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Are You Really Living the 12 Steps of Narcotics Anonymous?

Posted by David Dunkle

Nov 1, 2015 12:00:00 AM

What does it mean to really live? Many people say things like, “I want to live, not just exist.” It’s not only what you say and believe, it’s what you do and achieve. Don’t get me wrong, I fully believe in the power of words. Yet, are you really living the 12 steps of NA with more than just your words?

I would love to use the word “working” the 12 steps of NA because that’s what the common vernacular seems to be, no matter where you attend Narcotics Anonymous meetings. But, if you have read through the NA book called Living Clean, then you might remember this quote in Chapter Seven which is titled The Journey Continues:

Consistent application of the tools of recovery changes us. The process is ongoing. We don’t just work the steps; we come to live them. They shape how we think, how we feel, and how we respond to the world. The steps teach us to grow up and help others. (Narcotics Anonymous, 2012, p. 220)

Before we attempt to decipher what this means for you and if you are really living the 12 Steps of NA, let’s take a look at some recovery tools. If you aren’t fully aware of everything you have available to you, then how can you truly work and live out the 12 Steps?

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Topics: narcotics anonymous, 12 steps

How to Rebuild/Repair a Broken Foundation in Recovery With 7 Tools

Posted by Guest Post - Robyn Quinn

Aug 9, 2015 12:00:00 AM


Everyone wants to hurry and get well. We’ve been sick for so long, so why not, right? We know it takes hard work and determination. But sometimes we want to bypass the most difficult parts to receive the glory and celebration at the end. But there can be no glory or celebration at all if your plan crumbles into a million pieces.
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Topics: serenity prayer, narcotics anonymous, 12 steps, living clean

The 12 Steps of NA: Recover, Restore, and Rebuild Your Life After Addiction

Posted by David Dunkle

Jul 26, 2015 12:00:00 AM


How far have you gotten in the 12 Steps of NA?

Have you completed Steps 1 and 2 of Narcotics Anonymous? Sure – you may need a mentor to help you on your path to sobriety. But don’t wait around to find one in order to begin your journey. Steps 1 and 2 are about surrender and faith.

We can do that anytime, anywhere, no matter what. It’s a heart attitude – no one has to be there to tell you to do it. Sure, it’s great to do bookwork associated with those steps, but don’t let a lack of a sponsor hold you back. Buy the books and get started.

How can you recover, restore, and rebuild your life after addiction?

You cannot be restored unless you recover first, and you cannot rebuild your life fully until you have restoration. Trust me; it will all make sense in the end.

Please keep reading.

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Topics: 12 steps

The Difference Between Surrender and Resignation in Recovery

Posted by David Dunkle

May 18, 2015 11:15:03 AM


In the Narcotics Anonymous Step Working Guides, it says, “There’s a huge difference between resignation and surrender. Resignation is what we feel when we’ve realized we’re addicts but haven’t yet accepted recovery as the solution to our problem…Surrender, on the other hand, is what happens after we’ve accepted the First Step as something that is true for us and have accepted that recovery is the solution” (1998, p.6).

It’s possible to surrender and resign at the same time. There’s also the choice of surrendering and fighting for what you want.

Are you willing to go to any lengths to obtain your sobriety and recovery through the 12 steps of Narcotics Anonymous?

How do you know the difference between surrender in resignation in recovery? Your personal journey of recovery…

Let’s take a look at some examples.

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Topics: recovery, narcotics anonymous, resignation, surrender, 12 steps