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Email NorthOakAA@gmail.com or simply tell Jen P and it will be posted on our blog.

 

I’d like to remind everyone that this blog is designed not only to post news but also hear from you all. So please feel free to contact us at any time with any concerns, ideas, news, updates, information etc. Anything that pertains to our fellowship, our recovery and our lives as a whole – this is your space to share.

Only you first name and first initial of your last name will be posted.

I want to congratulate Bill D. for contributing to the North Oaks blog and winning the free coffee mug!

Way to go Bill D.!!

 

Elaine E. October 14, 2017
I want to attend. Will i have to talk or can I just listen?

northoakaa replied October 14, 2017
You don’t have to share, just introduce yourself and say “My name is Elaine and I just want to listen”. Hope to see you soon!

Jen P

Natalie replied November 6, 2017

You can just listen! Lots of people choose to do that instead of speaking! Hope to see you soon!

 

Natalie R. September 5, 2017

Just wanted to say that I am very new to the group and have been attending meetings as I am able to. It is extremely helpful to my recovery hearing how people are coping and staying sober – especially in their early days because I am pretty newly sober. I know we are supposed to take our time to choose a sponsor. I have heard from others, and experienced myself that some of the temporary sponsors are not terribly good at responding in a timely manner and that can make the difference between staying sober and taking that drink. Other AA members have told us to get many names and just keep calling numbers until SOMEONE answers. I feel kinda shy calling someone I don’t know – I bet others do too. I don’t know if I am calling them when they are busy or at work. Can you give me some guidance here?

northoakaa
I have given my number out to hundreds of women over the past ten years. When a stranger calls me from the hall it gets me out of self and allows me to focus on something else. It helps me! Please call before you drink and not after,  I may accidentally hang up on you. I would definately get a temporary sponsor even if they are not a good fit for you. It will give you someone to stay accountable to. You can always switch sponsors when you find the right fit. Just let them know you found a better fit. When I shop for a sponsor I tell them my needs and my schedule. The retired sponsors are my favorite 😉 It’s ok to “interview” a few women before choosing a sponsor. Here is what I ask…Do you have a year or more sober? Are you currently working with a sponsor? Do you have a higher power? Are you able to teach me how you’re stay in healthy relationships? You could get suggestions by look at the books at Kansas City Central Office.  Hope this helps.

Jen P.

 

Bill D. August 4, 2017

I’ve been a member of the North Oak group for 25 years now. I love this hall or I wouldn’t still be here. We have lots of activities available for us to do to have a good time!

 

Collin S. August 7, 2017

I love the north oak group!! Everyone there is awesome!! I love the meetings!!

 

Jackie C. April 26, 2017

Hi, Not that addiction isn’t always an important topic, but it seems to be an especially hot news item lately. If you ask me, that’s a great thing, since it inspires research on helping people recover (like this discovery on the power of music in recovery) and reassures those who have fallen victim to substance abuse that they’re not alone.

I know that my power in helping others is limited, but that doesn’t stop me from trying to find ways to share information on addiction and recovery with those who need it. Having looked over your site, it looks like you are just as passionate, so I hope you’ll join me in my awareness efforts and consider sharing the informative resources below with your readers. I thought they could go here (https://northoakaa.com/aa-related-links-and-recources/) or somewhere with similar information.

Thanks in advance for your passion in promoting awareness and support on this important topic.

Thanks, Jackie

 

northoakaa

Hey Jackie!

Thank you for visiting our website. I appreciate you trying to share your links with us. However AA does not promote outside businesses.

Thank you!
Jen P

 

 

Mike commented on November 17, 2016
Is this group just for people who want to stop drinking? I am looking for a group to help me quit drugs. Meth is my drug of choice.
northoakaa says on November 17, 2016
North Oak group welcomes addicts as well as alcoholics. Not every group in KC likes addicts in their AA meetings but we do.
Karen commented on December 6, 2016
Good day Mike, I’m Karen, it doesn’t matter what your drug of choice is because they are all mind altering. There are many addicts and dull addicts at NOak. Great and friendly group😊 Check us out sometime 😊
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  1. Just wanted to say that I am very new to the group and have been attending meetings as I am able to. It is extremely helpful to my recovery hearing how people are coping and staying sober – especially in their early days because I am pretty newly sober. I know we are supposed to take our time to choose a sponsor. I have heard from others, and experienced myself that some of the temporary sponsors are not terribly good at responding in a timely manner and that can make the difference between staying sober and taking that drink. Other AA members have told us to get many names and just keep calling numbers until SOMEONE answers. I feel kinda shy calling someone I don’t know – I bet others do too. I don’t know if I am calling them when they are busy or at work. Can you give me some guidance here?

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