What is Narcotics Anonymous?
Narcotics Anonymous is a global, community-based organization with a multilingual and multicultural membership. NA was founded in 1953, and members hold over 70,000 meetings weekly in 139 countries today. In the Trumbull County Area, we normally have 23 meetings weekly. The pandemic has closed most local meetings temporarily. A few groups still meet in-person and a couple groups have moved to Zoom meetings online.
What is the Narcotics Anonymous Program?
NA is a nonprofit fellowship or society of men and women for whom drugs had become a major problem. We are recovering addicts who meet regularly to help each other stay clean. There are no dues or fees. The only requirement for membership is the desire to stop using. You don’t have to be clean when you get here, but after your first meeting we suggest that you keep coming back and come clean. You don’t have to wait for an overdose or jail sentence to get help from NA, nor is addiction a hopeless condition from which there is no recovery. It is possible to overcome the desire to use drugs with the help of the Twelve Step program of Narcotics Anonymous and the fellowship of recovering addicts.
Is NA for me?
This is a question every potential member must answer for themselves. NA literature is a great source of information about our program. Our Basic Text, Narcotics Anonymous, or our information pamphlets (IPs) are a good place to start. Most meetings offer IPs for free, while books are generally sold at the group's cost.
Many IPs are available online and here are several you may find helpful:
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For those who are new to NA, those who have no idea what NA might be, and those who are just looking for relief from a life controlled by drugs, get an overview of the NA program by downloading:
Find out what it means to some to be an addict and take another look at addiction. Learn about Narcotics Anonymous, how the program works, and important concepts like open-mindedness, hope, self-acceptance, and sponsorship.
Find some hope: 1-888-GET-HOPE
TASCNA helps support a hotline in Northeast Ohio called the Ohio Hopeline. Call 1-888-438-4673 anytime to find a meeting in your local area or get connected to other community resources. Ask to speak with a recovering addict and a local member of NA will call you back to answer any questions you may have.