I am trying to deal with my daughter and her drug abuse. She has changed so drastically from the light-hearted, loving child she once was. Like mine, her life became unmanageable. When I began attending Nar-Anon meetings, I asked myself, “Just what are these meetings supposed to be doing for me?” The pain of seeing my daughter on drugs will never go away, but attending Nar-Anon meetings has truly helped me learn to deal with that pain. My program helps me to get my life back. My life no longer depends upon my daughter’s recovery from drug abuse, or the insanity that comes along with active addiction.

Nar-Anon has shown me that I am not alone. When members share at a meeting, I learn that others have similar and worse problems with addiction and their loved ones.

My situation could be much worse. I see the strength the program gives to everyone who works the steps. There are members living with many different situations involving addiction. I am learning to be grateful for what I have today and to have faith that I too can gain the strength to deal with my problems.

Thought for Today: I see more sunshine than darkness every day.

“Keep your faith in all beautiful things; in the sun when it is hidden, in the spring when it is gone.” ~ Roy Gilson

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