NA Blog: Narcotics Anonymous Basic Text (Online)

Narcotics Anonymous Basic Text

The NA Blog has recently discovered that the Narcotics Anonymous basic text is now available in its entirety online for viewing.  This a great opportunity for those that haven’t committed to going to Narcotics Anonymous meetings but are interested in learning more about the NA fellowship.

Although there are many additions of the Narcotics Anonymous book, the online version is the most current and up-to-date available by the NA fellowship.  Please check out the full version as a PDF at the official NA website: www.na.org.  To find it, look under the section titled “NA Literature.”  We here at the NA Blog hope that this post can reach everyone and anyone out there that’s still on the fence.  Please get help and remember “It works if you work it.”

The Narcotics Anonymous Basic Text
includes the following chapters:

1. Who Is an addict?
2. What Is the Narcotics Anonymous Program?
3. Why Are We Here?
4. How It Works
5. What Can I Do?
6. The Twelve Traditions of Narcotics Anonymous
7. Recovery and Relapse
8. We Do Recover
9. Just For Today – Living the Program
10. More Will be Revealed

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  • donna

    I realized after suffering for nearly 48 years that it was not a fault of anybody other than my own that I put myself through the horrible times that I had. I realize now that I have completed my third meeting that I truly am with faults not because of lack of self worth, but because of what I let the devil entice me into. After it is all said and done, I still felt the same emptiness that I tired to “fix” for so long. I am so happy in a way that I have not been in so long, if ever. I know that without the knowledge and support of my fellow support group I am powerless without putting God first in my life, I would have continued down the path of self destruction. Thank you God for reaching down for me one more time. I cannot thank you enough for your graciousness and loving care. As I work my way through the 12 steps, it is my prayer that you will continue to restore my faith and belief that we are no more than a grain of sand without you in our daily lives.

  • HASSAN

    hi i am live in iran in my country live alotof narcotic anonymous i am very glad that they recover for ever na way willbe continued

  • neil

    keep coming back donna

  • ArahMan7

    I guess I could thanks God coz I’m the only one in my group who have a hard-covered Narcotics Anonymous basic text courtesy of a fellow friend from the US. Thanks for the head-up. I’m now able to show my friends where they can read The Big Book online and maybe they can print it too (I’m not sure about).

    Greetings and lots of love from Malaysia.

    Sincerely yours,
    ~ ArahMan7

  • Enke

    It is an annual, of up to 1 meter of height, little graft plant, with the oblong leaves, sinuosodentadas in the edges, with the petals of several colors, targets, pink, red and violets, this indicates findrxonline in article, with a dark spot in the base. The fruit is a capsule of good size. It is spread by the south of Europe, North Africa, central and South Asia and America. It exists in the Iberian Peninsula, in addition to the narcotic, another plant with similar effects, the Chelidonium majus, well-known with the names of golondrinera grass or the wanderers, verruguera grass and celidueña. Latex removes rarely from the incisions of the immature fruits and of other parts of the plant. This latex coagulates in contact with the air. The opium is a mixture of ranges, different resins, sugars and other substances, between which 20 have pharmacological activity, almost all alkaloids like: morphine, codeine, thebaine, narcobathtub, narceína and papaverina; most important of all of them it is the morphine, contained in the opium in variable proportion (3-22 %) and to which it confers his main qualities.

  • Ronald Orr

    I have an addiction to my drug of choice for roughly 24 years. In that time I was able to stop using for length of times…3 years…8 mos…4mos. I am very tired of this problem and would like to be apart of a program that can get lasting results.

    My hope is to find people who can encourage me to stay clean and be productive for both God and man. I feel as though I’m in this along. Where is the help…I always seem to find the opposite people…where is the help and how can I make it something I can hold onto and make apart of my life as this evil has been?

  • http://naelsalvador.blogspot.com/ naelsalvador

    Hola a todos:
    es un gusto poder participarles la inauguración de la página permanente de Narcóticos anónimos El Salvador sean bienllegados

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    ah el enlace:
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  • http://www.friendster.com/jampot1982 Jam

    hi,
    i am a new member of NA and i found it very helpful. I am an amphetamine,marijuana and valium addict. NA helped me in my recovery. I am hoping to meet more people here in NA and i am hoping for have more real friends here….
    thanks for NA and AA!

