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Online Recovery Meetings and Chat / boredom
« Last post by alikat4400 on September 11, 2017, 07:24:15 AM »
Any practical suggestions on how to deal with boredom? Please don't answer with rhetorical program lingo. :-\
 
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General Discussion / alcohol, peer pressure, and work-parties
« Last post by librarian11111 on September 10, 2017, 09:57:34 PM »
Good evening brothers and sisters!
Last week, I went to an informal work related party/going away party for a co-worker at a nice restaurant/bar.
I didn't expect it--but one of my co-workers (who knows I'm in recovery from pain-pill addiction) asked me if I could have "just one drink." We were there for dinner--but most of my co-workers drank at least a little.
When my co-worker asked me to drink--I just slowly shook my head, saying nothing (I've been told it's easier to deny a request non-verbally than verbally.
Seconds later, another co-worker (the one who is leaving--and who was drinking quite a bit)--said, "I want to see you get f----d up."
I am 49-- the co-worker who wanted me to get "f----" up is 58; and the one who initially asked me to drink "just one" is 64. I guess I didn't expect stupid peer pressure like this from non-teenagers.
At the time, I think I handled the situation well--I never drank anything that night except water. But I wish I had more of an elevator speech of why I'm just-saying-no rather than to say "I'm in recovery" or merely feel intensely uncomfortable. I'm stewing as I type this!
I'm almost 6 months clean-and-sober--but I'm tempted to avoid all work related parties like this in the future (we don't have too many of them).
Any advice?
Thanks.
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General Discussion / Re: recovery in a hurricane
« Last post by p1ece0fm1nd on September 08, 2017, 03:22:29 PM »
I am prepared for what's coming our way with Irma.Been saving our gas as my wife has a serious medical condition and need to be ready to travel. So I'm trying this on line N/A way till the storm passes. Looking foward to my first on line meeting tonight .I have my clean time and my higher power to help me through this difficult time. I know that using won't make anything better,just the opposite. So to all my fellow addicts that are in Irma's path,be safe and smart.













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General Discussion / Re: Sick of Recovery - how do I get the bounce back in my step?
« Last post by p1ece0fm1nd on September 08, 2017, 03:12:19 PM »
I too sometimes feel that i'm not where I need to be.Almost had 18 months then fell into a comfort zone,stopped talking not only to my sponsor and tried to keep everything in ,instead of opening my mouth and sharing how I am really doing. Now I talk to my sponsor at least 5-6 times a week,sometimes not even about recovery. I found having a home group is very helpful,seeing these people every Wednesday is the highlight of my week. I go to at least 6 meetings a week but with Hurricane Irma coming right at us,I'm saving my gas for emergencies since my wife is a dialasys patient and her unit might be closed. Getting out of my self and helping others is a great way for me to get out of my head. My wife and I live in a 55+ community and have been checking on our older neighbors,makes me feel so good to give back and expect nothing in return. I don't know of any easy way to get back your bounce for recovery,that I know comes from the inside. Don't know if this helps or not, but wer'e all with you and are all members of the no matter what club.Peace be with you

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Introductions and Celebrations! / new to this way of meetings
« Last post by p1ece0fm1nd on September 08, 2017, 06:28:06 AM »
I am kind of lost in this whole on line way of meetings.Looking for a way to introduce myself and add my clean date on here. How and where do I do this? ;D
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Online Recovery Meetings and Chat / recovery during a hurricane
« Last post by p1ece0fm1nd on September 08, 2017, 06:12:50 AM »
my name is tom and i"m an addict. I am wondering and looking for other addicts in Flordia who aren"t able to make it to a meeting due to the storm coming.No matter what,I need to stay in contact with other addicts during all times but especially now when I"m trying to conserve gas.
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Ask It Basket / Re: NA for English Speakers in United Arab Emirates??
« Last post by librarian11111 on September 03, 2017, 09:42:57 PM »
To Kat/Old Timer:
Thank you so much for your help--I appreciate it. I will call that number in the UAE.
Be well and happy!


--Librarian11111
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Online Recovery Meetings and Chat / Re: Lost in my addiction
« Last post by recovery on September 03, 2017, 02:06:32 PM »
Hi shannel glad you found us I suggest getting to some NA meetings even if you have to go to another town it is important to have the eye to eye contact with another addict if you need help finding meetings just ask hugs
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Ask It Basket / Re: NA for English Speakers in United Arab Emirates??
« Last post by Kat on August 31, 2017, 08:52:06 PM »
Hi :)

I am sorry it took awhile for me to get back to you on this.  The best way to get current information about meetings in that area would be to call the help line.  The Narcotics Anonymous Help Line Number in United Arab Emirates is
+971 50 131 0055

Good luck, and please feel free to join us in the chat room for an online meeting anytime as well.  Our meetings are each night at 10 pm EST.  Hope to talk to you soon! 

http://na-recovery.org/Narcotics_Anonymous_Recovery_Chat_Online_Meeting_Home.html
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Hello, Im a long time addict out of Chicago who is tired of the vicious cycle.. Always wanting to stop but constantly overpowered by my demons. I am hoping some support and knowledge from other recovering addicts will help me beat my demons for good..  :shrug:
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