Going to your first Narcotics meeting is a new experience. A Narcotics Meeting has their own way of expressing things, and at first the concepts can be hard to understand. They will tell you that they believe any addict can discover a new way of life, lose the desire to use and stop being an addict. You need to keep an open mind when you attend a Narcotics meetings. To help you along, here are some things you can expect when you attend your fist meeting.
A Narcotics meeting is a place where addicts can share their hope, experiences and strength. A Narcotics Meeting can provide a common path to recovery. For more information regarding Narcotics meetings, call us at (888) 623-4539.
A Narcotics meeting supports themselves and are not affiliated with any of the places they hold their meetings such as churches, hospitals, treatment centers or recreation centers. Narcotics meeting is anonymous and autonomous, regardless of where they rent space.
A Narcotics meeting is held by addicts for addicts. They realize the power in one addict helping another. A Narcotics Meeting is held regularly in order to share their hope, strength and experience with each other recover from addiction and to remain clean. A Narcotics meeting is open to anyone who wants to be there, however, many meetings ask that only the addicts share. There is only one requirement to attend a Narcotics meeting and that is the desire to stop using. No one is ever asked to make any promises and there are no dues or fees involved.
Some Narcotics meetings will have a quest speaker once a month. This speaker is a recovering addict that will share their hope, strength and life story, or talks about one particular subject regarding recovery.
Each individual group decides on how to run things. Narcotics meetings are held across the area in different meeting places. It is recommended to try a few different groups to find the right fit for you. Then you should attend on a regular basis. In the beginning it is suggested to attend 90 Narcotics Meetings in the first 90 days. Find a sponsor; someone you relate to and feel like you can trust. Continue to go back, attending a Narcotics meetings on a regular basis helps you to stay clean. If you need to speak with someone about a Narcotics meeting, call us at (888) 623-4539, we are happy to help you.
Drug & Alcohol Addiction Help is not affiliated in any way with the fellowship of Narcotics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous World Services, Inc., the holder of the trademarks ‘Narcotics Anonymous’ and ‘NA’. To contact Narcotics Anonymous, go to NA.org.