WHO CAN ATTEND AN NA MEETING
Open meetings are open to any person who wants to attend. This includes addicts, those learning about addiction, family members, friends, etc. A closed meeting is only for those who identify as addicts or think they may have a drug problem.
WHAT ARE NA MEETINGS LIKE?
All meetings are different as each is fully autonomous. However, many meetings specifically in the New Brunswick area, follow a similar format. At the beginning there are readings that explain the program, clean time is celebrated, a speaker may share, and often the meeting will open up to allow anyone to share. If you do not like the format of a specific meeting we suggest you try another one.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BE A MEMBER
The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop using. Many meetings pass a basket around allow addicts to donate a couple of dollars to help keep the meeting fully self-supporting but if you do not have anything to donate you are still welcome as it is more important for you to attend than for the meeting to collect your money.
HOW DO I KNOW IF I AM AN ADDICT
Only you can decide that for yourself. However, we have found that often addicts lives are controlled by drugs. Addicts are people with a progressive illness who ends are always the same, jails, institutions, and death.