Considering going to meetings
By anon16
9/24/2012 6:51:00 AM
I'm considering going to meetings. There's a couple of "just happens" such as, the meetings being in walking distance, my Bishop mentioning it, and my having dinner at the missionaries couples home last night. I asked my bishop who they were and when he told me I was surprised to hear it was them. It was confirmed when they had to leave partway through dinner to go to the meeting.

I will probably ask in the next couple of days about the meetings, but I'd like to get opinions from people who have been to meetings.

First, I'm considering it for two reasons. First, I've slipped 3 times in the past week. Second, when I talked to the counselor on campus(under my bishops recommendation) he pretty much said that I was an addict. Had to take a harsh look at that. I am spiraling out of control and I know it.

But here are my concerns about going. First, this is a place where everyone knows everyone. The chances of my seeing someone I know is really good. Second, I am 17 and a girl. Am I putting myself at risk attending meetings?

Your advice/would be helpful. I'm feeling like may be I need to do this, but I want to be aware of the potential repercussions. I'm also concerned about being trigggered by meetings.


In meetings..    
"We are asked to not say anything that may trigger others. When we talk about our situations, we keep it very general. And the meetings are confidential. I met another LDS female at a meeting. She told me one other female slept with a male she met at a meeting. So just be very careful, you're around other addicts. And make sure to dress modestly at the meetings. Just set some boundaries for yourself and you'll be fine."
posted at 07:04:29 on September 24, 2012 by g1rlie

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