The Narcotics Anonymous program
Narcotics Anonymous (N.A.) is a twelve-step program of recovery from drug addiction, modeled on Alcoholics Anonymous. It describes itself as a nonprofit "fellowship or society of men and women for whom drugs had become a major problem", and it is the second-largest 12-step organization in existence. The program is group-oriented, and is based on the Twelve Steps and the Twelve Traditions, adapted from Alcholics Anonymous (A.A.).
The only requirement for membership is "a desire to stop using," and members "meet regularly to help each other stay clean," where "clean" is defined as complete abstinence from all mood and mind altering substances (including alcohol). Membership in N.A. is free, and there are no dues or fees. The foundation of the Narcotics Anonymous program is the twelve steps and twelve traditions.
Narcotics Anonymous "has no opinion on outside issues," including those of politics, science, or medicine, and does not endorse any outside organization or institution. The fellowship does not promote itself, but rather attracts new members through public information and outreach. N.A. groups and areas supply outside organizations with factual information regarding the N.A. program, and individual members may carry the N.A. message to hospitals and institutions, such as treatment centers and jails.
Regular meetings, hosted by N.A. groups, are the basic unit of the N.A. Fellowship. Meetings are held in a variety of places such as church meeting rooms, libraries, hospitals, community centers, parks, or any other place that can accommodate a meeting.
There are two basic types of meetings, "open" and "closed". Anyone is welcome to attend an open meeting, while closed meetings are limited to addicts and to people who think they may have a problem with drugs.
"So that no addict seeking recovery need ever die from the horrors of addiction"
SPECIAL EVENTS & NEWS
|CVANA Service Meeting|
|September 7, 2019 - 9:30 AM|
|Chippewa Valley Area NA Service Meeting Valley Vineyard Church 910 Bridgewater Ave Chippewa Falls, WI 54729|
|Chippewa Falls NA Groups Fall Potluck Picnic|
|Saturday, September 7, 2019|
|Picnic - noon, Speaker Gil S at 2 - Cleantime Countdown after Speaker. The Hollow Pavilion at Irvine Park in Chippewa Falls. Meat Provided - Bring dish to pass. $5 Suggested donation - No addict turned away. Flier available in Links Page|
|CVANA Presents: The 3rd Annual Neewollah Dance!!!|
|11/2/2019 - 6:30 PM to 11:00 PM|
|Where: Lake Street Methodist Church 337 Lake Street Eau Claire, WI 54703 Doors Open @ 6:30 Speaker: Loree C @ 7:30 DJ Dance featuring: Brad N from 8:30 — 11:00 All ages Costume contest @ 9:30 $5 Suggested Donation With No Addict Turned Away EVER MYSTERY Main Dish Provided Please bring a SPOOKY dish to pass 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes will be awarded to the best costumes Contact Ashley B 715-379-3400 or Brad N 715-456-6140|
|Tuesday Bridges to Recovery Temporarily Moving To Faith Lutheran Church|
|Starting on July 2nd, due to renovations at Central Lutheran Church, the Chippewa Falls Tuesday Bridges group will be temporarily moving to: Faith Lutheran Church, 733 Woodward Ave, Chippewa Falls, WI 54729.|
|CVANA Campout H&I Subcommittee Meeting|
|Saturday, August 17 - 3:30 – 4:30pm|
|CVANA H and I Subcommittee Meeting Faith Lutheran Church 733 Woodward Ave, Chippewa Falls, WI 54729, USA|
|CVANA Activities Subcommittee|
|August 17, 2019 - 3:30 PM|
|We will discuss the Halloween dance in October. Will be held prior to the Alive @5 at Faith Lutheran Church in Chippewa Falls.|