Ninety and Ninety
Blog Post by: Alumni Relations Specialist
When I entered rehab, I didn’t know anything about a program or a fellowship. I did not know AA meetings were real. I thought they were made up things on television. I never even heard of a NA meeting. Is this all a joke? Do I really have to do this for the rest of my life? I heard a lot of sayings and clichés. The one that really shocked me was the meaning of a 90 and 90. You expect me to go to a meeting every day for 90 days?? Who has time for that? Who would want to do that? What is the point? After a little protest and stomping my feet, I thought what do I have to lose? Take the suggestion… and I did. It became like a second home for me. I saw familiar faces, and met new ones. I was more comfortable at my meetings than I was at home. I belonged, I was accepted, I was loved, I received hugs and genuine smiles. Why would anyone NOT want this? After my 90 and 90, I continued to go to meetings daily. Now, coming up on 5 years clean, I still find myself making as many meetings as I possibly can. I feel lost without them. My body knows when I am lacking in my meeting attendance. My 90 and 90 went from something I laughed at to something I credit my life and sobriety to.