Narcotics Anonymous 12 Steps - Step 12


Today is the last Step of Narcotics Anonymous. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I do. Bookmark this Blog or Favorites it so that you can back here again and again reading all the Steps. Make it your daily reading. I personally recommended it for your self-development and improvement

"People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily", Zig Ziglar said.

When you come into Narcotics Anonymous family group you are no longer alone but among true friends who understand your problems as few others could. We will respect your confidence and anonymity as we know you will respect ours. We hope to give you the assurance that no situation is too difficult and no unhappiness is too great to be overcome.

Our program, which is not a religious one but a spiritual way of life is based on the 12 suggested steps of Narcotics Anonymous. We have found that the working of these steps will bring the solution to practically any problem.

Step 12 of Narcotics Anonymous By Terry D

After completing the first 11 Steps of Narcotics Anonymous, we are now ready to begin the last and final Step of the 12 Step program. By this time in our recovery, we have acquired a spiritual awakening from working all of the previous Steps.

Now it is asked of us to spread the message of experience, strength, and hope to our fellow addicts, as we continue to practice the principles that we’ve learned on our journey of recovery.

We persist on, knowing that as we abide by the principles of the program, we will acquire even more strength, growth, and personal freedom. We are now equipped with all the tools necessary to face life on life’s terms, expecting only the best to unfold in our daily lives.

We have learned and lived the importance of applying the spiritual principles of the program. We have now become aware that as we continue moving forward in hope and faith that good will prevail, then we will succeed on our journey. An immense amount of opportunities are available to us, as we strive to achieve only greatness on our path.

We move forward, never again to look back at our past failures. We have become secure with ourselves, with our lives, and with our sure course to victory. Now it’s time for us to share with our fellow addicts all of the strength and awareness that we’ve gained on our path.

From us sharing the message of experience, strength, and hope, our fellow addicts will gain the opportunity to succeed on their own journey. As we spread the message, the still suffering addict will gain the necessary tools to overcome the difficulties and challenges that they encounter.

We now have the opportunity to give back what was so freely given to us. We get to give other addicts all the unconditional love that we personally thrived on in our own journey. Not only will we gain a higher sense of self-esteem, but we’ll also be extremely blessed in the process.

Our old ways of a self-seeking nature transforms into one of love, and caring and sharing. We will continue to grow even that much more in our recovery. A new life of caring and love will enlighten us to a new realm of the wonders of this marvelous existence.

As addicts continue to help each other in their recovery, nothing becomes impossible, and the many miracles of the program thrive to a greater extent. Personally, after I completed the 12 Steps, while working an active 12th Step, the growth process really took hold like never before.

Not only was I helping others in their recovery, but I was also helping myself in the process. I consistently had to bring to mind all the spiritual principles that I’ve learned on my journey to be able to share it with the still suffering addict. People came to rely on me to support them in their recovery, and that is truly a great feeling.

I started to give back to this awesome Fellowship, and an enormous feeling of strength and security filled my spirit. I came alive like never before. And it is now my total devotion to share all of the experience, strength, and hope that I’ve gained to help others to reach the enlightenment that I’ve acquired on my path. I’ve been shown a new Light that I now thrive on in my recovery.

Working an active 12th Step has many, many benefits, to not only to the person, but also to all the people that we help. Our life has new meaning and importance, and it gives us a feeling that is completely indescribable. We have to personally experience it to come to achieve its many rewards. And, believe me, it will be a life-changing experience to all.

There are many ways for us to spread the message of hope to other addicts. When we become secure in our own recovery from working the previous Steps, a very good way to give back to the program is to become a Sponsor.

A Sponsor in the 12 Step program passes on all the knowledge, strength, understanding, and awareness that they’ve acquired to help their sponsee’s on their journey. A Sponsor will assist them and support them on their path. Sponsors provide comfort, security, care, suggestions, personal experience, guidance, support, and we listen to them as they share about their personal challenges and difficulties, both the good and the bad ones.

We encourage them and give them confidence and strength to assist them in overcoming the challenges they encounter. Sponsors help them work the 12 Steps, give them assignments, take them to meetings, etc…. We are there for them in every way, and make sure for them to know that important fact.

Another great way to spread the message is to share and open up at meetings. As we share at the meetings about our experience, strength, and hope, we gain the opportunity for other addicts to realize that they too can achieve victory in their own recovery.

Sharing is a great tool for other addicts in the program. We become totally honest and open about our experience, so other addicts can become aware of the tools that they can use to overcome their challenges.

Newcomers see our current state, and come to realize that they can reach a new level of success as well. We take extra time with other addicts, and show love and comfort them on their journey. It is truly a great and uplifting experience.

Nothing compares to living life with love and respect for others. The 12 Step program has survived this long as a proven course of recovery because of all the hard work and time that we all put into it.

What could be better than saving peoples lives? I know that if it wasn’t for the great 12 Step Fellowship, then I’d probably be dead, withering away into oblivion. For that, I am forever thankful to the 12 Step Fellowship.

Thank you for allowing me to be of service, and it has been an uplifting and fruitful adventure. You too, can achieve this great feeling by working an active 12th Step to spread the message of experience, strength, and hope to other addicts in the program. Take care, and good luck on your journey.

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