Being a Longtimer - Recovered 545


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Here in the US we are celebrating Veteran's day where we honor those who have served in the military and particularly, those who are veterans who have fought in war.

In this light, our guests host are also veterans of a different type of war.

The battle with addiction.

Since I have longtimers here in the studio, I’m going to ask you about your experience strength and hope for the newcomer.  

How and when did you get started in AA?

When and where did you sober up?

Where did you go to our first meeting?

How did you first learn of AA?

Can you recall the formats of some of your first meetings?

What contributions did you make to help grow those early meetings?

What has been your experience with new meetings and new clubs being formed?

What are some reasons why new meetings are formed?

Who were some of the influences in your early sobriety?  How did they help?

What has been your experience with 12th step work?  Has this changed with time?

How did members contact each other?  Has this changed with time?

What has been your experience with treatment centers?

How has the fellowship changed for the better since you came in?

How has the fellowship changed for the worse since you came in?

Looking to the future, what are some AA strengths?

What are some AA weaknesses?

How have meetings changed over time?

How has sponsorship changed over time?

Has there been any changes in the newcomer?

What are some of the benefits of being a longtimer?

What are some of the costs of being a longtimer?

What are some of the risks of being a longtimer?

Why should longtimers go to meetings?

Should longtimers have a sponsor?

What are some of the challenges of sponsoring a longtimer?

As a longtimer, what would you like to say to the new person?

 


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