As addicts, we know the pain of addiction. But we also know the joy of recovery we have found in Narcotics Anonymous. Narcotics Anonymous Is a fellowship of recovering addicts who are living their lives, one day at a time, without the use of drugs. We meet regularly to help each other stay clean. It costs nothing to become a member of N.A. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop using.
Just For Today
March 24, 2018
Letting go of the past
|"It is not where we were that counts, but where we are going."
|Basic Text, p. 23
|When we first find recovery, some of us feel shame or despair at calling ourselves "addicts" In the early days, we may be filled with both fear and hope as we struggle to find new meaning in our lives. The past may seem inescapable and overpowering. It may be hard to think of ourselves in any way other than the way we always have.
While memories of the past can serve as reminders of what's waiting for us if we use again, they can also keep us stuck in a nightmare of shame and fear. Though it may be difficult to let go of those memories, each day in recovery can bring us that much farther away from our active addiction. Each day, we can find more to look forward to and less to punish ourselves for.
In recovery, all doors are open to us. We have many choices. Our new life is rich and full of promise. While we cannot forget the past, we don't have to live in it. We can move on.
|Just for Today: I will pack my bags and move out of my past into a present filled with hope.
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A Little About Our Area
Mendocino County, California is 3,510 square miles located along over 125 miles of breathtaking coast. We are known for our giant redwood forests and magnificent Pacific Ocean coastline. The environment is well preserved; the air is fresh, and the presence of wildlife makes our area one to escape to.
Oh yes and at the moment we have over 45 NA meetings!
Although our area is vast and contains many cities, 7 of them have meetings and we
still have a close knit fellowship with good solid recovery.
Our activities change throughout the year and include camp-outs, BBQ's, dances, picnics, bowling and bingo!
We are a member of the T.A.C. convention committee.
Area Service and PI have positions that need to be filled, and H&I needs support as well - click HERE for more information about when and where to show up to be of service.
New Meeting Schedule
Meeting schedules are printed monthly and are available at each Area Service Meeting. The latest schedule is available for April-June 2018. You can also download it from this site HERE.