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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

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
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.
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!

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
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!
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:
Online Recovery Meetings and Chat / Lost in my addiction
« Last post by Shannel on August 29, 2017, 02:48:42 AM »
I need help I'm lost alone and afraid. I've lost custody of my babies and I still am having a hard time staying clean. What can I do?
Our Stories / Re: New Member and Struggling
« Last post by sjs94704 on August 27, 2017, 11:27:39 AM »
Hey Quinn:

My name is Steven from California.

I hope you can recognize that you're well on your way to getting through this merely by the fact that you were willing to reach out on this website for support and guidance on how to deal with your loss!

I can't imagine the pain you are feeling right now!  Let me first say that nothing anyone can say can ever truly heal the pain from the loss of a loved one, especially a parent! But hopefully, just knowing that there are many many others out here who have gone through this exact thing can be some level of comfort to you!

I am truly sorry for your loss!

I hope you will come to the point soon to always remember that you can celebrate her life and be so thankful to her for giving you your life!
Without her you would not be here!

I say that since this is a very critical moment in your life, if it were me, I would seek out and surround myself with a few true friends who can at least for awhile, keep in close contact with me as I work my way through my emotions around this loss to the point where I can feel better about being on my own.

Meetings, Meetings, Meetings, Meetings! Try as best as you can to go to as many as you can!  Don't be afraid to share your pain with others at the meetings you go to because you just might be not only helping yourself, but several others in the room who are going through something very similar and who are just not sharing it with others! When you go to meetings you are helping yourself by helping others.

I know that for me, the friends I have made in meetings are the best friends I have ever had.

Stay strong! Seek out guidance from your Higher Power. And most of all, do whatever you need to do for yourself to not allow yourself to relapse. Always think back on how you got to where you are in your recovery now and always know that there are many other ways to cope with the pain you're feeling from that loss other than picking up again and using.

In my experience with others I know who have gone through this and chose to use again to mask that pain, when they came down off their "High", that pain was 10 times worse!

Finally, alway remember this: "Every moment of your life, always do what is in your best interest!"  ........

My heart goes out to you!

-Steven S.
Berkeley, CA USA
Introductions and Celebrations! / Re: Newbie to online meetings
« Last post by LaneyD on August 19, 2017, 01:00:27 AM »
 Hi!  My name is Laney, and I am also new on here! I've been reading people's stories on here for quite a while, and am glad to finally have the courage to talk to you all. I'm an alcoholic, and talking To others on here will be of great help as I am very shy....and maybe I can be of help to some one else! So it's great to meet you Rachel, and the rest of you!!
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