Monday 15th of October 2018


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The suggested daily reading on these pages represent the efforts of many Nar-Anon members who have shared their experience, strength and hope. The purpose of this writing is to carry the message of Nar-Anon recovery to those who suffer the effects of another's addiction. Sometimes the writing happened individually and other times in groups or at an area or regional writing workshop.The contributors are sharing straight from their hearts and in keeping with tradition, remain anonymous.

Nar-Anon SESH (Sharing Experience, Strength & Hope)
Nar-Anon members sharing their experience, strength and hope. This daily reader carries the message of Nar-Anon recovery for those who suffer from the effects of another’s addiction.

The 382 page book is available via our office. The price is available on request.
We encourage everyone who find value in these daily words of inspiration, to support our fellowship by purchasing the complete book. We will post to any address in South Africa. Simply SMS the word “SESH” inclusive your name and telephone number to - 081 354 1495.

Our Literature Department will process your request, make contact with the necessary payment details and arrange for delivery to an address of your choice.

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At the beginning of every meeting our chairperson reads, “Anything you hear tonight is strictly our own opinions. …..If a member says something you cannot accept, remember they are merely speaking from their own experiences. They are not speaking for Nar-Anon. When you leave our meeting, take home those thoughts that will be most helpful to you, forget those you feel will not be helpful, and keep coming back.”

Tradition Six states that we should not endorse any outside enterprise. Tradition Ten builds on and confirms this concept of autonomy. Autonomy is a “personal independence and the capacity to make moral decisions and act on them.” In order for this personal independence to thrive, Tradition Ten states that Nar-Anon should not take a position on any public issues. If we were to become involved in an outside issue, we could bring the Nar-Anon program into the public eye, together with any controversy surrounding that issue. This may alienate people who need our help.

Because our fellowship is made up of thousands of people, who represent all races and cultures, taking a position on a public or political manner could certainly divide our fellowship. Nar-Anon’s primary purpose of providing aid to the families and friends of addicts could be jeopardized by taking such a stand.

Thought for Today: Tradition Ten allows me to have a relationship with someone who has different beliefs than my own. It even allows me to give and get support from people whose personal politics may appall me. In Nar-Anon, this aspect of their lives is not important. We are all here for recovery from the effects of another’s addiction. It is unimportant that one member voted for and another voted against the same drug control proposal. Because of the Tenth Tradition, these issues are not part of our recovery program.

“Patterning your life around other's opinions is nothing more than slavery.” ~ Lawana Blackwell

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