriers.
Anonymous
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 I found that I would work in people’s homes
and they would find other jobs for me. 
They didn’t do that for me when I was drinking.
Anonymous
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 I came here and you guys cared more
for me until I could for myself.
Anonymous 
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Working with others I get to re-live
what it’s like to be a newcomer.
Anonymous
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 I felt like I was in a row boat with
the anchor down.
Anonymous 
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Everyday I start my day by thanking God for 
the good things in my life and for the things 
that I have to overcome during that day.
Anonymous
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 In spite of what’s going on up here in my head
 I come here to get it straightened out. Anonymous
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At a happy office party a girl came up to me and 
said “you’re my husband at work”. 
I got the hell out of there. Anonymous 
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I need to be here for my Higher Power. 
Anonymous
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I’m the temple of God and I come here 
and you guys tell me the clean house. Anonymous 
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Both sides of my family had the disease and I truly
 believe that there is a genetic component there.
Anonymous
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 At 18 I was picking fights with all my friends and
 I tried pot for a while I was pretty high all day.
Anonymous
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 I tried marijuana anonymous, same program, better snacks. Anonymous
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 I had this realization that nothing that
was happening in my head is real. Anonymous
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The light comes in and erases The Darkness Within. Anonymous 
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I’m a diver, I was sixty feet below in a wreck and there 
was a pink giraffe sitting on the sink. 
I came to Alcoholics Anonymous the next day. Anonymous 
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I had no concept of the ripple effect that
the things that I did were affecting others period anonymous
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My first drink and my first black out and 
I didn’t know what a blackout was until
I got here to Alcoholics Anonymous.
Anonymous 
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One day my daughter was sitting there in front of a bowl of rotten rice.
I quit everything. I was in AA the next day.
Anonymous 
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I was hanging in the park with the homeless 
because they looked happy. My home was right
next door to the park. Anonymous
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I would think of the homeless people as Wilderness people.
I was always romanticizing everything.
Anonymous 
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I would to go on the computer and look up alcoholism
and try to find out how to drink. 
Anonymous 
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To qualify, my favorite drink was just the next one.
Anonymous
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 My wife said to me,” if you would
 just listen to me when I say you have had enough.” 
That started another Bender. Anonymous 
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We are the 20 20 club. Show up 
20 minutes before and stay 20 minutes after. Anonymous 
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Today, when I go to sleep, my program is reloading. Anonymous 
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She said you don’t go out because 
that fifth turns into a half a gallon. Anonymous
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She said to me, “pause when agitated or doubtful.” Anonymous 
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Step one for me is the easiest one to say 
but it’s the hardest one to do. Anonymous
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 He said “you have to have three things, 
God, the Big Book, and you. Anonymous 
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After six days in rehab I said , “holy s***, I am an alcoholic!” Anonymous
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 I didn’t get to hear what I needed to say
 so that I could do what I had to do. Anonymous
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 You know how is a good football player gets
 hurt and then you become a coach? 
I had no time but I thought I would make a good sponsor. Anonymous 
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The greatest thing that I have learned is that I don’t know s***. Anonymous
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 I thought I might have a problem because every time 
I drank I blacked out.
Anonymous 
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I was on a ventilator and the ventilator broke. 
They told my family that they need you to 
call the priest.
Anonymous 
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He said, “judging yourself is playing God.” anonymous
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I got sober on my first day out of prison. Anonymous 
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I’ve been happy joyous and free since I found you folks.
