If you’re new to NA or planning to go to a Narcotics Anonymous meeting for the first time, it might be nice to know a little bit about what happens in our meetings.
The words we use and the way we act might be unfamiliar to you at first, but hopefully, this information can help you get the most out of your first NA meeting or help you feel more comfortable as you keep coming back. Showing up early, staying late, and asking lots of questions before and after meetings will help you get the most out of every meeting you attend.
People have all sorts of reasons for attending NA meetings, but the purpose of each meeting is to give NA members a place to share recovery with other addicts. If you’re an addict or think you might have a drug problem, we suggest a meeting every day for at least 90 days to get to know NA members and our program.
excerpts from IP #29, "An Introduction to NA Meetings"
NA literature is also 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. Most of our literature is also available to read on this website.
All meetings in our area are cancelled due to facility closures as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Codes for the Zoom (online conference call website/app) meetings in our area are listed in red below.
You can use a computer or download the zoom app on your smartphone.
Narcotics Anonymous is not affiliated with the zoom platform.
The Mid Atlantic Region's web committee is hosting daily noon and 7 pm meetings. Got to marscna.org for the links!