Effective Recovery from Enviroment-Related Mental Illness and Associated Addictive Behaviours

When Narcotics Anonymous members identify themselves as "addicts and alcoholics," "cross-addicted," or talk about living "clean and sober" the clarity of the Narcotics Anonymous message is blurred. To speak in this manner suggests that there are two diseases; that one drug is separate from the rest. Narcotics Anonymous makes no distinction from the rest. Our identification as addicts is all-inclusive, allowing us to concentrate on our similarities, not our differences. We offer this statement in the spirit of Narcotics Anonymous unity. Please remember this request is not made to rule, censor, or dictate behavior. We make this request in order to provide an atmosphere of recovery, where we can hear the simple, life-saving message of Narcotics Anonymous

Dale Lee, B. Tech., B. Sc., P. Eng is a Professional Engineer with The Association of Professional Engineers, Geologist, and Geophysicists of Alberta (APEGGA). He will structure the presentation from the perspective of a Professional Engineer returning to being an active member of society. Dale will speak to his personal experience with family violence and how that impacted him and his recovery from mental health issues and addiction.

Effective Recovery (ppt)
When Narcotics Anonymous members identify themselves as “addicts and alcoholics,” “cross-addicted,” or talk about living “clean and sober” the clarity of the Narcotics Anonymous message is blurred. To speak in this manner suggests that there are two diseases; that one drug is separate from the rest. Narcotics Anonymous makes no distinction from the rest.
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