Learn More About NA Meetings in Hawaii
If you’re considering Narcotics Anonymous for yourself or for someone you care about, it may comfort you to know that there are plenty of NA meetings available in Hawaii to help support you in recovery. Understanding what NA does, who it helps and just what happens in a meeting can help you to feel at ease with your decision to choose the twelve step support method as an accompaniment to your recovery efforts.
While meetings are located throughout the state, you’ll likely find that the majority of the Hawaii Narcotics Anonymous Meetings are found in publicly accessible buildings such as churches, community centers, and similar locations. Subsequently, there are sometimes meetings held in parks or similar outdoor settings when weather permits. Finding a meeting that’s close to your home or place of work and convenient for you to get to shouldn’t be too difficult.
What to Expect
You should expect your meeting to last about an hour. Some meetings run a bit longer and can last up to two hours if there are special speakers involved for that particular day. It’s important that you plan time to socialize and welcome others during the meeting.
You won’t be charged for the NA meeting, but since NA runs solely on the donations and good faith of its members, you should consider providing a small donation if you can afford to do so. NA is a self-supporting fellowship of men and women in recovery, your donations are welcomed and can help to secure the meeting space, snacks or coffee that is provided during the meeting and informational pamphlets as well as other literature.
For help finding an NA meeting in Hawaii, call our helpline toll-free. We can assist you in finding a meeting that’s conveniently located near you so that all you have to do is show up prepared to listen and receive supportive care.
Idaho NA Meetings
If you’re looking for a way to get support outside of treatment, consider Idaho NA meetings. These 12-step programs offer individuals and their families a way to connect with others who are also in various stages of recovery and to receive support that can aid in the continued healing and recovery from an addiction to drugs or alcohol. We can help you find an Idaho NA meeting close to your home or place of work so that you can conveniently receive the support you need to stay sober.
What to Expect
Whether you’re planning on attending an NA meeting for the first time or you’ve already been involved in this type of 12-step support group for quite some time, it’s important to recognize that each NA group can conduct meetings in a slightly different manner. While the overall goal and processes remain the same, the topics and the method of presenting topics can vary from one meeting to the next. Like any treatment method, you may find that you must try more than one NA meeting out before you get to one that is comfortable for you—that’s ok!
Each NA meeting in Idaho will generally consist of:
- Open discussion or a speaker who will discuss a set topic for the meeting.
- A mix of regular supporters as well as new visitors and potential members.
- An opening prayer and a closing prayer.
- Marked sign in sheets that keep track of the attendance to the support group.
- Sharing of recovery stories, emotions and personal situations.
If you or someone you love is suffering from an addiction to drugs or alcohol, NA meetings can provide a supportive element that, when paired with treatment, can aid in the recovery process. These meetings are not treatment, but they do provide the support that is necessary to facilitate continued strength in the healing process which can aid in the facilitation of long term sobriety.
For help finding an NA meeting in Idaho, call our helpline toll-free or choose the city nearest you from the list below for a complete directory of the NA meetings taking place in your town.