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* Fellowship Literary Work in Progress *

YOU are the NA way of life! It is your love and dedicated gratitude that keeps NA alive. 

NA  Foundation  Group  Meeting in Smyrna, Georgia  again...
on schedule and regular attendance. 

The Impending Crisis
(NEW UPDATE - FREE DOWNLOAD .pdf )
OK, this is update coming almost a year after the original in 2010! The idea of an NA free press needs to be given some thought. Read a lot of books since last year and some amazing stuff is to be found for those who seek...Hope you enjoy this. I remember a friend from California -before NA! - speaking of a newsletter, "The Voice of the Turtle." - Bo S. 

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A place to discuss your experience, strength and hope!
We want to hear from you.

NArchives

Gigantic new database for NA Archives
The idea is your read the minutes, you ask your questions, you get the answers and draw your own conclusions. That way, we all benefit.

"Dream realization takes action.
We pray, God free me from ego and self-will. Give me the strength and guidance to do your footwork." 
- Original NA literature prayer.  

You make all the difference in the world. When you change for the better, the whole world gets better. Only you....

Tell me - I forget,
Show me - I remember,
Involve me - I understand
- Confucius


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General Input

An item listed for input to the NA Basic Text in the Handbook for NA Lit Committees,  the Long Form of the AA 12 Traditions are included for your consideration. Surely they are included in the gift from AA of the 12 Steps and 12 Traditions from which our NA Program was founded. 


NA REFORMATION

What we need in NA is a reformation movement to restore some of the things that were so attractive to our early growth and expansion while retaining some of the efficiency and protocol developed by world services during the dark period. Lessons can be learnt from this so that others do not repeat the mistakes of the past twenty years. There need be no repercussions as everyone was pretty confused and blame is hard to access among people disadvantaged by their leadership. In other words, it is a no-fault situation brought about be rapid growth of our NA Fellowship and expansion of money, property concerns and the prestige that comes with service at the world level. Where is the top of the mountain? The Home Group! Time to get Back to Basics! - Ed

1) Everyone has a say in NA. Democratic principles give you a voice in your program. 

2) Trusted servants at every level are trained to understand and appreciate the beauty of overcoming personal boundaries through learning self-lessness. Big egos need not apply!

3) Study materials are prepared and distributed under the direction of NA members active in the NA society. People can't be blamed for not knowing that which cannot be read and studied. We have to write the study materials if our side is to be in evidence. 

4) Books and role models populate our service structure and recovery meetings.


NA Foundation Group
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Marietta
, GA 30008 USA
404.312.5166


Free Download: 
2012 Form
Review Forms Available
NEW 5.5x8.5" format at $17 + S&H $5

2012 FORM:
Thanks for the fine NA members who sent in edits. 
New form entering compositon stage.
- Love, Bo S.

Gratitude is not a chance - it is a choice!

Letters of support
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Please send us your reactions and responses to the various books displayed on this website. Feel free to copy and share. We have been working for almost two decades on this book. And now we have three more books to work on. It is obvious that our method is sound and includes a wide variety of NA members from all over. We know there are many members who support our work and have already been using the new material for purposes of recovery for quite a few years. There have been many emails thanking us and expressing gratitude and joy for the miracle of writing new material in the time honored NA way! 

Of course, there are still many members who have not read the book and think is it somehow out of order for addicts to combine efforts to work a collective 12th Step in this manner. Please send us letters of support by snail or email fit to be displayed on this website. Some members are just freaked out by new writing. They missed out on the 'Book Years' in NA and don't realize we have every right to write. You don't have to get permission from anyone to work your 12th Step. We want to be gentle and loving but firm in our dedication to doing our part to see that the NA message is carried and heard. 

Thanks for all your love and support for "OUR BOOK." 

-- In Loving Service, Bo S. 

Check out new French Canadian Translations of 
Traditions War: a pathway to peace
new article comparing 3rd R and 5th

Handbook for NA Literature 2007


12 recovery stories - latest addition 7.1.09

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NA Twenty Plus
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Long Clean Time Stories
Stories of members with 20 or more years clean. This book may serve several purposes but the one we thought most important for now is the opportunity to define ourselves by members who are actually working the 12 Steps of NA. Too long have we been defined by our nosiest members and relapsing individuals whereas a recovering person is not so loud and they focus on their recovery and helping others. We have plenty of members with long clean time today. Work in progress will be posted on this site. - Ed.

