Are you Carrying the Message?
Service is found in Carrying the Message. The part of the disease it treats is the SPIRIT. With a Set of Principles called the TWELVE CONCEPTS. (photo via)
An NA Message from Dwayne M.
Preface to the First Edition “The full fruit of the labor of love lives in the harvest, and that always comes in its right season…” The material for this book has been drawn from the personal experience of addicts within the fellowship of Narcotics Anonymous. Pg. xxi “Being a member of Narcotics Anonymous” – In the beginning this statement really helped me to understand that recovery is a...
Part 2: Purposes of the Big Book
5. Lack of power, that was our dilemma. We had to find a power by which we could live, and it had to be a Power greater than ourselves. Obviously. But where and how were we to find this Power? Well, that’s exactly what this book is about. Its main object is to enable you to find a Power greater than yourself which will solve your problem. That means we have written a book which...
Part 1: Purposes of the Big Book (as the Big Book...
I recently ran across a site of a group out in California and saw this article. I love #3. I always tell my sponsees that this is a suggested program of recovery, not a program of suggestions. Have a great day!!! 1. To show other alcoholics precisely how we have recovered is the main purpose of this book. [Big Book, page xiii, line 5] 2. We of Alcoholics Anonymous...
February 2011 Alumni Newsletter, A View From... →
The current La Ha newsletter is posted! Check out the great articles from Charlotte, Dr. Boone and Joe Hartwell!! We also have book suggestions from Judy in the Bookstore and the latest happenings in the outreach offices. I have always loved newsletter time…..lots of experience, strength and hope. I hope you enjoy it too!
We Do Recover
“When at the end of the road we find that we can no longer function as a human being, either with or without drugs, we all face the same dilemma. What is there left to do? There seems to be this alternative: either go on as best we can to the bitter end (jails, institutions or death) or find a new way to live. In year’s gone by, very few addicts ever had this last choice. Those who...
Characteristics of Adult Children of Alcoholics
Common characteristics include (see article for complete list): Adult children guess what normal behaior is. Adult children judge themselves without mercy. Adult children have difficulty with intimate relationships. The impact of alcoholism and addiction creates a ripple effect throughout an entire family. The good news is Recovery can do the same. If you are experiencing some of this in...
Know that the discomfort will not be permanent. Do not try to figure out how...– The Language of Letting Go by: Melody Beattie
Rationalization is giving a socially acceptable reason for socially unacceptable...– Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous, pg. 550