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Narcotics Anonymous Meetings in Alberta

Last updated on: Wednesday, 16 August 2023

NA meetings are excellent aftercare support options for people in recovery. The listing is detailed to help you or your loved one find a Narcotics Anonymous meeting in Alberta. Always confirm the time and location to make sure it is still available.


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List of NA Meeting in Alberta

The information below will help you on how to find a NA meeting in Alberta. Since meetings change regularly, the list may be inaccurate. If you need more information on a specific meeting, please visit the website provided with that meeting.

    Reviewed: 14 September 2023

    Bonnyville Indian-Metis Rehabilitation Center is a residential treatment program. After examining the website, we found that the facility offers 42-day treatment options for men and women based on AA philosophies; it follows the 12-step recovery process. Clients must be 18 and older and clear from all drugs and alcohol for at least seven days before admission.

    Rehab Settings

    - AA Meetings
    - Inpatient Rehabilitation
    - NA Meetings
    - Residential Short-Term
    - Substance Abuse Treatment

    Services Offered

    - Substance Abuse Counselling
    - Substance Abuse Counselling For Individuals

    People Served

    - Adults
    - First Nation

    Trust Factors

    - Licensed by the Government of Alberta
    - Registered Canadian Charitable Organization

    Medical Staff: Curtis Isley, BA, Indigenous Social Work | Counselor

    60424 Rge Rd 464A, Bonnyville, AB
    (780) 826-3328

    Rehab Settings

    - NA Meetings


    Rehab Settings

    - NA Meetings

    (403) 991-3427

    Rehab Settings

    - NA Meetings

    (780) 421-4429

Alberta is such a beautiful place that it is easy to think that nothing bad could possibly happen there. It certainly does not seem like the type of place where a person could possibly become addicted to drugs. Although drugs are not a massive problem in Alberta they could become so if the addicts are not provided an adequate amount of treatment. The best way to make sure that the person gets the help they need is through rehabilitation programs. The problem is that these programs eventually end. Most addicts only receive about 4 months of therapy (28 days in a residential program and three months in an outpatient program) before they are expected to make it on their own.

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The problem is that 4 months of therapy really is not that much. Not when you consider that the person is dealing with a mental illness. When the drug addict is no longer a part of a formal rehabilitation program they tend to panic and wonder if they actually have the strength to go through life without drugs. Most of them quickly lose the confidence that they developed during rehab and start using again. One of the best things a person can do when they leave their rehabilitation program is to start attending Narcotics Anonymous meetings. The program uses the twelve step recovery process to help free the person from their addiction to drugs.

The first way that the program works is by forcing the person to confront the fact that they are addicted to a drug. Some addicts have an easier time accepting this than others. While the program is trying to get the individual to understand that they have an addiction, but also that it is not their fault. One of the reasons that some people have a difficult time facing up to their addiction is because they think that admitting to the addiction is that same as admitting to being weak and no one want to admit to a weakness. In an attempt to make things easier, the Narcotics Anonymous program is designed to help the person realize that they aren’t weak, but rather that they have a mental illness. This condition could be something that the person was born with, a kind of genetic quick or biological make up that makes them more prone to addictions than other people. The other reason a person could become an addict could be because of a drug that they tried. Some drugs, like Crystal Meth, change the brain chemistry which can lead to an addiction. Alberta has several different chapters of Narcotics Anonymous in cities all over the province. The meetings are free. It doesn’t matter what stage of the recovery process that the addict is currently in, they are all welcome to attend the meetings. If someone finds that they are living in a city that does not already have a chapter of Narcotics Anonymous, they can contact the organization and go through the steps of forming another chapter.

Drug Support Groups In Alberta

Alberta has a lot of different drug support groups. Of course, there are many drug support groups under the banner of Narcotics Anonymous. Narcotics Anonymous is one of the most known of all drug support groups in Alberta. Since there are meetings of this drug support group every day, they can fit any addict’s schedule and so provide a chance for everybody to join the fellowship. There are also drug supports groups for teenagers; they can provide assistance to those who have not yet reached adulthood. There are also many other drug support groups. One of the drug support groups well-known throughout the United States and Canada, it is called SMART Recovery. Unlike Narcotics Anonymous, it is not a 12 steps program. This drug support group is actually focused on self-empowerment leading to addiction recovery. There are many types of meetings within that drug support group. They even have online meetings. This is all geared to reach as many people as possible and therefore, help as many drug addicts as possible.

Ask a Professional

  • What are NA Meetings?

    Narcotics Anonymous is an adaptation of Alcoholics Anonymous and uses the 12-step program adapted from AA. The steps are designed to help a person admit they are powerless over their addiction. In addition, it helps them move past their guilt and shame by admitting their faults and making amends with the individuals around them.

  • How do NA Meetings help people quit using drugs?

    Individuals work the 12-steps and receive support and encouragement from fellow members and their individual sponsors. In addition, they begin to move past the guilt and shame and begin to make amends.

  • Do NA Meetings work to treat addiction and cravings?

    Yes, NA Meetings can help fight cravings and treat addiction. The 12-step meetings owe much of their success to sponsorship. Suppose an individual has the urge to use drugs, they can call their sponsor. Talking it out with a supportive individual helps remove the power from the cravings.

  • Want to know more?

    The questions from DrugRehab.ca’s “Ask a Professional” are answered by Nickolaus Hayes. If you need further clarification on any of the questions above or have any other questions you can contact him directly at N.hayes@drugrehab.ca.




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Nickolaus Hayes has been working with Drug Rehab Services for the past ten years. Over the past 15 years, he has remained connected to helping people who have been struggling with addiction. He first started working as an intake counselor at a drug rehabilitation center in 2005. During the five years as an intake counselor, he was able to help hundreds of people find treatment. Nickolaus was also fortunate to be able to work with professional interventionists, traveling across the country performing interventions.