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I Am In Narcotics Anonymous

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I enjoy my anonymity on EP. It allows me to express myself the way I feel I want to. It also allows me to distance myself from real life at times, which is a good stress reducer. I...
    robbie1280 robbie1280 18-21, M Jun 24

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    So let me be. People ask me to post pictures all the time, and when I say no, I don't want my pictures public, they say 'just send it then'. Please, listen when I say I am...
    superkitty17 superkitty17 31-35, F 4 Responses Jun 29

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    I'm so glad that I finally found a place where I can share what's happened to me without worrying. It's my only way of expressing myself and anonymously is the best way to do it.
    stepintothefantasy stepintothefantasy 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 30

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    You can ask me anything, but please don't ask my name. Let me be anonymous.
    hellopal hellopal 13-15, F Jul 10

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    Thank God I found EP.. Being anonymous sets me free.. I can be the real me.. I can write without any worries.. I can share my opinions and yet still making friends.. I read a...
    9thguy 9thguy 26-30, M 5 days ago

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    I would just prefer to be able to share my thoughts, Feelings, and experiences without having to worry about someone I know reading them. I mean all I can imagine is my boss...
    Rosalina94 Rosalina94 18-21, F Jun 26

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    I joined E.p.so that I can share my experiences without any one being judgmental but I have second thoughts sometimes if it is the proper site for people like us.I dislike getting...
    restored87 restored87 46-50, F 7 Responses Jul 2

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    I'm not open to many people. I'm usually quiet and I don't really like attention. So if I like you enough to show you the real me, you must be very special.
    Goliath2014 Goliath2014 41-45, M Jul 6

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    Hi, let's just take things slow okay :) I doubt that I'm what you're looking for, but I am a good friend to a whole lot of people. Let's start from there and see where it goes, ok...
    annpharos21 annpharos21 36-40, F 3 Responses Jul 8

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    I would respect people and their privacy.So I would expect people to respect mine.
    booklover87 booklover87 46-50, F 3 Responses Jul 10

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    I probably should've thought of that before I put a default picture up, but there it is. I'll open up over time in private messaging, however, as far as publicly, I won't be...
    jasonb2628 jasonb2628 41-45, M Jul 14

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    It sometimes fills me with much abhorrence to know that people say we're full of **** and we're not anything we claim to be. Well I'll tell you this, one day when the time is...
    TheAnonymousZexor TheAnonymousZexor 18-21, M 6 days ago

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    Right then. I have recently been asked for pictures of my face by A LOT of friends. I would like to make this much clear: I WILL NOT SEND ANYONE ANY PICTURE OF ANY PART OF MYSELF...
    InternationalDarkness InternationalDarkness 13-15, F 4 days ago

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    MissGaga MissGaga 22-25, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Thera nothing wrong with getting on this sight to meet strangers or talk about experiences, in fact that's encouraged, but if you get on this sight for the soul purpose of sex, (s...
    ForeverMe88 ForeverMe88 13-15, M 24 mins ago

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    1. I am Anonymous. 2. I am Anonymous. 3. I am Anonymous. 4. I am Anonymous. 5. I am Anonymous. 6. I am Anonymous. 7. I am Anonymous. 8. I am Anonymous. 9. I am...
    AnonR AnonR 70+, T 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Well I'm not really. I decided to use this account to explore the exhibitionist side of me. Imagine having to have an anonymous account of another anonymous account :p
    cranialnerves cranialnerves 70+, M Jun 24

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    I just want to say that I love my friends. They are so caring and they support me in everything I do. Two days ago we were all in a choir lesson, and our teacher (who everyone...
    EruditeAmity EruditeAmity 13-15, F Jul 4

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    I don't blame EP users who draw the line at "faceless" profiles. In past social media accounts, I have drawn such lines for myself. I could not think of any other baseline as quick...
    immobilise immobilise 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 7

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    So long story short my ex boyfriend who now has a new girlfriend for about 4 months now keeps anonymously messaging me and trying to get me to sleep with him. Randomly like all the...
    ksites ksites 18-21, F Jul 7

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    If anyone reads my experiences, I look like the biggest creep. I'm not lol. I'm a normal guy. I'm not stalkerish and obsessed with "hairy" girls, I mean yeah it's a sexual...
    sammykins101 sammykins101 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 8

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    Liberty (noun) The state of being free within society from oppressive restrictions imposed by authority on one's way of life, behavior, or political views. It seems that we...
    ChrisW1981 ChrisW1981 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 8