NEWCOMERS

Definition of Newcomer: a person who has recently arrived
Synonyms of Newcomer: arrival, beginner, novice, learner, new member, etc.

These notes are from recovery in AA and/or related 12 step programs.
Readers are encouraged to click external links for more detail.
We hope you find them helpful.
Love in fellowship.

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Many of us have been “thirty-day wonders.” We were desperate and dying when we showed up at our first NA meeting.

We identified with the addicts we met there and the message they shared. With their support, we were finally able to stop using and catch a free breath.

For the first time in a long, long time, we felt at home. Overnight, our lives were transformed; we walked, talked, ate, drank, slept, and dreamed Narcotics Anonymous.

Then, Narcotics Anonymous lost its novelty. Meetings that had been a thrill became monotonous.

Our wonderful NA friends became bores; their uplifting NA talk, drivel. When our former friends called, inviting us back for some of the old fun, we kissed our recovery goodbye.

Sooner or later, we made our way back to the rooms of Narcotics Anonymous.  There’s a power in the meetings, a common bond among the members, a life to the program that we can’t do without.

Today, our recovery is more than just a fad—it’s a way of life. –Just For Today | More…

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