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Hi my name is David/Drazzil and I'm a recovering alchaholic/addict.

I will post my story here shortly to start the process. If this thread is already somewhere else; feel free to lock and link before that happens.

I've been a part of the AA program for about two and a half years now. The part of AA I find the hardest to accept is the hardcore christian bent that the program is steeped in.

What I do like about the program however is that its everywhere and there are different meetings with different philosophies with less and or more focus on religion.

Something seems to be working for me. I've been at it attending a meeting a day and maintained sobriety for eleven and a half of the last fifteen months. I love how the program teaches you that life can be happy and joyous without substances. It teaches you how to deal with problems with something other then substances.

This is awesome news, Drazzil.

Do some meetings you go to utilize the “Gang of Drunks” euphemism? I’ve heard that one used before for people who struggle saying “God” when they don’t believe.

DSGamer wrote:

This is awesome news, Drazzil.

Do some meetings you go to utilize the “Gang of Drunks” euphemism? I’ve heard that one used before for people who struggle saying “God” when they don’t believe.

Not heard that. Perhaps I need to attend other meetings. You can (if you want) PM me the addy, or you can just post the info here. I'm letting it all hang out at the moment, so I'm comfortable with either.

Drazzil wrote:

I've been a part of the AA program for about two and a half years now. The part of AA I find the hardest to accept is the hardcore christian bent that the program is steeped in.

What I do like about the program however is that its everywhere and there are different meetings with different philosophies with less and or more focus on religion.

Something seems to be working for me. I've been at it attending a meeting a day and maintained sobriety for eleven and a half of the last fifteen months. I love how the program teaches you that life can be happy and joyous without substances. It teaches you how to deal with problems with something other then substances.

You can also try NA meetings which typically remove the focus of religion away in favor of a more generic spirituality.