hi everyone. I am a sober daze right now and has been for 7 days. she's been going to AA meetings despite the fact that she refuses to believe she is an alcoholic. unfortunately I has no transportation so she has to go where her friends go (which is AA) her depression is so fucking bad, which is what led her there to begin with (and the fact that she thought she was gonna lose her arm the other day after a ritalin binge) when swim just drinks and smokes weed sometimes things are relatively ok, but as soon as needles get involved she hits rock bottom and things just keep getting worse. so I finally gave in to her AA/NA friends and tried it out swim just got back from a meeting (and the socializing that inevitably comes afterwards). she likes the meetings because she feels like some of these people can really relate, but I feel mentally and physically exhausted all the time from all the introducing herself, and "how long do you have sober", and "are you getting lots of numbers" and "how is sobriety today" blah blah blah. there are still major parts of the program that I has problems with- such as the idea that after so much time of sobriety, one glass of wine or one puff on a joint is a "relapse" and you have to start all over. This seems too black and white to swim, and she feels like if she can keep a needle out of her arm and powders out of her nose then she's doing pretty well. but unfortunately AA/NA does not see it that way. so I am really trying to go with the one day at a time mentality for now, take what she can from it, and go from there. UGH THIS SUCKS. Swim wishes she had never gotten back in to shooting. damnit has anyone here been to AA/NA? I want to keep going but really can't agree that drug addiction and alcoholism are exactly the same.