    Jam

  • tommy b

    Basic Text not big book

  • jonathan

    Hey y’all I’m jonathan and I’m a addict,today I would like to share some grattiude I had a relaspes about 6 months ago and have been having a hard time staying clean since then.today I’m not using and its only though the grace of God.I have some men in my life who beleives in me.I have a loving wife at home even though I’m know at the homeless shelter.all I know is that I don’t want to use today.and that you or I never have to use again.

    • barbara10d

      Hi Jonathan,
      im in the same situation somewhat, except i have no wife, and i still have my apt, but only through Gods grace cause i know if i kept going on the way ive been going on, homelessness was inevitable. i relasped about 6mos ago myself. and it has been so hard getting back on track after having some years clean. i have 2 days now and i just thaank u for ur story, the grace of God first and for most, and i just keep coming.

      • http://www.facebook.com/john.kimbrough.1238 John Kimbrough

        We many times do not know all of the gifts that we have, both within ourselves and in our environment, that we have to appreciate and more importantly grow on and with and from………………

      • Patricia Blakeney

        Pls stay we need you barbara email me anytime i we ill inbox u my number

    • http://www.facebook.com/john.kimbrough.1238 John Kimbrough

      God bless you Jonathan as you continue to make your way in this world…..

  • jacque

    Hi… Im an avtive addict… Still using. I need help @ am reaching out for help. I have been in th program of na for years@ know what to do. I made the first step today by logging on to na. I am addict @ if ne one reads this … Please email me.. And communicate with me cuz i cant do it alone no more .. I KNOW HELP IS ON THE WAY… GOD IZ GOOD..ALL THE TIME . Thank you for listening.

    • Hpa11

      hope all is well im here for you

    • Patricia Blakeney

      YES JACQUE ITS ROUGH BUT DONT LEAVE BEFORE THE MIRACLE HAPPENS THIS TO SHALL PASS U CAN EMAIL ME ANYTIME AT MSBLAKENEY@
      GMAIL.COM WE CAN RECOVER TOGETHER I HAVE ELEVEN MONTHS BACK FROM A RELAPSE ITS ROUGH BUT I PLAY TAPE BEING CLEAN IS BETTER THAN BEING HIGH WONDERING WHERE NEXT ONE COMING FROM LIVING IN MADNESS PLS STAY UR LIFE IS WORTH MORE THAN DRUGS THAT WILL SLAVE US OR KILL US OUR HIGHER POWER SAVED US TO BE AN EXAMPLE TO HELP SOMEONE STILL STRUGGLING

  • markita j

    I’m so very grateful to have found the rooms of NA, I no longer have to live in as much pain.By becoming a member I’m learning to live my life a day time without the use of drugs.This is the best decision i could have made.Thanks NA 4 SAVING MY LIFE

  • markita

    I’m so grateful to have found the rooms of NA, Im learning to live my life a day at a time without the use of drugs.Thanks NA 4 saving my life.

  • debbie

    i have 8 yrs and 5 months clean n now realize without na i would never have made it thru…i thought i was invinsible and able to do what i wanted when i wanted NA helped me to realize its not what i want..Over these yrs clean i realize all i missed out n am so grateful yet i will never forget where i came from…I truly thank the NA program n the greater Paterson region they helped me learn about the disease of addiction n get my life back….

  • roshan singh

    keep coming back. Together we can fellowmember…

  • April Locklear

    i am 30 yurs old n trying to find a great online na onlinr meetin. UIve been using for the past 3 yrs and am finally in the frame of mind that im willing to make a change n quit. Ive lost many things but thanki god my little girls are not one of them. god willing i wont. anyone have any recommendations?

  • Ron M.

    I’m here to tell you, the program saved this lost soul! I went from a person who traveled the entirety of North America and Canada, skiing and rock climbing. I also had a signed baseball career, with the Phillies, straight from high school. From there the disease took me to the streets of Newark and wearing a color. I lived to use myself as a pin cushion. I’ll say no more. From no family and no spirit. The program , the steps and God, gave me a family and wife, that I love more than I thought possible! God and the program are good everyday! They work if you work them.

