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Narcotics Anonymous Open Meetings

Narcotics Anonymous holds a lot of open meetings. Open meetings can be attended by anybody, often family members or friends will attend. This can often act as encouragement for one of the NA members. There is also another reason that some family members of friends of an NA member would attend these open meetings. When the person has reached a certain stage, such as 6 months clean, or 1 year clean, etc. the family members and friends will attend an open meeting in order to celebrate this anniversary. The Narcotics Anonymous member will get validated for his achievement by family, friends and also fellow NA members.

There are also sometimes lawyers or judges who will attend open NA meetings. A lot of professionals will attend open NA meetings. They are often really in how NA goes about curing drug addiction. They can observe and see the results that the NA groups are getting and can also see how Narcotics Anonymous actually functions and how meetings are conducted.

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Of course, anybody that is present at Na open meetings who is not an NA member cannot participate in the meeting itself. They are only there to observe and only NA members will actually talk. It is also a good chance for someone who is in doubt about his drug habit. If one is not sure if he is or isn’t a drug addict, an open NA meeting could help clear it up as he will hear from recovering addicts and how they started out.

These open meetings are also one of the best ways to achieve the primary purpose of Narcotics Anonymous. With these, they can carry the message to the drug addicts who are actually still suffering. And it can also give them the message that there is help out there, and that they can and should seek it.

Source: http://na.org/


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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. He also dealt with the families and friends of those people; he saw first-hand how much strain addiction puts on a family and how it can tear relationships apart. 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.

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