The basic text clarifies the steps which constitute the aa way of life and the traditions, by which aa maintains its unity. Consistently participate in a structured long term program of recovery. Our twelve steps detail our program for personal recovery. The 12 steps tell us how the program of aa works and the 12 traditions tell us why it works.
Narcotics anonymous na is a twelvestep program of recovery from drug addiction, modeled on alcoholics anonymous aa. The twelve steps and twelve traditions of alcoholics anonymous. Volunteers run weekly na 12 step meetings, serve as sponsors for new members, and carry on the traditions put in place by the fellowship over the course of its history. Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong, promptly admitted it. Does the group put the interests of any individual above the. Narcotics anonymous has no opinion on outside issues.
To fulfill our fellowships primary purpose, the na groups have joined together to create a structure which develops, coordinates, and maintains services on behalf of na as a whole. This makes us different from any other 12 step program. For our group purpose there is but one ultimate authoritya loving god as. Not to be confused with or substituted for the 12 step program of recovery as. This program is based off a set of 12 steps and 12 traditions. Narcotics anonymous meetings are bound by the principles of the twelve steps, twelve traditions, and twelve concepts of na. They are just as necessary to the life of our fellowship as the steps are to the life of each member. Other members find their higher power in a friend, in nature, in the book alcoholics anonymous, in their aa group or any other source of outside help. Aa otherwise known as alcoholics anonymous is a communitybased program, which helps alcoholics to beat their addiction. Part of our strength and power in recovery comes from we.
Only narcotics anonymous conference or fellowshipapproved. Recognize when your ideas are in conflict with 12 step principles. Step six 63 were entirely ready to have god remove all these defects of character. As long as the ties that bind us together are stronger than those that would tear us apart, all will be well. World services and its subsidiaries were not involved within the. They are to group survival what the 12 steps are to each members sobriety and peace of mind. Reprinted with permission of alanon family group headquarters, inc. We keep what we have only with vigilance, and just as freedom for the individual comes from the twelve steps, so freedom for the group springs from our traditions.
Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics, and to practice these principles in all our affairs. Overeaters anonymous twelve steps and twelve traditions. The twelve steps and twelve traditions of overeaters anonymous pages 8390. They offer a new way of life that enables the compulsive eater to live without the need for excess food. Darren littlejohn, kevin griffin, noah levine, laura s. It repeats each of the official twelve steps and suggests ways that agnostic and atheist members can understand, interpret and work the steps openly and honestly by identifying the key spiritual. Narcotics anonymous, as a fellowship, is defined by its principles. The 12 steps of na are meant to provide a clear, workable, and realistic guideline for changing patterns of behavior and helping to alter the fundamental modes of thinking that have fueled an addicts substance abuse for so long. It lays out the principles by which aa members recover and by which the fellowship functions. We admitted we were powerless over sex and love addiction that our lives had become unmanageable. The principles of aa are the 12 steps, 12 traditions and the 12 concepts of world service. Does the group put the interests of any individual above the welfare of the group or of aa as a whole.
Each of the 12 steps of na help addicts of every kind move closer towards fully realizing the extent of their. Common symptoms of emotional insecurit y are worry, anger, selfpity, and depression. While the most obvious benefit of following the 12 steps of na is that it can help you overcome a crippling and potentially lifethreatening addiction, there are a few reasons in particular for choosing narcotics anonymous over other addiction support groups. Alanons twelve steps, 1996 by alanon family group headquarters, inc. Membership in the program requires participants to approach their recovery with a willingness to work through the personal issues that brought about the need to use drugs. What are the twelve steps and twelve traditions of aa. Our special workers, on the other hand, work within our traditions and are always directly responsible to those they serve, to the fellowship. The twelve traditions of narcotics anonymous na, the second largest twelvestep program, are as stated in the above short form only with all instances of aa replaced with na, the word. Our successful recovery in any 12step program deeply depends on our making a spiritual. A narcotics anonymous meeting is any two or more recovering addicts who meet together for the purpose of recovery from the disease of addiction. Other na meetings might include a literature discussion, speaker meeting, or the twelve stepstwelve traditionstwelve concepts studies. The 12 steps contain numerous references to god or a higher power, and some meetings conclude with a prayer. The science behind the 12 steps of narcotics anonymous.
World services and its subsidiaries were not involved within the production of this. But each step is presented with the reasons why it is necessary, the part it plays in the healing process, and suggestions to help you accomplish it. By terry after completing the first 11 steps of narcotics anonymous, we are now ready to begin the last and final step of the 12 step program. And our twelve concepts are guiding principles for our service structure. For our group purpose there is but one ultimate authority a loving god as he may express himself in our group conscience. This barcode number lets you verify that youre getting exactly the right version or edition of a book. How to have a personal experience with the 12 traditions of alcoholics anonymous the following questions were taken from the core of what it says in the big book page 562 566 and the. One last thing that must be pointed out is the we portion of all of our steps. Other na meetings might include a literature discussion, speaker meeting, or the twelve steps twelve traditions twelve concepts studies. When it is founded in 1953, narcotics anonymous adopts the twelve steps and twelve traditions from aa with minor changes.
