Ok i read something just now that really pissed me off. This doesnt just apply to NA this applies to AA, CA and all 12 step programmes. Here are the 12 steps for NA: Step 1 - We admitted we were powerless over our addiction - that our lives had become unmanageable Step 2 - Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity Step 3 - Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood him Step 4 - Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves Step 5 - Admitted to God, to ourselves and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs Step 6 - Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character Step 7 - Humbly asked God to remove our shortcomings Step 8 - Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all Step 9 - Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others Step 10 - Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it Step 11 - Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood God, praying only for knowledge of God's will for us and the power to carry that out Step 12 - Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to other addicts, and to practice these principles in all our affairs Focus if you will on step 3, It says as we understood him. Now this has been changed recently to Higher Power because when it states god people assumed it meant religion. Now your god, or higher power could mean your family, your friends or even that fucking lamp stood in the corner. Its not about god or jesus or religion. NA literally saved my life and it pisses me right off when people who have no fucking clue what its about starts slagging it off because they heard the mention of the word god.