|Who Is An Addict?
Most of us do not have to think twice about this question. WE KNOW! Our 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. We are recovering addicts who meet regularly to help each
other stay clean. This is a program of complete abstinence from drugs. There is
only one requirement for membership, the desire to stop using. We suggest that
you keep an open mind and give yourself a break. Our program is a set of principles
written so simply that we can follow them in our daily lives. The most important
thing about them is that they work......
Why Are We Here?
Before coming to the Fellowship of N.A., we could not manage our own lives. We
could not live and enjoy life as other people do. We had to have something different
and we thought we had found it in drugs. We place their use ahead of the welfare of
our families, our wives, husbands, and our children. We had to have drugs at all
costs. We did many people great harm, but most of all we harmed ourselves.
Through our inability to accept personal responsibilities we were actually creating
our own problems. We seemed to be incapable to face life on its own terms......
OF NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS