For the New Comers, it is obvious. Resolve to refrain from alcohol. If you fall of sobriety, pick yourself up and start over. Don’t give up.
For old-timers like me, a contented sobriety is a must. I resolve to work on my problems, to seek profession help, when needed, and do everything that is necessary to avoid becoming an unhappy grouchy old man. My handle is impermanence. I am constantly changing. I am alert to notice negative changes and to do something about them.
I am not one to say “Look at me, I am wonderful”. I have a lot of work to do. I am proud that I continue to change for the better.
Hi,I've been debating for a week or more to join and post anything. I come in total peace and admire the compassion everyone has for one another. I'm asking for sincere help in two questions. My cousin and I are best friends. Grew up around addiction/ alcoholism our entire lives. I told him I wanted to ask this group a question but was afraid of rejection. Both my parents are recovered...
AA saved my life. With that being said, I'm beginning to resent a newcomer at my home group. The group has several newcomers currently. Some who have the gift of desperation and some who's parents/wife/lawyers have the gift of desperation. I feel that one of these guys is toxic and particularly dangerous. One of the newcomers, who I believe is really trying to get better, is having difficulty...