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Other than a sponsor, do you have a coach or someone else who holds you accountable to stay sober?

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The joy that comes when you apply the steps to an acute problem and it actually helps you solve it. My God I wish I learned this sooner.

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I need some advise, I'm keeping a secret from my partner. I relapsed a few months ago and have continued. I want to tell him so bad, I want to get help but in fear of him leaving me.

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Today's daily Reflection February 15. The philosophy of Doing the next right thing, whatever it is right now, has changed my life.

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How do you get “chips” through AA? Like 1month, 1year, etc.

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Needed to read this today, because I was starting to run into some situations where I was contemplating asking people to change their behavior and give me some grace because of my disease. That's the start of a slippery slope.

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Anyone here who struggles with their addiction completely alone?

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RIGOROUS HONESTY

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For anyone new to AA, or curious about AA, here are some helpful suggestions I shared with a new sponsee this morning:

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Attended my first AA meeting. It was nice.

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Had a bottle of whiskey delivered for after work and my mom told me I need AA. I’ve cut back but just can’t seem to stop and I’m having a hard time mentally right now and needed a crutch.

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I just heard this “alcoholics are alcoholics because they want to be happy without achievements”. Thoughts?

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I have 7 years sober . And feeling great . How is everyone else doing

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