New Book
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The Spirit of NA
HOW N.A. MEMBERS PRACTICE SPIRITUALITY
Booklet length and building...
We need help transcribing. Email or call and let us know you are willing to help and we will send you a CD of an NA speaker to transcribe. Send the transcription in to go in the book, keep the CD with our gratitude.
 




Our Symbol

by Greg Pierce


IS THIS AN OUTSIDE ISSUE?

Imagine sitting in a circle and having an NA meeting where the topic was discussion of written recovery material. As the material is being read, all members present have prayed to be used as instruments of a Loving God and listen to the letter and the spirit of the writing. This is a literature review meeting.

Is this outside literature if the subject matter is our written message of recovery? There is a big difference between writing recovery material in a group setting and reading outside literature. How else could our written message be created? We may not have a future is we canít update our program with new literature. The disease of addiction never slowed down.

Reading, discussing and editing in a group setting after prayer is the basic formula for NA literature, right? Do we hire people to write for us or do we write our message down in groups of members?

THE FELLOWSHIP IN 2008 MAY NOT KNOW 
THEY HAVE A RIGHT TO WRITE - SPREAD THE WORD!

UNDERSTAND THIS : WE CAN'T DO IT FOR YOU - ONLY ADDICTS CAN WRITE NA LITERATURE IN OPEN, PARTICIPATORY CONFERENCES. WE HAVE SEEN LITERATURE WRITTEN WITHOUT FULL PROCESSING AND THE CHANGES THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN MADE BY CLEAN ADDICTS WERE LEFT UNDONE IN MATERIAL APPROVED AT THE WSC, WEAKENING OUR WRITTEN PROGRAM OF RECOVERY.  ONLY LITERATURE THAT HAS BEEN FULLY PROCESSED BY FELLOWSHIP CAN REALLY BE CALLED "NA APPROVED." - ED

To participate in this writing, print out a single chapter, read it in a setting of NA members after SP, mark comments on one copy and snail mail it to us. List first names and last initials of members work-shopping, location of workshop, and date. Will either be utilized right away or reviewed at next conference. - Ed

ONLY YOU CAN MAKE THIS YOUR BOOK!
TRADITIONS WAR:
a pathway to peace

FREE  DOWNLOAD
 
Updated 1.14.09

'IT' WON'T GET BETTER -
UNTIL 'WE' ARE BETTER!


We need spirited members to conduct this writing. Pray for God to remove your self-will and ego and give you the strength and guidance to do his footwork!

Writing helps set things right. 
Free expression is freedom. If you don't tell the truth, people have no way of knowing. 

We need your help!
Please Pray to be Used as an Instrument!

NA Way of Life

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2012 

Review Forms 5.5x8.5
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Write like someone's life depended on it - because it does.

Carry the Message with Care... 
We Care about our Members!
Being informed is different from being right.
It grants flexibility and better decisions.

 

 

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Traditions War: a pathway to peace 

NA Way of Life 

What is a NA Foundation Group?
You have to print one side at a time 
to get the six sided brochure. - Ed

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"BY ADDICTS, 
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Open, Participatory Recovery Writing in spiritual state induced by prayers for selflessness and guidance. 

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Learn the principles of writing
recovery Literature:
It is your Heritage! (...this means you can
help write the book. - Ed)

GIVE YOUR DREAMS A CHANCE!


The N.A. Way of Life
2012 Form
The Large Book

Pledge, Preface, Introduction

Section One: Orientation


Chapter 1
 NA Society
Chapter 2
Disease Concept
Chapter 3
Power Greater than Ourselves

Chapter 4
Spiritually Clean
Chapter 5
Personality Change
Chapter 6
 Recovery Process

Chapter 7
Trust
Chapter 8
 Learning to Live
Chapter 9
Personal Responsibility

Section Two: Issues


Chapter 10

Emotional Pain
Chapter 11
Loneliness and Reaching Out
Chapter 12
Getting Over Abuse and Neglect

Chapter 13

Bitter Ends - New Beginnings
Chapter 14
When it gets Tough
Chapter 15
Life Threatening Illness

Section Three: Applications

Chapter 16
Relationships
Chapter 17
Sex

Chapter 18

Gender and the Message
Chapter 19
Youth in Recovery

Chapter 20
Parenting

Chapter 21

Midlife Crisis
Chapter 22
Employment
Chapter 23
Compulsive Spending

Section Four: Evidence

Chapter 24
Miracles

Chapter 25
History & Origins

Chapter 26
Service
 


How It Works:

