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Sunday, May 17, 2015

Alcoholics Anonymous are the chiropractors of recovery

That's right. We are the quacks of alcohol recovery.

Do "we" take money from Big Pharm and the Medical Industry?

Of course. Do we suggest and avidly search for alternatives to destructive and 2.7 Trillion dollar western medicine advocates?

Just look at what Bill and Bob have done since the mid 30s.

Judge for yourself.

What's all this say about the anti/XAers?

Chew on that for a while.

Doctored

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

A request for the format of my homegroup

An ex-president sent me an email this morning. That's what his username said anyway.
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Anywho, I sent him some info from my cell phone this morning. I'll repost that info here as well and some content that came from a prior thread here about my home group.
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Hope this info is of value to someone out there in cyberspace.
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Greetings McGowdog,
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spoke some years back on SR, was wondering if you're still in AA? Your blog seems to suggest you may not be? I am writing as I was hoping you could spare a little time to explain what your group format was previously. I remember you saying you used the Paul M format as a meeting.
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I'm in the UK and we are interested in seeing if we could get a new format going as the one you guys had sounds like its worth exploring. Be really interested in your views on it.
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Many thanks
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Thanks for the message. We're still hanging in there. I'm not happy with the vibe of A.A. as a whole and there's a lot of dogma that frustrates me but my little group steers pretty clear of it.
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We have a closed meeting format, there's a chair picker who calls on the person to chair the meeting that following Monday. That chair person brings a topic and calls on people one by one to share.
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After we introduce ourselves as alky, no andas allowed, he/she reads how it works, introduces a topic, reads a bit out of the book pertaining to the topic, relates his/her current experience in it, we meditate on it for two minutes, then he calls on people until discussion is done.
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Then we break into crossfire for the remainder of the meeting.
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Crossfire is anyone can ask anyone else a question about the topic. One minute for the question and 5 minutes for the response. The meeting shares are timed to 5 minutes as well unless we ha e 8+ people then it's four minutes.
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When the meeting is done, we end the meeting with the Lord's Prayer. We say the serenity prayer at the beginning of the meeting, but it's just to start the meeting. The serenity prayer don't mean shit and we treat it as such. It's just a way to start a meeting. The Lord's Prayer means something. It's useful to us. So is God. We don't try to hide God nor run from God in our group. If you want to worship a doorknob, then go find some other group.
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Met Paul M. at a city convention in my town years ago that Paul M. spoke at. He was an awesome dude. He promoted doing multiple 5th steps. The group that started my group did work with him. That was the group from Denver.

Monday, May 4, 2015

Biggest Bitch about A.A. now

What I hate about A.A. now is the promoting.
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Get a sponsor, read the big book, go to meetings, oh yeah, do the steps.
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Rinse and repeat.
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How about this idea? Qualify. Then... find out if they want to quit for good and all. If not, this is their opportunity to try the Sinclair Method ... etc.
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If so, then line out A.A. for them and give the opportunity to head for the door.
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Bam! A perfect 12th Step.

Sunday, April 5, 2015

That ain't A.A.

Evidently, I don't have to worry about quitting A.A. after all. The A.A. I've been doing is not the same A.A. y'all have been doing all along. I'm fine with that. I'd be fine just walking away from the A.A. I have been doing as well.

Monday, January 12, 2015

Having a hard time leaving my group

I've been politely asked to come back to a meeting. They told me that I'll continue to be asked in the future. I'm still planning my exit strategy.

Friday, January 9, 2015

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Thinking of leaving my A.A. group

Yeah... I had a recent falling out with the group guru.
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I'm sick of his shit obviously and just don't think we have anything more to offer each other.
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I'm not in a position to stay there and sort of free lance so to speak... which is what I desire to do now.
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I don't feel like I need to belong to any group.
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I feel like I can do with or without A.A. to be honest.
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I certainly don't feel fear nor regret in backing off.
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I think there are some sick fucks in A.A. doing weird things to themselves. I don't think one A.A.er can harm another too much.
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You have to sign up for letting another person screw you over.
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I just don't buy into the victim/liberal bullshit.
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For this reason, I could never be a good anti/ex A.A.er.
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We'll see how this goes.
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I'll keep y'all posted, even though there is no longer a y'all out there.