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

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

 

July 09, 2020
We do recover!
Page 199
"...the time has come when that tired old lie, 'Once an addict, always an addict,' will no longer be tolerated by either society or the addict himself. We do recover."
Basic Text, p. 89

From time to time, we hear speakers share that they don't really understand spiritual principles yet. They tell us that if we knew what went on in their minds, we'd be amazed at how insane they still are. They tell us that the longer they're clean, the less they know about anything. In the next breath, these same speakers tell us about the profound changes recovery has made in their lives. They have moved from complete despair to unfailing hope, from uncontrollable drug use to total abstinence, from chronic unmanageability to responsibility through working the Twelve Steps of Narcotics Anonymous. Which story is true? Do we or don't we recover?

We may think we demonstrate humility or gratitude by underplaying the change that recovery has brought to our lives. True, we do injustice to the program when we take credit for this miracle ourselves. But we do an equal injustice-to ourselves and to those we share with-when we don't acknowledge this miracle's magnitude.

We do recover. If we have trouble seeing the miracle of recovery, we'd better look again. Recovery is alive and at work in Narcotics Anonymous-in our oldtimers, in the newcomers flooding our meetings, and most of all in ourselves. All we have to do is open our eyes.

Just for Today: I will acknowledge the miracle of my recovery and be grateful that I've found it.