This kind of shit just drives my social anxieties crazy! I abhor this kind of crap on my blog and hesitated to even respond.
It seems to me, from what you've said, that you want to try it the AA way this time because every other way has left you in complete and utter misery and you've gone "back out".
So, it would seem that you should want to take the suggestions from AA. The suggestions that have worked for millions of other people.
And, it also seems like you post a lot of these ridiculous statements to either get a rise out of people or to have them co-sign your bullshit that a sponsor would never put up with. Sure, you can get by without a sponsor and without taking suggestions, but then why would you only want to "get by"?
This all seems like a lot of attention-seeking behavior. I suppose if that's what you wanted, that's what you've got now. Along with a lot of bad advise. The great thing about AA is that no one will give you advise, they will share what their experience has done for them. That's the beauty of being connected and working a program of recovery with a sponsor. =)
This comment exemplifies the kind of person I abhor in AA. I’ve seen it a lot over the years. The stodgy over opinionated old timer that thinks it’s their way or no way. It makes me not want to go to AA. The program should be simple -- not hard and mean spirited as this comment came across to me. It happens often in the AA meetings I attend in town with Philip the all knowing AA patriarch there and his cadre of grouchy old stodgy men. That’s why I like to go to Lagrange for my meetings mostly when I can afford the gas.
As far as attention seeking, I am searching for answers and asking questions. My posts on AA are intended to explore my issues I have with the program. It is my blog after all – a place all about me and my life. I am sharing my experience with others which is so important to the program of AA. I have severe social anxieties – severe enough where it is often hard for me to go out of my home. I am much, much less likely to attend AA with people like you confronting me about such things in such an overly abrupt way. People like you and Phillip and his cadre make me want to say to hell with it all – let’s all get a drink because the program and the people involved suck.