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DRUG ABUSE ~ ODAT

The Recovery Group

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The Drug Abuse One Day at a Time discussion group is more than just a private and safe list in cyberspace. It is a place where those of us with food compulsions who are also cross addicted to drugs can meet with others who suffer and share our experience, strength and hope with one another. It is a place where we can feel at home, it can become our cyberspace family and where we know that we will be heard and not judged. A place where we can be anonymous ... and safe ... and accepted ... and loved. A place where we all speak the same language ~ the language of recovery. And a place, as the poet said, "where, when we have to go there, they have to take us in."

Drug Abuse is not affiliated with Overeaters Anonymous, Inc. or Narcotics Anonymous, Inc. Nevertheless, many of our members belong to OA and NA and we have the Twelve Traditions as our guidelines.. An important part of our recovery program are the Twelve Steps and we encourage the use of OA and NA literature. Drug Abuse has online meetings where there is no crosstalk and where we share our experience, strength and hope with one another. The only requirement for membership in DA and Recovery is the sincere desire to stop using and eating compulsively.

Because this list is composed primarily of members of anonymous groups, it is not a public medium of communication and thus members may use their last names if they desire. Pseudonyms are also acceptable. Readers of this list are urged to respect the anonymity of the users of this list. What you read here, what you see here, let it stay here. Please do not pass on the messages that are posted to this list without first getting the permission of the person who originally posted the message. You have the option of sending messages to the entire list or to individuals privately. It is always a joy for the group to see the posting of a new member and you will probably receive lots of letters back welcoming you when you decide you would like to introduce yourself.

Anything that one would share at a recovery meeting is welcome here. Users are particularly encouraged to share their own recovery stories knowing that no matter how insignificant the share might be to a person not deep in our disease, our words can be life saving to one who is. Information that one might share individually with another OA or NA member at coffee after a recovery meeting is also welcome here as long as it is of general interest to the rest of the list. Discussions of other programs are best left to other forums. Personal attacks and flames (scathing comments) are not welcome here. Commercial messages are not welcome. There will be no disruptions of the flow of this group. If someone persists in doing that, they will be asked not to.

In accordance with the Twelve Traditions, a loving Higher Power (as we understand Him) as expressed in our group conscience is our ultimate authority.

Our list has volunteer Trusted Servants who join together with all the Trusted Servants of the Recovery Intergroup who work in behalf of our members. We have access to online sponsors, 12 Step online recovery meetings every three hours every day of the year, Big Book and 12 Step Studies and other services that make this journey that we are on more meaningful and more hopeful.

Welcome to DA One Day at a Time ~ a part of the RECOVERY GROUP COMMUNITY.

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Love in recovery ~
The Trusted Servants
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