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Sun Jan 15, 2012, 09:13 PM

Do we need to expand our "forum purpose"? I'm thinking we should mention the families of addicts?

What say you? Here's the current purpose:


A supportive resource for people recovering from addictions (drugs, alcohol, over-eating, gambling, etc.) which negatively affect all areas of their lives.

How about something like:

A supportive resource for people recovering from addictions (drugs, alcohol, over-eating, gambling, etc.) which negatively affect all areas of their lives and for friends and family of recovering or active addicts.

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Reply Do we need to expand our "forum purpose"? I'm thinking we should mention the families of addicts? (Original post)
NMDemDist2 Jan 2012 OP
rug Jan 2012 #1
NMDemDist2 Jan 2012 #2
Rhiannon12866 Jan 2012 #3
oldhippydude Jan 2012 #4
irisblue Jan 2012 #5
tavalon Feb 2012 #12
cordelia Jan 2012 #6
Tippy Jan 2012 #7
cally Jan 2012 #8
NMDemDist2 Jan 2012 #9
cordelia Jan 2012 #10
tavalon Feb 2012 #11

Response to NMDemDist2 (Original post)

Sun Jan 15, 2012, 09:36 PM

1. My alcohol use affected everyone around me.

I know those that stayed would have a lot to give to and take from a group like this.

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Response to rug (Reply #1)

Sun Jan 15, 2012, 09:56 PM

2. i'll take that as an "Aye"

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Response to NMDemDist2 (Original post)

Mon Jan 16, 2012, 05:04 AM

3. Sounds fine to me.

I agree that we should be "inclusive." This forum should be available for anyone who's faced with a problem caused by addiction. We're here to help each other, so I think anyone's experiences should be welcome. The more contributors, the better, IMO.

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Response to NMDemDist2 (Original post)

Mon Jan 16, 2012, 06:44 AM

4. seems to me

that just being in this forum. the very act of posting makes us part of the family.. and we already have have a bond just by being here..for every one of here inspired by Dr Bob & Bill.. im sure there a number of folks that cling to Lois & Anne..

just "feels like the right thing to do"..

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Response to NMDemDist2 (Original post)

Mon Jan 16, 2012, 03:04 PM

5. good on you NMDem

our families, of choice or birth, are affected by our addictions. i think they should be here too.

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Response to irisblue (Reply #5)

Wed Feb 1, 2012, 03:30 AM

12. As well, we have a problem to

It's called enabling. Also, we go insane right along with the addict. I know. I just went down that rabbit hole this fall. I can't believe how far and how fast I went down. Luckily, I had years of CoDA from 15 years ago so it's been much quicker to get back in the recovery groove. Not easier, quicker.

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Response to NMDemDist2 (Original post)

Mon Jan 16, 2012, 06:55 PM

6. Yes, and thank you.

I would welcome the inclusion of family and friends.

It's a good thing you're undertaking.

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Response to NMDemDist2 (Original post)

Tue Jan 17, 2012, 02:02 PM

7. Yes...

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Response to NMDemDist2 (Original post)

Sun Jan 22, 2012, 09:22 PM

8. sounds good

thanks for this

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Response to NMDemDist2 (Original post)

Sun Jan 22, 2012, 09:26 PM

9. I sent it off to the admins

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Response to NMDemDist2 (Reply #9)

Sun Jan 22, 2012, 09:29 PM

10. Thank you.

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Response to NMDemDist2 (Original post)

Wed Feb 1, 2012, 03:28 AM

11. Well, this has already happened

but I was here as a family member before the charter got expanded and was well supported, so thank you, everyone!

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