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I Am In Narcotics Anonymous

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 75 People

    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 here... Do YOU really want to hear MY story?? I am an addict. I consider myself to be a member of NA. Have been for...
    RoKuS RoKuS 22-25 2 Responses Sep 13, 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 spend what could be the best 5 minutes of the day. I wrote the following breathing exercise to help sleep uninterrupted...
    gsparky22 gsparky22 41-45, M Nov 29, 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 whos now 21, hes dying of a rare disease he was diagnosed of having at age 6. Its been a long, rough road caring...
    forsaken2 forsaken2 41-45, M Feb 19, 2013

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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 and sometimes feel judged by them. It is so easy to sit in my **** and feel sorry for myself. I have been involved in AA/NA since...
    rmclin rmclin 51-55, M 1 Response Aug 20, 2011

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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 be. I had a bunch of friends in high school, a boyfriend seven years older than I was who had a Harley Davidson...
    RavenmoonCanada RavenmoonCanada 36-40, F 2 Responses Sep 16, 2012

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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 changed? Other than not using, what is different? the truth is, I couldn't come up with very much. I have learned to conform to...
    Samsara02 Samsara02 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 2, 2011

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    My first meeting was today,

    it was weird being there. I felt like I didn't need to be at the meeting which probably means I really need to be there. I dont know maybe with will help me.
    TryingToLoveLifeNow TryingToLoveLifeNow 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 28

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    I have a hard time with NA,

    I love and hate you all, I aim for a better life sober of the demons that tormented me for so many years but I love marijuana and the health benefits it brings us, I consider myself clean and it doesn't matter what you want to say
    SinOrSaint SinOrSaint 18-21, M Sep 2

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    Hi Everyone

    H i I'm a recovering addict my name is JoyM and I'm from NA Kolkata area , india region.I was using weed>booze>pills>heroine for 30 years and never thought I would be completly drug free ever.Drugs were my way of lofe.After marriage the heroine habit was playing merry...
    domking domking 46-50, M 6 Responses Nov 19, 2009

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    Gratitude

    With the help of 12 steps of Narcotics Anonymous program n AA/NA fellowship, and with help from my parents,wife n many others , I have completed 6 years in recovery.My clean date is 14 Jan 2007. NA had promised me 'freedom from active addiction' and it has delivered, and with...
    domking domking 46-50, M 1 Response Jan 13, 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 nervous to call her. I'm gonna call her today, but I'm scared!
    songbirdsomething songbirdsomething 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 26, 2012

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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. lock them all up.
    badservicecrazypostalworker badservicecrazypostalworker 66-70 2 Responses Mar 28, 2013

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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 hands on some heavy narcotics. I want to stop before it gets out of hand again. They'll help me get clean right...
    absolutionist absolutionist 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 7, 2010

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    An Addict's Story

    About 4 years back,I was attending an NA meeting.It was a celebration meeting, 4 persons celebrating 49 years of clean time in total,and the rooms was jampacked.And I was down and dejected,I was scared and unable to relate to the people assembled.Before that large gathering,I put...
    domking domking 46-50, M 5 Responses Jan 14, 2011

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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 was in active addiction is what got me clean and sober. I can't live life the way I did before. I must find a new way to live and I now...
    Highsun123 Highsun123 18-21 2 Responses May 11, 2011

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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 from Spoojack and looked down the street. His eyes were filling with tears. He would not believe what he was to see. But...
    gsparky22 gsparky22 41-45, M Apr 1, 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 of the drugs. The drugs only afforded me the illusion that I was having fun. During the meetings someone shared that usually is...
    rmclin rmclin 51-55, M 2 Responses Feb 10, 2011

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    YoungRidah YoungRidah 18-21, M Aug 21

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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 face.  It seemed I could never run fast enough, and as time went on, what I thought of as my safe place had begun to morph...
    landonsgirl landonsgirl 31-35 1 Response Sep 17, 2011

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    My Gratitude Speaks

                Some three years back , on this date a member of NA(Narcotics Anonymous) went to another member’s house.The latter had relapsed , and was coming to meetings loaded and was not able to share the relapse. He...
    domking domking 46-50, M 1 Response Jan 14, 2010

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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 Love i find in NA program reopen the world to me this what i feel my god send me new frontiers,are open to my self as i learn...
    aparel aparel 36-40 Feb 15, 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. Admitting i had a problem was the hardest thing i ever had to do,. Ive been clean for 47 days and its a battle that im...
    Sky4177 Sky4177 18-21 2 Responses Jun 3, 2012

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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 was okay, and I didn't ever want to stop. Even when I had to admit my daily usage, I justified it, I honestly believed that my using...
    Universallyunsure Universallyunsure 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 3, 2012