Anonymous
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 I died twice but I kept coming back. Anonymous
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 I’m wired together, screws here, 16 here, 
and all over my body. Anonymous 
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The only time I never drank was when I was in jail. Anonymous
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 I hurt my family most of all. Anonymous 
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I did the court thing too, they have that also in Connecticut. Anonymous
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 I have a car, it’s the longest I’ve had a car in years,
of course it has a breathalyzer. Anonymous 
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You can tell an alcoholic but you can’t tell him much. Anonymous 
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I found it by watching and listening to you folks 
I began to understand myself. Anonymous
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 The message is the same in Paducah as
it is in Hawaii, it always works. Anonymous 
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I take them through the steps, 
not tell them to work the steps. Anonymous
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 Let me show you how I do these steps, 
and one week I’ll give you a complete overview. Anonymous
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This program is about a spiritual awakening anonymous 
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I was so drunk that I put hand sanitizer in my eyes. Anonymous(from Japan)
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I’m standing here with eight months. Anonymous
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 I had to do a foxhole prayer. Anonymous 
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How did a lot of taking now I’m learning how to give. anonymous
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 He said, you’re an alcoholic go to Alcoholics Anonymous. 
And I said ,”you’re a Baptist preacher go to hell”. Anonymous 
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If you take one step toward God, 
He will come running to you. Anonymous
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My sponsor said that I had to get a meeting that meets every day and not just once a week . Anonymous 
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I had to control everything because I thought if I let go
I would go down the drain, I would drown in my own fears.
Anonymous 
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He said” there’s 10 billion people in the world
and not one of them is thinking about you.”
I said to him , “aren’t you thinking about me?
He said “no I’m too busy thinking about myself.” Anonymous
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 When I was out there my whole life was based on a lie.  anonymous 
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If I need ego inflation I can go to Alcoholics Anonymous,
if I need to ego deflation, I go to ala-non. Anonymous
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I first came to Alcoholics Anonymous as a result of a DUI. Anonymous
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On my 5th DUI I was on supervision and I went to the prosecutor,
as an attorney, and he told me he was going to recommend jail
time and that I needed to get help. Anonymous
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The truth was I had a desire to stop drinking and
I didn’t want to stop so I went to Alcoholics
Anonymous and got in service. Anonymous
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I went to the store over here to get a bus pass
in behind the clerk was pop off vodka and I had
a PTSD urge to vomit. Anonymous
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Drinking in construction work went hand-in-hand with work. Anonymous
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My parents had me on probation until I was 21. Anonymous
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I lasted exactly a year in the military, and I got court-martialed . anonymous
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The first ten years I spent in this program was for growing up. Anonymous
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I was so drunk that I tried to crawl over a barbed wire fence naked.
 I had to get it 8 stitches in my scrotum and 10 in my foot. Anonymous
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iI wasn’t  drunk when I got here and I picked up
the disease of alcoholism here. anonymous
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I would go for half a day without a drink and say to myself
“I’m not an alcoholic”. Anonymous
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I don’t have to have that god that was
crammed down my throat as a child. Anonymous
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When I’m lost, I speed up because I have
to make up for lost time. Anonymous
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For me, humility is having little or no regard for one’s own importance. Anonymous
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I need to get into trouble to realize how unimportant I am. Anonymous
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I met this woman, sort of like a Gypsy,
in a small store and she said
” you’re going to join a group of like concerns.”
Anonymous
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I spent all my time playing Billiards and drinking. Anonymous
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I didn’t like tequila either, I called it “to kill you.” Anonymous
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I had two friends when I got to treatment and they told me who I was going to get as a sponsor me and what homegroup I was going to get.
 anonymous
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I thought I knew what was best for everyone so obviously I have control issues.
Anonymous
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Unmanageable, I could identify with
my life being on it unbearable. Anonymous
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At seven I was caught on the playground
passing out st. Joseph aspirin. Anonymous
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I was the person who would buy
you drinks at the bar just to have company.
Anonymous
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I had just broken up with my fiance
so everything was his fault.
Anonymous
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I will have to ask you at least 5 times
what your name is, that’s just the way it is today.
Anonymous
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That’s saying “check yourself before you wreck yourself”
doesn’t always work for me.
Anonymous
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My sobriety date is on the usual hungover
Monday morning and nothing was unusual about that,
I had always awaken hundreds of times on Mondays
feeling the same way.
Anonymous
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When I got here I could only see the
difference is not the similarities. 
