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I Am In Narcotics Anonymous

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    My Boyfriend Is In NA - I'm very proud of him, sober for 13 months....
    liligat liligat 41-45, F Sep 14, 2013

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    A Young Addict - im 19 years old and i am an addict. when i first went to NA i thought that they would judge me because of my age but they took me in and showed me they cared...
    Sky4177 Sky4177 18-21 2 Responses Jun 3, 2012

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    Dancing Evergreen - I checked the number on the incoming call vibrating in my hand. It was a call I was required, by law, to answer twenty-four hours a day seven days a week.I...
    gsparky22 gsparky22 41-45, M Nov 5, 2012

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    My Story? - Do YOU really want to hear MY story?? I do think not, judging from the number of entries here. I came to this website in search of an online chat room. And ended up...
    RoKuS RoKuS 18-21 2 Responses Sep 13, 2013

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    The Eyes Of A Stranger - In my addiction, I was a stranger.  Nobody knew me anymore.  I was told the light in my eyes had vanished, and in my reflection, I saw someone else's...
    landonsgirl landonsgirl 31-35 1 Response Sep 17, 2011

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    Clean Time Vs. Recovery -    Recently I celebrated 4 years clean.  About a month ago I was doing step work with my sponsor and she asked me some very tough questions. What has...
    Samsara02 Samsara02 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 2, 2011

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    Why I Hate Narcotics Anonymous - why i hate narcotics anonymous they flip when someone says 'sober' they are little felons pieces of krap who think they're bad when they're punks...
    badservicecrazypostalworker badservicecrazypostalworker 66-70 2 Responses Mar 28, 2013

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    Pain Is What Got Me Through Life - I'm a 20 year old recovering addict. I was addicted to heroin but it all started with oxycontins. The pain of knowing that I had nothing when I...
    Highsun123 Highsun123 18-21 2 Responses May 11, 2011

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    Can I Do This? - I was sober and clean for almost ten years. Four years ago I relapsed, after a number of emotional hits I gave in and couldn't wave the tide. I began using...
    Dreamer251 Dreamer251 36-40, F 2 Responses Oct 6, 2013

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    5 Minutes A Day - The Serenity paragraph of the breathing exercise is an adaption of the Serenity prayer. While we lay in bed at night, waiting to fall asleep, we could easily...
    gsparky22 gsparky22 41-45, M Nov 29, 2012

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    It Would It Would Never Happen To Me... - I broke a vertebrae and I was prescribed painkillers. I used the painkillers to get me through the hospital stay and the first few months...
    ifoundmehere ifoundmehere 41-45, F Nov 18, 2013

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    Sangha Invitation - In my pursuit of further understanding and reduction of suffering I have studied and practiced mindfulness as much as possible on my own over the past year...
    gsparky22 gsparky22 41-45, M Apr 20, 2013

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    My Life Divine - I want to first of all thanks everyone in this group who is honest enough to share their deepest secret and their past. I was 16 and thought I was as cool as could...
    RavenmoonCanada RavenmoonCanada 36-40, F 2 Responses Sep 16, 2012

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    Like Lime On Trees - “Do you think you’re sitting over there drinking that alcohol like water because you’re trying to feel more insecure about yourself?”Jimmie turned away...
    gsparky22 gsparky22 41-45, M Apr 1, 2013

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    Na Really Works, If You Work It. - I am also an addict, it took years before I realized I wasn't just having fun, I was wasting away in front of everyone but I finally felt that I...
    Universallyunsure Universallyunsure 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 3, 2012

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    Im An Addict - I've always felt different and it wasnt till I came into the rooms of Na that I finally felt I'd come to a place I belonged . My journey of self district began when...
    Katieannacookabarra Katieannacookabarra 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 24, 2012

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    Forsaken - I am 45 yrs old, parents both left me when I was young. I never learned how to show love, because I never got it. Ive been married 3 times (currently am) . Had a son...
    forsaken2 forsaken2 41-45, M Feb 19, 2013

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    Touched Moved And Inspired - I was in a meeting at noon today and the topic was from the "Just for Today" which was titled "Fun". I had no idea what real fun was until I got off...
    rmclin rmclin 51-55, M 2 Responses Feb 10, 2011

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    One Hundred Nineteen Days - I post sometimes on this website, maybe to just make my journey seem more tangible. I can go look back and see exactly what I was thinking a month ago...
    emmaliejay emmaliejay 18-21, T Jun 22, 2012

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    Relapse - I'm thinking about joining narcotics anonymous. I want to, but I'm a little apprehensive. I want help, but I also like my addiction. I relapsed just recently. Got my...
    absolutionist absolutionist 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 7, 2010

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    Pray! - God give me the serenity to accept things which cannot be changed, Give me courage to change things which must be changed; And the wisdom to distinguish one from the...
    jack303 jack303 26-30, M 1 Response Jun 2, 2013

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    I'm Scared To Call My Sponsor For The First Time! - She messaged me on facebook last night to call her. I first met her a few weeks ago and she gave me her number but I've been too...
    songbirdsomething songbirdsomething 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 26, 2012

