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Old 11-12-2012, 12:47 PM
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looking for a secular alcoholism program

Hi. I am looking for a secular group in charlotte. I am an atheist and cannot connect the the aa program. I've been searching for a while and can't seem to find a secular group near me. I live in south charlotte, north Carolina. Any ideas?
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Old 11-12-2012, 12:52 PM
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i dont know if any of these SMART meetings are close to charlotte or not, but heres a list of NC meetings..

SMART RecoveryŽ - Meetings

and SC..

SMART RecoveryŽ - Meetings
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Old 11-12-2012, 12:58 PM
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Thank you, but I had already checked them out. The closest location is over an hour from me.
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I wonder if there would be interest in having a "virtual" sober recovery RR / SMART meeting. It could be just through chat or through skype, paltalk, etc. I would be interested in participating. Not sure if there is enough interest or if it violates any rules or whatever.

It is more or less just to compare notes and experiences. Could be a helpful learning tool.

Just thinking out loud here.
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Old 11-12-2012, 01:17 PM
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id be down with that. i know on smarts website they do a couple/few meetings a day. i went to one and found it a lot more helpful than id imagined..
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Old 11-12-2012, 01:21 PM
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SMART has tons of online meetings. Check them out.
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Old 11-12-2012, 01:28 PM
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SMART has official for real online meetings. Apart from that, SR has a chatroom that gets a lot of use. We can easily shift away from the main room to the Secular Sobriety room already created, I assume for this purpose.

I am often in chat around 10 pm est (UTC -5) and can arrange to be there at that time. Or just drop by and say Hi.
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Old 11-12-2012, 01:32 PM
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I think it is in the mind. We are what we think. All tll that arrises with our thoughts with our thouhts we make our world. I wise man said that. I just try to keep my ears eyes amd mind open.
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Count me in if you guys decide to start one in here using your chat function. I'm available most weekdays before 1pm pst.
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Old 11-13-2012, 05:01 AM
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hi i'd really like a chat room meeting in this section of sr,, i feel that i belong here, although i do pop up daily on newbies page to cheer us up,, and offer some help if i can,, and i must addmit , someone said this here the other day on a post, that its a shame this page isnt more , well,,, busy!!
i was just about to start a new thread with that in mind,, then i read this!! im in uk,,, im around most times, so what would it be time wise for me??
oh hang on i will check it out ,,, sorry,,, look 4ward to speaking latas
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oh darn , you guys are 5 hours behind me,, so i'll have to give that a rain check,,it will be like 3am and i will be all snuggly and cuddly by then!!
darn it i was looking froward to that,, oh well is there anyone here who is nearer my timezone?
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Old 11-13-2012, 06:46 AM
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I'm quite active in SMART and can personally vouch for the fact that the online meetings are great. To anyone who is curious I can only suggest you give them a try!!
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Old 11-13-2012, 09:25 AM
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yeah, i was a little apprehensive about how effective an online meeting would be for me. but the SMART one i went to was a tremendous help.
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