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What Is the Narcotics Anonymous?

NA is a nonprofit fellowship or society of men and women for
whom drugs had become a major problem. We are recovering
addicts who meet regularly to help each other stay clean.
This is a program of complete abstinence from all drugs. There is
only one requirement for membership, only the desire to stop using.

We suggest that you keep an open mind and give yourself a
break. Our program is a set of principles written so simply that
we can follow them in our daily lives. The most important thing
about them is that they work.

There are no strings attached to NA. We are not affiliated
with any other organizations. We have no initiation fees or
dues, no pledges to sign, no promises to make to anyone.

We are not connected with any political, religious, or law
enforcement groups, and are under no surveillance at any
time. Anyone may join us regardless of age, race, sexual
identity, creed, religion, or lack of religion.

We are not interested in what or how much you used or who
your connections were, what you have done in the past, how
much or how little you have, but only in what you want to do
about your problem and how we can help.

The newcomer is the most important person at any meeting, because we can
only keep what we have by giving it away. We have learned
from our group experience that those who keep coming to our
meetings regularly stay clean.

Narcotics Anonymous Worldwide


  1. Celia Centeno says:

    Today would was 11 days sober for me and I got weak I didn’t work with my higher power or allow it to work between what happened on 4th of July me getting almost handcuffed and tooken away infront of my son for simply feeding him pancakes and today which is the 6th of July my fathers wife calls me telling “bragging” to me about how they bought a new home in the city and are getting a condo in Puerto Rico & house down the shore and me allowing that to make me weak and hurt my ego won’t allow me to shed a tear so I took my way of living back and took 2 yellow percocet which I was detoxing off I will pray and ask for forgiveness and wake up tomorrow and forget about what I chose to do stupid fukin me no I have to start all over again which will been tomorrow the 8th ill be back to 1 day instead of 15 =(

    God ,
    Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change
    Courage to change the things I can & Wisdom to know the
    Difference . !
    Amen !

    • Josiah says:

      June 10th I reached 18 months of sobriety. July 5th I decided to join my friends at a bachelor party. I felt my anxiety rising as my friends toasted and took shots. I was pissed for being an alcoholic. I relapsed by taking Xanax throughout the night to curve the difficult time I had to stay away from the first drink. I am blessed to have made it through the bachelor party alive and well. My sponsor suggested that I should not addend the event. Now I know through my own experience and I will dust off my shoes and continue in my recovery one day at a time. My heart goes out to the hurt and suffering. Remember to pray for yourself and loved ones, also pray for your enemies, that resemtments may be broken.

    • Jennifer says:

      Progress not perfection.

    • Leon says:

      We have to remember that we are powerless over people especially what they so, if we continue not to we will never get the gifts and blessing that God has for us please read Jeremiah 29:11

    • Flap says:

      I understand your situation. I was in treatment for close to 6 months I was 8 days shy of 6. When I was there I was the only one that took it serious I ran all our little 12 step things and the therapy groups and so forth. I chaired the off campus cma (crystal meth anonymous). I come home and the next day I drink the day after that I was tweaking. My six months would’ve been my bday. But relapse is what it is. A relapse doesn’t need to be anything more than a temporary slip to an old worse behavior. If you dwell upon the relapse it may send you into a even worse state it happened to me. Goto a meeting talk to a sponsor it gets better

    • Angela says:

      Keep it up I went from 7years sober ruining my perfect crimal record to now having 2felonys on it and now 136days sober u got this

  2. Celia Centeno says:

    Thanking God today that I woke up and forgot on what I did so I’m guessing I now have 2 days sober since I relapsed allowing my Higher Power to be my MAiN f0cUs I’ll pray for myself & all members of AA & NA
    Godbless it works if you make it work
    Life’s what you make it !

    • Dusty says:

      I have to fully give myself to the program not just a pease it’s hard to work a program and still hold on to negative things going on in my life I had to let them go and focuse on me if no body told you thay love you today. I love you and there’s nothing you can do about it I’ll keep you in my prayers and keep pushing forward

  3. I relapsed yesterday and within a day I wrecked my car into a gas station sign and broke my sisters arm in two places. She wasn’t using and I woke up to nothing but screams. Everytime I close my eyes I see her screaming with blood coming out of her mouth. I’m 16 years old and I had 113 days clean with this happened. I went to rehab for 2 months and I went back because I thought maybe I could handle it and I realized that when you go back it doesn’t start over it gets increasingly worse. I did that in one day I don’t even wanna think about what would happen to me and my family a year from now. I will ask for Gods forgiveness and get back with my sponsor and start over. I don’t want this disease to define me. I want to overcome this and be bigger than this.
    God grant me the serenity to accept the things I can’t change , the courage to change the things I can , and the wisdom to know the difference.
    God show me your will , guide me in my recovery & show me how to live.

