My experience as a newcomer in NA has been unexpectedly beautiful, but it hasn’t been easy. Some of the difficulties have been what one might expect, like learning to deal with cravings and compulsions to use. Most of them, however, have taken me by surprise as I learn to stay clean day by day.
My First Commitment in Recovery – By Brian M.
The first place I attended a recovery meeting was called
simply “The Place.” It was in a strip mall in tiny Lucerne
Valley in the high desert, 30 miles east of Apple Valley. I
was hesitant about making any commitment in my first
weeks of recovery, but my counselor at the Treatment
Center suggested I begin my service at this tiny meeting
next to a hot rod car shop and a pizza joint.