National 12 step meetings and Anonymous Groups is a growing repository of meeting data for all well-known established 12 step groups. From coast-to-coast in the USA, this is a growing and free resource to update meetings for all anonymous 12 step groups. The purpose is simple. Provide necessary logistics via maps, precisely the location of a community of people seeking recovery in a private setting. Often times, there isn’t one resource that compiles the meeting locations for all groups, thereby making attendance quite difficult and threatening to one’s recovery. We hope that with your participation, we collectively are able to achieve this goal.
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Narcotics Anonymous (NA) is a worldwide fellowship of individuals who have struggled with addiction to drugs, including prescription painkillers, heroin, cocaine, and methamphetamine. The program operates on a 12-step approach similar to that of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). NA is an anonymous program that offers support to individuals in recovery from drug addiction. It is a non-profit organization that is run entirely by its members.
History of Narcotics Anonymous
Narcotics Anonymous was founded in 1953 in California by Jimmy K. and a group of individuals who were struggling with addiction to drugs. The first official NA meeting was held in 1955. By the 1960s, the program had spread throughout the United States and Canada. Today, there are over 63,000 weekly meetings held in 132 countries.
NA’s Twelve Steps
NA’s Twelve Steps are a set of principles that guide members toward recovery from drug addiction. These steps are similar to those of AA and emphasize the importance of admitting one’s powerlessness over drugs, seeking help from a higher power, making amends for past wrongs, and helping others who struggle with addiction.
We admitted 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.