I’ve found that people choose their home group by what a particular meeting gives you. A group that you feel has something to offer. A feeling that you can progress within that meeting and with its members. In other words, a meeting where you already feel at home.
When you choose that meeting as your home group, you are making a commitment to Continue reading “Importance of a Home Group”
After a long bender of cheap rum and no food, I woke up again in the local ICU not having any recollection of the previous days leading to this except I drank because of an argument and wanted to take the pain away by having just a few drinks. The hospital was no strange place for me; I’ve been there many times from numerous alcohol related situations. I thought it was just another blackout where my family or friends were concerned and got me the the ER for another quick detox. After awakening in the hospital, something was tremendously Continue reading “From Death to the Light of Alcoholics Anonymous”
Before sobriety, my willingness to take action was almost always based on experiencing pain of some sort. This created stress in my life and everyone around me. I had no accountability, didn’t want any, and had my own agenda.
When I came to AA, I was asked to come to meetings, get a sponsor, and keep in mind the similarities. For a short period of time I did those things partially, but, as the book says, half measures availed me nothing! Ready to jump in the middle of AA, I got super busy. Lots of meetings, regular contact with my sponsor, fellowship, service positions, and a homegroup.
As I have gotten older Continue reading “Action”