Today's Reading from Just For Today © NA World Services


   October 24                                                  Responsibility

    "We are not responsible for our disease, only for our recovery.  As we
     begin to apply what we have learned, our lives begin to change for the

                                                            Basic Text, p. 91


   The further we go in recovery, the less we avoid responsibility for
   ourselves and our actions.   By applying the principles of the Narcotics
   Anonymous program, we are able to change our lives.  Our existence takes
   on new meaning as we accept responsibility and the freedom of choice
   responsibility implies.  We do not take recovery for granted.

   We take responsibility for our recovery by working the Twelve Steps with a
   sponsor.  We go to meetings regularly and share with the newcomer what was
   freely given to us:  the gift of recovery.  We become involved with our
   home group and accept responsibility for our part in sharing recovery with
   the still-suffering addict.   As we learn how to effectively practice
   spiritual principles in all areas of our lives, the quality of our lives


   Just for today:  Using the spiritual tools I've gained in recovery, I am
   willing and able to make responsible choices.