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Am I an Addict? What is NA and how can it help me? / Re: Am I am an addict?
« Last post by choicesgifts on July 25, 2017, 01:01:32 AM »
You are doing great work and really it will will help people who want get rid off from addiction, but you should also work on social media for better results.
Introductions and Celebrations! / Re: Newbie to online meetings
« Last post by recovery on July 17, 2017, 09:04:20 PM »
my name is MaryJo but most people on here call me mj I am glad you found us nice to meet you
Our Stories / Re: New member frustrated venting.
« Last post by Atm142 on July 12, 2017, 01:39:24 PM »
Sorry I haven't wrote in awhile my laptop crapped out so I'm posting from my very unhelpful phone. Still 'clean' still on drt. I wanted to share a very neat though very corny exercise I discovered while reading some psychology texts. I find it pretty useful in calming me down and helping me move on but again it's corny as heck. Maybe it can help someone else too.

When I'm feeling anxious or guilty and maybe a panic attack coming on I picture myself as a child sitting there trembling and I say all the things I wish someone would say to me. During this time I remind myself these minutes are dedicated to me being anxious and it is totally fine to feel this way but I remind myself that when the time passes I need to pick myself up and focus on something positive.

Pretty corny right? It also makes me think about what and how I talk to my daughter as she grows though.

 Anyway, my second dad just passed away from lung cancer so after I bury him on Friday I'm going to redouble my efforts on quitting nicotine. I realize now I use cigarettes as an outlet for my anxiety.

And sure, I am looking for ways to fix my brain but there is no permanent fix. I'm just looking for ways to make it through each and everyday without harming myself or anyone else and staying a contributing positive member of society.
Introductions and Celebrations! / Re: Newbie to online meetings
« Last post by Kat on June 23, 2017, 12:35:01 AM »
Welcome to our online recovery family!  I am happy to meet you!

 :flashwelcome:       :grouphug:
Introductions and Celebrations! / Newbie to online meetings
« Last post by Bronx Rachel on June 19, 2017, 01:51:44 PM »
Hi I"m Rachel and I'm an addict!  This is my first time using NA online.  Thank God it is NA I am using today!  My anniversary date: 04 SEP 1995.
Chat Room and Website Support / Re: link to new site
« Last post by IrinaKeck on June 15, 2017, 04:59:08 AM »
Looking forward to try that new site...
Though I'm patient, I will wait here. But how long it would take? Can someone tell at least a preliminary date?
Our Stories / Re: Newbie...Waiting to get into treatment...
« Last post by recovery on May 22, 2017, 09:53:37 PM »
hang in there and get to some local meetings you can find local meetings at hope you will come in the chat room and talk to us
Our Stories / Newbie...Waiting to get into treatment...
« Last post by Whtlion73 on May 17, 2017, 11:08:40 PM »
I'm working on about 40 days clean. Been a rough ride. I've always been indepent I was using..slowly destroying myself with hardcore drug use. Then lost everything after a serious car wreck. Didn't stop using until the humiliation of being homeless hit me..and w broken leg ! Thankfully started  to get help..Now living w family..waiting to get into inpatient treatment center.
I'm thankfull..but going crazy as a 40 plus yr old w family.. Just get antsy waiting for a spot in treatment.
Ask It Basket / Re: What does the First Step mean to you?
« Last post by Wendy-Li on May 09, 2017, 04:13:33 AM »

For me, getting honest...with myself.  Answering that question that would lurk in the back of my mind after yet another sleepless night...maybe I AM an addict?  The realisation that no matter how good my intentions were each day I would always end up using. Admitting that I can't do this alone.
Tired of being tired
 Waiting for the comeback groove
 Give it up, let it go...
 Forever, maybe never
 Twirl around a sad old lie
 Refusal stakes it deeper
 Take take take but never give
 Will you sign the dance card Reaper?
 Tired of being the willing fool
 The double standard test
 Tired of all the clever lies
 Even broken fools need rest
 Dance with all the shadows
 The damage of pretend
 This tune must be forever
 It never seems to end
 Reaper won’t you dance with me?
 This broken fool needs rest
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