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Progress Not Perfection

One effect that the disease of addiction has had on many of us is that we become perfectionists. We feel that if only we could be a better spouse, parent, sibling, or friend, then perhaps the addict we love will stop using. As we work the Nar-Anon program, we realize that we cannot control others, let alone their using. We can change how we react; we can focus on our own behavior; and, we can make progress in our own recovery.

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