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I Am In Narcotics Anonymous

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 75 People

    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 Sep 28, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    To open your TVs and internet and hear about helpless capture of a journalist or a tourist held pawn in the hands of terrorists is probably what one may consider a new; high tech...
    topreviews1 topreviews1 18-21, F Mar 14

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    So, the aspect of my job that needs me to be public and on the phone and interacting with my team goes against what I love so much... just being anonymous. Just doing my thing...
    AlwaysPersevere71 AlwaysPersevere71 41-45, M 1 Response Mar 7

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    I will not show my picture to anyone on here. I will only do that if they become a very very close friend because if I give up being anonymous I will not be able express what I...
    DiaryOfMine DiaryOfMine 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 17

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    As it says above ..... I need a safe, anonymous space to be myself.
    jodyagain jodyagain 41-45 5 days ago

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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 Feb 27

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    In my field, having an internet presence is a must, so on social media sites, I am constantly balancing my authentic personality with a sort of public, professional-light persona...
    Heterodoxy Heterodoxy 31-35, F 5 Responses Mar 3

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    I will tell you few things about ME... do not expect to know a lot of information... I will share thoughts, opinions... but do not expect to know MY name or anything like this...
    01BullExpatriate 01BullExpatriate 36-40, M Mar 3

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    Don't ask me for pictures Don't ask me creepy questions Just have a normal non creepy conversation with me or leave me alone. I don't creep on people starting conversations just...
    Plungeintoadream Plungeintoadream 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 18

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    Don't ask me for pics don't ask me where i'm from. Let's just talk about what we like to do and what songs are stuck in our heads and what kind of movies we watch and our...
    anonymousxxg anonymousxxg 13-15, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    now i can be all creepy and perverted and no one has to know its me.. HAHAHAHA
    ember23 ember23 26-30, F 7 Responses 4 days ago

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    I dont like the new links to FB, Twitter etc. I emailed myself a question by the trolls to experiment and out of my email box the link brought me straight to EP - its shocking and...
    justsailing justsailing 41-45, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    Okay, so I'm actually not sure if I should write this here but this is what EP is all about right? Expressing your thoughts and your feelings in an anonymous website where...
    Shhhinigami Shhhinigami 18-21, F 6 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    As many as you know I always pick I Am Gay to post something I consider useful to particularly our gay teens. I read the following and wanted to share it generally to whomever...
    Iamaboytoo Iamaboytoo 26-30, M Mar 5

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    I had RF ablation yesterday on my neck and all I can say is wow. I had a meltdown in the office before we even started & probably should have just walked out. I felt all the...
    Genesis922 Genesis922 41-45, F 2 Responses Feb 27

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    I tried to be anonymous, and I kinda lasted for at least three days. But yeah I don't know, I always feel so weird when I do that and I don't have the self control needed to deal...
    faeriepool faeriepool 18-21 6 Responses Mar 7

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