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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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RELEASE WITH LOVE

 

Nar-Anon has taught me to love the addict, but hate the disease. I learned that I could not change the addict. What I can do is take care of my children and myself. After six months of attending Nar-Anon meetings and working my program, I became stronger and decided to ask the addict to move out. I also asked her not to call. Nevertheless, her behavior was out of my control and she called me every three weeks. Then I received an email message from her with one simple word: “testing.” For the next three days, I was spinning and obsessive thinking took over again. I was glad she was 600 miles away. Otherwise, I do not know if I could have stayed away from her. I broke it off because her active addiction was so harmful to me. I also needed to protect my children. I finally admitted how toxic living with active addiction was for me. I was still so angry that drug addiction had taken her away from me. Then I remembered a dream I had while we were still together and the addict was clean. I dreamed that a bigot came up and shot my beloved dead. I beat him up, crushing his skull, and woke up screaming. Two weeks later, she relapsed. I now realize that drug addiction had taken her from me just like the sick person in my dream. I came to the realization that addiction was the killer. This thought allowed me to feel compassion for the addict and relieved me of the guilt I was feeling.

 

Thought for Today: I will allow myself to do what is right for me without guilt. I will take care of myself and release others with love to do the same.

 

“Remember you, too, are always changing, and you can direct that change consciously if you so desire. Yourself, you CAN change. Others you can only love.” ~ Nar-Anon Blue Booklet



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