Alcoholics and Addicts in 12 Step Programs sharing their personal recovery stories with hope to help others who alcoholics and addicts who want to recover using the 12 Steps.
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Postby Newbalance » Thu Dec 18, 2008 11:34 pm

Hi guys...found the site the other nite, just wanted to say thanks for being here...helped me out of a tight spot and have been reading everyday since. Lots of great thoughts and raw honesty. Ive been looking for something like this :mrgreen: Thanks and hope to share more soon...

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Postby GeoffS » Fri Dec 19, 2008 12:32 am

Hi Newbalance, glad you found us. Look around there is lots here to help us all.

Hope to hear from you,


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Postby Jools » Fri Dec 19, 2008 9:35 am

A warm welcome to you, New. :)

Looking forward to getting to know you.


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Postby Dallas » Fri Dec 19, 2008 10:38 am

Welcome to the site, Newbalance!!!

I look forward to seeing you around here often!!! :wink:


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Re: Thanks..

Postby garden variety » Fri Dec 19, 2008 1:03 pm

Newbalance wrote:Lots of great thoughts and raw honesty.

I don't think I've heard it put that way before - think I'll remember that! :twisted: (That is, the "raw honesty" part.)

I've heard it said, and seen it "implied" that honesty can sometimes chase some people back out there to drinking. Maybe - maybe not? Last time I checked, I didn't have enough power to make someone else drink again. I swear, I never held a gun to nobody's head and tell them "go back out drinking, OR ELSE!" I believe that Honesty, Open-mindedness, and Willingness (the H.O.W. to of sobriety) are "essentials" like the book says. For me if any one of those is missing or compromised, I will drink again. From what I've seen with other alcoholics, it works the same.

I'm glad you could join us. Don't be afeared now!

God bless,

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Postby sunlight » Fri Dec 19, 2008 2:32 pm

Hi Newbalance!

Wanted to join the family in welcoming you TO the family!

I hope you will be as happy as I am to be a part of such an awesome & colorful group of alcoholics. :lol:

Never a dull moment when there's raw honesty! :lol:

Have a happy day, Sunlight

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