Just For Today Mens Retreat
Mens Retreat Registration Flyer
From Jesse P
"Hi my name is Jesse P. and I was first introduced to the Just For Today Men's Retreat in 1993. I attended my first men's retreat in 1993 and have not found it necessary to miss one since. I have received life changing gifts as a result of attending the men's retreat on a yearly basis. I would not miss the men's retreat unless I was on my death bed. I believe that the men in the SVGNA would probably still be willing to take me there, even if they had to carry me around. That is what the men's retreat is all about men supporting men, no matter what! I would like to encourage anyone who has not been to the Just For Today Men's Retreat to make it a point to attend and give yourself a break. You have to be there to experience with your own heart what I am talking about. I am grateful for all the service that the Just For Today Men's meeting has done for all the members of NA. I am also proud to say that it is my home group and has been since I arrived in NA. I am honored to say that I have remained clean with the help and experiences I have received from the men's retreats that I have attended."
Clean since January 10, 1993
From Patrick O.
"In 1997 the retreat was in Pinecrest, I had around 90 days clean and my first sponsor made sure that I went. I was still tore up from active addiction, but nothing could stop the love I felt from the men when they welcomed me home. I have since grown to know many of these men on a much deeper level. It is the most important thing that I do yearly for my recovery, and each of the seven retreat's that I have attended since, hold a special place in my heart. I love you guys for showing me a new way to live, because I know that those who attend retreat's regularly stay clean. I was on last year's retreat committee and if my higher power guides me in that direction, I will do it again. If you are new to recovery and are feeling a little fear or intimidation, that's ok. Go to the Men's retreat anyway, that's all part of the process, I hope you feel the love that I have been afforded..."
Patrick O. 05-15-97
From Daniel M.
"I went to my 1st Men's Retreat with only 21 days clean. It was one of the best experiences of my life and it changed the way I look at things. Today I have 337 days clean. Thank-you Narcotics Anonymous for teaching me a new way of life through the 12 Steps. Before I came to NA I had no family and very few friends. But now I have more friends and am not alone anymore. I can't wait for the next retreat with family and friends. One more time I'm very grateful, Thank-you Narcotics Anonymous."
Daniel M. 8/29/03 C.D.
From Steven L.
"MY FIRST MEN'S RETREAT WAS A SILVER LAKE BACK IN 2003 UNTIL THAN I NEVER KNEW ABOUT IT AND I CAME HOME WITH A RECOVERY HIGH. FROM THAN ON NOW EVERY YEAR I GO. THANK GOD FOR NA."
STEVEN L. NA SINCE 10-02-01
From Bill F.
"My first men's retreat was at Pinecrest in 97. I had between 30 and 60 days clean. I remember going to the "secrets workshop" very much afraid. By the time the meeting ended, I learned that there was nothing to be afraid of after all. We all shared our secrets with each other, and accepted each other, regardless of what our secrets were. I can't begin to describe the bonding that took place around that small group of men. I thank my higher power that I was given the opportunity, to join in that experience. I am now living in Salem, Oregon as of last year, and am proud to share with members here, the recovery that I brought with me from Modesto."