Things A Newcomer Should Know (& old-timer too)

~ It’s not old behavior if I’m still doing it.

~ If you’re looking to have an image in the fellowship, look around at the
meetings you go to and take a look at whom you’re trying to impress.

~ An alcoholic is a person who wants to be held while he’s
~ Sobriety is the leading cause of relapse.

~A treatment center is where you go and pay $15,000 to find
out that fellowship meetings are free.

~ The idea that alcoholics, drug addicts, sex addicts, overeaters, smokers,
etc, etc, should all just go to fellowship Meetings because a disease, is a
disease, is a disease…was started by a treatment center that only had one van.

~ This is a ‘One Day at a Time’ program. If you are clean and sober
today, you are tied for first place in fellowship.

~ If drinking is interfering with your work, you’re probably a heavy
drinker. If work is interfering with your drinking, you’re probably an alcoholic.

~I often obsessively pursue feeling good, no matter how bad
it makes me feel.

~ When I was new, I didn’t think I had any obsessions until I
started thinking about it. Then it was all I could think about.

~ How come if alcohol kills millions of brain cells, it never
killed the ones that made me want to drink?

~ From a newcomer reading the ‘Promises’ for the first time:
We will comprehend the word cemetery and we will know peace.

~ If God were small enough to be understood, He wouldn’t be
big enough to be God!

~ If you want to quit drinking, you are going to have to
quit drinking.

~ Newcomer: How do I know how many meetings I should attend each week?
Old-timer: Gradually cut back until you drink. Then you’ll know.

~I would rather go through life sober, believing I am an alcoholic, than go
through life drunk, trying to convince myself that I am not an alcoholic.

~ Resentments are like stray cats: if you don’t feed them, they’ll go away.

~ The difference between a problem drinker and an Alcoholic is that:
A) When alcohol is taken away from the problem drinker, the problem goes
B) When alcohol is taken away from the Alcoholic, the problem begins.

~ Before I came into the fellowship I was dead, but I did not know enough to lay down.

~ I drank when I was happy. I drank when I was unhappy.
Actually, I am a reason to drink.

~ You don’t have to be sick to want to get well. But if you
don’t want to get well, you ARE sick.

~ I can’t do His will my way.

~ In order to change the way we feel we need to change the way
we act. There is only one way to coast, and that is down hill.

~ The good news is you get your emotions back; the bad news
is you get your emotions back.

~ All we ask is that you completely change your attitude as
soon as possible.

~ I have held many things in my hands, and I have lost them
all; but whatever I have placed in God’s hands, that I still possess.

~ Without memory, there is no healing. Without forgiveness,
there is no future.

Yesterday is already a dream, and tomorrow is only a vision. But today,
well lived, makes every yesterday a dream of happiness and every
tomorrow a vision of hope……
Author: harold