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I'm an active member of Alcoholics Anonymous and have been sober for over 8 years. I am only able to assist people with a desire to stop drinking or other fellow members of AA who may need an ear. I'm sorry...but I'm not qualified to assist you with questions about your relationship with someone else in your life with an alcohol problem. That is, for the most part, out of the scope of my area of expertise. I'm only able to assist the person suffering. I've read our "Big Book" of alcoholics anonymous many times as I have many of the other accepted literature in AA. I've sponsored a few guys and have my own sponsor. I'm more than willing to take your questions about your own problems with alcohol. I've had a strong spiritual journey of the educational variety and would be happy to share my experience strength and hope with you. If you think you have a problem with drinking we can talk. I work in the Health Care field and have researched many of the medical aspects of alcoholism and addiction so I'm comfortable with my working medical knowledge of addiction. Disclaimer: I do not represent AA nor am I a spokesman for AA. I cant and wont answer questions about alcoholics anonymous in any capacity that would have me explain AA's view on any subject. We neither endorse nor promote any outside interests or causes. *****Further: I must limit my answers only to the person who is suffering from alcoholism or who has a sincere desire to quit drinking.*****

Experience in the area

Sober 8 years. Held many positions in my large fellowship. Secretary, treasurer, alternate general secretary, H&I visits to a local state prison, lead our fellowships book study for a term. Hold a Big Book study in my home. Sponsored a number of guys. Taken a few all the way through the steps.

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AA

Education/Credentials

Read the Big Book many times and attended book studies reading the Big Book cover to cover. Also the 12 and 12 cover to cover. I have an advanced degree in a health care field.

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Leena11/18/14101010Thank you so very much. I agree .....
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Recent Answers from Dave K

2015-06-19 Is this possible:

Hello  Ed  My Name is Dave and Im an alcoholic.  Only you can determine yourself to be alcoholic. An alcoholic always has 2 characteristics that set him aside from the binge drinker; one is the obsession

2015-06-15 Lowered tolerance after weeks of sobriety?:

Hello Bud   I think the question that you might want to ask your self is why you drank a whole bottle of Smirnoff and some beers… When it was more of an experiment? I can tell you that I think the question

2014-11-18 Crying:

Hi Leena. My name is Dave and Im an alcoholic.  The meetings will not likely help the crying or other drama in your life. You may hear affirmation from other's with your same plight.  Your sensitivity

2012-11-23 father relapsing:

Hi Katie    My name is Dave and Im an alcoholic    I cant really help the family member of an alcoholic too much. Of course your dad will deny it or else he'd drink in front of you and be open about it

2012-08-26 health benefits of sobriety:

Hi Bud  My Name is Dave and Im an alcoholic.  You didnt say if you'd seen a doctor yet or not, so that would be my first recommendation.  Im assuming when you say that you've never had too many issues

 

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