<p>NACHATROOM.ORG - Online Narcotics Anonymous Meetings & Chatroom <p> <p>We were a group of Narcotics Anonymous with two daily online meetings where addicts seeking recovery can chat 24/7 for support and fellowship. It's free. No registration is required, and we don't ask for your contact info or e-mail address. A first name or a chat handle will suffice.<p> Just type a nickname into the chat box above and click "connect" to instantly join the room and begin talking to other recovering addicts who are here to share their experience, strength, and hope with each other!</p> You can choose to remain anonymous if you wish, the chatroom will give you a name like "NAGuest123" by default. Don't be afraid to just listen. Or share whatever you feel comfortable sharing, especially if it will get you through today.<p> We welcome you whether you identify as an addict, an "alcoholic," (in NA, alcohol is a drug), or are just starting to wonder whether you have a problem.<p> Our primary purpose is to carry the message of NA to the addict who is still suffering. In NA, we like to say that NA = "Never Alone." <p> NA has only ONE promise to make, and that is: <p> "The message is that an addict, any addict, can stop using drugs, lose the desire to use, and find a new way to live.... That is all we have to give." (NA Basic Text, 5th Ed., p. 65) <p> At all other times this is "open chat," making it more like what we call "fellowship" in NA, rather than what we would call a "meeting." Feel free to suggest a recovery topic or type !jft to play the NA Just For Today meditation.<p> We have no affiliation whatsoever with Narcotics Anonymous World Services. We are merely "one group" out of more than 63,000 groups. Nor are we even the only NA group online. <p> Please stick around and greet visitors! This may be their first exposure to an NA group. <p> <p>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.ORG. This website no longer hosts a chatroom meetings in the "NA" format.<p> I don't care how attached anyone is to them, they're all disease and no solution. People aren't going to meetings or reading literature. You need to give them an engaging topic while you still have them on the line.<p> We have moved to <a href="https://www.neveraloneclub.org" target="new">https://www.neveraloneclub.org</a> <p> Our official blog is <a href="https://blog.neveraloneclub.org" target="new">https://blog.neveraloneclub.org</a>. This will give you some examples of what a discussion topic may look like in a future meeting. <p> Meetings and recovery topics will resume on NEVERALONECLUB.ORG in April of 2023. They will be in a secular, non-NA format. <p>

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Dealing with anger is an important aspect of recovery. It's natural to feel angry at times, but it's important not to let anger take over and negatively impact your life. One way to deal with anger is to identify the triggers that cause it in the first place. Once you know what triggers your anger, you can learn to avoid those situations or develop tools to handle them more constructively. 

Another way to deal with anger is to practice mindfulness and relaxation techniques. This can include deep breathing exercises, meditation, or yoga. These practices can help you feel more centered and less reactive to triggering situations. It's also important to learn healthy ways to express your anger. 

This can include venting to a friend or therapist, writing in a journal, or participating in physical activities like exercise or sports. It's crucial to find a healthy outlet for your anger rather than letting it build up inside. Ultimately, learning to deal with anger in a constructive way takes time and practice. It's important to be patient with yourself and seek support from a therapist or trusted friend if necessary. 

Remember, anger is a natural emotion, and learning to manage it effectively is an important part of the recovery process. 

Grounding exercises are an excellent way to bring yourself back to the present moment when you are feeling anxious or overwhelmed. Here are a few simple techniques you can try: 

1. Five Senses Technique: Start by identifying five things you can see, four things you can touch, three things you can hear, two things you can smell, and one thing you can taste. By focusing on your senses, you can bring your mind back to the present moment and create a feeling of calm. 

2. Breath Awareness: Take a deep breath in through your nose, hold it for a few seconds, and then exhale slowly through your mouth. Pay attention to the sensation of the air moving in and out of your body. Repeat this exercise for a few minutes until you feel more centered and calm. 

3. Mantra Repetition: Choose a simple phrase or word that has a calming effect on you, such as  "peace " or  "love. " Repeat this word to yourself quietly or out loud, focusing your attention on the sound and vibration of the word. This technique can help to quiet your mind and reduce anxiety. Remember, grounding exercises are meant to help you feel more centered and present. 

Try different techniques to see which ones work best for you, and incorporate them into your daily routine. 

By practicing grounding exercises regularly, you can improve your ability to manage stress and anxiety. 

You can always ask our bot, Ned, for some more examples of Grounding exercises.