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.