Anonymous
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I had no idea it was going to be my last day
drinking.
anonymous
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I got my 5th DUI leaving a meeting. Anonymou
s
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I didn’t know what was wrong with me or where to go.
I have always believed in God.
Anonymous
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He said, you joined us we didn’t join you
so I did 30& 30 and 90 & 90 and I still
go to a meeting almost every day .
anonymous
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Without the triangle I can’t do this alone.
Anonymous
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When I was drinking I was never asked to do anything.
Anonymous
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I wanted to go straight to steps
11 and 12 and help the new guys out.
Anonymous
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I came here, got a big book,
went home and had a packet of cocaine
and a six pack of beer and I couldn’t
figure anything out in the book.
Anonymous
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My sponsor always tells me to ride
the horse in the direction that it’s going.
Anonymous
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She was always trying to blame someone
else for my actions.
It’s not my business whether my parents got divorced or not.
Anonymous
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I’m sort of Oppositionaly Defiant,
don’t tell me what to do.
Anonymous
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For me step one is emotional sobriety, maturity.
Anonymous
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 I’m so very lucky to have had loving people who came before me.
Anonymous
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Self suffering almost killed me.
But when I crossed that line I
tried all that stuff they talk
about more about alcoholism.
anon
ymous 
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This meeting has saved my life.
I’m here in Hawaii with a bunch of athletes
and it’s go go go all day long. Anonymous
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I didn’t want to say I’m an alcoholic
because it meant I had to believe
in a god of religion.
At least that’s what I thought.
anonymous
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I could not understand what the words
“Peace of Mind ” meant. After a while
in the fellowship I became aware of what
“peace of mind is”.
Anonymous
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When the promises started to
unveil in my life my life changed dramatically.
Anonymous
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When I drink a lot, my right pinky would
always come up and my wife could tell
I had been drinking a lot.
Anonymous
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I had such a capacity for drinking
my wife didn’t know when I was drunk.
Anonymous
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After Decades of drinking and driving
I finally got my first DUI.
Anonymous
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I was driving back from the North Shore drunk
and I hit two pedestrians.
Anonymous 
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The circle of the 12 coconuts is like a Vortex,
when no one else is here I can feel something
that I can only describe as spiritual…..
Anonymous
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It made perfect sense to drink my rent money.
Anonymous
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The payoff is oblivion. I was standing in line waiting for a ticket.
Anonymous
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I started to feel peace, not all the time,
but it is still peace.
Anonymous
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I carried about five knives with me all the time.
That’s how fearful I was. My wife was scared,
and I would shout
“don’t touch my knives!”
Anonymous
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When I go to the store,
I can still hear the bottles talking to me.
Anonymous
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When you stop drinking you realize
how much work evolves around not drinking.
Anonymous
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I knew I was either going to die or walk in front of the bus.
Anonymous
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I didn’t want to,go back to those meetings
after what I did in my 8-year relapse.
Anonymous
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I was so lonely that I had to buy people
drinks in the bar and hold them hostage.
Anonymous
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I didn’t really know that my kids could see my drinking.
Anonymous
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I realized after talking to my young
daughter that I was just stinky, uncommon drinker Drunk.
Anonymous 
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It’s been a wonderful life,
but it’s sometimes a hard drive.
Anonymous
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My sobriety has allowed me to be flexible.
Anonymous
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I couldn’t take that first drink without
that supreme chicken s*** feeling.
Anonymous
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My wife wasn’t about to become a hostage
to my drinking, she left me with the kids.
Anonymous
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There’s more to sobriety then just not drinking.
I found that when I had problems I had a new
way of dealing with them.
Anonymous
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Hell, if our lives turned out the way
we wanted them too, we wouldn’t be here now.
Anonymous
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If you come here and don’t change,
now that’s the scary part.
Anonymous
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Alcohol became my master and
I did everything that you told me to.
Anonymous
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We fight the old and build the new. Anonymous
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I was the worst kind of thief because I stole
the rights of my family to be happy.