  • http://navoices.com/ Narcotics Anonymous Recovery.NA Online

    Hi blog owner! This is isn’t spam! By approving this comment you helpa lot of people. Think about it. We are a group created exclusively to help people that look for help, and people who suffer about this problematic. We mustto join forces to help people around the world. In 1953 Narcotics Anonymous, originally called AA/NA, was founded in California by Jimmy Kinnon and others. Differing from its predecessors, NA formed fellowship of mutually supporting groups. Founding members, most of whom were from A.A., debated and established bylaws of the organization. On September 14, 1953, AA authorized NA to use of AA’s s steps and traditions on the condition that they stopped using the AA name, causing the organization to call itself Narcotics Anonymous. In 1954, the first NA publication was printed, called the “Little Brown Book”. It contained the 12 steps, and early drafts of several pieces that would later be included in subsequent literature.

  • Mike

    Could someone e mail me chapter 7 please

  • Ellen Lawrence

    I would like to be able to read the basic text online.

    • Jeremy49917

      I do. And I have it on my phone. :) search, search, search.

      • Coretta Green2

        I have been trying to load the basic text to my phone. But it doesn’t seem to be available.

        • Mpells64

          If you have an I phone go to safari and google narcotics anonymous basic text and download, It also gives the option of opening it in ibooks. For android I believe there is an app.

  • Alex Pantoja

    Is there an Na text for iPad?

    • Jeremy49917

      I have all the books on my iPhone downloaded free on the web and there is a free NA app with the readings and stuff.

      • Jeremy49917

        Email me and I will hook you up! Find me on Facebook too. I have a clothing company called Clean Not Sober and my Name is Jeremy Ogden. My email is this screen name at yahoo.

        • David Molina

          I spent most of my life high on drugs and I just completed two years clean and sober and I was wondering if I can please get that app too I’m kind of knew that using this new iPhone and I was wondering if you can Ihelp me out a little

      • Irivera1216

        How did you get them on ur iPhone?

      • Smiley3121

        How can I get the app

  • Malibu515

    I just came back to Na and realized that I’m not Superman. I have been reading the BT and have found out that I was really a sick person with a disease. My thinking is truly out to do me in. Pg 8 states” How we got the disease is of no immediate importance to us. We are concerned with recovery. I have so much stuff on my plate right now, but I do believe in this program and those who are working it to stay clean and not crazy

    • http://www.facebook.com/john.kimbrough.1238 John Kimbrough

      We really are all imperfect, sinful, ignorant and prone to suffering to various degrees…Being clean and sober and the 12 steps of NA provide us with a foundation for both getting sober and staying sober…………..They may not always be what we need or all we need in order to reach our full potential as human beings ….We may benefit if we make a further examination of ourselves and how to proceed after we have been sober and clean for a while…We never know what we will find and how we can grow in wisdom and joy……………………….

  • Alexdeluna90

    Can anyone tell me how to download the basic text on my I phone?

  • Stephaniebastien31

    tommorow i make 1 year sober from a drink and a drug

    • http://www.facebook.com/angel.with.dirty.wings08 Misty Peterson

      congrats on making 1 yr clean i know i had a hard time making my one year

    • barbara10d

      u go boy!!!!!

    • http://www.facebook.com/john.kimbrough.1238 John Kimbrough

      God bless you brother on being clean and sober……The first year is the hardest and then it is only a matter of confidence and building on that expereince and a sincere effort in all things in one’s life……………..

    • http://www.facebook.com/lisa.ricebeedy Lisa Rice-Beedy

      Congratulations.

    • Eric W.

      Well done Stephanie, are you a member of NA? NA, the BOOK,says alcohol is a drug.And when we get CLEAN ,we are clean from Drugs. or a you a Member of A,.A. Where the big book talks about being Sober, from alcohol, but not clean from Drug. Peaces we Love you.

      • NATHANIEL WILKIE

        im taking local NA meetings in my town geeting help cause if I don’t I will be in jail or dead an I have a 5 yr old daughter to take of not only that I see that that’s where all my money was going instead of where it shoud of been goin an if I would have continued I will have no future

    • NATHANIEL WILKIE

      That’s good im just getting started I no it will change my life forever an my domeanor

  • Daisypinkangel07

    I’m truly blessed 2 have NA in my life today.

