A goal I set in early sobriety when my sponsor was helping me with goal- setting was to write an article for the Lifeline on “Meeting Manners.” It was outside my comfort zone (opposite behavior) and I thought it may help other newcomers as I had been thoroughly confused the first couple of A.A. meetings.
Author Archives: Lifeline Editor
At some point a person makes a conscious choice to cross the line. This line can represent different things to different people but a major shift occurs once it happens. Events are set in motion, momentum takes on a life of its own. Ripples transform into tidal waves. Things change.People have always reminded me exactly
Demon InsideThere’s a Demon inside of me trying to take my soulA Demon so strong he’s starting to take controlThere’s a Demon inside of me born of my painI feel this Demon course through my veinThere’s a Demon inside of me slowly taking me to hellThis Demon is turning me into an empty shellThere’s a
Hello! My name is Riley and I’m and Addict. I’ve said this countless times in my life. I have attended more meetings than I will ever know. I’ve been a meeting secretary with my treasurer girlfriend, had a dozen sponsors and I’ve been on a service committee.Relapse after relapse after relapse as I tried still
To whom may find this…I am not an outward-going person, nor do I tend to write letters. But on this particular day, I feel that I must. I came to UNI to find the peace that I was missing, the peace that I had, before it was lost forever. UNI is a wonderful opportunity to
As I write this I’m 41. Yes, I’m still in prison but that does not matter. My friend is on the 90 & 90 kick and that’s good for him. I’m on the meetings every day and sometimes 2. That way when I get released, it will be a part of my thinking. People say
She is done with me, the man driven to prison. She’s probably sitting around in bewilderment. Befuddled at how our beautiful relationship became so ugly & vulgar. Well, she doesn’t have to look far. I became a monster! A manifestation of erratic addiction. It enveloped my entity , as I invested so much time with