Narcotics Anonymous (NA) is a free, non-profit fellowship of people for whom drugs have become a major problem. NA’s programme is open to addicts of all ages, nationalities, cultures, creed, gender identity, and religions.
The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop using.
Members meet regularly at NA meetings, where they introduce themselves as addicts and try not to focus on specific drugs, but rather on the message of recovery and how to stay clean.
NA meetings all have the same primary purpose which is to carry the message of recovery to any addict that may need it. There are no initiation fees, no pledges to sign, and no promises to make to anyone.
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Meetings vary in length, format and focus areas, and may sometimes be aimed at specific interest groups.
All meetings are run by trusted servants (recovering addicts) who volunteer their time for service. The organisation does not accept outside donations, is not affiliated to any political, law enforcement, religious, or social agencies, and is not accountable to any outside entities.
Please note that Narcotics Anonymous does not conduct interventions or drug tests, report on attendance, clean time or behaviour, and does not employ professionals to provide therapy, counselling, or residential facilities to addicts, or the parents, family or friends of addicts.
If you believe you may have a drug problem, they recommend that you attend a meeting nearest to you. There is no cost to attend and no booking required.
If you need help finding a meeting or more information, contact the NA helpline on 083-900-6962 or send a WhatsApp message to 079-592-2294. Alternatively, visit their website: www.na.org.za/helpline/.