  • Meganishername

    Today is my 32nd day clean from crystal meth, and I just got out of rehab. I’m doing everything I can to fight this thing<3 It's got ahold of me, I gotta go to a meeting, haven't been cause i've been busy so I came here.

  • Naphonegroup

    NA HAS TAKEN DOWN THE PDF COPY OF THE BASIC TEXT AND IT WORKS, HOW AND WHY.

  • Lavonia6

    Get with chapter ten in my life.

  • Lil Lilly

    Congrats Stephaniebastien31! I used for decades and now I have a few decades sober (only for today) BUT NA/AA saved my life. I’m very humbled and I have a grateful heart everyday. At this point in my life I can’t wait to wake up in the morning because I am so loving my life. If you’re struggling, just hold on! YOU ONLY NEED TO GET THROUGH TODAY! I still have moments I want to use then I remember (what I can about then) and it doesn’t look so good, and I get past my moment of insanity. We are all rowing the boat together and together we can do anything!

    • Patricia Blakeney

      STRUGGLING FEEL LIKE GIVING UP AT TIMES ALMOST HAVE ELEVEN MONTHS BACK LOST LOVE MY LIFE DUE TO MY RELAPSE SHE MARRIED SOMEONE ELSE FEELS LIKE MY WHOLE WORLD IS CRASHING LONELINESS JOBLESS PENNILESS UGGGGGH HIGHER POWER I SURRENDER ANY SUGGESTIONS

  • Markkellynarcoticsanonimous

    After going to NA I received a Basic Text and read a story of recovery called “Resentment at the World”. I needed to identify with other addicts and told a group I identified with this story. Soon after that GG an elded in the group started a rummor that I was homosexual.
    This was a long time ago and I was fighting for my life. I was in no condition to start finding a girl friend and I never had a guy or same sex relationship. So, I did the best I could despite the shamefull actions of some NA folks. Then I looked at the story in the Basic Text ” Resentment at the World’ and relized that the writer said thst the cause of one resentment was-”I was raped by a gay guy when I was a boy.” I suppose staing that I identify with this story in NA’s Basic Text wasn’t ploliticaly corect for some members(Watertown). My first year of recovery I focused on staying clean and sayed out of politics. But as years have gone by a small group of queers in NA have broken my anonymity resulting in conflict with coworkers and losing a job. Now years latter some of these folks are ACTING UP but misguided. Chris -Brookline NA -GG from the Cape. And a toothles nine toed “Guru” whom will sponor you if he can move into your house and live there for free seem to love politics.(My 82 year old mother got a phone call saying that I am gay and have STD.) My advise is to keep your moth shut and watch your back in NA.
    While all this BS in NA goes on I end up leaving meetings feeling alianated and angry because some queer folk don’t think I am politically OK. It’s interesting to note the latest addition of NA’s Basic Text doesn’t have the “Resentment at the World” story but some pro gay Bi Trans stoties. (Great)
    But, I still identify with “Resentment at the World” and realize some gay folks are ok and some like to take advantage of adolecant boys.

    • Jeremy49917

      It’s a shame about how some people act in our fellowship. It’s important for us to stay clean and carry a message when others don’t. Today you may not be fighting for your life you may be fighting for others if you leave NA where you are think of who the newcomer is left with. Be strong and your higherpower has your back.

    • Jvilla31 Js

      Just wanted to say hello and it doesnt sound like youu are bitter mmore hurt and who couldnt be after all that somme people are schmucks and want to take delight in ssomeone elses pain or create such because they have so much doubt and distrust within themselves just remeber we are strong and have overcome so much much more than someone who needs to do some moral upkeep…stay strong its us with the problem. They want what we have and thats hope dont let them take it because they are suffering from something.

      • Patricia Blakeney

        Well said javilla thanks for ur comment it also made me look at some bs they do at mgs i attend wow i luv this site learned a lot good stuff

    • JodiS

      Hi, I am glad you stayed. What you described those members is a disgrace! They are NOT working or living the NA program nor are they following the Traditions. I am so sorry this happened to you dear! And shame on them! I am a member of NA and have just over 4 yrs clean. I work the steps, do lots of service in NA, I am the Seattle Area H&I Chair and I follow the Traditions and live this program to the best of my ability. It doesn’t sound like you were welcomed properly…So, I’d love to welcome you & I HOPE you keep coming back! I am sorry this happened to you, it’s NOT the NA way! I promise you that. They are sick individuals who need someone to point out to them what they are doing & it’s not ok!!!!!Especially in our rooms! I am glad you found a story that you can identify with. I find so many solutions in our Basic Text myself.
      Much love your way dear! ((((((((BIG HUGS)))))))))Jodi S.

