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Anyone have friends in Narc Anon?

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by Soup, Feb 15, 2006.

  1. Soup

    Soup Elite Member

    Joined: Jul 24, 2002 Messages: 4,425 Likes Received: 282
    This shit bothers the hell out of me. My friend went in for shrooms, nitrous, weed, acid, and x, all after he landed on his head BMXing high without a helmit. He gave up his only sport, BMXing, and checked himself into NA.

    He's been 284 days clean but now feels more comitted to NA than when he checked himself in. At the Junior College he goes to, he only hangs out with kids from NA, the fifty someodd friends from highschool that go to this college he avoids. When he told me he's always looking for new meetings to go to all over the area, I asked him why he likes it so much. He said he couldnt tell me because they have secret rituals that I wouldn't understand. He said he's be happy to take me to one of the meetings, but couldnt discuss with me what they do there.

    Anyone have friends in NA? Has anyone gone and knows what the fuck my friend is talking about?? Is my friend gonna need rehab after this rehab?
     
  2. beardofzeus

    beardofzeus Member

    Joined: Aug 5, 2005 Messages: 408 Likes Received: 0
    It bothers you that your friend made a commitment to sobriety and is following through with it. You should be happy for him.
    Did it occur to you that he might like hanging with his NA friends because they dont try to peer pressure him back into his old habits?
     
  3. villain

    villain Veteran Member

    Joined: Jul 12, 2002 Messages: 5,190 Likes Received: 2
    Very cool people in NA and AA and such. Seriously.
     
  4. Gat Bush

    Gat Bush Veteran Member

    Joined: Jul 23, 2003 Messages: 9,817 Likes Received: 129
    give him some c0ke. then he'll open up.
     
  5. SPRACK ATTACK

    SPRACK ATTACK New Jack

    Joined: Jan 19, 2006 Messages: 88 Likes Received: 0
    sounds like his life went from awesome to boring super quick
     
  6. Tough Love

    Tough Love Senior Member

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  7. dubsface

    dubsface Member

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    I have a bunch of AA friends. You have to drop your old friends when you begin. God, if one of my girls stayed being my friend and hanging out I doubt she'd still be sober. He'll knock out of it soon and probably chill again. People just have to take some time to build up a strong willpower is all.
     
  8. Gat Bush

    Gat Bush Veteran Member

    Joined: Jul 23, 2003 Messages: 9,817 Likes Received: 129
    i seen that south park where stans dad goes to AA....

    fucking priceless. :haha: :haha: :haha: so true to life too.
     
  9. shameless self promotion

    shameless self promotion 12oz Legend

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  10. Soup

    Soup Elite Member

    Joined: Jul 24, 2002 Messages: 4,425 Likes Received: 282
    Before there was two things you could talk to him about, BMX and drugs. Now all you can talk to him about is rehab. The kid's depressed, opens every discussion with his sobriety day count, calls everyone "brother", antisocial... NA just seems like the new goth.

    I wanted to add that I love this kid, I've known him since fourth grade (he smoked back then too) and I wouldnt be asking about this if I didn't want to make sure what he's doing is healthy.
     
  11. Everyone I know that went to NA and AA became way better persons because of it.
    But yeah, if you dont change and dont think about personal developement and progress, it will seem weird to you that people get sucked into it.
    Just like it seems weird to normal people when you get sucked into drugs.
    Be happy for your friend.
     
  12. !@#$%

    [email protected]#$% Moderator Crew

    Joined: Oct 1, 2002 Messages: 18,517 Likes Received: 621
    NA and AA are usually just as life-changing for people as their drug habit was
    getting out of bad addiction problems usually requires a major transformation that can almost seem like a brainwash at times

    but it is a very positive support system for people who need to change
    change is good, but it seems scary sometimes.
    no matter what it's for the best if it helps them stay clean
     
  13. FuzZy

    FuzZy Elite Member

    Joined: Nov 23, 2005 Messages: 4,774 Likes Received: 30
    good for your friend......its a hard thing to go through
    my bro has been clean for like almost 2 years now from crack/weed /alcohol and whatever else was out there and he is totally different from before but it is in a totally good way.
    NA/AA is like a cult and they basically have to brainwash you so you get better but its for the good of themselves and the ones around them. Hey if thats what he has to do to stay clean then I am going to support him all the way
     
  14. johnny ballbags

    johnny ballbags Elite Member

    Joined: Jul 25, 2005 Messages: 4,381 Likes Received: 30
    About 3.5 years ago i kicked a pretty ugly heroin habit... i went to detox for 3 days... when i left they really encouraged me too go to meetings... so i tried it cuz i was pretty much lost and out of ideas... it sucked to go at first cuz its fuckin embarassing and uncomfortable to walk into a room full of strangers... but most of the people there were really cool... they tell you to leave your "using" friends behind for your own good and all that shit... i started goin to 1 meeting a day for a while... had a sponsor and all that shit.. i learned a lot about myself and about how not to be a fuckin junkie... theres things you learn there that apply to everyday life.. i still quote my old sponsor on occasion cuz he dropped some fuckin gems on me... after about a year i realized that i wanted more... to me people at meetings are so preocupied (sp?) with not gettin high, they forget how to live.. but thats just my truth, doesnt work for everyone... so i stopped goin... i now drink on the weekends do the occasional bowl (shit they said i wouldnt handle w/o goin back to the dirty)... i work 60 hrs a week.. and work on side projects w my free time.. i have a full and good life... good friends (same ones ive had my whole life) and family (some who get fucked up & i still manage) no time for meetings or heroin...
    i've seen people there for weed and really into the program and shit.. fucked up but it prolly isnt the drug addiction that keeps them there... its the sense of belonging to someone whos prolly pretty lonely...
    the thing is, people go to NA/AA for all different reasons.. some need a break from the bs... some need a family.. some need a reason to live... some want some pussy/dick... or just warm cup of coffee...
    for me it was a step in the right direction and a place to learn some ish and move on... for some its a way of life...
    either way dont hate on your friend for his involvement.. try to be supportive of what hes tryin to do for himself and bring up your concerns in a way thats easy for him to hear.... chances are hell come around eventually... if hes bettering himself theres nothing wrong with that.. encourage him to do fun, not drug related shit with you and try to remind him what it feels like to really live life...
     
  15. GamblersGrin

    GamblersGrin Elite Member

    Joined: Sep 24, 2003 Messages: 3,243 Likes Received: 16
    after reading this first reply, i felt no more need for me to read on. this thread shouldve even been closed after this reply.
     
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