Most of you know I am addicted to prescription pain meds and have been going to an AA meeting twice a week, and I am the only one in the group that is addicted to pills, everyone else are recovering alcoholics.
My question is I know and addiction is an addiction and I can't find an NA meeting close so doe it matter that I go to an AA meeting? I feel odd, not that anyone in the group makes me feel that way, they are wonderful and I suggest aftercare to everyone that is trying to get off drugs or alcohol.
the only thing that matters is that your going!!! i was told to go to 90 meetings in the first 90 days, and now im working on 5 years clean. the point of the meetings is that you are building a clean foundation. the onl difference is that AA tend to focus only on alcohol and some meetings frown upon talking about drugs. it seems that you found a good group and they dont seem to mind, the format for the two groups are the same. good luck and stay strong!!!!
First, I would like to congratulations on 8 days!!! That is wonderful! I also was addicted to prescription pain pills (opiates). I overdosed and ended up in a rehab in Fla. I signed myself out of there because I was afraid for my safety. 1st thing I did when I got home was to go to an NA meeting, Every community has a number you can call or even go on line like I did and search NA meetings for your area. In NA I met quite a few old timers of AA (members with over 20 years of sobriety). I am 10 months clean today, thanks to NA and AA. My friends tell me when I go to an AA meeting and introduce myself say " I am Mary, a member of AA and an addict. Since alcohol is a drug, I make a concious effort NOT to drink. I have always been welcomed into AA meetings. Both of those fellowships are wonderful. It is not a set a rules but just suggestions to follow if you want to remain clean and sober. They do work. Also meeting makers, make it! Good Luck!!
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