  • Lauralhughes

    I am visually impared. My computer is designed to assist me in reading where I can no longer read the text…online I can…Thank you..I am grateful

  • Williamawalkeriii

    can any one tell me where it talks about me not being understood, but I need to understand others

  • Williamawlkeriii

    Ithought it went like this: “its not for me to be understood, its for me to understand”…….Thanks if you can find the page and passage

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/2ZUJRGCO2XSCEY5BIHKMKKMTJA Gussie Hall

    where do i find online na meetings during the day

  • CHUCKYD62

    FROM A GUY THAT WAS A BUM ON THE STREET NA GAVE ME A LIFE FOREVER GREATFUL

  • Doeloe329

    190 days today on my sixth step and seeing my sponsor today….None of this possible without surrender and acceptance thank you for staying clean with me too.

  • Gdrosejr

    Thanks for the info we where here in San Diego at hoodlum haven a men’s meeting wondering if the basic text is online so we will pass the word on here thanks agin. one day at a time

  • Jvilla31 Js

    Today is my 50th day sober, having just returned home from treatment yesterday. It’s really quite real back at home, but im grateful for everything ad everyone that has led me to this point. I wouldnt be who I am today. Hoping to find some good people to relate too at the meeting tonite.

  • Hottie_punk2425

    I have been clean for 6 years and it has changed my like now my girlfriend is getting clean and sober and i’m afraid that i won’t be able to help her what should i do to help her recovery

  • http://www.facebook.com/eric.diaz.754918 Eric Diaz

    I think this Na blog idea is wonderful

  • JodiS

    Hi my name is Jodi and I am an addict. I thank you for creating this blog for us members and members to be. This is a great way to carry our NA message…Which is “That an addict, ANY addict can get clean lose the desire to use and find a new way to live” and NA only have 1 promise and that’s “Freedom from active addiction”. NA has given me a life free without drugs, no more “jails, institutions and death” for me….I am forever grateful for this program! My clean date is 6-15-08 and for that I owe my life to NA. I am the Seattle Area H&I Chair and hold many other Service positions in Area, convention, sub-committee and group levels at this time, why? Because “I can only keep what I have by giving it away”. I love the BAsic Text-so many solutions in there for me for my life on life’s terms trials and tribulations. Thank you NA for teaching me HOW (Honesty, Open-mindedness and willingness) to live by spiritual principles and that I do have morals and values and I can live by them….ANd that I can “no longer blame people, places or things for my addiction” I must take responsibility and recover! ANd that I am doing! Thank you NA! ((((((BIG SEATTLE HUGS)))))) Jodi S.

  • melomel

    still trying to read the basic text online and can’t seem to get it I’m in the library cause I don ‘t have internet at home and cant find my text from 1988 (wish I could ) anyway with 67 days back and a 12 yr absence from the rooms I need to do some work, got a sponsor and suggestion was concentrate on the just for today chapters. I’lll keep trying !

  • Tina

    I have 3 1/2 years clean I don’t get out a lot because I’m a live in home provider

  • Fingers03

    Does anyone know of a concordance for the NA book? ITR Fingers03

  • TEACABLE LLOYD

    TEACHABLE LLOYD

    I’VE BEEN CLEAN FOR 11YRS. 7MONTHS AND 21 DAYS AT TIME OF THIS POST .

    I STARTED MY RECOVERY IN LONG ISLAND , NY . I MOVED TO THE HEART OF TX AREA LAST YEAR

    AND I TELL YOU THAT THE LOVE GOES WITH YOU WHERE EVER THE ROOMS OF NA TAKE YOU .

    THE HOPE SHOT IS THAT THE MESSAGE IS THE SAME . THAT ANY ADDICT CAN STOP USING, LOSS THE DESIRE TO USE, AND FIND A NEW WAY OF LIFE.

