Understanding Addiction: The Role of Narcotics Anonymous

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“Narcotics Anonymous is a nonprofit fellowship or society of men and women for whom drugs have become a major problem.” Addiction is one of the leading cause of death all over the world but for some reason no one has a solution to help these suffering addicts, they’re seen as a lost cause. Most people suffering in active addiction are sent to jails or institutions to be locked up until the drugs wear off then are released into society again. What people don't realize is that once an addict is released from these facilities, they’ll go right back to using because they don’t know how to live and deal with life on life's terms, this is where Narcotics Anonymous or other various other 12 step programs come in. They help the suffering addict by …show more content…

Almost two years ago I was that suffering junkie and was in a treatment facility where I was then introduced to the program of Narcotics Anonymous. By working this program I have been able to stay clean for almost a year and a half now. I support this organization because I believe in what it stands for, anyone can stop using and find a new way to live. They don’t treat the dirty, homeless, junkie like a hopeless lost cause. They see that junkie as a man or women in pain who needs help. I come from a long line of addicts and have seen family and friends lost to the disease of addiction. They’ve ended up dead by overdose or taking a gun to their head. It’s tragic but these losses remind me that I could be next. Narcotics Anonymous taught me that I never have to use again, even if I want to. I am no longer ashamed of my past and the decisions of the people around me because this fellowship gave me the courage and support I needed to change. I can't change what I did while I was using, but I am responsible for my recovery and what I do …show more content…

Some people are to embarrassed or ashamed to talk about it. Why highlight something so terrible? It’s the addict's fault for using, why should anyone help them? Having a physical addiction isn’t something you can just walk away from easily, when chemically dependent on a substance, the mind obsessed and compulses and creates this self centered addict willing to do anything to get that next high. Anyone who has been in active addiction or seen a loved one go though it should know that getting clean is something to be very proud of. The suffering addict needs as much help as the man who's in kidney failure. This drug epidemic will never come close to being solved if there is no help for the addict and they’re treated like a worthless pile of

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  • Explains that narcotics anonymous is a nonprofit fellowship of men and women for whom drugs have become major problems. the idea behind the fellowship is one addict helps another without parallel.
  • Opines that narcotics anonymous saved their life. they support the organization because they believe that anyone can stop using and find a new way to live.
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