Does the group do anything that misrepresents the conscience of the majority of the group. The twelve steps are the heart of the oa recovery program. Step 12 having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to other sex addicts, and to practice these principles in our lives. Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of god as we understood god.
They claim that if you follow the 12 steps and comply with the 12 traditions, you will lead a life away from your addiction. Na group, area, region, zone, inventory based on the 12 traditions open the meeting with a moment of silence to reflect on why everyone is here and what the body hopes to achieve. Having had a spiritual awakening as a result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to addicts, and to practice these principles in all our affairs. Working the twelve steps of na without the god part. Our public relations policy is based on attraction rather than promotion.
The twelve steps of narcotics anonymous na recovery. The twelve principles listed under step 12 in the fourth chapter of the basic text, narcotics anonymous. The twelve traditions of cocaine anonymous the twelve traditions comprise the organizational guidelines under which the autonomous groups of c. The final responsibility and authority for na services rests with the na groups. Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to others, and to practice these principles in all our affairs. Volunteers run weekly na 12step meetings, serve as sponsors for new members, and carry on the traditions put in place by the fellowship over the course of its history. The ideas expressed in the twelve steps, which originated in alcoholics anonymous, reflect practical experience and application of spiritual insights recorded by thinkers throughout. The twelve steps and twelve traditions are reprinted and adapted with permission of alcoholics anonymous world services, inc.
They are the keys to joining the steps with the traditions. By this time in our recovery, we have acquired a spiritual awakening from working all of the previous steps. The twelve traditions of na narcotics anonymous philadelphia. Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of god as we understood him.
If you want what we have to offer, and are willing to make the effort to get it, then you are ready to take certain steps. Our meetings are conducted by addicts, for addicts. Originally published in 1952, twelve steps and twelve traditions is the classic book used by aa members and groups around the world. The narcotics anonymous 12 step approach is based on three guiding principles. All of our steps begin with we except the twelfth, which has the word we in the center. Twelve steps and twelve traditions alcoholics anonymous. The 12 step tradition approaches any form of addiction as a disease of both the body and mind. The twelve traditions of na we keep what we have only with vigilance, and just as freedom for the individual comes from the twelve steps, so freedom for the group springs from our traditions. It describes itself as a nonprofit fellowship or society of men and women for whom drugs had become a major problem, as defined by the narcotics anonymous world services, inc. This book is not meant to be an exhaustive study of nas steps and traditions. Pdf version based upon the text of the windows help version and published by arid media. Other twelvestep programs make small changes to the original twelve traditions used in alcoholics anonymous and offer interpretations specific to their programs.
Workbook of overeaters anonymous the twelve traditions of na the twelve steps of na it works how and why the twelve steps narcotics anonymous 12 steps and 12 traditions alcoholics. We admitted that we were powerless over our addiction, that our lives had become. How and why as its own study of the twelve traditions. Narcotics anonymous basic text, 5th edition, english, page 6970. A buddhists insight 12 steps of recovery aa agnostica. How and why nas twelve steps and twelve traditions. Our twelve traditions relate experience that can help na groups maintain their unity. The 12 steps and 12 traditions of oa the twelve steps are the heart of the oa recovery program. This is a great book that thoroughly explains the twelve steps of the overeaters anonymous program.
But each step is presented with the reasons why it is necessary, the part it plays in the healing process, and. Narcotics anonymous meetings follow a consistent format and often center around a topic of recovery called open discussion meetings. Essays on the 12 steps and 12 traditions of alcoholics anonymous by cofounder bill wilson. We admitted that we were powerless over our addiction. Aa are the original 12 steps that were designed for those fighting with alcoholism. Al kohallek does not fiddle around when it comes to applying the twelve traditions. The twelve steps and twelve traditions cocaine anonymous. I like to emphasize how hopeless my life was until i surrendered to the purpose of a. It is easier to avoid the pitfalls that come with practicing a spiritual way of life against the strains of everyday reality. The 12 steps and 12 traditions of oa overeaters anonymous. Narcotics anonymous is a we program and not a me program. Many na service committees already pay telephone answering services to handle incoming calls for their phone line committees. Develop an understanding of the ideas, principles, and recommendations of the 12 step program.1500 999 707 1287 1451 733 1317 1222 35 495 246 708 503 378 1550 751 970 703 533 237 1360 589 1020 835 537 1188 1171 1361 682 1602 1397 1346 449 1165 1145 753 1580 896 75 875 1233 809 967 751 1346 83 1057 308