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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.

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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.

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When I first learned of my son’s addiction, I rode an emotional roller coaster. Nearly a year passed before I heeded the advice of my son’s Narcotics Anonymous sponsor, who suggested I attend a Nar-Anon meeting. My first response was that I was not the one with the problem.

Little did I understand that an emotional roller coaster is a problem. The first meeting I went to was small; only two other women were there. I wondered what good this meeting would be to me. The first lady shared how her son had overdosed and died. My son had also over-dosed, but he had lived. Not only did that give me something to be thankful for, but I had also finally met someone who understood what I was going through. I felt some healing take place immediately at that first meeting. I was so glad I had gone to this meeting. I continue to attend Nar-Anon meetings for the strength it offers me. Hearing others’ experiences lets me know that I am not alone.

Attending Nar-Anon meetings is one of the most important ways I can carry the message. Even when things are going well in my life, I attend meetings. I pray that when I share my experience, strength and hope, I may help someone else feel the healing I experienced at my first meeting. Each time I attend a meeting I pray that it will help me or give me the opportunity to help others.

Thought for Today: I can carry the message by sharing my experience, strength and hope with others. Only in this way can I continue to heal and recover.

“When we share openly at meetings, this is also part of Step Twelve. Our experience, strength and hope will benefit someone. Even our early shares about our pent up frustration, grief and pain living with an addict, before we are able to focus on ourselves, helps newcomers realize they are not alone. Newcomers’ stories remind old timers how grateful we are and how far the Twelve Steps to recovery has taken us.” ~ The Nar-Anon Twelve Step Program

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