The other day I was speaking with a friend about addiction. He asked me if I believed in a Higher Power. I replied that I did. I also stated that since addiction came into my life, I have become closer to my Higher Power than ever before. I said that addiction is too big for just me to handle. I had tried for six years to deal with my son’s addiction and when I could not conquer it, I sought help. I had reached my bottom and I wanted to hurt no longer.

Nar-Anon was the help I needed, and I believe God pointed me in the right direction. Now I am no longer alone. In one meeting, a member was so distraught over her son’s actions that she broke down while telling us about his latest episodes of destructive behavior. She specifically stated that she waited until she came to the meeting to let it all out, as we would understand what she was experiencing. This is what I mean when I say I am no longer alone.

By attending Nar-Anon meetings, I have learned to see my Higher Power in every fellow member. I have found a better way to live by reading Nar-Anon literature, listening to members share at meetings, working with a sponsor who has helped me to better understand the Nar-Anon program and with whom I can confide my suffering, tell my secrets, and hear comforting words.

Thought for Today: Because I am no longer alone, I am better able to handle the hurt and all that goes along with it.

“We do not so much need the help of our friends as the confidence of their help in need.” ~ Epicurus