  • teresa d

    I thank my higer power for thim program for it has save my lge

  • Chicago’sober’

    Hi N.A.family,I’m new to this site, my B-Day is Dec 16th and I will have 15 years .

    • Patricia Blakeney

      HAPPY BIRTHDAY AND CONGRADS ON UR FIFTEEN YRS

  • barbara10d

    Hi everyone, i been so busy replying to everyone elses messages that i didnt focus on my own issues…one of my biggest problems. i have been a multiple relasper for years…. i seem to always get some years and throw them all away! I always ask myself why ,,,why do u do it Barb and the answer is always the same…I was not doing any work on myself, nor was i going to meetings like i was suppose to nor was i using my sponsor. i suffered in silence ojn alot of days for fear to speak up. But no more! God has giving me another chance and im gonna do it right this time. Hello! My name is Barbara and Im a recoverying addict.

    • Patricia Blakeney

      Wow barbara u sound just like me i got almost eleven months back on nov 23 13 i could use a na blog buddy like u we can help each other stay clean ok email me msblakeney@gmail god bless you always keep ya head up

  • sugarandstress

    does anyone know where I can get Na step working guide and the It works book free or cheap?

  • http://www.facebook.com/john.kimbrough.1238 John Kimbrough

    I have been clean and sober for 32 years…….God bless all those who assist others in getting clean and sober and all men and women regardless of their situation…………………..

    • Patricia Blakeney

      JOHN I WISH I COULD GET ALL THAT CLEAN TIME GOD BLESS YOU

  • JACOLA B.

    I CAN HONESTLY SAY THAT MY FIRST YEAR WAS NOT HARD 4 ME, WHY? BECAUSE I HAD MADE A DECISION 2 TOTALLY SURRENDER WITH BOTH FEET AND BOTH HANDS IN THE AIR PRAYING AND ASKING FOR GODS HELP, I HAD REALIZED THAT AFTER TRYING TIME AND TIME AGAIN ON MY OWN THAT I COULD NOT DO IT ALONE AND THAT I NEEDED HIS, GODS HELP, WITH NO RESERVATIONS,AND THE WILLINGNESS 2 DO WHATEVER I HAD 2 DO 2 LEARN HOW 2 STOP USING DRUGS AND STAY STOPPED AND BEGIN MY RECOVERY, I THANK GOD FOR HIS HELP FIRST AND FOREMOST AND HIM GIVING ME THE WILLINGNESS TO EVEN WANT TO CHANGE MY LIFE AROUND THE PROGRAM OF NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS PROGRAM AND THE FELLOWSHIP FOR TEACHING ME HOW TO LIVE ONE DAY AT A TIME WITHOUT THE USE OF DRUGS, AND FOR THAT I AM AND WILL BE FOREVER GRATEFUL, NEVER IN A MILLION YRS I WOULD HAVE THOUGHT I WOULD HAVE 6 YEARS AND 7 MONTHS OF BEING CLEAN AND FOR THAT I OWE ALL MY THANKS 2 A POWER GRATER THAN MYSELF WHOM I CHOOSE 2 CALL GOD, TO THE SISTER WHO FEELS SHE STILL HAVE TO SELL HER BODY TO THE ADDICT WHO JUST MIGHT INJECT THAT NEEDLE FOR THE LAST TIME, TO THE ADDICT WHO IS BELITTLING THEM SELF 2 ANIMALISTICS WAYS, I’M HERE TO LET YOU KNOW THAT THERE IS A BETTER WAY 2 LIVE UR LIFE, THAT WAY IS THE N A WAY, PLEASE COME JOIN US, GOD LOVES YOU AND SO DO I,

  • Ifeellikeiamnewagain

    There is a girl that I met and I gave her some literature to let her know that there is a better way to live, I am questioning my motives though and I fear I am confusing her more, yet I dont want to let go of her

  • Catherine

    New here and need help with support:)

