Why are we here?
Before coming to the fellowship
of NA we could not manage our own lives. We could not live and
enjoy life as other people do. We had to have something and we
thought that we had found it in drugs. We placed 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 of facing life on its
Most of us realized that in our
addiction we were slowly committing suicide, but addiction is
such a cunning enemy of live that we had lost the power to do
anything about it. Many of us ended up in jail, or sought help
through medicine, religion, and psychiatry. None of these methods
was sufficient for us. Our disease always resurfaced or continued
to progress until in desperation we sought help for each other
in Narcotics Anonymous.
After coming to NA we realized we
were sick people. We suffered form a disease from which there
is no known cure. It can, however, be arrested at some point and
recovery is then possible.