  4. Leon says:

    I just left a wonderful celebration and I thank God that the old timers are still there and willing to help the new comers

  5. Chris says:

    Well I’m here to say this disease is patient
    Nine and a half years of full sobriety with blessings and heart aches along the way
    Slowly with the help of a negative partner or more to stick to recovery a partner that was not supportive of my recovery and a distraction of a beautiful lady as well if you can understand that seeming hopeless state of mind of love lust and obsession
    So in short slowed meetings lost my sponsor through a move lost contact with friends got involved with motorbike friends on and off relationship for a year diagnosis of bowel cancer some medication and I’m smoking pot again for last six months and popping a pill here and there living in a caravan lost the girl lost the business lost the bike friends lost recovery still have bowel cancer that looks bad
    And left alone
    Doing meetings and going for cones
    Crying for no reason
    I’m a staunch man and I’m full of fear again
    Lost my Harley through fear and pride
    Still have some toys but all at different storage and no ergo
    Waiting till 10 days for detox
    I want recovery back and am embarressed not to even be able to get one day clean

    • Jayne says:

      Hope u make it buddy. Thanks for sharing your story

    • Chase hiway says:

      We will pray for your spiritual strength throughout your rough times

      Love from Maui hawaii

    • Chase hiway says:

      May God work in you and provide you courage and spiritual power to stay clean one day at the time! I know you are doing well today

      love from. Maui

    • Kosher Dave says:

      Stay connected to a God of YOUR OWN understanding. Stay connected to your fellows. Use the tools given to me…these are the things I was told. They’ve worked for e since 3-17-05. Thank u God

    • Ashley says:

      You truly do just have to take it one day at a time and if you happen to mess up along the way, don’t let it discourage you, but just over again. It really is true that in order to be successful that you have to change the people, places and things around you and surround yourself with people who want you to be successful. You can do it

  6. Jason says:

    Take it one day at a time and rember this is a fight for your life but you don’t have to fight it alone

  7. Reece says:

    Let go and let god. Not always easy but nessasary

  8. Kim says:

    There but for the Grace of God Go I.

  9. Moshe hayim says:

    Bretheren do not despair,yesterday i had my first annoversary after my relapse,every night on my bed i thank my higher power for not having had to use pr drink just for today,for not feeling anxiety like before and for not having the paranoyas i used to live so vividly like before,i dont have a partner or any toys,but i beleive my H P will give me something soon,when i am god bless you all SHANA TOVA to all of you god bless and keep you alll AMEN

  10. Kayleigh says:

    I am so grateful to have today clean. I went from a hopeless dope fiend to a dope less hope fiend, it’s been difficult leaving behind people & places to further my recovery, now I am living in southern Florida while my family is in TN. I struggle with where I belong after I celebrate a year in 5 days. I have to remember that I have to let go of wanting to control everything in my life… And that god will bring an answer to me when I take my hands out of it. Being human & an addict I am stubborn on taking ALL suggestions, but as long as I don’t pick up I know it is a successful day no matter where I’m at.

  11. Sarah says:

    Today makes 183 days clean!!! The only advise I can give is ‘let go & let god’… Once I learned to do this my life became good again. Don be too hard on urself bc that’s what satan wants u to do! Be strong & look past the troubles & worries! Bc once they’re in the past u become a stronger person! Never give up! Remember who & what is important in ur life! Know that god loves u & will always have ur back! Through him all things are possible! He’s always there even when ur at ur worst! Stop & talk to him, he’s been waiting, & he’s always listening!

  12. Mike d says:

    I have 11 months with no alcohol, and 7 months no crack, and 63 days no cigarettes, started smoking 3 weeks ago, kept it a secret from my wife, got spiritually sick, and smoked crack today. I have heard that secrets kill us, I learned that today. Will tell her the truth about both tomorrow, and start day one of sobriety again

  13. Mike d says:

    Must be honest about everything, no secrets, they kill us

  14. Lisa D. says:

    Love this site. I just found it and hope it will be there always. I’m clean since 1/09/09 my longest run ever, one day at a time.

  15. CRM says:

    Bless all u who are struggling As I am and pray for the families out there like my boys and girls
    And wife who because of my actions and disease have no husband or daddy right now
    Have a blessed evening and day tomorrow

  16. Amp says:

    All the things I regret doing, I’ve done while drinking. I just want to clean my life out. Want to be able to live with my self.

  17. Angela says:

    It’s ok am starting over after a relaspae of 7 years I went from having a perfect record to know faces two felony charges I know realize my higher power has a different purpose for me

  18. Angela says:

    So in 5more days I will have 90 days again yeah me

  19. Jenelle says:

    I love this site& I just found it been clean for 3 months of Meth,Herion but iam enrolled in a Methadone Clinic& They say Of Course Iam CLEAN&SOBER My Methadone is Perscribed to me daily so it’s not abused. Have a Wonderful& Blessed Day To All of my Na,AA Family

  20. Calycine says:

    It’s 2:48 Sunday morning and once again I am unable to sleep. April 1st will be my 2 yr anniversary, if I make it. Called several members, including my sponsor. No one calls me back. I just got a job (that I don’t like) that I have to drive an hour each way. Due to being unemployed for the last 3 months, I am broke, I am super late on all bills, no gas and no money. I keep praying and going to meetings but nothing is getting better. I can’t even pay to file bankruptcy. I am really feeling weak and fed up with it all. I am working on the 11th step and having trouble connecting with a HP. I had almost 10 years before and after getting cancer, losing my entire family to death and suicide, Got hooked on Vicodin and Ativan. It seems I always hit a bottom in sobriety. Makes me want to go out again. Third times a charm and all that. Any suggestions?

  21. Larry C. says:

    Tell the truth and shame the devil. The truth will set you free.

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