Welljust incase you were wondering, that is my e-mail. You see I had a nifty idea a few years back. I was pursueing yet another trip through rehab, but I thought I would be smart about it and started calling and asking questions about the treatment methods used and the success rate they had had. Well they all kept telling me they could not keep track of the success/failure rate as that would involve to much time and money.
(boy I almost got myself off on a tangent)
So I thought how silly, what with the internet it should be easy to stay in touch. I mean if someone were to help me end the addiction I would be so happy and grateful I would be singing from the rooftops and certainly would check-in to let them know how I was doing. So i decided to test my theory and I came up with a catchy e-mail, recoveredcrackhead, that's catchy, right? ya, no.
8 years later I think maybe 4 addicts have contacted me. I belong to a few forums and I have a thread on each with the very same title. I chaired an NA meeting at the local 28 day IP for a year and a half. Every friday night I would write email@example.com
on the chalkboard and request that people stay in touch and let me know how they were doing, good or bad. Nothing. Freekin crackheads.
I don't do NA meetings anymore, actually that was the only one I was commited to. I do chair an AA and attend many others. So I guess I am here trying to figure this whole thing out. AA vs NA vs what really happens in the rooms and what people really say and do.
You see I really get the program of AA, I mean the way it's written in the book, but it seems somewhere along the way people have substitute meetings and sponsors for God as their higher power and that has me ill-at-ease. So I guess I am just wondering what any one else thinks about the program and the way it is presented.
PS we only have one NA group in my area and the meetings are the same 6 people every night, although nobody has substantial clean time, they all know the answers.