About Narcotics Anonymous
Narcotics Anonymous (NA) is a 12-step addiction recovery group that draws much of its foundation from Alcoholics Anonymous, the original 12-step program developed. Narcotics Anonymous does have the distinction of providing support meetings for all struggling with either drug addictions or alcoholism and welcomes anyone seeking recovery from addiction. Becoming an active member of Narcotics Anonymous comes at no cost to the individual seeking help maintaining or beginning abstinence from all substances.
Meetings are always voluntary and are held in locations throughout the world each and every day. Maintaining confidentiality is important for recovering addicts as it provides a buffer from the public and acquaintances while sharing addiction struggles. Getting and staying clean is the goal of every member participating in NA meetings and this common goal unites individuals, often resulting in powerful, meaningful friendships that are continued for the rest of their lives. Considered a recovery pathway, the awareness of Narcotics Anonymous has grown tremendously over the past decades, and most inpatient rehab centers are aware of the importance of these 12-step programs.
While many Narcotics Anonymous meetings are closed and only allow recovering narcotic addicts to join, there are NA meetings that are open to both those seeking treatment and family members seeking to support their loved ones. The recovery journey is fraught with dangers and temptations for addicts, and becoming an active participant in NA gives many a sense of relief as they realize they are no longer alone. Should you be actively seeking sobriety and need more information about how inpatient drug rehab works or the drug detoxification process, please give us a call today. Coastline Behavioral Health is located in Huntington Beach, California and provides quality inpatient heroin rehab and outpatient alcohol treatment.
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Every attendee should be treated with care and respect.
Personal sharing is always voluntary.
Some meetings may include speakers who can share their own stories.
Only first names are used, and attendance is kept confidential.
Meetings are free to attend; money is accepted to cover meeting costs.
Meeting location does not indicate any affiliation with a specific religion.
Narcotics Anonymous draws its 12-steps from Alcoholics Anonymous, making them familiar to many. The process of walking through these 12-steps requires support from sponsors and other attendees. Recovery is an ongoing process and many individuals will continue to rely on their support system within NA for decades. All are encouraged to live through each of these steps, and return to certain steps that my require more time and energy.
Narcotics Anonymous 12 Steps to Recovery
- We admitted that we were powerless over our addiction; that our lives had become unmanageable.
- We came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.
- We made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him.
- We made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.
- We admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.
- We were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.
- We humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings.
- We made a list of all persons we had harmed and became willing to make amends to them all.
- We made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.
- We continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it.
- We sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out.
- Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to addicts, and to practice these principles in all our affairs.