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Response to fujiyama (Reply #16)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 08:45 PM

18. I'm glad you checked back in and did not drink

I know I wouldn't have stayed sober (4.5 years) without AA. We share what only another alcoholic can understand. At a meeting last week I was laughing with fellow members that I saw some men tailgating and I could describe in detail the amount and type of alcohol on the tailgate. My husband mentioned the absurd crazy hats which I had not noticed because I couldn't see beyond the alcohol. Other alcoholics get how challenging it is to sit beside a full pithcher of beer and get up and leave the table with some left. We get it.

On the God thing. I have a friend in AA who goes to Church and always talked about a Christian God. I was very turned off and didn't like her in the beginning. As I began to understand the program more, I began to accept her and understand that she had no intention of trying to proselytize. She was just sharing her own program and belief. We're friends now and I'm able to learn from her even though we don't share her faith. But just one day at a time and do what works for you.

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