12 Steps

Step One Step Two Step Three
Step Four

Step Five
Step Six Step Seven Step Eight

Step Nine
Step Ten Step Eleven Step Twelve

 


Why It Works:

12 Traditions


Tradition One
Tradition Two Tradition Three Tradition Four

Tradition Five
Tradition Six Tradition Seven Tradition Eight

Tradition Nine
Tradition Ten Tradition Eleven Tradition Twelve

 


When It Works: 
12 Principles

Principle One
Hope
Principle Two
Surrender
Principle Three
Acceptance

Principle Four
Honesty

Principle Five
Open-mindedness
Principle Six
Willingness
Principle Seven
Faith
Principle Eight
Tolerance

Principle Nine
Patience
Principle Ten
Humility
Principle Eleven
Unconditional Love
Principle Twelve
Sharing and Caring

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Chronology


NA Way of Life

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TRADITIONS WAR:
  a pathway to peace

Now includes translation into French Canadian 
and INPUT for some chapters.

Preface

French Translation Preface and Introduction 

Introduction

Chapter 1
Early History of NA

Fr. Translation
Chapter 2
How Service Took its form
Fr. Translation
Chapter 3
The Book
Fr. Translation
Chapter 4
Money, Property and Prestige
Fr. Translation
Chapter 5
The Growth Through Our Book

INPUT

Chapter 6
History Movement Starts
Madison, Alabama
Chapter 7
Allentown History Conference
Chapter 8
Montgomery - Celebration Two
Chapter 9
Baby Blue
Chapter 10
History Committee Folds
Chapter 11
The World Service Inventory
Chapter 12
The Superboard
Chapter 13
The Internet
Chapter 14
The Disenfranchised
Chapter 15
Changes

Chapter 16
Vocal Minority
 
Chapter 17
Twelve Concepts

Chapter 18
Political Correctness
Chapter 19
Traditions War Memorial
Chapter 20
Pathway to Peace

To participate in this writing, print out a single chapter, read it in a setting of NA members after SP, mark comments on one copy and snail mail it to us. List first names and last initials of members workshopping, location, and date. Will either be utilized right away or reviewed at next conference. Right now, conferences are planned in Knoxville late April, 2005 and Draper, Virginia June, 2005

APPENDICES

NEWEST VERSION 2005
310 PAGES due to better formatting


The Spirit of NA

New book to focus on the spirituality found in NA that has worked so tirelessly in the background from our earliest beginnings through the present. Anyone knows that loud people get attention and those members busy working their 12 Steps, living the program and honoring the 12 Traditions are not noisy.  But they are the men and women who keep NA alive and make the program worth coming back to! Trouble makers, mis-matchers, are often much more visible and vocal than those who plug in the coffee pots, lay out the literature and stay up last talking about NA with newcomers and other members. So, let's hear it for those who love us as they learn to love themselves.

In Loving Service,

Bo S. 


"Where the book came from..."

Conferences and Workshops
from 1991 to 2002
click to view

We have sought throughout this effort to involve members from all over in the process of reading, editing and collecting new material. This section gives you a chance to see the group conscience process in action. We value this inclusive approach because we believe those who have to live the program should be the ones to authenticate written recovery material. No service board or committee can do this because that would be dictating group conscience. We believe dictating group conscience is a contradiction in terms. - Ed


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First, they will ignore us
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Reprinted from the 
Narcotics Anonymous Way of Life, 
Traditions War: a pathway to peace,
The Spirit of NA 
or NA Twenty Plus

being edited on this site.

N.A. FELLOWSHIP USE ONLY
Copyright © December 1998
Victor Hugo Sewell, Jr.

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All rights reserved. This draft may be copied by members of Narcotics Anonymous for the purpose of writing input for future drafts, enhancing the recovery of NA members and for the general welfare of the Narcotics Anonymous Fellowship as a whole. The use of an individual name is simply a registration requirement of the Library of Congress and not a departure from the spirit or letter of the Pledge, Preface or Introduction of this book. Any reproduction by individuals or organizations outside the Fellowship of Narcotics Anonymous is prohibited. Any reproduction of this document for personal or corporate monetary gain is prohibited.