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Old 10-08-2007, 12:19 AM   #1 (permalink)

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Hello from a new NA family member

Its odd how I became a member of NA.

A friend called me the other day, and in desperation said, "I need help!"

My heart dropped when she told me her doc, as it was also my doc and I just took an immediate reflection on her current state. As I was there and I know what youre going through.

Although I didnt seek NA in my detox, not recovery! but detox, and you already know, but ill tell you anyways. I thought I was cured after not using my doc for 18mths. Yea, I kicked that s**t! Im good to go.

Something sparked up in me and said, I GOTTA GET HER TO A NA MEETING NOW! Although I had never personally been to one.

Humbling it is I must say. I need this just as much as she does. Although I havent been using my doc, Ive still been using other forms socially, and I dare not say functionally, cause Im still in that rut Ive been in for some time now, after losing EVERYTHING! House, Car, My own business. Ive been beating my head, "Why cant I get ahead!"

Its because, "I am an addict, I am powerless over my addiction and my life has become unmanagable"

I didnt pick up a keychain that first night, but I started seeing a pieces of myself in each person that spoke. (did 4 meetings that night) I was pushing to go to the next meeting not only for her but for me as well.

Next day first meeting, (2 sat night) I picked up a Keychain (as did she). Second meeting I bought the blue basic text. Went to two more meetings Sunday, Football? Pfft. Im going to a meeting.

This is the first weekend in a long, long, long time I havent been drunk, on something or coming off something.

Hello, my name is Doug, Im an addict. (6 days into my new clean life)
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Old 10-08-2007, 01:29 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Hi Doug....
Welcome to your new life.
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Old 10-08-2007, 01:57 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Old 10-08-2007, 02:17 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Old 10-08-2007, 01:27 PM   #5 (permalink)

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Welcome to NA. Whatever it takes to get here and stay here.
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Old 10-08-2007, 08:21 PM   #6 (permalink)
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It's good to hear my friend!

Hang in there!
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Old 10-08-2007, 10:46 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Old 10-09-2007, 02:39 PM   #8 (permalink)

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Someone made a comment lastnight in a meeting. He said. " There are two people that come to NA meetings, The Einstein and the Bozo."

The Einstein is gonna figure this **** out and be cured. And wind up back out on the streets using.

The Bozo is gonna do everything you tell him and hes gonna stay clean.

Ive been an Einstein all my life and had everything figured out, before I even started it.

Im gonna be the Bozo this time, do what they tell me to do.

Keep coming to meetings!
Get phone numbers! Use them!
Keep coming to meetings!
Get a sponsor! (which I got lastnight)
Keep coming to meetings!
Work the steps! Read the text!
Keep coming back!
Call people!
Keep coming back!

I havent figured it out in my first 36 years, so Im in there hands now.

Keep coming back!

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Old 10-10-2007, 09:56 AM   #9 (permalink)

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Awesome story! Welcome! The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop using so your a member before you even step foot into these rooms. Blessings
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Old 10-10-2007, 06:48 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Wecome, and I agree with Tony, good story, thanks for sharing it here and becoming part of my recovery today.. you have all the answers here in the program of N.A. , just keep going to meetings, find you a sponser to help guide you through the steps, and get humble with your Higher Power.... best wishes in your recovery and thanks again for the hope you already shared.. Dean
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Old 10-11-2007, 01:46 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Wonderful! What a great story! How special - helping yourself and others all at hte same time! Recovery is a miracle and a blessing!

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