KANA now has Zoom Meeting groups:

KAZM meets Mon-Fri 6-7pm

JFT meets Mon-Sat 10:30-11:30am

LRG meets Tue & Thu 8-9pm and Sat 12-1p

Changes meets Wed & Sun 8-9pm

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

Hugs meets Sat 8-9p



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

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Just For Today


April 04, 2020
Guarding our recovery
Page 98
"Remember that we... are ultimately responsible for our recovery and our decisions."
Basic Text, p. 103

Most of us will face choices that challenge our recovery. If we find ourselves in extreme physical pain, for example, we will have to decide whether or not we will take medication. We will have to be very honest with ourselves about the severity of our pain, honest with our doctor about our addiction and our recovery, and honest with our sponsor In the end, however, the decision is ours, for we are the ones who must live with the consequences.

Another common challenge is the choice of attending a party where alcohol will be served. Again, we should consider our own spiritual state. If someone who supports our recovery can attend the event with us, so much the better. However, if we don't feel up to such a challenge, we should probably decline the invitation. Today, we know that preserving our recovery is more important than saving face.

All such decisions are tough ones, requiring not only our careful consideration but the guidance of our sponsor and complete surrender to a Higher Power Using all of these resources, we make the best decision we can. Ultimately, however, the decision is ours. Today, we are responsible for our own recovery.

Just for Today: When faced with a decision that may challenge my recovery I will consult all the resources at my disposal before I make my choice.