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I Am In Narcotics Anonymous

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 97 People

    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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    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 22-25, M 1 Response Sep 2, 2014

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    Hoping to meet great people here.

    ..I'm 31 single .want to get a good companion
    loser0loser loser0loser 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 4, 2015

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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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    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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    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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    I am currently an addict.

    I have been an addict for about 7 yrs. I'm a week and a half away from moving home. I have put in my two weeks at wrk and am preparing to quit. I'm scared
    sarahmarie6896 sarahmarie6896 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 19, 2015

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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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    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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    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 in pain. It's bad.

    My back, it's screaming. Give me one good reason to refuse a medical prescription..
    ifoundmehere ifoundmehere 46-50, F 3 Responses Nov 17, 2015

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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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    for the first time since i quit 91 days ago i

    hold some b.s on my hand just hold it then i gave it back to my friend . i feel more powerful to go forward recovery way
    loser0loser loser0loser 31-35, M Jul 5, 2015

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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 1 Response Jun 26, 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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    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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    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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    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, my. In the two (almost) years

    since I signed on to this "Experience Project", all of three people responded to my sarcastic post. Which only tells me that my 'experience' is certainly not noteworthy. Not that it needs to be, not by a long shot. At best, it goes to show that I am still alive, still breathing...
    RoKuS RoKuS 22-25 3 Responses Jul 20, 2015

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    I've been going to meetings.

    Went to my 6th meeting today because I'm trying to do 90 in 90 days and I was finally able to get a sponsor. I felt like using again this morning but after today's meeting which was O, D, I feel great and motivated to keep clean :)
    Nmetb Nmetb 22-25, M 2 Responses Jan 20

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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 3 Responses Sep 13, 2013

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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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    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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    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 70+ 3 Responses Mar 28, 2013

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    Today I went to my brothers house.

    I've been sober a total of 7 days today and he was/is one of my main enablers. He left to go get some drugs and I stayed to continue my work on his computer. My boyfriend, with whom I am getting clean, showed up and told me how uncomfortable he was with me staying there alone...
    gellis123 gellis123 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 25, 2015

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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 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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    duhwellman duhwellman 22-25, M 1 Response Nov 8, 2015

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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