For the Newcomer

If you think you might have a problem with drugs of any kind, please call our hotline or come to one of our meetings! We’d like to help. In the meantime, here is some basic information about Narcotics Anonymous.

What is NA?

NA is a member-driven, international organization in which no dues or fees are charged for membership. All we ask is for a potential member to have a desire to stop using drugs. Members recover from the disease of addiction by application of the principles contained in the Twelve Steps. Our program is based on a set of spiritual principles, and we have no affiliation with any organized religion.

Narcotics Anonymous is a twelve-step approach to recovery with the primary purpose of helping any individual stop using drugs. NA’s program focuses on an addict’s recovery from the disease of addiction, rather than any specific drug. Through our group meetings and the therapeutic value of one addict helping another, addicts learn how to live drug-free and productive lives.

Is NA for me?

While this decision is always left up to the individual, the chapter on the Third Tradition in “It Works: How and Why” states:

“Narcotics Anonymous offers recovery to addicts around the world. We focus on the disease of addiction rather than any particular drug. Our message is broad enough to attract addicts from any social class or nationality. When new members come to meetings, our sole interest is in their desire for freedom from active addiction and how we can be of help.”

Please see these Informational Pamphlets for more information:

The Next Step Program

The purpose of The Next Step program is to provide a hand, reached out in the spirit of our Twelve Steps of recovery, to assist you in finding the same support for getting and staying clean that we ourselves have found. We did not do this alone, and no one else need do so. Although we are a program of abstinence of all mind/mood altering substances, the only desire for membership is the desire to stop using. We will not judge your desire if you come willing. We welcome all.

We do not offer jobs, housing, family or personal counseling, money, clothing, etc. We can answer NA related questions, share our experience, strength, and hope, and meet you at a meeting, among other things. Our primary purpose is to carry the message of recovery to addicts who still suffer.

We would like to take the time to pair you with an NA volunteer to welcome and introduce you to Narcotics Anonymous, with no strings attached.

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