Service makes us feel good

Learning to help others is a benefit of the Narcotics Anonymous program. This miraculous turnabout is evidence of a spiritual awakening. Service work is carrying the message to the addict who still suffers. The more eagerly we wade in and work, the richer our spiritual awakening will be. By helping others we find the reward of self-respect, as we are able to share these lessons with other members of Narcotics Anonymous. God helps us as we help each other. Life takes on a new meaning, a new joy, and a quality of being and feeling worthwhile. We become spiritually refreshed and are glad to be alive.

Reprinted from Narcotics Anonymous®
Chapter 4, Pages 51-52