  • Shelly06

    Hello everyone, I’m new to this and hope that I am in the right place for advice on my situation.I was recently put on pain medication to treat lower back pain which ended up being a bulding disc in two places. It took awhile for the doctor to finally do a MRI of my back. At first , he was just giving me pills to help me make it through the day. After being on them since September 2012 I realized that I had developed a dependency on the pills. About a month ago I switched doctors and told him that I didn’t want to be on these pills any longer. He has been helping me ween off of them and I was down to 8 a day instead of 10-12 a day. I recently had a set back and went back to taking as many as I was before. I feel as if these pills have a hold over me.I went to my doctor just the other day and told him I has a set back and told me there were groups I could join that could help out some. My husband and the rest of my family are very supportive. I actually have my husband give me my medication to make sure I don’t have another set back. I wish that instead of doctors just writing a prescription and sending you on your way that they would actually find out what the real problem is.Does anyone have any kind of advise?

  • lunatico50

    How can get it on my tablet like download the book.robmoon50@yahoo.com send me a tip

  • lunatico50

    GOD BLESS for those NA rooms. 02/13/06 is my clean day and I’m great full for that ,believe it or not I’m going to college and that is a miracle, never expect me to make this big step for me, you know all my live everyone that knows me or think they do always telling me that I was a morron and never accomplished anything. They just hate me but hey you yes you! I’m in College suckers. Yes I’m somebody and I will do these for me not for you. I’m clean today and great full.I’ have to go to class so talk you later.

  • http://www.facebook.com/samuel.dukes.18 Samuel Dukes

    Sam D 11years clean a grateful addict will never ever use drugs or anytime that not spiritually refresh or healthy for us.We only have today so keep that in rememberance everyone who want to recover stick with the winners . Please don’t let anyone invade your spirit with bad toxic ins . Keep GOD 1st!!! ALWAYS HELLO!!

    • Patricia Blakeney

      GOD BLESS U ON 11 YRS SAM I STRUGGLING COMING UP ON 11 MONTHS BACK ITS SO HARD I PRAY DAILY WONDER IF MY HIGHER POWER HEARS ME

  • Debbie B.

    Is the quote “some have to die for others to live” in the basic text?

  • jmt

    sorry the literature is no longer online…. guess na needs more $ rather than save a life…. there it seems that there is a price for recovery these days.

  • summer

    I had 3 yrs clean. It was the best yrs of my life. I miss tha program.

  • summer

    The meetings are held in a dangerous part of town so I can’t go there. I know I’m rationalizing. But I’m sticking to it.

  • ronin85

    I am going on 9 years clean. Thank you NA for being there and helping me find my way. With you the help of God and NA I would still be on drugs. I am proud that I have come a long ways.

  • Loriann Witte

    Just 4 2 Day I will care and I will share the NA way. Maybe I’ll go to the noon meeting. I have had no voice for 3 days now. That would give me a better chance of listening instead of talking. I’ll give the other NA members a break and keep me and my germs at home to myself.

  • Kennyb

    Where in the NA literature does it say something like anything that will make you use is ok for sharing?

  • johnh94

    “We have decided to remove the .pdf files of our books that were posted
    online here. The online texts were always intended to be for personal
    use, but some people began distributing the texts through mass emails
    and others even offered them for sale online through public commercial
    sites. In the face of the mass distributions and sales, we believe the
    responsible course of action is to remove the booklength .pdfs from our
    site and instead we plan to offer excerpts online, not the full text.
    These excerpts will be posted soon. We continue to give away or
    subsidize more than a half million dollars’ worth of printed literature
    every year. In addition, we also plan to leave all IPs and booklets on
    line in 42 languages in order to serve our members and potential
    members.” Taken from NA.org much love, John H.

  • pat

    Well done to all

  • pat

    I’m clean now 11 months and life is good but my head is not right just yet my head be telling me to ring old mates when iv no reason to be Ringin them but I trust to tell my thinking to f off but finding very hard in that way my head be mad racing all the time anyone any advice please

  • beautiful.mobey

    Congrats, on your one year. I remember when i got cleaned one year without drugs or Alcohol seem sooo long and not possible for someone like me.lol ..Now here i am 5 1/2 years later still living clean and i could not imagine my life any differant. It took me to get clean to find out who i really am. I havent lost ,alone,scared since i finally learned to live life on life terms so basictly what im saying is …Even on my worst day clean It still 100% better then when i was using.. Keep up the good work Guys and may God help you find the path you are destined to follow

    blessed be!

