Narcotics Anonymous: Leading the Fight Against Addiction
How can Narcotics Anonymous help me with my drug or alcohol addiction? Narcotics Anonymous published their first literature in 1983, and since then they’ve been going strong fighting addiction. They’ve helped tens of thousands of people across the world identify their addictions and fight through the denial, self-shame, and pain of recovery. NA’s landmark claim is that addiction is a disease—they don’t bother distinguishing between alcohol and drugs, inhalants or prescription pills. It’s all those cases, it’s just addiction: the same demon. And recovery from addiction is a choice you have the power to make.
I’m a drug user, but how do I know I’m really an addict? In 1983 Narcotics Anonymous put out a pamphlet called Am I an Addict? This document has 29 penetrating yes-or-no questions that have been proven to give you a good idea of whether you’re an addict or not. It’s not a shaming document, and it doesn’t even tell you, in the end, whether there’s a certain score that marks you as an addict. The pamphlet concludes that the question of addiction is a question “that only you can answer.” In this way, NA’s goal is to let you take the reigns in admitting to your addiction, and to the powerlessness that comes with it. Take the test Am I an Addict? right now!
Addiction is a Disease: Detox and Rehab is the Cure
How do I find the help I need in treating my addiction in Florida? The decision to enter detox and later on, rehab is one of the most important choices you’ll make in your life. It’s a personal decision. But you should know that you don’t have to fight addiction alone. And you can take back the power with detox by ridding yourself of the poisons holding you back.
Detox First, then Deal with Addiction in NA
When it comes to conquering addiction, the first step is to complete detox to get your body clean of poisonous matter. Only then will you have the clarity to face the psychological aspects of your addiction. The disease of addiction takes many steps to overcome. At Serenity House Detox, we work closely with Narcotics Anonymous, referring our newly-detoxified clients to a convenient NA location. Serenity House and Narcotics Anonymous is the perfect one-two punch that will send your addiction to the ground and leave you victorious.