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|08-06-2013, 03:11 PM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: SW Pennsylvania
meetings or steps or both
Hi I've been working my program and attend some meetings when necessary.
I'm an addict, crack cocaine, mostly on weekends. I've improved considerably . My question is the steps. Can I do them on my own ? Do I need them at all ?
I Want to Take a Minute Not to Ask for Anything
But to Simply Thank You
For What I Have
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|08-06-2013, 03:28 PM||#2 (permalink)|
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Detroit, MI
From my experience, Yes. Meetings help, but the 12 steps are where we find the power to stay clean. PM me if you have any questions or need support
|08-07-2013, 06:34 PM||#3 (permalink)|
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: little rock, ar
the meetings are for support. the steps are what does the work. you aren't getting the benefit of the meetings if you aren't working the steps
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|08-07-2013, 06:50 PM||#4 (permalink)|
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: mentor ohio
Blog Entries: 2
hi im kab,go to as many mtgs as you can,,when I go I take a pad of paper and pen,and I listen,listen,,to what is being said,and I write things down.that I feel will help me,mainly because if I don't write it down,ill forget everything,learn to listen and listen to learn,,it has helped me.,as for the steps,they are very important,reread them every chance u get and follow there advice they will help keep you sober,and for me I also pray ,pray pray,,my hp jesus helps me and keep me sober,i talk to him always this is also a form of prayer,just talking to him,,,,you may just realize that he is telling you things you need to do,,,to get better,,,thanks
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|08-08-2013, 09:19 AM||#5 (permalink)|
Grateful but still smarting
Join Date: May 2009
Blog Entries: 46
My experience. I went to 10 meetings a week. Kept relapsing. Moved to a place with ZERO meetings, but really got working my steps, out of the step working guide. Spent time daily connecting to my HP. I've been clean and sober for 16 months.
Many of the meetings I attended got me more worked up, distracted me from my progress, gave me a lot of confusing and mixed messages on what the program was about etc.There was a LOT of drama in the rooms, the literature is refreshingly drama free! Returning to the literature and focusing on the steps has turned my life around.
Meetings vary tremendously in style, format and sticking to the program. I would never suggest people stop attending meetings. I share only my own experience.
|08-20-2013, 10:13 PM||#6 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: New York State
The Program & Fellowship go hand-in-hand
Secondly, the 12 Steps are written in an order and are to be followed as such. All 12 Steps of NA comprise the NA program and to work them randomly or partially would (IMO) result in a "shortchanged" recovery. We get out of this what we put in to it.
"We are never forced into relapse. We are given a choice. Relapse is never an accident." - Basic Text, 5th Ed.
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