wolftigerrosebud wrote:Well... I've been in the NA revolving door program for about five years now.
I've done acid a lot, and it hasn't cured me of shit. lol.
Though it has done a lot of good for me in that it has opened up doors to spirituality that I probably wouldn't have taken the initiative to open up via more natural avenues otherwise. But maybe it was all the trauma that did that. I don't fuckin' know.
Low dose trips and high dose trips haven't cured my fucked up ego patterns or my addiction. They've allowed me to glimpse my own perspective in an objective way (and it's pretty fucked), but they haven't done anything about changing that perspective. That takes work.
Also @Tony, meetings have a lot of fucked up shit going on in there. They're basically a religious program, and there's an attitude, especially in AA, that if you don't believe their way, you'll come around eventually.
But there are also good things. The old-timers have already learned to filter out stupid opinions and preachy judgmental bullshit and just hang on to the positive. It's not fair to assume that those of us without 20 years staying clean can just jump right in, so it's not like it's something to feel bad about. But different meetings have different cultures, and in recovery there's always going to be assholes. That's life. But don't let the assholes run you out of the rooms. It's not to say you should be in meetings or something like that -- that's not at all what I'm saying. That's for you to determine; not trying to overstep my bounds. I'm just saying don't let the reason you leave be because some jackasses are dumping their shit on the meetings and trying to force their beliefs down your throat.
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