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Below is the audio version of The Basic Text Of Narcotics Anonymous. It is intended as a complete textbook for every addict seeking recovery from addiction.
NA's Basic Text describes the NA program, and how it works. It includes the NA Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, as well as many personal stories of men and women who have found freedom from addiction through Narcotics Anonymous.
What is the NA Message? "That an addict, any addict, can stop using drugs, lose the desire to use, and find a new way to live". - NA Basic Text, page 68.
Who Is an Addict?
Most of us do not have to think twice about this question. We know! Our whole life and thinking was centered in drugs in one form or another—the getting and using and finding ways and means to get more. We lived to use and used to live. Very simply, an addict is a man or woman whose life is controlled by drugs. We are people in the grip of a continuing and progressive illness whose ends are always the same: jails, institutions, and death. - Reprinted from the Little White Booklet, Narcotics Anonymous.
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San Fernando, Calif ::: 2009 ::: Evening of the Dinosaurs, “Where the Footprints Began”
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 ends—jails, institutions or death—or find a new way to live. In years gone by, very few addicts ever had this last choice. Those who are addicted today are more fortunate. For the first time in man’s entire history, a simple way has been proving itself in the lives of many addicts. It is available to us all. This is a simple spiritual—not religious—program, known as Narcotics Anonymous.
IT WORKS: HOW AND WHY
The authors hope the listener/reader will find personal growth, understanding, and empathy in the pages and chapters of this book.
The book's primary purpose is to carry the message to the still-suffering addict and to present the reasons why the NA program works; and to highlight the therapeutic value, of one addict helping another to stay clean, and to discover a new way to live.
Narcotics Anonymous is a global, community-based organization with a multi-lingual and multicultural membership. NA was founded in 1953, and our membership growth was minimal during our initial twenty years as an organization. Since the publication of our Basic Text in 1983, the number of members and meetings has increased dramatically.
Today, NA members hold nearly 76,000 meetings weekly in 143 countries. We offer recovery from the effects of addiction through working a twelve-step program, including regular attendance at group meetings. The group atmosphere provides help from peers and offers an ongoing support network for addicts who wish to pursue and maintain a drug-free lifestyle.
Our name, Narcotics Anonymous, is not meant to imply a focus on any particular drug; NA’s approach makes no distinction between drugs including alcohol. Membership is free, and we have no affiliation with any organizations outside of NA including governments, religions, law enforcement groups, or medical and psychiatric associations. Through all of our service efforts and our cooperation with others seeking to help addicts, we strive to reach a day when every addict in the world has an opportunity to experience our message of recovery in his or her own language and culture.
[Source : NA.org]
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