Anonymous
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I drank so much to become happy and
instead I became sad.
Anonymous
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I drank to soften my sorrows.
Anonymous
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The old-timers told me that if I just sit
around feeling sorry for myself I would
just end up with the rings around my ass.
Anonymous

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I walked into a meeting 12 years ago, looked around,
walked out and for the next six years I got into a lot of trouble.
I have 6 years today.
Anonymous
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I have to work the program. Due diligence!
Anonymous
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Self pity and fear ruled my life. Anonymous
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No matter how much money you have,
and how many mirrored material things you have, t
hat’s not satisfaction.
Anonymous
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I lived here in Honolulu four and a half years ago
and all I knew was at the bars.
Anonymous
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I was terrified of what I would say when I first came into the fellowship.
Anonymous
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I always have everything I need
right now and it’s always right now.
Anonymous
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It’s not about being around the program
it’s about being IN the program.
Anonymous
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My counselor said I was addicted to changing
my consciousness by whatever means possible.
Anonymous
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I don’t have to tell my story in detail because everyone
of you has the same version of the same story.
Anonymous
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I didn’t want to go back to those meetings and confess
those things that I did in my 8-year a relapse.
Anonymous
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I’m was so lonely that I would buy people drinks in
the bar just to hold them hostage.
Anonymous
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I didn’t realize that my kids could see my drinking.
Anonymous
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My young daughter told me that I was a stinking smoky a drinker.
Anonymous
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It’s been a wonderful life, but sometimes it’s a hard drive.
Anonymous
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Today I realize his sobriety is allowed me to be flexible.
Anonymous
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I couldn’t take that first drink without that
Supreme chicken s*** feeling.
Anonymous
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My wife wasn’t about to become a hostage to my drinking. Anonymous
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I set my classes up in college where
I would go in late on Monday
and leave early on Fridays just
to accommodate my drinking.
Anonymous
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One day I was in the back of the room and I got this little Ray of Hope.
Anonymous
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My first four years was women, sports,
and I was obnoxious.
Anonymous
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 At 4 years sober I ended up in a psych ward.
I was a Coast Guard Captain and I’m still one
today after 36 years in the program.
Anonymous
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When I was in the psych ward I became reasonably happy.
The AA guys came into the ward and brought me meetings.
Anonymous
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I thought I was beyond Reach For Love.
Anonymous
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We are all special but not that special
because God is here as you.
Anonymous
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My Serenity is directly proportional to my expectations.
Anonymous
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My first drink was Boone’s Farm and Colt 45
and I threw my guts out.
Anonymous
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 I never drink any differently after that.
Anonymous
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My father was stationed in Germany and on
Saturday nights they gave American Beer away free at the club.
Anonymous
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Even today I find it hard to believe how well the program and
the steps we’re able to clean me up.
Anonymous
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From 2003 to 2017 I have been reasonably
happy since working the steps.
Anonymous
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After my fourth step I’ve been really began to believe that I belonged here.
Anonymous
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At five years I was ready to step in front of a bus.
I called my sponsor who was out of town and he
told me to call someone and do a fourth step with him.
Anonymous
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I don’t want anything that has to do with
religion yet I do all the prayers.
Anonymous
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A guy took me aside and said if you don’t drink after
that you’re never going to drink again.
My sponsor pulled me aside and said “b*******!” 
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You and I came here at the same time except you
you were still pickling when I got here.
Anonymous
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I saw the train leaving the station and I wasn’t on it.
Anonymous
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I have sponsees who don’t want to work the steps
of my job is to keep them floating till they are ready.
