secular alternatives to Alcoholics Anonymous?

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Re: secular alternatives to Alcoholics Anonymous?

#21  Postby Gallstones » Jun 08, 2011 12:26 am

The secular alternative to AA is alcohol.
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#22  Postby SpeedOfSound » Jun 08, 2011 12:29 am

Gallstones wrote:The secular alternative to AA is alcohol.

The best way to sober up is an eight-ball of cocaine I have found.
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Re: secular alternatives to Alcoholics Anonymous?

#23  Postby Gallstones » Jun 08, 2011 12:36 am

SpeedOfSound wrote:
Gallstones wrote:The secular alternative to AA is alcohol.

The best way to sober up is an eight-ball of cocaine I have found.


And what is the best way to get off cocaine?
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#24  Postby SpeedOfSound » Jun 08, 2011 12:42 am

Gallstones wrote:
SpeedOfSound wrote:
Gallstones wrote:The secular alternative to AA is alcohol.

The best way to sober up is an eight-ball of cocaine I have found.


And what is the best way to get off cocaine?


Vodka! :grin:
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#25  Postby amused » Jun 08, 2011 12:53 am

SpeedOfSound wrote:
Gallstones wrote:
SpeedOfSound wrote:
The best way to sober up is an eight-ball of cocaine I have found.


And what is the best way to get off cocaine?


Vodka! :grin:


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Re: secular alternatives to Alcoholics Anonymous?

#26  Postby Gallstones » Jun 08, 2011 12:54 am

SpeedOfSound wrote:
Gallstones wrote:
SpeedOfSound wrote:
The best way to sober up is an eight-ball of cocaine I have found.


And what is the best way to get off cocaine?


Vodka! :grin:


No.
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First three days were rough.



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#27  Postby SpeedOfSound » Jun 08, 2011 12:55 am

Yeah. I spent the whole three days searching for mushrooms.
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Re: secular alternatives to Alcoholics Anonymous?

#28  Postby Gallstones » Jun 08, 2011 1:49 am

SpeedOfSound wrote:Yeah. I spent the whole three days searching for mushrooms.


I collected kindling in a bucket.

I have a nice souvenir, a perforation goes right through my septum. It was hard earned too.
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#29  Postby SpeedOfSound » Jun 08, 2011 2:46 am

I'm 4+ years sober now and happier than ever in my life except maybe when I was 9. I am eternally grateful that I am an addict and that I was as hopeless an addict as I was. Wouldn't trade a single bit of that hell. I think I must be the luckiest person to have ever lived.
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#30  Postby Gallstones » Jun 08, 2011 2:49 am

I tried sobriety--did it for 18 years--then a year or so ago, threw in the towel.
What do I have to sober for?
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#31  Postby SpeedOfSound » Jun 08, 2011 2:52 am

Gallstones wrote:I tried sobriety--did it for 18 years--then a year or so ago, threw in the towel.
What do I have to sober for?


Be sober for the day!

I went to Sam's club and I now have thirty-six pair of brand new matching socks!
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#32  Postby SpeedOfSound » Jun 08, 2011 2:53 am

..and my new book Large Scale Neuronal Theories of the Brain arrived today.
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#33  Postby Gallstones » Jun 08, 2011 3:31 am

SpeedOfSound wrote:
Gallstones wrote:I tried sobriety--did it for 18 years--then a year or so ago, threw in the towel.
What do I have to sober for?


Be sober for the day!

I went to Sam's club and I now have thirty-six pair of brand new matching socks!


I am sober when I run out of whiskey. And that can last a week.
Sober is overrated.

I love new socks.
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#34  Postby Gallstones » Jun 08, 2011 3:33 am

SpeedOfSound wrote:..and my new book Large Scale Neuronal Theories of the Brain arrived today.


Currently I eagerly await delivery of The Ultimate Yardbirds--2 discs and 36 tracks. Plus replacement Pallas Athena brass, Signal Corps patch and Good Conduct medal.

I'm going to put them on my summer hat.
I just need sergeant bars to complete the ensemble.
Then, when the young chippies at the bar are wearing their fashionable ball caps with the patches and beads and glitter, I can rub their noses in the fact that I earned every one of my embellishments. Then kick their soft, pudgy asses when they say something stupid.


Does your book mention manic-depression?




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Re: secular alternatives to Alcoholics Anonymous?

#35  Postby Propagangster » Dec 04, 2016 1:05 am

LifeRing is a secular alternative:
http://lifering.org/

Oddly enough, a good place to start to find alternatives would be the wikipedia entry on AA, which goes into such secular alternatives.
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Re: secular alternatives to Alcoholics Anonymous?

#36  Postby Keep It Real » Dec 04, 2016 8:32 am

Willpower. Ambition. Pride.

Tried AA but all that focus on alcohol just made me want to drink. The trick to not drinking is not to focus on it imo, says this wiley old ex-alcoholic of 3 days - get a hobby. I'm writing a novel me.
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#37  Postby Fallible » Dec 04, 2016 8:50 am

John Grant wrote:They say 'let go, let go, let go, you must learn to let go'.
If I hear that fucking phrase again, this baby's gonna blow
Into a million itsy bitsy tiny pieces, don't you know,
Just like my favourite scene in Scanners .
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