Who is in a 12 step fellowship?

i’m in overeaters anonymous and debtors anonymous and al anon
i’ve ‘ done ‘ the steps 3 times
( if you don’t mind saying ) are you ?

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I’ve been in and out of 12 step groups, mainly AA, but I’ve also been to Narcotics Anonymous and Emotions Anonymous. It’s been over five years since I last drank.

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Over 30 years sober in AA.

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I’ve been to a great many twelve step meetings.

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I was actually going to go to an NA meeting tomorrow but I’m kind of on the fence about it.

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It won’t hurt you and it might help you. Just be prepared for really bad coffee.

:wink:

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I was in AA, CA and NA for about 16 years. I have attended over a thousand meetings but I’m not active in any program now. I was really into it for awhile, I used to walk or catch the bus to 5 or 6 meetings a week and I got a sponsor and worked the steps and got into service and attended many program social functions. It’s a good program. I got clean and sober in 1990 and I’m probably still clean and sober today because of how involved I once was in it.
I still got a lot of program in me.

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Me and a friend, we did attempt this kind of thing.

But I don’t fit in there after all. Very unfortunately.

Because they believe everything in moderation.

But I don’t.

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I’ve been to roughly 2,000 twelve steps meetings. I don’t need to go anymore. I don’t like it, their rules and lingo. I do consider myself an addict.

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I don’t think we have it here

Got clean off drugs - including alcohol for the most part, since I was 18 and had a court appointed drugs rehabilitation programme for 12 months

It worked

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Had a sponsor at the AA for a while. But all this “higher power” business i found a bit triggering - and frankly a bit of a cop out.

I use a local alcohol service now, which actually has their own shrink, specialising in Addiction.

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AA’s program is abstinence based.

I can’t help it if you don’t like AA’s slogans, but we have no rules. You went to 2,000 meetings and didn’t notice that?

OK yes, but I’m talking about OA

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Not familiar with that one, apologies. I’ve only been to AA (I’m an old-timer) and NA a few times (I found those to be wretched).

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ive been to AA. a few years worth of regular meetings. i like speaker meetings.

What they say isn’t the truth. A sponsor, service work, all twelve steps are a must in AA. It should be the desire to stop using and that’s it. If you disagree with certain things in the meetings you might as well not be there. Stop trying to change me.

i’m in OA I don’t believe everything in moderation at all for sugars and all syrups and all substitutes for sugar… I have fruits only… it’s up to you what your abstinence says if you believe in one thing specifically you probably can get on with that with the program

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Oh thanks so you think they will still accept me. That’s good to know it’s a good way to make friends too maybe.

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Do you have certain beliefs about food?
they accept everybody
i don’t mean i just eat fruit lol just that’s the sweetest thing i have

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Yea I don’t want to be eating certain things.

I’ve been to OA before but I felt a bit odd one out cos of them going on about moderation quite a bit.

I might try in a different OA group there’s plenty where I live.

Yea I didn’t think u eat just fruit. I’ve read some of your threads

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