Anonymous
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I I opened the big book and it said willingness is the key. Anonymous
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The program has taught me that I’m powerless over alcohol
and that I’m powerless over life itself. Anonymous
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I have to watch out how much drama I set up and allow in my life. Anonymous
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I found myself in jail and that’s when I did my first three steps. Anonymous
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I was a social drinker, so shall I. Anonymous
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This year I’m going to Spain to setup  a treatment center
for my company. Anonymous
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Remember as alcoholics United We Stand and divided we fall. Anonymous
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I found that the levels of recovery are pretty much endless Anonymous
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I was in my own self-created jail. Anonymous
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Had my first alcohol at 3 and much later I realized I had put
myself in my own personal prison. Anonymous
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There’s a bunch of old times here tonight but
we only have one day at a time. Anonymous
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In college I walked down the hall of my dormitory
and they had kegger and Lo and behold it filled that hole in my gut. Anonymous
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I got so bad that my mom would call Jim and Tammy Faye Baker
to pray for me. She gave them a lot of money. Anonymous
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 I was constantly being tested so I could only get my urine from
a five-year-old because anyone over five is probably not clean. Anonymous
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I was in a restaurant in Las Vegas and was convinced that
Billy Crystal was the maitre’d. He said,
“I’m not the maitre’d, dammit!” Anonymous
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I became willing to do whatever you said to make the pain go away. Anonymous
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If I were to tell this story to an normie they would look at me and say,
“dude, what is wrong with you?” Anonymous
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We teach other how to not judge one another but I do have a lot of observations. Anonymous
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Cocaine is God’s way of telling you you have way too much money. Anonymous
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The other guys in my med school wanted to be team doctors for sports.
I wanted to be the doctor for the biggest cocaine distributor around. Anonymous
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Before the automatic key openers have a try and get in my car. If I drop them three times I know I was too drunk to drive. Anonymous
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There’s a saying that God’s grace is like a sail it will
get you to where you want to go, but, you have to rig the sail. Anonymous
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I’m not mad at you anymore when you’re say,” I’m grateful.” Anonymous
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My father usually give me a sip of beer when I was five or six and I hated hops and barley. Anonymous
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I went to my mother’s ex-boyfriend instead and ask,
“can I have what they’re having?” and they had to pull me,
naked, out of the pool. I was like that from 13 years of age to 18. Anonymous
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 I went 7 years without a drink, no program, and
I look good on the outside but inside I felt like pure hell. Anonymous
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My brother told me that if I was going to drink I should drink
Scotch and that turned into it 2/5 on night. Anonymous
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I said how many meetings do I have to go to?” 
He said “keep cutting back on your meetings until you a drink, then you’ll know.” Anonymous
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What I like about just for today is that it’s doable. Anonymous
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When you walk into the rooms of Alcoholics Anonymous,
God puts an invisible cloak of Love around you. Anonymous
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So I got out of jail and came with the program my mind started to settle down and I don’t have to control things.
Anonymous
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My past is pretty dark but it says no better how far down the scale d we have gone.
Anonymous
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Some of my amends or mountains in my head and mole hills in theirs.
Anonymous
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We call it back problems I got my car back,
my job back my wife back…..
Anonymous 
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I got hit in the knee by a bullet,
there were 20 more that didn’t hit me.
Anonymous
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Lack of power to me is a lack of God.
Anonymous
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Any day of the week six feet above
is better since six feet below.
Anonymous
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Any kind of weather is good weather
since I don’t have to wake up to have a beer.
Anonymous
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I had one day without a drink and walked
out of a meeting went into a restaurant where
I saw some friends in the other hey have a drink!
My sister-in law looked at me and said ‘really?’
Anonymous
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If I have one drink or anything else I
don’t know where I’ll end up,
Nut house, jail or the morgue.
Anonymous
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They said ‘share at a meeting like you shared with your alcohol. Anonymous
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I’ve always had a job, 33 in the nine years I’ve been sober,
I’ve always had a job even when I was homeless.
Anonymous
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I didn’t think of myself as homeless,
I slept on other people’s couches,
rode the number 40 bus all the way
to Makaha and Back Again.
Anonymous
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I came to on a picnic table and there was
a woman who had her arms around me and
I knew she was trying to take care of me so
I went back to sleep.
