KANA now has Zoom Meeting groups:

H&I meets 3rd Sat 11a

ASC meets 3rd Sat 12:30p

KAZM meets Mon-Fri 6-7p

JFT meets Daily 10:30-11:30a

Night Shift meets Wed, Fri, Sun 11p-12a

https://zoom.us/j/5669013180

 

 
 
Our Message: An addict, any addict, can stop using drugs, lose the desire to use, and find a new way to live.

Welcome to Knoxville Area Narcotics Anonymous! This website is published by the Knoxville Area of Narcotics Anonymous to inform the public, inside and outside the fellowship of Narcotics Anonymous, about Narcotics Anonymous in and around Knoxville, Tennessee.

Just For Today

 

June 01, 2020
Keep coming back
Page 159
"We don't have to be clean when we get here but, after the first meeting, we suggest that newcomers keep coming back and come back clean. We don't have to wait for an overdose or jail sentence to get help from Narcotics Anonymous."
Basic Text, pp. 10-11

Very few of us arrive in NA brimming with willingness. Some of us are here because we are court-ordered to attend. Some have come to save our families. Some come in an effort to salvage a career teetering on the brink of ruin. It doesn't matter why we are here. It only matters that we are.

We have heard it said that "if we bring the body, the mind will follow." We may come to meetings with a chip on our shoulders. We may be one of those who sits in the back of the rooms with our arms folded across our chest, glaring threateningly at anyone who approaches us. Perhaps we leave before the final prayer.

But if we keep coming back, we find that our minds begin to open up. We start to drop our guards, and begin to really listen when others share. We may even hear someone talking with whom we can relate. We begin the process of change.

After some time in NA, we find that more than our minds have arrived in our meeting rooms. More importantly, our hearts have arrived, too. After that happens, the miracles really begin!

Just for Today: I will strive to listen with an open mind to what I hear shared.