The NA message states, “an addict, any addict, can stop using drugs, lose the desire to use, and find a new way to live. Our message is hope and the promise of recovery and freedom from active addiction.” If you want to use drugs, that’s your business. If you want to stop but can’t, that’s ours. Come to one of our meetings or call the helpline (800) 539 0475 to find out how Narcotics Anonymous can help. Español (708) 848 5194.
Narcotics Anonymous is a global, community-based organization with a multi-lingual and multicultural membership. Our name, Narcotics Anonymous, is not meant to imply a focus on any particular drug; NA’s approach makes no distinction between drugs including alcohol. The Twelve Steps of NA are the basis of our recovery from active addiction.
Our meetings are where we share recovery with one another, but applying our program consists of much more than simply attending NA meetings. People have all sorts of reasons for attending NA meetings, but the purpose of each meeting is to give NA members a place to share recovery with other addicts.
The Living the Dream Area of Narcotics Anonymous (LTDANA) centers around Springfield and the surrounding cities of Jacksonville, Taylorville, Lincoln, Virden, Petersburgh and Mechanicsburgh.
Our Basic Text, Narcotics Anonymous, provides the best description of who we are and what we do: “NA is a nonprofit fellowship or society of men and women for whom drugs had become a major problem. We are recovering addicts who meet regularly to help each other stay clean.”
Membership is free, and we have no affiliation with any organizations outside of NA including governments, religions, law enforcement groups, or medical and psychiatric associations. Through all of our service efforts and our cooperation with others seeking to help addicts, we strive to reach a day when every addict in the world has an opportunity to experience our message of recovery in his or her own language and culture.