Anonymous
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I stole my boss’  money and ended up in federal prison.
When I’m in the neighborhood I look up and find my cell
and remember what it was like.
Anonymous
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I can be lying in the gutter still brag about it.
Anonymous
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I had no idea I was an alcoholic although
I hung out with a lot of Alcoholics.
Anonymous
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After my first meeting I went into a restaurant with my family and there
were these two guys drinking and my mother-in-law look at them and
said those ‘two guys are alcoholics’ It
 was around 11:30 a.m. 
Later that night one shot the other right through the forehead and killed him.
Anonymous
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My wife and I had an unhealthy relationship because
I didn’t know how to talk to other people. Anonymous
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I didn’t have to say I was sober because I started
using the front door instead of the windows.
Anonymous
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When I was young beer would still talking to me
telling me what to do.
Go to the store get more beer.
Anonymous
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When we come here we have been whipped,
beaten enough to want this program.
Anonymous
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Someone asked me thethe difference
between an Irish wake and Irish wedding. T
he answer was, there’s one less alcoholic.
Anonymous
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My marriage lasted 7 years, The Seven Year Itch.
Anonymous
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I started to go out, looked at the edge of the Abyss,
and came right back.
Anonymous
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When we get here, servis what we do to keep to coming back,
it helps us stay sober.
Anonymous
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It’s interesting to hear someone who still on the front line.
Anonymous
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This is a good program but sissies need not apply.
Anonymous
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It’s interesting to hear someone who still on the front line.
Anonymous
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This is a good program but sissies need not apply.
Anonymous
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I haven’t had a drink in a long time and you
guys are the ones helping me out.
Anonymous
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On my anniversary every year I go to Vegas
to watch white boys turn left all day at NASCAR.
Anonymous
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I slipped and fell on the way to the meeting and
it tells me that I wasn’t focusing on what I was doing.
Anonymous
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My life is no longer unmanageable,
I just needed a new manager.
I need to bring a Creator into the mix.
Anonymous
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I’m trying to reason this thing
out of my head, that might be the problem.
Anonymous
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I keep getting caught in TV land in my head. Anonymous
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I have only one sobriety date because I was fearful of Alcohol. Anonymous
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I couldn’t turn my life over to God because I couldn’t trust Him. Anonymous
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My truth is my truth and I hope that you can find your truth. Anonymous
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When I’m out of alignment, that’s a defect of character. Anonymous
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Before I got sober there was a complete disconnect with God. Anonymous
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When I sit down it is my moment to listen to my God. Anonymous
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was so angry that when I came to this group I had presentments.
Anonymous
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Someone said that if someone’s bad for AA God would remove them. Anonymous
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Down here in my Gut I wanted to be somebody
but I failed myself. Anonymous
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Whatever you had I wanted and
wherever you were I wanted to be there.
Anonymous
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i still have my defects but I’ve learned that I can start over anytime.
Anonymous
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I went to get a job interview yesterday and for the first time in my life I got the job the first time, the first interview. Anonymous
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And thanks to all you I
need people because you
help me remember what
it was like.
Anonymous
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To improve our conscious contact with God reminds me that somewhere in the steps had already acquired a relationship with God.
Anonymous
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My first boyfriend shot himself when I broke up with him. I blamed myself. Anonymous
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I came here knowing that I needed
you guys and that sucked.
Anonymous
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My problem was that I would take a swing
at someone else and hit my own self in the face.
Anonymous
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We gather around to help the alcoholic
but we don’t let the Stray tear us apart.
Anonymous
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Constant vigilance is something that I can use
to maintain my sobriety everyday.
Anonymous
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I helped a newcomer start his car so we
could move it to his dad’s house from his mother’s.
I told him no matter where you go or where you
hide your car the Repo Man is going to find you.
Anonymous
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Nothing could faze me,
even to a bird pooping in my drink. Anonymous
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Making the right decision helps me to stay
off of the ground and out of jail.
