A.A. and the point of reference

you relate well

but it’s all doom and gloom

your’e in there to detox

they won’t even give you caffeinated coffee

I’m not court ordered, I’m in voluntarily

many have been in more than 3 times

Huh? Our group would close in a week if I served decaf. And they’d beat the crap out of me behind the church to boot! Never mess with an AA member’s caffeine fix. (The program deals with booze only, drink as much coffee and eat as much ice cream as you want.)

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even on the psych ward, Pixel,

they lied to me. I knew when it came in green packets

and not red, that it wasn’t caffeinated. Fu=ckers.

a) A psych ward is not AA. You’re not comparing apples and oranges so much as apples and livestock.

b) If your group sucks find another group. The AA program doesn’t tell you what kind of coffee you can drink. Any AA member who does isn’t following the Big Book or Tradition.

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that was where I detoxed though, Pixel, on the psych ward

could have used some caffeine.

Detox sounds awful. What is it like?

you shake

you feel near heart attack or seizure

it only takes about 3 or 4 days though.

I detoxed on the streets. Homeless in January and February in Canada. It sucked. I would have been happy for some hot decaf.

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It sounds awful. I’m so proud of you for going through that! Are you sober now?

Was it worth it?

in rehab I remember buying a guy a Pepsi with mine

at least it was a little caffeine.

I’ll be 27 years clean and sober on Feb 15, 2019.


That sounds worth it to me!

I guess? It was one of the worst experiences of my life. I still have nightmares about it.

I can’t even imagine. I’m so sorry you had to go through that. But it’s incredible what you’ve accomplished since then!

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