What Is Narcotics Anonymous?
Narcotics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who have all suffered from addiction at one point or another. We have come together to spread the message of recovery to addicts and make sure people know they are supported.
Support is an essential part of the recovery process and often one that people don’t have. We want to share our common problems and struggles and make sure we all find success in recovery.
How Does Narcotics Anonymous Work?
The main part of our process is following the 12-step program. This includes acknowledging a higher power, seeking help, giving a self-examination, making amends, and being committed to helping other addicts.
These steps are meant to promote growth and self-discovery along with giving back to your community and others. All of this can help prevent relapse and promote success.
What Happens At A Narcotics Anonymous Meeting?
These meetings are meant to foster communication, compassion, and connection. We all share our stories and talk about our struggles. We may speak of the current problems in our lives and ask for advice. It’s a great way to share and get feedback and find solutions you may never have discovered on your own.
These meetings usually apply the 12-steps and 12-traditions. Some meetings are different from others. There may be guest speakers or even topics picked beforehand. Some meetings are open to the public, and some are closed and just for addicts.
Narcotics Anonymous is run by addicts and meant to help addicts. Addicts speak openly and share successes and failures in the hopes they can help others in their choices.
Does Narcotics Anonymous Cost Anything?
There are no fees for membership or to go to meetings. There might be a collection to help with expenses, but it is by choice only.
Can Anyone Attend A Narcotics Anonymous Meeting?
There are two types of meetings, an open meeting, and a closed meeting. Open meetings are open to the public and mean anyone can come. This includes addicts, friends, and family of addicts, people who are just curious, and more. Closed meetings are for addicts only and are meant to be a safe space for them.
This is so that they can remain anonymous and get the support they need. They don’t need to fear judgment from those who are not addicts and can speak openly about their struggles.