Narcotics Anonymous Meetings in Ontario

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 Ontario. Always confirm the time and location to make sure it is still available.

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Ontario is the most populated province in Canada. The additional people means that it also has several residents who are addicted to drugs. Drug addictions are very bad for the province. When the drug problem is allowed to continue, unchecked, there is an increase in the unemployment rate, poverty, homelessness, petty crimes, and domestic crimes. It is in the government’s best interest to try to get the addicts as much help as they need.

The best way to help the addict get over their drug addiction is through a long process. The first phase of this process is detoxification. This is not a fun time for the addict. During the detoxification process, the addicts completely cut themselves off from their drug of choice. The human body reacts finally to this. The person usually becomes violently ill for several days. When the person is free of drugs, they should be placed in a residential program where they are completely cut off from their friends and family and forces them to focus on recovering from their addiction After this the person is allowed to resume their regular life, but they do have to attend an outpatient program.

While all of these things are a great start, many addicts claim that the thing that helped them the most was joining the Narcotics Anonymous. Like Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous is an origination that is devoted to helping anyone who wants to overcome their dependency on drugs,

Ontario has several Narcotics Anonymous chapters. The chapters are in cities all over the province An addict doesn’t need any money to get help from this organization, it depends on donations, not dues for its financing. The organization welcomes people no matter what part of the rehabilitation they are in. Addicts are welcome to attend as many or as few meetings as they need to. The only requirement the organization has is that the person has to be serious about getting over their addiction.

It is difficult to judge just how effective the Narcotics Anonymous program is. So many people show up for one or two meetings and then are never seen again. The one thing that everyone does agree on is that the program is not one hundred percent effective. Some people won’t get over their addiction. Others will fail and fail again before they eventually succeed. The other thing that is certain is that the program has helped some people. The idea is that if just one person is able to overcome their addiction because of Narcotics Anonymous than the program has made a difference.

One of the reasons why there are so many Narcotics Anonymous programs in Ontario is because some addicts were resourceful enough to create groups in their own hometowns. If an addict finds that they happen to be living in a town that doesn’t already have an active Narcotics Anonymous chapter, they need to organize one. It doesn’t take a lot of effort to create a chapter, just some organizational skills and determination. The Narcotics Anonymous organization will be happy to provide as much help as they can.

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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.

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.

Yes, like AA, it is entirely funded by donations. The program is 100% free to join. Options collections are taken during the meeting, but it is not mandatory. Anyone can join regardless of financial situation.

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.

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 [email protected].

CONTRIBUTORS TO THIS ARTICLE

Marcel Gemme has been helping people struggling with addiction for over 19 years. He first started as an intake counselor for a drug rehabilitation center in 2000. During his 5 years as an intake counselor, he helped many addicts get the treatment they needed. With drug and alcohol problems constantly on the rise in the United States and Canada, he decided to use the Internet as a way to educate and help many more people in both those countries. This was 15 years ago. Since then, Marcel has built two of the largest websites in the U.S. and Canada which reach and help millions of people each year. He is an author and a leader in the field of drug and alcohol addiction. His main focus is threefold: education, prevention and rehabilitation. To this day, he still strives to be at the forefront of technology in order to help more and more people. He is a Licensed Drug and Alcohol Treatment Specialist graduate with Honours of Stratford Career Institute. Marcel has also received a certificate from Harvard for completing a course entitled The Opioid Crisis in America and a certificate from The University of Adelaide for completing a course entitled AddictionX: Managing Addiction: A Framework for Succesful Treatment.

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