I have a Higher Power of my understanding as I came to know it based on my own personal needs. The 12 Suggested Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous We admitted we were powerless over alcohol--that our lives had become unmanageable.
Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.
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Are you looking for a sober dating experience,a new love interest, new friends and/or romance?
Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God, as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out. I asked her once about it, andto try and help me understand it... Heck going a month or two sober was not a huge chore..
Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics, and to practice these principles in all our affairs. Her definition of an addict is simply someone who cannot stand the thought of never having a drink again. the problem only arose when it came time to say "stop" or "never again". By the different opinions and answers I have gotten so far, everyone who drinks is an alcaholic to some extent, and those who don;t drink, are alcaholics who have not started, or have recovered. No sane person would have logically lived the way I did.
Admitted to God, to ourselves and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.
I ask for help every morning and I say thanks for the day every night. I've been to them meetings......they do not follow the strict AA teachings either.Plentyoffish dating forums are a place to meet singles and get dating advice or share dating experiences etc. I have been told that it only takes two people to hold a meeting. He kind of fluffed it off, as he is a family friend until I earnestly told him, "John, you don't understand, I'm drinking a LOT of wine"!Hopefully you will all have fun meeting singles and try out this online dating thing... Someone told me once that a drunk of a stockbroker and a washed up alcoholic doctor were the first two to hold a meeting. and it is for that reason that I enjoy talking to people who have recovered, or are trying to. Robert When one is an alcoholic they do not get the concept of a social drink.......does not compute. He kind of snapped his head around and asked, "Just how much wine we talking about here"?I believe however, that a large number of people who recover from alcahol addiction, do so because they turn to religion - and that is a whole other debate that gets me in ALOT of hot water anytime I get into it... Robert Why would anyone not drinking want to be in AA? An addictive personality can be addicted to many things. The first 3 steps are what holds my program to-gether for me. I was scared and left him after he tried to do harm to me and the baby. I worked hard 6 days a week and although pregnant I was unhappy and didnt think I was hurting my baby by drinking. It's so nice when folks you started the program with come walking in after a few weeks of being at other meetings and you get that old familiar smile and hug. I don't mean to step on any toes here, but isn't one of the 12 steps, "3. Right now I think I must be addicted to the forums...... The pain of my failed marriage clouded my judgement. Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him." This is along with several other indications of God being a big part of the program. It looks like you're almost having an open meeting online. Keep working the steps, everyone, and make sure you don't drink TODAY. The psychiatrist patiently explained what the alcohol was doing to my body. That night I took myself alone and scared to my first AA meeting. But being rigourously honest from the start, and adopting the 12 steps completely into my life, and learning how to live properly all over again saved my life. I'm a totally re-created and brand new woman who loves this life very much. I'm just curious about whether or not there are any 12 step type programs that don't involve so much of the religious stuff that AA seems to?I never looked back, and I never ever took another drink. AA is not about stopping drinking, as much as it is about how to live correctly. Since it takes 90 days for the toxins and chemicals to leave your body, I can tell you it was honestly day 94 when I put a big black X on my calendar that I realized, I had a happy day, and I felt good and I did not want a drink. Do you know when I first got sober, I couldn't walk properly? I think that part of the program may turn some people away, if they're not God going folk.....Sober & Single is an internet website for sober singles looking for love, dating and romance; people whose common bond is their desire to date others who wish to be in an alcohol-free relationship.Finding love, dating and romance in real life is daunting enough; now throw in the fact that you don't want to go to a bar or club to establish a relationship and you know what we mean!