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Old 05-04-2009, 11:55 AM
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Secular Friends and Family group?

I guess this is a message to the moderators, and if I'm not following apprpriate ettiquette I sincerely apologize - I had never used a message forum prior to finding out about my husband's addiction last week :0

Is there any sort of secular/non-12 step friends and family group on this site? I haven't found it, but I thought maybe I'm just looking in the wrong place. Thanks for any info you can give.
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Old 05-04-2009, 12:00 PM
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Im not sure if there is one Daisy but if there isn't I can't see any reason why we shouldn't have one on here.

Its pretty quiet at this time of day but I'm sure people will be interested.
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Old 05-04-2009, 02:42 PM
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I guess this is a message to the moderators, and if I'm not following apprpriate ettiquette I sincerely apologize - I had never used a message forum prior to finding out about my husband's addiction last week :0

Is there any sort of secular/non-12 step friends and family group on this site? I haven't found it, but I thought maybe I'm just looking in the wrong place. Thanks for any info you can give.
Excellent idea! There really should be one! In fact, I post on another forum - an atheist forum - and mentioned I am in treatment. As a result, I was able to direct a mom to a resource in her state to help that does NOT involve 12 steps. I do hope the powers that be here consider this
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Old 05-04-2009, 03:21 PM
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This is a great idea. Hi, Daisy.
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Old 05-04-2009, 04:00 PM
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Hi Daisy! I work SMART Recovery and have utilized the same tools in my recovery as I use in dealing with the daily issues of having a family member who uses drugs.
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Old 05-04-2009, 04:02 PM
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Many freinds and family are in recovery as well...

I think you should feel free to post here in the secular forums

Glad you found us.
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Old 05-04-2009, 04:51 PM
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Ok, so what I am thinking is might it not be useful to have a secular friends and family? Or is the friends and family already of no persuasion and I'm just spacing it? It IS possible.
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Old 05-04-2009, 06:56 PM
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This forum is open to all secular members. We open new forums when the need is great enough. We don't have enough secular friends and family members yet to open a new forum.

Please feel free to post here for now Daisy.
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Old 05-05-2009, 06:10 AM
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Thanks for making me feel so welcome I was afraid that maybe people who were struggling with recovery themselves had enough on their plates without having to listen to other peoples family members trouble too, but I have been made to feel very warmly welcomed here. Thanks again!
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