I think that the message of Nar-Anon is taking hold in my brain. The first message – I have no control – is a great help. I have seen the addict on several occasions over these past few weeks. She looks terrible. I have no control over her, and I will continue to pray for her recovery.

Another new way of coping with this disease is that when I see my daughter, rather than getting angry, sad and upset, I will be grateful for the fact that she is still alive. I will be thankful that she is closer to getting some help. In talking with her, I have concluded that she does not want to be where she is. Her addiction does not mean that she does not love us. It means she is sick. Several members in my meeting share how they deal with their addicted loved ones by turning them over to their Higher Power. I listen to the peacefulness in their voices when they describe how the Nar-Anon program helps them deal with the disease of addiction. This sharing of their experience gives me strength and hope. They have something that I want. Perhaps it is best if I do what they do.

Thought for Today: I know the tools that Nar-Anon has given me are working, and that is how I am able to find peace and serenity in my life.“There are victories of the soul and spirit. Sometimes, even if you lose, you win.” ~Elie Wiesel