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Old 01-25-2010   #1
 
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Anyone ever use Alcoholics Anonymous?

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Anyone ever use Alcoholics Anonymous?
Nope, but I did join Alcoholics Unanimous. Their mission statement more closely matched my own.
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[QUOTE=Riparian;170948]Nope, but I did join Alcoholics Unanimous. Their mission statement more closely matched my own.[/QUOTE That is funny . Just going with a friend tonight to an AA meeting he set up for him self, not that I can not use it myself. Free doughnut's.
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I just found that I had more in common with the AU folks. Plus, the meetings are more fun.
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Yeah, been lots of times! good place to pick up crazy wild women! Err, say hello to my ex-wife when you see her there.
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Yeah, been lots of times! good place to pick up crazy wild women! Err, say hello to my ex-wife when you see her there.
Went to the AA meeting with my friend last night, totally not what I expected a very real place with a group of people with a great sense of humor. Said, hi to your ex-wife, looks like she aquired twelve more tattoo's.
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I have a good friend that makes the claim that Alcoholics are folks who enjoy going to meetings; he doesnt so he maintains his identity as that of your basic Drunk. While I find that humorous, I also think this: if someone wants the help, then by all means do it.
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It is a wonderful program! I was kidding in my last post but I believe in the program. The basic 12 step program should be taught in school to all children to learn to take a good look at themselves, take responsibility for their actions and behaviors, and make amends when necessary. It teaches that we are not perfect and that we make mistakes. Some people really struggle with that. There are over 200 twelve step programs based on AA. I would not be who I am without it. I am not an alcoholic, I have other addictions....and I'm not afraid to share them, if asked!
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It is a wonderful program! I was kidding in my last post but I believe in the program. The basic 12 step program should be taught in school to all children to learn to take a good look at themselves, take responsibility for their actions and behaviors, and make amends when necessary. It teaches that we are not perfect and that we make mistakes. Some people really struggle with that. There are over 200 twelve step programs based on AA. I would not be who I am without it. I am not an alcoholic, I have other addictions....and I'm not afraid to share them, if asked!
Thank you very much, that is the information I was looking for.
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AA have done a lot of good for a lot of people. While there are certainly other avenues to coming to grips with addiction, AA has as good or better a track record as anything. First and foremost the person needs to really be motivated to make a positive change in their life.

Alcohol is a nasty drug. I quit going on 10 years ago and don't miss it at all.
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