Together we can!
Our common welfare should come first; personal recovery depends upon A.A. / N.A. unity.
In both Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous tradition one reads as above and we must realize we can NOT do this alone we MUST do it together! We start the journey of becoming a part of a group of addicts seeking recovery and share a common desire to stay clean and sober. For so long we isolated out there in active addiction and now it is time to shine light where it was once dark. This program can do for us what we cannot do for ourselves and we found a group where we could recover! We must conform to the principals of recovery and that is being able to reach out for help, talk to fellow addicts and embrace the unity of the fellowship. In Alcoholics Anonymous literature it reads “We stay whole, or A.A. dies,” and Narcotics Anonymous explains “To maintain unity within NA, it is imperative that the group remain stable, or the entire Fellowship perishes and the individual dies.” With that said we ought to see being part of a group is very important. And know that no one can revoke our membership or make us do anything that we do not choose to do. I can remember the first meeting I ever went to and feeling a sensation of amazement that there were other people in the world that had feelings and thoughts similar to mine, for I thought nobody out there felt the way I did, I always felt alone. For the first time, in a long time, I did not feel so lonely. I found out that we share our experiences and learn from each other. We work for the common good regardless of our differences and carry the message.