few moments it takes to read and review.
Coming here as a newcomer means coming in chaos and pain. I did
not have time to read the Guidelines or any of the announcements.
I just needed to read and share my E S & H.
It is in loving service that I ask you all to please review the guidelines
and all other material contained under announcements. I have posted
a portion of the guidelines here to help all understand why some posts
have been edited.
Guidelines for membership in and participation on the Forum have been developed over time to provide some general ground rules for the Forum and its members. A moderating team of active Forum members, working a Nar-Anon program, with a Nar-Anon sponsor, were appointed by Area 10 to ensure that basic guidelines are followed and to oversee the day-to-day functions of the Forum.
There are just a very few areas that should be avoided in accordance with our Traditions, Concepts and Destructive Forces. We do not:
Discuss Alternative programs (including prescribed prescription alternatives) that are not 12 Step
Discuss particular religious or political views
Make personal attacks
Use disrespectful language
Engage in "crosstalk" in a thread
Post non Nar-Anon websites in our profiles, in posts, responses or in chat room shares
Refer to Non-CAL material anywhere on Forum (including Friendship and Grieving) and in the Chat room*
Post under more than one name/identity
Advise: we can only suggest by telling how we solved similar problems through our experiences, strength and hopes.
Gossip about others, including the addict. The careless discussion of other people’s personal difficulties is contrary to the principles of our program. We know that nobody wants to deliberately tear down the group or its principles. WHAT YOU SEE HERE - WHAT YOU HEAR HERE, WHEN YOU LEAVE HERE - LET IT STAY HERE.
Tradition 11 tells to protect the anonymity of all members, so that we can all feel safe to say what we need to. Anonymity is the spiritual foundation of all our traditions.
* Posts that include quotations from non-conference approved literature, will be allowed as part of a Nar-Anon based share. If you read something, it becomes part of your experience, strength and hope. Sharing this is encouraged. Please avoid directly quoting more than 2-3 sentences due to copyright laws. If you do quote, please ensure you share your experience, strength and hope from the quotation without mentioning the Non CAL source/author.