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I Am In Narcotics Anonymous

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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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    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, 2014

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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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    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 46-50, F 1 Response Nov 18, 2013

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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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    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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    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 2 Responses Jun 26, 2012

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 Sep 28, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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 3 Responses Mar 28, 2013

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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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    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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    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 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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    Anonymity. Being anonymous can be powerful. I often think you get a more true expression of someone's thoughts and desires, a clearer picture of who they might be at that moment...
    Cautiouslyr3ckless Cautiouslyr3ckless 41-45, M Feb 7

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    i really hate my family. They think theyre perfect but theyre the complete opposite. Theyre horrible ******* people to me. They ****** up and are now trying to justify it by...
    yummyyu5 yummyyu5 26-30 Feb 3

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    I am here to share my experiences and to talk about why I am like I am, and to maybe make a friend or two. As for being publicly open to who I am, I refuse. I just can't be open...
    Sxculent Sxculent 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 4

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    hi.. i am still new here, but please stop asking me for pictures. i wont send you any pictures of myself... especially no nacked ones. thank you :)
    Estelle2000 Estelle2000 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 4

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    I hate drawing attention to myself in public... :/ Today me and a friend went to the bookstore. I went up to the cafe to buy a snack and as I went to turn I knocked over the stuff...
    OrochimaruSama92 OrochimaruSama92 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 6

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    grace of the god and help of the AA i am sober today. thanks god thanks wonderful fellowship
    alpesh9690 alpesh9690 31-35, M 1 Response Feb 9

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    I don't enjoy the spotlight. I'm perfectly fine hiding in the shadows. Please don't try to pull me out.
    deleted deleted 26-30 8 Responses Feb 11

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    i am tired of explaining people, why my pic is blurry or y i dont have pics uploaded or am i a guy posing as a woman?? my pic is blur coz i wanna be annonymous.. i have d right to...
    1desigirl 1desigirl 26-30, F 11 Responses Feb 11

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    SOS! I can't stop eating chocolate- it just tastes so good! I fast for one day and then I eat chocolate icecream and chocolate the next day. Or I just get SOOO BORED that the only...
    Carl1510 Carl1510 18-21 Feb 14

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    For the moment I would rather remain unknown. But i will be getting bolder in the days to come.
    Brian1953 Brian1953 61-65, M 4 days ago

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    I don't really like it when I'm asked to send a picture, fb, phone number or questions about where I live. It freaks me out and makes me feel uncomfortable. I especially have this...
    MadNocturnes MadNocturnes 18-21, F 13 hrs ago

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    DreamWizard DreamWizard 41-45, F 1 Response Feb 13

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    Since I was a kid, I thought I had an iron stomach. I could eat things of questionable nature and always come out on top. Nothing ever grossed me out save for watching someone hurl...
    Aethyr Aethyr 22-25, F Feb 5

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    Hi, I joined today! Hold on, what's the date? Oh, ok it's Sunday February 8th 2015! Wow, the first month of the year is over! Any how, my name us Alessia, and I hope that I will...
    Rovigatti Rovigatti 18-21, F 6 Responses Feb 7

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