NA Louisiana

Louisiana Region of Narcotics Anonymous

Call Our 24 Hour Helpline:
(585) DONT-USE ((585) 366-8873)

Is NA for me?

This is a question every potential member must answer for themselves. It may help to read some of our informational pamphlets, starting with  “Am I an addict?”  and “Welcome to NA”.

If you’re an addict, NA can help. “Narcotics Anonymous offers recovery to addicts around the world. We focus on the disease of addiction rather than any particular drug.  Our message is broad enough to attract addicts from any social class or nationality. When new members come to meetings, our sole interest is in their desire for freedom from active addiction and how we can be of help.” (It Works: How and Why, “Third Tradition”)

If you’re planning to attend your first meeting, you may also be interested in IP #29,“An Introduction to NA Meetings.”

The Louisiana Region serves the state of Louisiana with services not provided by groups or areas service bodies. Comprised of ten Area Service Committees (ASCs) they have joined together to help the still suffering addict find meetings and learn how to join society again.

If you are an addict looking for a meeting click here.

Just For Today

February 20, 2024
Powerlessness and personal responsibility
Page 52
"Through our inability to accept personal responsibilities, we were actually creating our own problems."
Basic Text, p. 13

When we refuse to take responsibility for our lives, we give away all of our personal power. We need to remember that we are powerless over our addiction, not our personal behavior.

Many of us have misused the concept of powerlessness to avoid making decisions or to hold onto things we had outgrown. We have claimed powerlessness over our own actions. We have blamed others for our circumstances rather than taking positive action to change those circumstances. If we continue to avoid responsibility by claiming that we are "powerless" we set ourselves up for the same despair and misery we experienced in our active addiction. The potential for spending our recovery years feeling like victims is very real.

Instead of living our lives by default, we can learn how to make responsible choices and take risks. We may make mistakes, but we can learn from these mistakes. A heightened awareness of ourselves and an increased willingness to accept personal responsibility gives us the freedom to change, to make choices, and to grow.

Just for Today: My feelings, actions, and choices are mine. I will accept responsibility for them.

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