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I Am In Narcotics Anonymous

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    YoungRidah YoungRidah 18-21, M a week ago

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 prescription drugs and have not been able to maintain any length or periods of clean time. I have been out of recovery for...
    Dreamer251 Dreamer251 36-40, F 2 Responses Oct 6, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 7, 2010

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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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    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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    Related Experiences

    ...hmm... i joined this group when i was on my quest for tokens which sadly i have just given up on now. *sighs* Seeing as though no matter how many i join or how much i write and...
    lilreddress lilreddress 36-40, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    I'm not 70 I'm in my 20's I am here to be anonymous, vent, let out problems that are eating me from the inside out!
    justwanttobeanonymous justwanttobeanonymous 70+, F 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    I am an anonymous person as well. I won't even share my name. I'm just anonymous . My name is Anonymously Disappeared in the desert, and never to be found again; I go to Las Vegas...
    imgood4u imgood4u 26-30, M 2 Responses Aug 18

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    i am here anonymous and want to remain anonymous, I would appreciate that the most of people asking personal questions stop.
    Classjenny Classjenny 41-45, F 3 Responses Aug 3

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    I want to get to know other people who also insist on remaining anonymous. I want to explore the sides of myself that I am too shy or restricted to explore in real life.
    ultimatebeanstalk ultimatebeanstalk 36-40, F 6 Responses Aug 2

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    Like winter snow on summer lawn, time past is time gone. Anonymous
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 1 Response Aug 11

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    Why do only the guys ask who was your 1st? For starters I dont give names, not to mention if I did they''d even know who the person is.. They ask how many, size, how often, etc...
    TheBeastsPenetratingBlade TheBeastsPenetratingBlade 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 19

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    No, I will not tell you my government name. No, I will not send you any selfies, pics, videos or nudes of myself No, I will not tell you where I live. I prefer to remain...
    OfSweetestNothings OfSweetestNothings 18-21, F a week ago

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    Unless you are a close friend of mine, I will not send you a picture of myself or even tell you my name. This isn't Facebook. So if you're a "pics or gtfo" person, then gtfo.
    ThatAwkwardPanda ThatAwkwardPanda 13-15 Jul 28

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    Choose a stupid title but watever~ Anyone going 4 Animangaki? -If u know what that is- on 9 & 10 of August
    Moniqea Moniqea 18-21, F Jul 29

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    Somewhat. I changed it to ward off the creeps. If I get a lot of requests I'll change it again to one of me. This is my profile pic now... Thanks y'all Xoxoxo, Kitty =^-^=
    kittykat6918 kittykat6918 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 6

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    Thank you Good tune No .... can not recall hearing it before Yes .... I get it and will .... put it on the shelf Thank you and God Bless
    MaskedRascal MaskedRascal 36-40, M Aug 12

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    The thing that gives me balls to say every sh!t i have to say in this site is the fact that i dont have to reveal my Identity to people. Its not being fake.Im not pretending to be...
    hush00hush hush00hush 22-25, F Aug 19

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    Want my picture? Talk to me, get to know me some and I'll do it. Why won't I give you the pic first? Because I don't care about what someone looks like. I don't have, I don't want...
    Handyman25 Handyman25 22-25, M 1 Response a week ago

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    and I am available only in words. No photos, no Skype or phone calls even in personal messages, even if we get close. You can get to know my mind and imagination - which really, if...
    aphroditespriestess aphroditespriestess 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    So the question is always, "If you can't show me a photo or let me hear your voice, how do I know you're really a girl?" Let me tell you, if I *was* a guy pretending to be a girl...
    aphroditespriestess aphroditespriestess 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Go to Google and type in "The Orange Papers." It is a website that very intelligently, thouroughly, and often scientifically outlines everything that is wrong with A.A. Although it...
    MollyVonFrankenstein MollyVonFrankenstein 31-35, F 1 day ago

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    Im honestly wondering if people even have standards anymore. I get it's the internet you can be anonymous and be "yourself" but there is sonethig called decency.. it's a scary...
    Jakey942 Jakey942 18-21, M 2 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    I am a web developer who loves hearing peoples genuine stories and thoughts. I have spent the past year working on this project in my free time that provides a place for people to...
    Usefulman Usefulman 22-25, M 2 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    I am 37 and have been diagnosed with MSK for 10 years now. I have two fantastic boys ages 16 and 17 and a very loving husband who is always ready to go to take over when I am sick...
    stonergirlstwins stonergirlstwins 36-40, F Aug 11

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    Generally, I do not like social media. The invasiveness of it bothers me and I know that certain social media sites track and save personal information despite any claims...
    NYX78 NYX78 36-40, F 2 Responses Aug 6

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