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Na Meetings For Family Members

What is an NA Meeting?

What is Narcotics Anonymous? Narcotics Anonymous was established in response to the success of Alcoholics Anonymous. Narcotics Anonymous is a global, community-based organization with a multi-lingual and multicultural membership. It was founded in 1953, and our membership growth was minimal during our initial twenty years as an organization. Today, NA members hold nearly 67,000 meetings weekly in 139 countries. NA offers recovery from the effects of addiction through working a twelve-step program, including regular attendance at NA meetings. The goal of NA is to create a community where people with substance abuse issues help each other on the road to recovery. The only requirement to become a member of NA is a desire to overcome your addiction. NA groups don’t make a distinction between any type of drug, including alcohol. They also recognize that polysubstance dependence is common. Therefore, any addict who wants to recover is welcome. Moreover, membership is free and has no affiliation with any organizations outside of NA, including governments, religions, law enforcement groups, or medical and psychiatric associations. James Patrick Kinnon, known as “Jimmy K.”, is commonly credited with founding Narcotics Anonymous (NA) in 1953 in Los Angeles, California, to help its members stop using addictive…