Anonymous
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It’s six months sober I had to get a sponsor.
It was get drunk or get a sponsor.
Anonymous
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Smoking weed is like a screen door on a submarine.
Anonymous
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I came from a family of lunatics.
Anonymous
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I knew something had happened to me
but I didn’t know what it was.
Anonymous
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I smoked weed and cigarettes for my first ten months and I was so skinny I look like a bobble-head. Anonymous
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I love our differences and yet we are the same.
Anonymous
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I got sober twenty years ago in Reno, booze his cheap there,
Jack Daniel’s and southern comfort those are my drinks.
Anonymous
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I  received a DUI because I had a flat tire.
I believe that is what saved me.
Anonymous
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Being humble is about being honest with yourself.
Anonymous
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I would lie to you when the truth would work.
Anonymous
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I was sat there wondering what they were thinking about me,
and they would be making their shopping list.
Anonymous
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Showing up in a meeting helps me to be honest, stay honest.
Anonymous
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I had the ism growing up but I didn’t drink
Alcoholically until the last 4 years..
anonymous
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At a sorority Gathering I had my first drink and it was
sweet and I immediately wanted everyone to go
skinny-dipping so I could stay there with the bartender
and not worry about the booze running out.
Anonymous
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I would put a line on the bottle and if I could stay above
that line I thought I would be okay.
I always went way below the line.
Anonymous
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Then one day I woke up and the flowers were
blooming and I realized I’d missed the whole season.
I immediately came back to the meetings.
Anonymous
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I decided I would cigarettes and weed
and I had this major rage against my cat and
Chased the poor baby all over the place.
I broke a halogen lamp and there was glass
all over the floor and the place was filthy.
Anonymous
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I looked up and saw a clear blue sky in New York City
which is very and I thought no, no, that’s a positive
thought. I was used to being negative.
Anonymous
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I was told that anything I was thinking was
wrong and I should listen for that still quiet voice within.
Anonymous
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You look so wonderful up there,
and not at all like the person you described.
Anonymous
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If you get to a point where you have not reached bottom why quit?
Anonymous
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Someone said we had free will, but for me it was we won’t.
Anonymous
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Someone broke into my car and stole my big purse,
 it was full of AA literature.
Anonymous
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I came from fire and brimstone and today I 

have a God who loves me and I love Him.
Anonymous
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After I had done step 3 he said get right to
the 4th and then to the 5th now. Anonymous
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I had suffered greatly and didn’t want to
admit that I was suffering.
Anonymous
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Who knew that I would come down clueless
and that you would teach me how to be really cool.
Anonymous
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My mom caught me with a drink and she took
the car away from me. Little by little alcohol
begin to take things away from me also.
Anonymous
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I remember one of my first meetings this
wealthy woman said that she would walk
around flashing people in her fur coat.
Anonymous
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When my problems would come up some of my
say ‘watch your Shadow.’
Anonymous
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He feels like heaven today because today I make 7.
Anonymous
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I was found dead in a bathroom in Cleveland.
Anonymous
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I told him that my life is manageable and he said
‘where are you staying?’
And I said ‘I’m living in a homeless shelter.’
Anonymous
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It was great after selling blood, all that saline in your system.
Anonymous
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I was the youngest wino in town.
Anonymous
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I had no idea that I was having the shakes.
Anonymous 
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The pain went away and I said ‘Okay,God,
I can take it from here’.
Anonymous
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When I was new I thought my sponsor
was going to tell me to go to the Head of the Class.
Anonymous
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I was living in a chicken coop in Northern California.
Anonymous
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I would make a guest appearance at a meeting once in awhile,
but after 16 years I went out.
Anonymous
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My problem is only this big, the size of a shot glass.
Anonymous
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I wasn’t a bad person I just made bad choices.
Anonymous
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 I had three little kids to feed but alcohol 


was more important. Anonymous
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Sincerely,
Ron Richey
545 Queen St. #701
Honolulu, Hi 96813

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