Narcotics Anonymous & Drug Rehab

Narcotics Anonymous (NA) is a 12-step forum based on the founding principles of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). Its focus is on individuals whose primary struggle is with narcotics and drug addiction rather than alcoholism. Individuals struggling with addiction to prescription medication or street drugs may find Narcotics Anonymous more applicable to their drug addiction than Alcoholics Anonymous during drug rehab. Narcotics Anonymous (NA) was founded in Los Angeles, California and is member-run and supported. Narcotics Anonymous describes itself as follows:

"NA is 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." Supportive Narcotics Anonymous materials are published in multiple languages.

SouthCoast Recovery offers transportation during drug rehab to 12-step meetings that include Narcotics Anonymous meetings. NA meetings and methods are an effective support system for individuals who struggle with drug addiction rather than alcoholism.

Do all Drub Rehabs offer Narcotics Anonymous?

The 12-step recovery model is the most recognized method of success in sobriety. Many individuals who struggle with drug addiction and enter drug rehab may not relate to group shares about alcohol, which is generally considered a socially acceptable drug. Narcotics Anonymous provides a forum for sharing experience, strength and hope in conjunction with drug use, which unless prescribed, is illegal. Someone who uses needles to get a fix may not be able to relate to a bartender's story of how difficult it is to not to drink a shot with a bar patron during a shift.

Narcotics Anonymous builds on the 12-steps used in Alcoholics Anonymous, beginning with the initial step that requires an admission of powerlessness over the drug. Speaker meetings where members with time share their success stories in recovery thus far provide a sense of hope and encouragement. Networking and bonding with fellow Narcotics Anonymous members provides a peer support system for reliance upon when sobriety becomes difficult to maintain. As in all 12-step groups, the willingness to stop using, reliance on a higher power and rigorous honesty on the path to recovery are all key components to a successful recovery through Narcotics Anonymous.

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Why is Narcotics Anonymous Necessary After Drug Rehab?

Drug rehab is just laying the foundation for a successful recovery. Recovering from alcoholism or drug addiction is a lifelong commitment. It can be easy to forget all the pain and problems alcohol and drugs created in your life once you've had a few weeks or months of sobriety. But learning how to readjust to your environment on a sober basis can be difficult. This is why continued support and connection with members in Narcotics Anonymous is vital after drug rehab.

Many individuals may have difficulty with the concept of a higher power offered by 12-step groups so it's important to realize that connection with a group like Narcotics Anonymous can actually be reliance on a higher power. Sharing experience, strength and hope with others who have had similar struggles will keep painful memories of drug use fresh and offers solutions to life problems. Finding a sponsor in Narcotics Anonymous to help with encouragement in sobriety and working the steps is instrumental to long-term success.

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The history of Narcotics Anonymous

While Narcotics Anonymous could be considered the little sister of Alcoholics Anonymous, membership continues to grow. In 2007, it was recorded that there were over 25,000 groups meeting in 127 countries. The majority of members are between the ages of 30 and 50, although the median age is decreasing as younger members come to Narcotics Anonymous seeking help for drug addiction. As the potency of street drugs increase the speed of decline, it is estimated the median age of Narcotics Anonymous membership will continue to decrease.

SouthCoast offers Narcotics Anonymous during Drug Rehab

SouthCoast Recovery offers the most effective, affordable and comprehensive alcohol and drug treatment program in Orange County. We combine the finest clinical care available with advanced holistic treatments within a 12-step methodology.

True healing can only begin when underlying issues are addressed. We offer individual clinical therapy and drug and alcohol counseling as well as group processing and innovative workshops that address the mind, body and spirit connection. Individual acupuncture, massage and herbal supplementation support the body's innate healing process. Daily transportation is provided to the local fitness center as well as 12-step groups, including Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous and Cocaine Anonymous.

Whether you're struggling with alcohol or drug addiction, we can help. At SouthCoast Recovery, we offer over 100 years combined experience treating alcohol and drug addiction with specialized drug rehab programs. Give us a call to find out more about how we can help you overcome drug addiction and get on with life. Professional assistance is available 24/7.

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