“I go to AA to hear other’s experience, strength, ideas and to share my own.”

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If you are a teetotaler, what things have helped you stay sober? If you aren’t a teetotaler, what helps you say in control of your drinking habits?

Robert West says that the AA meetings he attends are really helpful, but not for why you might think. Leia says that the way she used to get drunk with her friends wasn’t as fun as it seemed, and has more fun now with a clear mind and tea.

This is a comment by on the post “The Teetotal Consciousness Shift“.

Robert West said:

I commend you for what you have done. I go to AA meetings so that I can hear people share stories very similar to the one you have told. It was humbling for me to find out that I was not the first person to feel this way or hear these things or go through this experience. keep up the good work and I suggest you check out AA. There is no one right way to get sober either in a 12 step program or without.

I don’t go to AA because I am having trouble maintaining sobriety. I go to hear other’s experience, strength, ideas and to share my own.

Leia said:

“They are petrified of being alone with their dreams and anxieties … ”

Wow — very true! We hung out at our favorite Irish bar after a concert and two of us ordered tea! And we had a great time, I might add! It made me think of all the previous times when we have been there with various drunk friends who would try to get into near altercations with other drunken sods … That is so old!

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  1. I go to meetings to, amongst other things, hear about what happens to people who don’t go to meetings.

  2. I think one of the best things that keeps me clean is knowing I will never have to go through that “oh my god, am i dying? is this what dying feels like?” paranoia again after a binge. That, and cognitive behavioral therapy. I wish it was mandatory for everyone!

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