Tradition 10 | 12 Step Recovery

Tradition Ten

N.A. has no opinion on outside issues; hence the N.A. name ought never be drawn into public controversy. True Suffering I first found Narcotics Anonymous in 2002 and attended my first NA meeting on a Thursday night in the middle of June. I had been completely abstinent a couple weeks, but I struggled with every aspect of my life. Hitting bottom was a blessing, but when

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Tradition Nine | 12 Step Recovery

Tradition Nine

“N.A., as such, ought never be organized, but we may create service boards or committees directly responsible to those they serve.” By the 1970’s, Narcotics Anonymous had come of age and established itself as a proven program of recovery for those who suffered from the disease of addiction. Hundreds of addicts worked thousands of hours to complete a book that would be titled ‘The Basic Text’

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Steps to Alcohol Recovery | 12 Step Recovery

Steps To Alcohol Recovery

Alcohol Alcohol is the product of fermentation of grains, fruits or vegetables where naturally occurring sugars are transformed. The production of commercial and home based products includes the addition of sugar to increase the yield of alcohol. Naturally fermented alcohol products can contain 4-6% alcohol by volume but as the alcohol content increases, the yeast that produces it starts to die. Sometimes these products have a

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Tradition Eight | 12 Step Recovery

Tradition Eight

“Narcotics Anonymous should remain forever non-professional, but our service centers may employ special workers.” Self-Obsession and Early Struggles with a New Way to Live. Nothing seems to frustrate me more than arguing with the stupid opinions of others. I found it was easy in early recovery to be right about so many things. My preconceived notions about what, how, and why things are the way they

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12 Step to Recovery | 12 Step Recovery

12 Step to Recovery

Recovery For a long time addiction was thought to be an incurable illness or moral failing. Early attempts to assist those who suffered were not always successful and often any success was difficult to duplicate. There were very few centers that offered any kind of treatment and recovery was not possible was a common view held by many. Many things changed with the development of the

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