Hello, I’m an addict and my name is ___________.

Select Meeting Type

Open Meeting:
This is an OPEN NA meeting that is open to anyone who wants to attend.

Closed Meeting:
This is a CLOSED NA meeting only for addicts or those who think they might have a drug problem.

Welcome:
Welcome to the ___________ group of Narcotics Anonymous. Can we open this meeting with a moment of silence for the addict who still suffers, followed by the WE version of the Serenity Prayer:
"God grant us the serenity To accept the things we cannot change;
Courage to change the things we can; And wisdom to know the difference."

Cell Phones:
We ask members to turn off or silence their cell phones during meetings.

Is there anyone here attending their first NA meeting, or this meeting for the first time? If so, WELCOME! You are the most important people here!

For the protection of our group as well as the meeting facility, we ask that you have no drugs or paraphernalia on your person at the meeting. If you have any now, please leave, dispose of them, and return as quickly as possible.

Introductions:
Go around the group and have members introduce themselves.

Clean Time:
Recognize those with various periods of clean time—thirty, sixty, ninety days, six months, nine months, one year, eighteen months, and multiple years. Keytags, chips, or medallions may be given out.
NA Clean Time Calculator

Will someone please read:

Select Meeting Format

Speaker Meeting:
Introduce the speaker for the meeting.

Topic Meeting;
The meeting is now open for discussion. Does anyone have a topic?
Like to share on something from the readings, or just have a burning desire to share?
Suggested NA Meeting Topics

Step Meeting:
Ask the group for a step to talk about or have chairperson select one.
Read the step and ask for sharing.
12 Steps of NA - Narcotics Anonymous

NA Basic Text Study:
Select a chapter or section of the Basic Text for study.
Ask someone to read the selection then invite sharing.
Narcotics Anonymous Basic Text 6th Edition - 2.9 MB PDF

About ten minutes before the meeting is scheduled to close begin passing the basket around, announcing:

The basket being passed around is one way of practicing our Seventh Tradition, which says, “Every NA group ought to be fully self supporting, declining outside contributions.” The money we collect pays for rent, literature,and refreshments.

Will someone please read:

Are there any NA related announcements?

Anonymity is the spiritual foundation of all our Traditions, ever reminding us to place principles before personalities — so who you see here, what you hear here, when you leave here let it stay here.

Close by forming a circle and reciting one of the following:

Select Closing

NA Third Step Prayer
"Take my will & my life,
Guide me in my recovery,
Show me how to live".

Serenity Prayer
"God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
the courage to change the things I can,
and the wisdom to know the difference."

Gratitude Motto
"My gratitude speaks, when I care and when I share with others the N.A. way."

The Lord's Prayer
"Our Father, who art in heaven, Hallowed be thy Name. Thy Kingdom come.
Thy will be done in earth, As it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses, As we forgive them that trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation,
But deliver us from evil.
Amen".

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