Narcotics Anonymous 12 Step Program

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Last night, I attended a Narcotics Anonymous meeting. This was not quite a new experience for me, be my late father was an alcoholic and narcotics addict that died of cirrhosis later on in my life this is why I identified myself with them. Narcotics Anonymous is a fraternity or association where there a recuperating addicts and their main purpose is stay clean. Consequently, the member of this fraternity were well-groomed, yesterday was ice cream sticks day where they had a keyword written on a little piece of paper, such as “perseverance”. Anyone can be a narcotics or alcohol user. Furthermore, as I stated previously Sunday night I attended was a NA meeting. This meeting included one woman and approximately eight men, all the attendees…show more content…
Their arch rival is the recovery program known as “Celebrate Recovery” which is a bible-based ministry that is reared to offering counsel to their participants, which suffer from all "hurts, hang-ups and habits", including but not limited to drug and alcohol addictions, sex addiction, eating disorders, and people who have been sexually abused, that was established in the early 1990 by Pastors John Baker and Rick Warren of Saddleback Church, in a counteraction to teachings of twelve-step programs such as Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous Its creators thought that Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous definition and allusion of God as a "higher power" was very ambiguous, in addition they wanted a more Scriptural and Christian based program. Celebrate Recovery applies the eight Recovery Principles that are based on the Sermon on the Mount. Former incumbent President George W. Bush honored them with his attendance to their Faith-Based and Community Initiative Conference in 2004, who praised John Baker and Celebrate Recovery by saying that, "government is not good at changing hearts. But a person like John Baker has been good about it and successful doing that." (Wikipedia, 2012) Hereafter, a male participant was grateful to his Higher Power

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