Narcotics Anonymous has a regularly scheduled meeting at our church on Thursday evenings. The church itself does not run the meetings; rather, we provide the meeting space only. Therefore we unfortunately can’t answer questions about the nature of the program. However, the following information was shared with us from the meeting facilitator. Good luck and accept our prayers on your journey to recovery.
Narcotics Anonymous is a 12-step group very similar to Alcoholics Anonymous; only geared to the person who has problems with drugs. We have members that have issues with prescription drugs, marijuana, heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine, MDMA, alcohol (we consider alcohol a drug) and any other mind or mood altering chemicals. Our group has members as young as 15 and as old as 70 and everywhere in between. Our meetings are open to anyone who feels they have a drug problem and wants to do something about it. A person simply comes to the meeting and states they think they have a drug problem and they are welcomed.
If a person wants to sample a meeting and not state that they have a drug problem there have “open” meetings that can be found by going to WWW.chicagona.org and view the meeting guide and look for an “open” meeting in the area. Our meetings at the church are “closed” meetings and can only be attended by drug users and abusers who want anonymous help. You may read more about the program at www.chicagona.org to see if they you would like to try this path to recovery.