As its name implies, Narcotics Anonymous is a program similar to Alcoholics Anonymous, where individuals can freely discuss their battles with drug abuse and/or addiction. 'NA' was started in Los Angeles and is member run. Its founders describe it as:
"a nonprofit fellowship or society of men and women for whom drugs had become a major problem. We meet regularly to help each other stay clean … We are not interested in what or how much you used … but only in what you want to do about your problem and how we can help."
NA meetings provide effective support for individuals struggling with drug addiction. Sovereigh Health of California provides transportation to meetings throughout rehab.
NA meetings are similar to AA meetings. Members are encouraged to share their experiences in rehab and the challenges they face to maintain long-term recovery. The relationship amongst members is symbiotic; they provide each other with much-needed support and by talking come to better understand their own problems. The only criteria for membership is a willingness to stop using and the wish to achieve a long-term, successful recovery.
NA membership is growing, with meetings now being held in 127 countries. The majority of members are between 30 and 50 years old. However, age is unimportant and all are welcome.
Entering rehab can be a frightening, but life changing experience. At Sovereign Health, we have a wealth of experience in treating all forms of addiction and in providing support and on-going care for all our patients. Our treatment team meets the highest standard of qualification, and is constantly striving to help guide patients towards a successful recovery.
For a wider insight into the services we can provide, visit the 'What we offer' page of our website. Alternatively, call us. We have advisors available 24/7 to answer any questions you may have.