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Why do you think AA shunned my friend at a meeting because he is addicted to nar

  1. sj_workman79 profile image57
    sj_workman79posted 6 years ago

    Why do you think AA shunned my friend at a meeting because he is addicted to narcotics instead?

    Why do you think AA shunned my friend at a meeting because he is addicted to narcotics instead?

  2. justfortoday profile image75
    justfortodayposted 6 years ago

    usually meetings are very welcoming regardless of whether the persons drug of choice is alcohol, cocaine, heroin, etc. Alcohol is a drug, too. And nowadays it is pretty common that a person that used alcohol has also used a drug. Not sure why your friend felt shunned. Did he consider that he may have personalized something that wasnt meant to shun him. Sometimes, we have our own expectations and we project something is happening or that people feel a certain way and it isnt true. Tell your friend not to give up, that he should try different meetings until he finds some he is comfortable with. Good luck

  3. profile image0
    jasper420posted 6 years ago

    Who ever shunnded him for his differnces is not truley working a program aa and na is the same program its the same disease as with any other addiction

  4. nightwork4 profile image61
    nightwork4posted 6 years ago

    i doubt that would be the reason because the members will try to help anyway. they will also help an addict find an NA (narcotics anonymous)i have friends that are in both or at least were and the only reasons i heard of people being shunned were if the always go to meetings impaired or if they act out during meetings.

  5. tyler_richmond profile image54
    tyler_richmondposted 6 years ago

    IN AA they basically try to form a community to get every addict there to try and help each other, sometimes the people there may think that the person doesn't belong.

  6. sj_workman79 profile image57
    sj_workman79posted 6 years ago

    Someone went up to him after a meeting and told him to hold off on speaking after he spoke once because he wasn't talking about an addiction to alcohol.

  7. tamlee21 profile image60
    tamlee21posted 6 years ago

    People can be so ignorant.  I have heard quite a bit about this issue in my area.  The meetings are run by average people that bring their misconceptions to the table.  It's almost like a superiority issue.  I'm better than you cuz you're a drunk.  Well, I'm better than you cuz you're a junkie.  Hmm, sounds like politicians.  In my opinion, we're all the same.  We introduce toxic chemicals into our bodies that are ruining or has ruined our lives.  We need every allie we can get.

    Can't we all just get along?

 
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