Nar-Anon is something I never even dreamed of. I never imagined I would be looking for a nar-anon group or a solution to help me cope with another’s drug addiction.
Wikipedia says, “Nar-Anon, known officially as “Nar-Anon Family Groups”, is a twelve-step program for friends and family members of those who are affected by someone else’s addiction. Nar-Anon is complementary to, but separate from, Narcotics Anonymous (NA), analogous to Al-Anon with respect to Alcoholics Anonymous; Nar-Anon’s traditions state that it should “always cooperate with Narcotics Anonymous.”
For so long I blamed myself (because he told me it was my fault he used) instead of accepting that I had nothing to do with it. God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.
There is the 12 step program that can be used for any addiction and any treatment. How much I believe in it for myself I’m not sure. But the idea is definitely correct. Release control. Look inside yourself. Accept responsibility. The drug addict who thinks he can beat the addiction alone and without the 12 steps with surely fail.
Drug Addition hurts so many people besides the drug addict themselves, but they are too selfish to realize that. The same is true for all addictions.
If you or someone you know is battling these demons, please know that you are not alone. We are not alone.