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Re: Origional Of Suggestions Heard At Meetings
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2011, 09:37:43 AM »
 8) 8) 8)  All of these things are very true , learning to practice these is the key to change and a new life.   8) 8) 8)
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Origional Of Suggestions Heard At Meetings
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2011, 10:01:02 PM »
 Origins of suggestions heard at NA meetings

Avoid people, places, and things
Basic Text Page 15:
"Old friends, places, and ideas are often a threat to our recovery. We need to change our playmates, playgrounds and playthings."

Come early and stay late
Basic Text page 252:
"We were into service work, emptying ash trays, setting up and cleaning up meeting halls. We would get there early and leave late,..."

Don't use and go to meetings
Basic Text page 10:
"...we suggest that newcomers keep coming back and come back clean."
also IP 23 "Staying Clean on the Outside":
Instead of picking up that first drug, we do the following:
* Don't use, no matter what
* Go to an NA meeting

Get and use a sponsor
Basic Text Page 55:
"We have found it helpful to have a sponsor and to use this sponsor"
also IP # 16 "For the Newcomer"
"We suggest that you look for a sponsor as soon as you become acquainted with members in your area."

Get a home group
Basic Text Page 54:
"We find our place in the Fellowship, and we join a group whose meetings help us in our recovery."
also Basic Text page 95:
"Attending our home group provides encouragement from the people that we get to know."

Keep coming back, it works
Basic Text Page 9:
"We have learned from our group experience that those who keep coming to our meetings regularly stay clean."
also Basic Text page 148:
"Keep coming back, it works."
also IP #22 "Welcome to Narcotics Anonymous":
"KEEP COMING BACK - IT WORKS!"

90 meetings in 90 days
Basic Text Page 53:
"A meeting a day for at least the first ninety days of recovery is a good idea.

Use the phone
Basic Text Page 54:
"...get and use telephone numbers,..."
Being stuck way up north I read literature do service in my area,region,and homegroup.New friends new ways of life.Left old friend out there same old story they have .Like helping newcomers , I was one once,have to give back what was freely given to me .