Tuesday, January 15, 2008

BAD NEWS January is popular for AA's to go out and drink - GOOD NEWS Go say Hi to ANN 4 DAYS SOBER

GOOD NEWS
have you met Ann?
She is VERY new to AA day 4
and new to blogging
Go say Hi


BAD NEWS but ALSO GOOD NEWS as we offer a solution
I have had 2 x 12 step calls in two days
THATS 2 WOMEN CALLED UP THE HELPLINE
BECAUSE OF THEIR DRINKING
and have been passed over to me

(there are 100's of women like me in london taking calls
to try and help other women to their first meeting
if I had 2 for my area in 2 days, just imagine HOW MANY others
are calling up on other nights on other areas)
(there are just as many 12 step men too)

LONDON WOMEN - IF YOU ARE NOT ON THE 12 STEP LIST
GET ON IT THERE IS ALWAYS A NEED - email me if you need
info on how to do this or call the telephone office,
or speak with your GSR
There are workshops NOT monthly though

To put it in perspective I had 4 12step calls in the whole of 2007
I just had 2 in 2 days
this reminds me to remind us

JANUARY, according to UK AA telephone helpline statistics
IS WHEN THE MANY AA'S WITH SOME OF SOBRIETY
GO OUT AND DRINK - SUDDENLY!?
MORE THAN ANY OTHER MONTH IN THE YEAR
BE WARNED
& BE AWARE

IF YOU ARE IN EARLY RECOVERY - OR NOT SURE
Do not get drawn into how well it went over Christmas - ITS HISTORY
OR THINK perhaps you dont need to go to that meeting tomorrow
or meet with your sponsor - YOU DO - GO ANYWAY
Or the poor mees of over spending, eating and lack of excersize
sort your AA stuff out NOW do not delay
Or the january Blues - NO EXCUSE FOR NOT FOLLOWING AA SUGGESTIONS
If you have been slacking or coasting or whatever you call it?
get back on it
the programme, suggestions, meetings, reading the big book, get a sponsor
DONT LEAVE YOUR RECOVERY TIL TOMORROW
YOU NEED TO BUILD UP THAT DEFENCE

And if you havent been to a meeting yet
heres a realistic Official AA short vid
which may dispell some preconceived ideas
which i know I certainly had
NO-ONE IS TO HOPELESS OR TO LIGHTWEIGHT

For me I need to get back to basics
and get grounded again ASWELL

end of!

Studying
I am off the revision routine
and I juts have to hand it over
Its not going in and its not coming out
SO IT SEEMS
Ok I am off to read some stuff
and see what happens
keeping on keeping on

7 comments:

dAAve said...

Good stuff and thanks for passing along the message.

And why didn't we meet up a few months ago when I was there?

Rhonda said...

Encouraging words.

Thanks.

Shadow said...

well said! although i'd have thought christmas would have the most relapses, interesting!

johno said...

who knows really what the exact numbers are overall? ... Just info I picked up and pass on each time I remember. a good reminder always, complacency ends up with some sort of ? lesson learned! for want of a better word!! for me anyway.

molly said...

OH MY LANDS! I didn't even realize I needed this post until I read it! Thank you for sharing.

Kathy Lynne said...

Yes, thanks for the continued inspiration and the encouragement to explore. You're right it is fun!! Therapy went really well. I think it will help me to understand my past and I have already learned that some of my feelings and behaviors are typical. Who'd of thunk it? I thought I was unique!! Tonight the prayer group and a step meeting with my sponser. Life is good!

Gledwood said...

Can I ask you something about AA~??

Is it true you are meant to turn up "sober"? Are there any rules about this?

Please tell as I'm fascinated. I've only been to 2 AA meetings and everyone but me there claimed to have pissed and shat the bed due to their drinking... my main prob's drugs so NA has been my main one

I'm not 100% sure about NA ... some people there seem to take it rather too literally without working it out for themselves... though having said that I've seen it does work for those who "keep coming back and work it"

please rsvp at my (main blog) if you can! many thanks!!