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@ Are there any secular...

Go to meetings ...God is specifically defind for purposes of AA...It's a Higher Power of your own understanding...God can be the Group, the 12 steps, good values, etc. It can be a combination of these things. It's whatever "restores you to sanity."  Many atheists thrive at AA meetings. 


Are there any secular A.A. meetings

hello. I am interested I going to an A.A. support group but I consider myself an athiest. ive heard of secular A.A. meetings out there but have not had any luck finding them. I live in St. Petersburg Florida. Anyone had luck with finding secular A.A. meetings ? 

Thank you all


Day 1 again

Here I am again. I am getting so tired of this cycle, but I can’t just give up. A thousand times I’ve fallen and a thousand times I’ve gotten back up. I just don’t know how many more times I can do this. I’ve been to rehabs, detox,AA, tried on my own, therapy, books classes I feel like I have tried everything. Today I will pray and hope for the best. May peace be with us all.


Day 2

I’m the mom of an alcoholic son just home from rehab. I’m trying to change the dynamic in our home. My husband and I are both high functioning alcoholics. I’m trying to stop. 


I stopped working for drugs, when drugs stopped working for me.

Day 1............ again. šŸ˜© pick myself up off the floor. Praise my higher power for another day. šŸ™šŸ»


TGIF

Another Friday & my little AA family here will gather at 7:30 to share our hopes, strengths & fears. It was quite a move from big city and lots of meetings to small island and two meetings a week. But it works if you work it!


Iā€™m outrageous

everyone sees my scattered manic and scary behaviou. Except me. I do the most shameful things I am hyper jealous untrusting abusive and destructive to anyone who betrays my trust. I don’t factor my behaviour as the cause Of others treating me the way they do. I am so confused is my actions a reaction or am I just so shamed I keep putting myself into this victim role. I love getting wasted and it’s hard to stop but I have no friends no family and I’m so painfully lonely and tired of fighting. I need to get off the cycle and see what happens but man it’s not a quick process. How can I help myself and accept the help others keep telling me I’m refusing. 


Day 2

Day 2 has definitely been better than day 1, the fog has started to lift a little today, and I am less irritable.  Thanks everyone for this forum and the app.  I am going to try going to some meetings soon.  I have social anxiety, so starting with the meetings will be tough until I know enough people to feel a little more comfortable in a group setting.  It's the type of situation that I would usually have a couple of drinks before going to calm my nerves. But I have to do it.  I have to do it for my kids, my husband and myself.  Tired of not remembering my evenings with the people I love most in this world.  Thanks for listening ā™”


Day 16..again

I am in day 16..again. i have been a black out drinker since my teens. After over 30 years of embarrassing drunken days and nights I have finally decided I can't do this alone.  I am a mom to an 8 year old...and black out nights morphed into day drinking black out days.  Awful progression of my disease.  I walked into my first AA meeting 2 weeks ago..at age 51. I was greeted warmly by like minded people without any judgment. I downloaded the soberTool app before and removed it.  This time it's back and a daily source of strength for me. I am married to a high functioning alcoholic who is not supportive of AA. He tells me..just don't drink.  I hope that this time I can be stronger than this disease..learn to navigate life without alcohol for me and my family.


Newly sober again

Beginning to see how this world works again. The power of suggestion is very strong it can send you running to the hills are it can help you through tough times. It's It's up to. My sponsor gave me a list of things to do this week and I will willingly do them. Today I gave up fighting I have surrendered and am willing to take suggestions. From hateful to heartbroken to Hopeful life is forever changing.