  • nina

    Tomorrow makes 4 months!

    • Patricia Blakeney

      Congrats nina god bless keep up the good work

  • Jason Glass

    What does the basic text have to say about marriage and getting clean early sobriety? sorry i am curios from the AA program?

    • Patricia Blakeney

      Jason i have found that the living clean book describes relationships very well pls read its excellent just a suggestion ok

  • Patricia Blakeney

    I relapsed due to bad relationship my ex left me married someone else her ex i now have ten months clean still hurting but gotta move on no matter what any suggestions

    • sditalian503

      Congrats on 10 months clean time. You’re right that you hafta move on. Not moving on gives the ex too much power. Every day you wake up clean without drugs in your head is awesome.

      One day at a time…

      • Patricia Blakeney

        Thanks so much sitalian its true what u said i appreciate ur comment dont want anything else except my higher power to control me

  • Patricia Blakeney

    Seems so hard feel like giving up sometimes but no matter what i know i gotta hold on this too shall pass im going thru all my challenges clean usually i medicate to not feel anything so going thru things sober is a reality and lving life on lifes terms any suggestions i have eleven month’s back from relapse

  • skot

    is there a way I can get a free n/a book mailed to me

  • skot

    I find a lot for pdf and read online but I use a friends computer. limited use!

  • Delaine Hicks

    HELLO MY NAME IS DELAINE AND IM AN ADDICT I HAVE 1 YEAR CLEAN THIS MONTH ON THE 28TH IM SO PROUD OF MY SELF I WANT TO STAY THAT WAY SO THIS WILL BE MY FIRST NA MEETING ON NA

  • anonymous addict

    I would just like to say that I’m always grateful for anyone who reaches out in NA recovery and tries to give back what they have found –thank you. From many of the posts I feel compelled to share that we must remember who we are when we use the name Narcotics Anonymous. We are recovering addicts who suffer from the disease of addiction — we stay clean and take great comfort in accomplishing clean time. I like what one person shared about the NA history. We have our own language, our own message, and our own literature. It has nothing to do with competition or ‘better than/less than’. In fact, we have a tradition (10) that reminds us that we don’t even have an opinion on outside issues — that includes other fellowships and organizations. We as the NA Fellowship have worked very hard to establish an identity and take great pride in our message (6th Tradition). Thank you everyone who continue to stay clean and then stick around to give back. You have helped me stay clean for 10 years now. NA is a way of life and I choose to live this way. Much love to you all for helping me stay clean just one more day.

  • Claudia Perez

    I just completed rehab and am going to attend a meeting at 7 im ready to start a new phase of my life without the use of drugs!!

  • pisces36

    Today i attended a meeting on my owe after a five years relaspe. i am home now. i had 17years clean now i realized the importance of just for today. if you have my experince please share with me

  • bilal ahmed islamabad

    one year cmpleted . . . ..congrats. .

  • learning1day@atime75

    Just got my 1st 60 days in last wk!! Now on day 70 & praying daily for God & my Angels to help keep me centered & focused!! This is all I’ve ever wanted to be “CLEAN & HAPPY” Still working hard on both & thanking my area NA program for helping me find a new & better way of life!!!!!

  • CLIFTON JOHNSON

    tomarrow I receive my 11 month AA chip and will have one year on April,15 god willing

  • lwc

    Have a script for Aderall and took 30 over 15 days and then none for the rest of the month. I re established, but did i need too? Lw collins

  • audra

    I am 17 years old, sadly to say my 1 year anniversary of getting checked into rehab is coming on April 9th. I was initially taken because of a suicide attempt because of my addiction, and I would like to say that I have stayed sober but that’s so far from the truth. I am not proud to say that I’ve done practically every drug out there but I have. I have recently been struggling, once again, with my addiction which is why I went looking for comfort and guidance through NA.

  • feelinglostandalone

    Can someone do a meeting with me thru the internet I’m somewhere there isn’t any

  • Eric W.

    22 yrs Clean now and loving it. I stayed true to the NA way of life.

  • scaredinnpr

    I am lost an deeply addicted. So why don’t I want to get clean what am I so afraid of????

  • NATHANIEL WILKIE

    well ive been an addict for 7 yrs im glad I can join u guys in this NA program