Some of us had the experience of believing that we could stay clean in NA, but when it came to recovery, that seemed beyond us. The day we began to believe that this program could do more for us than just help us stay clean was a tune we remember as a turning point in our recovery. What happened to give us that sense of hope was that someone gave us a reason to believe. In whichever way we hear it, it was the message, and someone carried it to us. "We keep what we have by giving it away." This is perhaps the most powerful reason we can present for carrying the message. Many of us wonder, though, exactly how this concept works. It's simple, really. We reinforce our recovery by sharing it with others.
Narcotics Anonymous Step Working Guides
Step Twelve, Page 118