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new & not so new to this?

Unread postby melissa » Sun Jul 31, 2011 11:37 am

i had 23 months clean (incarceration),messed up for 3 days & now have 2 weeks. i know it's imperative to do 90 in 90 but i only find myself making 2 meetings a wk? the last time i went was tuesday....the meetings in my neighborhood are very crowded & only focuses on 'surface'banal shit? what should i do?
oh, i'm near bustleton/redlion in philadelphia.i need a network?

Re: new & not so new to this?

Unread postby Al M. » Wed Aug 03, 2011 5:15 am

Maybe you need to take your inventory and not everyone else's. This will give you focus on someone you can change.
Al M.

Re: new & not so new to this?

Unread postby BklynChik » Fri Sep 02, 2011 12:59 am

While it is important to focus on yourself, you also have to find a meeting that works for you. Take a look at other towns:

If you find that every meeting is not for you, then it's no longer a matter of the meetings. It's important to do at least a meeting a day in the beginning, the more effort you put in the better the result you'll get out. During early sobriety you need support. Go to a new meeting, announce that you're new, get phone numbers, get a sponsor. Share at the meetings. It will help.

Find a meeting today to go to. One day at a time!
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Re: new & not so new to this?

Unread postby abclimo » Mon Sep 19, 2011 1:28 pm

Sometimes a day at a time seems impossible, sometimes its better to break it down into an hour at a time, or minutes at a time. You can do this, you are worth it.
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Re: new & not so new to this?

Unread postby robertoZ » Fri Oct 14, 2011 11:47 am

Are there meetings near work? It's imperative that you find a meeting that YOU like and feel comfortable sharing at. The people at that meeting you choose are going to become your family. You'll talk to them about everything going on in your life. Keep searching. There are meetings that I avoid simply because I don't like the room (bad lights, no windows, etc.). I tend to like churches (old, wood & stone, etc). Other places I avoid because I don't like the format (Break Down the Book). To each his own, but figure out what is your own. Once you find meetings you like, love even, attendance becomes second nature. Good luck.

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