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NACHATROOM.NET MEETING TIMES
Online meetings are held every day at 3:00pm and 8:00pm EST.
EU visitors: Meetings at 7pm/12am GMT
You can also type !nextmeeting into the chat to see how many hours until our next meeting.
All Links open in new windows so as to not interrupt chat.
NACHATROOM.NET - All are welcome, but not all behaviors.
We allow near-instantaneous and anonymous access to our chatroom with no registration required. By group conscience if you are disruptive or disrespectful you may be silenced or banned at a moderator's discretion.
If a moderator asks you to change the topic or lose the attitude, please do so.
No observation or surveillance allowed.
Students, professionals, etc: We commend you for pursuing studies or a career in helping people. This chat room is for addicts or people who think they have a problem with drugs only.
Be kind. If you can't be kind, at least be civil.
Speak from the "I."
At a face-to-face (brick and mortar) meeting of Narcotics Anonymous, our first-time visitors have already decided that they may have a drug problem, want to know if NA can help, and they've already taken that critical first step to find and attend one of our meetings!
NACHATROOM.NET's first-time visitors may not be at such an "action step" yet. They might not fully recognize they have a problem, they may still blame others for their problem, maybe they're thinking about getting help "someday," or they may just seek to reduce their drug use or "cut out one substance."
Please refrain from telling others what they should or must do. Share your own experiences with struggling to accept your problem, with your attempts to moderate or substitute, and why you have settled on abstinence and/or the program of Narcotics Anonymous. It's better to phrase your advice in terms of your own story, talking about what worked for you.
We'd very much like to encourage people to move on to an "action step" and encourage giving NA a try but we're not here to argue or beg people to go to NA meetings.
Bad: "You should do X"
Good: "When I was in your situation, I did X, and here is how it worked out for me..."
This website focuses ONLY on the 12 step program of Narcotics Anonymous as laid out in the NA Basic Text. NA is an abstinence-based program, teaching us that we need to abstain from ALL drugs in order to recover.
Discussion about "tapering" or "sub" drugs or other medications to deter drug/alcohol use are simply not a part of the NA program and do not belong here.
Why am I banned?
Please Google for "what is my IP address?" and email [email protected] with that and whatever nickname you used.
Serious talk vs Chit Chat
Conversation in the IRC channel is not always about not addiction and recovery. Playing around & having fun is commonplace but helping others comes first. If you need to talk about something serious, speak up or type !help. If you're in the channel having fun and someone asks to talk about something serious, please be courteous and put the joking on hold.
That said, do recognize that cross-conversations in IRC are the norm. It's the nature of the beast. Don't be offended if others are engaging in a separate conversation while you're speaking.
NACHATROOM.NET - Chatroom Rules
Any two or three addicts gathered together may call themselves an N.A. group, provided that, as a group, they have no other affiliation. This website is not endorsed by any Narcotics Anonymous entity other than NACHATROOM.NET.
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