New and need info
By ginja
2/9/2012 3:45:29 AM
it's 2:50 am in CA I had a bad night as you can tell, I got desperate and wanted to find a online meeting for LDS members. I'm finding that there really isn't much support out there for members dealing with addictions. Mine by the way is alcoholism. I'm having to reface my alcoholism it's been five years since I faced it the first time. Does anyone know of any online aa meetings for LDS members or do i need to start one???


Online Meetings    
"First, welcome Ginja! Yes! There are online meeting for lds members- has online meetings every morning for general addiction. They also have phone I have found much healing from attending them- it's wonderful to have them every morning- it starts my day off better. I thought the first meeting I went to was a little weird because I wasn't sure what to expect, so I would suggest attending 2 meetings and then make your decision about if this is what is best for you. One thing I also like about it is that they focus more on Gospel principles that help us to change instead of focusing on the addictions themselves. I know has online and phone meetings for specific addictions like aa, but they aren't LDS centered. Many people that I know who attend, also attend meetings through Check it out! Ultimately do what's best for you! There is hope- change is possible because of our Saviour."
posted at 08:47:05 on February 9, 2012 by no more
Other LDS recovery meetings    

There is also an LDS Teleconference meeting on Tuesdays at 7:00PM mountain time. The number is 1-877-453-7266 and the meeting ID is 537277. This is listed on the Salt Lake LDS Schedule. You mentioned that there isn’t much support for LDS members in California. Are you aware of the LDS Addiction Recovery Program? The schedules can be found at Click on “Addiction Recovery Program” in the middle of the page and then “Addiction Recovery Support Groups” in the middle of that page. California falls under the North America West area. It looks like there are nine pages with California meetings. Hopefully there are a few close by. The Addiction Recovery Program is one of the Church’s best kept secrets.

Wishing you recovery,
posted at 00:23:53 on February 12, 2012 by justjohn

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"Lucifer will do all in his power to keep you captive. You are familiar with his strategy. He whispers: “No one will ever know.” “Just one more time.” “You can’t change; you have tried before and failed.” “It’s too late; you’ve gone too far.” Don’t let him discourage you. When you take the path that climbs, that harder path of the Savior, there are rewards along the way. When you do something right, when you resist temptation, when you meet a goal, you will feel very good about it. It is a very different kind of feeling than you have when you violate commandments—an altogether different feeling. It brings a measure of peace and comfort and provides encouragement to press on. "

— Richard G. Scott

General Conference May 1990