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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, two months ago, even on my first days of recovery. I think that's pretty special. I managed to pull through the rampant emotions...
    emmaliejay emmaliejay 18-21, T Jun 22, 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 I was a young girl . At a very early age I felt that u was not as good as others and felt that there was something...
    Katieannacookabarra Katieannacookabarra 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 24, 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. I realised I was addicted two months later. It took great support from my physiotherapist and family doctor to come off the drugs, but I...
    ifoundmehere ifoundmehere 41-45, F Nov 18, 2013

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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 other.
    jack303 jack303 26-30, M 1 Response Jun 2, 2013

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    My Boyfriend Is In NA

    I'm very proud of him, sober for 13 months....
    liligat liligat 41-45, F 1 Response Sep 14, 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. Mindfulness practice is being employed in Western psychology to alleviate a variety of mental and physical conditions...
    gsparky22 gsparky22 41-45, M Apr 20, 2013

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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 practice walking meditation and breathing exercises around an old historic State Penitentiary long since closed and turned...
    gsparky22 gsparky22 41-45, M Nov 5, 2012

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    Related Experiences

    I don't know why...I just like being anonymous. Blending in.. wait no fading into the background. I mean there is no drama no expectations...no one to impress...just me. I'm...
    starlight109 starlight109 13-15, F Sep 24

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    Yes. I would like to remain anonymous. No, not like the dreadful masked terrorists who kill mercilessly trying to believe they are fighting for a higher cause or the underground...
    wanderingfalcon wanderingfalcon 22-25, F 4 days ago

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    The fact that we can be anonymous on here makes it so much easier to be the real us, the part of us we hide away from our own world.
    lon12 lon12 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 21

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    It is fantastic to be able to talk and share stories without fear or reprisals, or nastiness. And those that wish to be nasty well, go away, I don't care after all your only a...
    blindfoldstacy blindfoldstacy 41-45, T 3 Responses Sep 29

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    Hi I joined E.P.for support encouragement and advice because I have this sexual desire that only ( I may) know about. For one i am bi-polor. And that may have alot to do with...
    Miche1e Miche1e 36-40, M 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    Ninety-nine percent of EP will only know me as Emerald or Em. My hubby is Red Neck, my daughter is Diva, and my son is The Boy. I live in Missouri.... large enough state to get...
    emerald emerald 36-40, F 3 Responses Sep 23

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    I've been here before. I am not new to this site. I came to EP to tell my stories and be honest. I did that a long time ago. Over a period of time I made what I thought were the...
    Chopinsivories Chopinsivories 46-50, F 2 Responses Sep 23

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    I love the fact of no names! This is a place to free your mind and heart! And that's always easier when it not reflected back on your own persona:)
    jhe11 jhe11 26-30, M 1 Response Sep 30

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    Just past my 30 days. Actually Day 32 today. I feel so much better staying sober. I had a ****** early September but have a great ending to it. Im broke, lost my wife, and my car...
    MyStruggleIsMyself MyStruggleIsMyself 31-35, M 1 Response Oct 1

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    Anybody want to have a late night chat? Can't sleep
    DaddyMoreBucks DaddyMoreBucks 26-30, M Oct 2

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    To the guy who posted about the girls who wound up AT THE FAKE AA MEETING, here is my reply: AA has saved many many MANY lives! Including mine. I read the article on W. Post...
    StuckSki StuckSki 41-45, F 1 Response Oct 2

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    You ever wake up in the morning and wonder what's the point? I have a good job, my family and friends are good ppl, but I still hate it all and myself.
    DaddyMoreBucks DaddyMoreBucks 26-30, M 2 Responses Oct 2

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    I wonder what is it that some have problems with this? I am happy being who I am, when I want to be who I am. However, people seem not to read anything, or fully understand what I...
    blindfoldstacy blindfoldstacy 41-45, T 1 Response Oct 3

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    Sometimes I wanna be seen, sometimes not. I can't stop being thrilled the there aren't pictures of me online, and google has no results for me when you look for me ;)
    YuriXWolfram86 YuriXWolfram86 18-21, F Oct 3

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    I don't come to EP to share my real world. I come here to escape it for a little while. Here I just feel my way and the real world need not have anything to do with it. I don't...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Oct 8

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    I find I can be more honest on EP than I can in real life. So that is why I stay on EP.
    KnightMoves KnightMoves 46-50, M Oct 8

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    I dont understand why people post pictures of themself here. asking me for photoes or adresses is one of the few ways you end up being blocked by me. i am here to confess my...
    CynicGirl92 CynicGirl92 22-25, F 11 Responses Oct 10

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    I'm an AA Cult survivor. Is there anyone else out there on EP?
    SwampyStables SwampyStables 46-50, M 1 Response Oct 10

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    I share enough of myself : thoughts,believes and experiences. Don't ask me for my name or personal into.
    4biandu 4biandu 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 11

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    In real life, I ideally want to be a memorable and poignant person who connects with others makes a lasting impression. While I do want to connect with others here, it is not my...