This is our part of the 12th step - "Having had a spiritual awakening as a result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to addicts, and to practice these principles in all our affairs." We do not propose that an online recovery environment is sufficient for recovery. Narcotics Anonymous means that no addict need ever be stuck in their addiction alone.This group's philosophy is that online NA is a supplement to face to face recovery, NOT a replacement. Our moderators can help you to find Narcotics Anonymous meetings in your home town, they can find NA hotline phone numbers in your area, and they can direct you to online sources of Narcotics Anonymous literature. The old lie that "Once an addict always an addict" is dead.The members of this online Narcotics Anonymous community participate here for several reasons.
We used this belief to justify our self-destructive behavior.We developed a point of view that enabled us to pursue our addiction without concern for our own well-being or the well-being of others.We began to feel that the drugs were killing us long before we could ever admit it to anyone else.We in NO way endorse or promote online meetings and fellowship as a substitute for local Narcotics Anonymous meetings.
NA is not a social club, it is addicts coming together with a unity of purpose - to help each other stay clean.A few years ago NA's primary literature, a book which we call "The Basic Text", made an astounding leap - more "Basic Texts" were printed in Farsi and sold in Iran than were printed and sold in english speaking countries.