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    When The Program Doesn't Work! - Sometimes I get really sick of NA. I have had a hard time making friends in the program. I have made some mistakes in my relationships with others...
    rmclin rmclin 51-55, M 1 Response Aug 20, 2011

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    I Enjoy The Moment. - I,m greatful that i,m an addict.To day,secure in love of the fellowship,i can finally look another human being in the eye and be greatful for who i am,the...
    aparel aparel 36-40 Feb 15, 2013

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    It seems like they are only after government websites and they only hack them when they feel that they did something wrong. Anonymous doesn't seem as bad as the news made them...
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    Apparently lots of people on this site don't understand the concept of being anonymous. I don't mind sharing my name through PMs but stop asking for pictures. Let me be. If you can...
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    It is what it is until it isn't; currently 3 months clean but attain a rush/high playing out outlaw **** in the streets. Role conflict~
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    So, a/s/l or whatever does not apply unless you can first have a decent conversation with me.
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    I have a weird side. I plan to express it here. Nothing to crazy, but not run-of the mill, either.
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    I joined this site to confess something that only me and one other person know about (I hope), and I found that I like the whole anonymity thing, so let's leave it at that. I'm...
    RobinDaggers RobinDaggers 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 26

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    Of course many people in my real life know me by my virtual name because i haven't changed it. I love my name and don't want to change it. I know how I am in the real world. I am a...
    Nikitha7d Nikitha7d 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 31

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    I have seen several ask the question…….. Why do people who have so much get depressed? The answer is because they are not you. Because you do not understand does not discount...
    venusdi venusdi 70+, F 4 Responses Mar 31

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    I fell safer this way and lets face it, most of you aren't right in the head!
    Maurelle Maurelle 22-25 1 Response Apr 4

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    I more comfortable in here on EP cos i can say what's on my mind..get others responses...reactions..advices and still nobody in here know me in person it's kinda relieve I guess...
    justme26 justme26 26-30, F 3 Responses Apr 6

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    more for me it seems people sending me pretyped out messages with a link in it, I think its rude and stupid.
    mikotomisaka mikotomisaka 18-21, F Apr 6

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    I am surprisingly grateful that I found my way into the rooms of AA because I get to experience life in a completely different way than my non-alcoholic friends. I GET to explore...
    davidmat davidmat 26-30, M 1 Response Apr 7

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    Let's make it easy... I tell you about me you tell me about you. I choose the place I pick you up I feed you and then I **** you outside my car, inside my car, at a restaurant, at...
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    I tried several times to quit using on my own. I could pull together a few months at best and would always return to the pipe. Near the end I got myself arrested. I had been...
    bigmike888 bigmike888 41-45, M Mar 19

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    I was doing some internet research for a friend of mine. An anonymous call has been placed to the DCS regarding her ability to raise her children. I read for several hours and what...
    pafforda pafforda 31-35, F 4 Responses Apr 1

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    I just met the most intelligent and kindest girl I've ever met on a random anonymous chat site. All I know is how she sounds like and where she's from, but she's already perfect to...
    CDPlayer1 CDPlayer1 18-21, M 6 hrs ago

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    about friendships. pg. 1 Friendship is the bread of heart. - Mary Russell Mitford Today a man discovered gold and fame, Another flew the stormy seas; Another set an unarmed world...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F Mar 19

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    It was a dark and cold time... All hope seemed lost... But then, rising out of the ashes, came the internet! And along with it all the horrible people from the dark times. But hey...
    seasalticecream seasalticecream 16-17, M 3 Responses Mar 17

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    I've had ear problems and hearing problems pretty much my whole life, but lately they seem to be escalating more and more. Before someone tells me to go see an ENT/doctor- I...
    NaturallyPeculiar NaturallyPeculiar 18-21, F Mar 18

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    People making fake profiles should be exposed! And remember that there's a difference between "Anonymous" and "Fake". Anonymous is when you're hiding your identity. Fake is when...
    thestranger89 thestranger89 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 18

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    People making fake profiles should be exposed! And remember that there's a difference between "Anonymous" and "Fake". Anonymous is when you're hiding your identity. Fake is when...
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    So, here recently I've been wondering if/when I'll get an ILY moment. He already knows I love him, and I know he has feelings for me, as well, but it's not "official". And last...
    Shardsofsorrow Shardsofsorrow 31-35, F 4 Responses Mar 27

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    This isn't too much of an experience but I don't know what else to do or where to turn and if someone would please help me I would be more than greatful. I am 16, turning 17 in a...
    oxLT oxLT 16-17, F 6 Responses Mar 28

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    I was devastated.....on labor day in 1987 i was awakened by my little sister on top of me shaking me and crying she was screaming"Mommies dead Bub Mommies dead!!!!"....i opened my...
    shannon744 shannon744 36-40, M 1 Response Mar 30

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    I am the anonymous author. I write songs, poems, even short stories. But I do not share it with anyone. I'm keeping it to myself. "I got used to the treadmill love Where no matter...
    ilconde ilconde 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 31

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    I have a complicated problem and a long rant to write. Now Of Course I understand that they, my parents, feed and toke care of me. They also believe that they "protecting" me and...
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