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NA FOUNDATION GROUP NEWLETTERS
N. A. W. O. L. NEWS
1 Ed.1 May, 2007
W. O. L. F.
May 18, 19: 20 2007 members of The
Way Of Life Foundation met and held
a workshop in Tallahassee, Fl. Those in
attendance included Hank from Jacksonville who came at his sponsorís urgings and with him were his son and 2 newcomers. The South Florida
contingent included Joe M. Ken D.
and Sean (all Veteran W.O.L.F.
members. And Lester O. was in
attendance representing the Titusville W.O.L.F Group of N.A. This being my 1st
N.A.W.O.L. Workshop. The
Workshop was hosted by the Tallahassee W.O.L.F. Group and Kevin did an excellent
job at organizing. Workshop was presided over by Bo. S. who took minutes and
provided his spiritual wisdom.
This work began when my sponsee Dale A.
suggested I write some original writing on the spiritual principles of NA. In
particular, the writing was to address how these principles would in application
prevent or limit some or our early service disorders. This resulted in the
original material on the principles.
The list was taken from the Twelfth Step in the Book, Narcotics
Anonymous. Expansion included looking up synonyms and antonyms for
clarity. Later, in 1990 or early 1991, the expansion of the original material
into other areas of interest began. Staying clean, going to meetings and
discovering the many things brought to us by the 12 Steps and 12 Traditions,
writing them down became a habit it me. I sought and found many items written by
friends in the program and much if not all of the material has been work-shopped
many times in many places. At some point, I realized that the material is
consistent with the dialogues shared with friends in recovery on the telephone,
in meetings and in person. That is the true source of this material. If ever
there should come a time when the truth needs to be known or spoken, write it
down. All the material has been on the World Wide Web at www.nawol.org,
the acronym for NA Way of Life. This has let countless thousands of members
download the material for free either by chapter or the entire work. This
current 2002 Form is the most current and the first that is nearly typo free.
The typos came from the inclusion of material from various sources and the
incredible task of 'smoothing' it all into one form. Deepest, heartfelt thanks
to all the many good members who have worked with me so hard over the 12 years
it has taken to produce the current work. Nobody makes it alone.
In Loving Service,
Our material has been
assimilated and edited in 62 Fellowship Workshops, Conferences and Conventions
beginning on Dec. 28, 1991 with the Clearlake, Michigan Workshop and continuing
until present day.
Our last workshop was held in
Tallahassee, Fl., May 18,19: 20, 2007. At
this workshop we divided into Groups and did a complete edit on The Twelve Steps
Section of the book concentrating on cleaning up the punctuation and trying to
make it more readable while leaving current material in tact.
Some additions were made. These additions can now be found for the most
part on the web site under the input section of the Step.
For more information please
visit our website at http://www.nawol.org/
for a complete listing of Workshops and Free
Downloads of our material. If you are interested in participating in N.A.W.O.L.
efforts in producing new recovery material in any way please visit our contact
page for a contact near you or perhaps
find a Way Of Life Foundation (W.O.L.F.)
Group of N.A. near you.
*** The more diverse the material, the more complete it will be in
relating to the
needs of all our members, not just the
educated or literate professionals.***
The magic of NA unity is clear when we see our desire for recovery reflected in others. When this occurs - we see, we understand, and we are one. This is the strength of our unity.
hits since July 2008
Reprinted from the
N.A. FELLOWSHIP USE ONLY
Copyright © December 1998
Victor Hugo Sewell, Jr.
NA Foundation Group
6685 Bobby John Road Atlanta, GA 30349 USA
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.