Aotearoa New Zealand NA meetings are affected when Covid-19 levels change. More information on our current alert level can be found here: https://covid19.govt.nz/alert-system/current-alert-level/
If using drugs is causing problems in your life NA can help. NA is made up of addicts who are helping each other recover from using drugs and make changes in their lives.
Maybe you have already heard something about NA, or this is your first look at NA. Either way we welcome you to come along to a meeting, meet other recovering addicts, and find out for yourself if we have something to offer you.
Attending an NA meeting for the first time can be hard. To find out about what happens at NA meetings please read Going to your first NA meeting. Remember, everyone at the meeting attended their first meeting as well and will be likely to remember how that was.
NA members come from all walks of life and range in age from teenagers to people who are retired. There are no requirements to subscribe to any religious belief although our steps do talk about God and a Higher Power. Some of our members are atheist and some are agnostic – recovery works for them too.
Within NA literature and between our members, we refer to addiction being a disease. While we are not personally responsible for having the disease of addiction, we are responsible for our recovery. We choose to recover by attending meetings, working the 12 Steps, finding and talking to a sponsor, helping other addicts get and stay clean and by reading and studying NA literature.