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Narcotics Anonymous New Zealand

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    Narcotics Anonymous (NA) is a global organisation of recovering addicts.

    NA members are men and women from all walks of life for whom drugs had become a major problem, who meet regularly to help each other stay clean, and recover from the effects of addiction in their lives.

    Programme

    Narcotics Anonymous Group Meetings

    If using drugs is causing problems in your life maybe NA can help. NA is made up of addicts who are trying to help each other recover from using drugs and make changes in their lives.

    Maybe you have already heard something about NA, maybe this is your first look at NA. Either way you’re welcome to come along to a meeting, meet some of our members and find out for yourself if NA has something to offer you.

    Attending an NA meeting for the first time can be hard. To find out about what happens at NA meetings please read Going to your first NA meeting. Remember, everyone at the meeting attended their first meeting as well and will be likely to remember how that was.

    NA members come from all walks of life and range in age from teenagers to people who are retired. There are no requirements to subscribe to any religious belief although our steps do talk about God and a Higher Power. Some of our members are atheist and some are agnostic – recovery works for them too.

    Within NA literature and between our members, we refer to addiction being a disease. While we are not personally responsible for having the disease of addiction, we are responsible for our recovery. We choose to recover by attending meetings, working the 12 Steps, finding and talking to a sponsor, helping other addicts get and stay clean and by reading and studying NA literature.

    Charges

    No fees apply