Not sure if this belongs here. How do you deal with forced AA? Anyone from Minnesota have to go through the 3rd offense DUI rules to get their license back? If so what was actually involved? I have heard if you miss one week out of your "weekly attendance in a generally recognized, ongoing abstinence-based support group" the clock resets when you come back basicly fucking you out of what you have put in. I am looking at somewhere between 90 days and 1 year of AA. I live in a remote area on a res so the one "local" AA meeting would be coworkers, neighbors and relatives not so anonymous .... Compounding the familiarity matter is my job in surveillance at the casino that contains the only bar for 35 miles so I see a portion of these people walk out of the room they use for AA and right into the bar as soon as the group "leader" leaves the property, hell its a fifty foot walk. Attending those meetings is pure hell or was back when I went. My other option is to find a ride to the next closest meeting and thats 35 miles away and the last time I tried that I got thumped with a bible, not lying here a comment was made to me about Atheist not being an A in AA. I have been sober over 5 years, after bad experiences in both treatment and AA I stuck it out alone and its working for me. I have no options for the most part its hypocrites on one hand or jesus in the other and lack of a DL will probably keep me in the local one. I'm scared as hell to go down this road, my method has been to distance myself from drinking out of sight out of mind, dont talk about it etc.. I'm not sure hanging with my "peers" will be easy and now I'm more concerned about relapse than I have been in years. I used to drink with these people and the majority of them still do. I got out of it by cutting myself off from them now I have to go back them. About me: I got my 3rd DUI over 6 years ago. I made it through all the court imposed treatment etc.. back then and I was still looking at a chunk of the 1 year no license bit when we moved into a city. In the city I had no need to drive and taxi/bus/wife/biked my way every where so I never bothered perusing my license at that time. Two years later we moved back into the middle of nowhere and went to atv/snowmobile/wife/bike set up for transportation, no need to go through the hassle of steep insurance reinstatement fees etc.. Now the time has come where we are talking about moving out of state so I need to get this crap done once and for all so I pop an email to the Minnesota dmv and get this reply: I cant find anything relating to time needed in AA etc.. and they have yet to reply, also spent a few hours on the phone with people passing the buck and made a nice circle of numbers that ended when the last guy told me to call the first guy I called .