Narcotics Anonymous Meetings in Prince Edward Island

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 Prince Edward Island. Always confirm the time and location to make sure it is still available.

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Overcoming an addiction to drugs is tough. It takes a lot of determination, prayers, and help from others. Narcotics Anonymous is a program that has helped lots of people move past their addiction to drugs and lead full lives.

Narcotics Anonymous works on the same principle as Alcoholics Anonymous. The program is designed to find support to anyone who is determined to overcome their drug addiction. The program relies on regular meetings and group support. Many of the drug addicts in Prince Edward Island rely on Narcotics Anonymous to get them over the moments when they are tempted to turn to drugs.

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Residents of Prince Edward Island have only a few choices when it comes to Narcotics Anonymous. The towns that have regularly scheduled Narcotics Anonymous include Montague, Alberton, Charlottetown, and Summerside. Each of these towns does have regularly scheduled meetings that are always held in the same location. Anyone who is serious about getting over a drug addiction is welcome to attend any open NA meeting. The biggest problem with the Narcotics Anonymous in Prince Edward Island is that the meetings simply aren’t regular enough. The whole purpose of Narcotics Anonymous is that whenever a drug addict feels a need for support, they are able to get to an immediate meeting. With the way things currently are set up right now in Prince Edward Island this simply doesn’t work. The first problem is that the meetings don’t happen with enough frequency. The Montague chapter of Narcotics Anonymous is a perfect example of this. There is only one weekly meeting. Even after making it through a complete rehabilitation program, many drug addicts find that they are tempted by drugs more than once weekly, especially during the first year of their recovery program. The second problem with the Narcotics Anonymous program in Prince Edward Island is the location of the meetings. Some of the people live too far away to reach the meeting locations. Many of the recovering drug addicts have either managed to lose their driving privileges, or they are can no longer afford to own or operate a car. The lack of a vehicle makes it impossible for them to drive to the meetings. The best thing about the Narcotics Anonymous program in Prince Edward Island is the sponsorship program. There is a chance that if the drug addict contacts the program, NA might be able to match the person up with a sponsor who lives close by. The sponsor can serve two purposes. The first is that they will offer a willing ear and advice whenever their sponsoree is struggling with temptation. There is also a chance that the sponsor may be able to provide the person they are sponsoring to the closet weekly meeting. Another advantage to contacting the Prince Edward Island chapter of Narcotics Anonymous is that it might turn out that there is a group of recovering addicts in the same location. These recovering addicts can band together and help one another out. Over time, they might even be able to form their own official Narcotics Anonymous group, complete with weekly meetings.

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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 N.hayes@drugrehab.ca.

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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