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NCJ Number: 183330 Find in a Library
Title: Narcotics Anonymous Step Working Guides
Corporate Author: Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc.
United States of America
Date Published: 1998
Page Count: 132
Sponsoring Agency: Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc.
New York, NY 10016
Narcotics Anonymous World Services, Inc
Van Nuys, CA
Publication Number: ISBN 1-55776-370-4
Sale Source: Narcotics Anonymous World Services, Inc
P.O. Box 9999
Van Nuys, CA
United States of America
Type: Instructional Material
Format: Book (Softbound)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Intended for use by members of Narcotics Anonymous (NA) in cooperation with a NA resource person, this book explains the concepts underlying each of NA's 12 steps to a drug-free life and what is involved in the practical application of each step.
Abstract: These guides are meant to be used by NA members at any stage of recovery. It is relevant both to newcomers and to more experienced members who wish to develop a deeper understanding of the 12 steps. The first step involves the process of admitting that one is powerless over one's addiction, as it is out of control. Step two involves entering into the belief that a power beyond and greater than oneself can help overcome the addiction; step three involves a decision by the NA member to turn over his/her will and life to the "care of God as we understood Him." Step four consists of making a "searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves"; and step five focuses on admitting to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of "our wrongs." Step six involves entrusting God to engage the NA member in the process of removing the character defects identified in the moral inventory. The remaining steps involve the implementation of this process of moral transformation through prayer and meditation, making a list of all persons one has harmed and developing strategies for making amends, continuing to take a personal inventory and acknowledging continuing moral failures, and making a commitment to provide assistance to other addicts.
Main Term(s): Drug treatment programs
Index Term(s): Drug dependence; Drug treatment; Narcotics Anonymous (NA); Self-help programs
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