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NACHATROOM.ORG MEETING TIMES
Online meetings are held every day at 3:00pm and 8:00pm EST. There is also a "candlelight meeting" every Saturday night at 11:59PM EST.
You can also type !nextmeeting into the chat to see how many hours until our next meeting.
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NACHATROOM.ORG - Safety and Anonymity Guidelines.
To protect newcomers and minors from predatory or exploitative behavior and to ensure that our website is not being misused to facilitate criminal activity (including but not limited to being offered or asked for drugs), Private Messaging is disabled for anonymous guests.
Please do not circumvent this by providing your email address/phone number/messenger handle/social media link or any other form of communicating off the site.
NACHATROOM.ORG is safest and most effective when all communications are out in the open for members with some clean time/recovery to weigh in on. We are not a social media/dating site.
Am I Welcome here?
Our 3rd Tradition states that "the only requirement for membership is a desire to stop using."
Our group is open to drug addicts or anyone who thinks they might have a drug problem. Please respect our room's NA and recovery focus or leave.
In accordance with Tradition Three, bans are only in effect as long as necessary to mitigate disruption/trolling. Our ban policy takes Tradition One into account, which states "Our common welfare should come first; personal recovery depends on NA unity." Our first obligation is to protect the GROUP, followed closely by the INDIVIDUAL.
We don't have any guidelines about participating in chat while under the influence so long as members who participate while intoxicated are not abusive or disruptive.
Our group pays dues/rent to the Never Alone Alano Club, which operates as an outside facility that hosts groups and meetings such as ours.
Staff from the NAAC have a zero tolerance policy for violent threats, illegal activity, and people who attack/DDOS their infrastructure. You can expect to be banned from their "premises."
"All are welcome, but not all behaviors."
Not all in attendance are in recovery or working the Narcotics Anonymous program. Many of our chatters are in the pre-contemplation stage where they are THINKING about getting help. We are in all stages of recovery here. We expect people to be courteous and compassionate towards one another, and especially to the sick and suffering addict who has not found a solution.
Where individuals are concerned, the newcomer comes first and foremost. Personal attacks and confrontational attitudes (begging someone to go to a meeting, forcefully shoving someone in one direction without listening to them) are not aligned with the mission of NACHATROOM.ORG.
Nitpicking a visitor in the pre-contemplation stage over the "clarity statement" or bludgeoning them with your concept of "NA purity" is not typically received well and turns people off. Please respect boundaries and social cues when this type of approach is clearly unwelcome.
Some people are not ready or able to go to a meeting. They are welcome to chat and participate in our meetings -- free from harassment or being ordered around or shoved into any direction.
By contrast, a newcomer who has actually attended a face to face meeting is in what you would call an "action stage," and this is where traditional approaches you've learned about getting to work and finding a sponsor to work the NA program with are most effective.
Moderators are unpaid volunteers who are here to socialize, support each other, and try to enjoy the place too. Please use !report if there is a serious disruption and it is not being addressed. Over time, most moderators develop a live and let live attitude. Moderators have a color symbol next to their names, it is their job to refocus the discussion if it is getting out of hand.
Arguing, fighting, and abusive conduct are not conducive to the desired environment here. In most cases, a ban will last 12 hours and you'll be asked to come back and try again tomorrow.
NACHATROOM.ORG - BOTTOM LINE RULES
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