Today's Reading from Just For Today © NA World Services


   March 25                                             I can't, but we can

     "From the isolation of our addiction, we find a fellowship of people
      with a common bond... Our faith, strength, and hope come from people
                          sharing their recovery..."

                                                            Basic Text, p. 98


   Admit no weakness, conceal all shortcomings, deny every failure, go it
   alone-that was the creed many of us followed.   We denied that we were
   powerless over our addiction, that our lives had become unmanageable,
   despite all evidence to the contrary.  Many of us would not surrender
   without the assurance there was something worth surrendering to.  Many of
   us took our First Step only when we had evidence that addicts could
   recover in Narcotics Anonymous.

   In NA, we find others who've been in the same predicament, with the same
   needs, who've found tools that work for them.  These addicts are willing
   to share those tools with us and give us the emotional support we need as
   we learn to use them.  Recovering addicts know how important the help of
   others can be because they've been given that help themselves.  When we
   become a part of Narcotics Anonymous, we join a society of addicts like
   ourselves, a group of people who know that we help one another recover.


   Just for today:   I will join in the bond of recovery.   I will find the
   experience, strength, and hope I  need in the Fellowship of Narcotics