Narcotics Anonymous

Narcotics Anonymous (NA) is a self-help organization patterned after Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). NA groups consist of individuals who meet regularly to help each other stop using drugs and to maintain a drug-free lifestyle.

NA has replaced the word "alcohol" with "addiction" in AA's 12 steps to reflect the disease concept of addiction. Through this 12-step program, NA provides a recovery process and support group for people who are quitting substance abuse.

Last Updated: August 27, 2008

Author: Caroline Rea, RN, BS, MS & Jeannette Curtis

Medical Review: Michael J. Sexton, MD - Pediatrics & Yifrah Kaminer, MD - Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

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