I have been a member of Narcotics Anonymous for 24 years and have stayed clean for that time. I have always had problems with the need for a Higher Power. My question is how do you (as an atheist)…Continue
"Unfortunately, as much as I enjoyed that book, it has been debunked and James Frey has admitted it was fictional. Regardless, it had its truth but not experienced exactly the way it was written by Mr. Frey. Oprah was pissed too after she made…"
I started writing a 12 step program for nerds once, but never finished it. A few suggestions:
a) I am powerless to be normal and need the help of other nerds to seek 'normality'.
b) I must appologize to everyone I might have…"
"Like I have said in my earlier post, the underlinning basis of the NA program is the application of principles in ones life, by doing that, you do address some of those psychological factors that you are refering to Matt. I have never had the…"
"@Adrienne, I was hoping someone would bring this perspective.
I don't want to discount Ken's experience - serious kudos for your success, Ken! But I sort of think you could have done it without this particular group.
I spent quite a bit of…"
"I've been a clean and sober member of NA for 12+ years. I came into the program agnostic, went to school, studied psychology, physiology, became atheist at 5 years clean, worked in the field... I can tell you that "God" has…"
"I am also involved with NA, and have always had a problem with the whole god thing that is inherent(needless to say bias view point) in the literature. I do use a "power greater than", and that would be the principals contained…"
"I was in al-anon and it helped for a while. Then I hit the same road block. For a while, I tried imagining the higher power as Wisdom, sometimes found in the literature, meetings, and small personal insights. That worked alright but…"