Narateen Member’s Share

Members Share Experience, Strength and HopeWe welcome you to the Narateen Group with the hope you will find the help and friendship we have come to appreciate.

When you come into the Narateen group you are no longer alone but among true friends who understand your problems as few others could. We discover no situation is really hopeless, and you can find serenity and even happiness whether the addict is using or not.

Our program is based on the Twelve Steps of Nar-Anon which we try, one day at a time, to apply to our lives along with the slogans and the Serenity Prayer. Many of us have found help in dealing with addiction by working these steps. So much depends on our own attitudes, and we learn to place our problems in their true perspective.

The loving interchange of experiences and the daily reading of our literature make us ready to receive the gift of serenity. Keep an open mind and attend as many meetings as possible. You will soon make new friends and will feel very much a part of the group.

Everything said in a meeting is held in confidence. Only in this way can we feel free to say what is on our minds and in our hearts. This is how we help one another in Narateen.

  • I Can be honest...My mom is an addict. Sometimes we can’t get into the house if she is high. We make an excuse to go next door. I like going to Narateen so I can talk and be honest. I know Narateen is for me.
  • I have new friends…I never had any friends before I came to Narateen. My Narateen sponsor read something that said we soon make new friends and become part of the group. I like to come to Narateen meetings and be with my new friends. It’s great to be part of a group!
  • I have changed…I’m not mean anymore. I can listen to other kids. I don’t think they are stupid anymore. If they have good ideas I say OK. I try to be nice to my dad too.
  • It’s no fun to be mad…Before I came to Narateen I was always mad at everyone, but mostly myself. I blamed myself for my dad not being home anymore. I miss him and want everything to be like it was. By going to Narateen meetings, I feel different. They help me know that it was not my fault.
  • I like not being alone…I like Narateen because I am learning how to deal with things without getting angry. I love and respect my Mom and Dad anyway. When I listen to other kids with the same problems I have, I don’t feel alone.
  • I can be happy…I was so sad about my Dad using drugs. I was afraid when my Mom and Dad would argue. Since I came to Narateen, I was happy to learn that it is not my fault. It is OK for me to be happy even if Mom and Dad are not.
  • One day at a time…When I first came to Narateen, I was afraid of everything. After my first meeting I was not so scared. I can talk about things at Narateen that I wouldn’t at home. My family’s troubles with drugs are hard for me to think about. That makes me sad. Then I remember, "Just for today I can be happy". I am glad that my Mom brought me to Narateen. I hope yours will too. "It works if you work it and you are worth it!"


Attention Narateen Members:

We would like to hear from you!!

The World Service Narateen Committee is looking for submission to create a Narateen 31 Day Reader.
If you have something to share: you or your group sponsor can send it via:
EMAIL: Narateen share
US MAIL: 22527 Crenshaw Blvd., Suite 200B, Torrance, CA 90505
ATTN: Narateen Committee
When submitting, include a Nar-Anon Copyright Release Form.
All Narateen writing will be anonymous. Contact the WS Narateen Committee with any questions.

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