For some, attending NA meetings in person can be difficult or even impossible, making an online option ideal.
Are There NA Meetings Online?
Narcotics Anonymous is a 12-step support program that helps those who suffer from substance abuse overcome problems with addiction. Are there NA meetings online? Yes; if you live in a rural area, or cannot attend NA meetings for another reason, online meetings are available to guide you through recovery.
If you or someone you love is struggling with addiction to alcohol or drugs, understand that help is available and nearby. Call our 24/7 confidential helpline at (800) 407-7195(Who Answers?) to speak with an addiction counselor about local drug rehab centers that can help.
Here are tips to help you find online NA meetings.
Do a Basic Search
Launch your favorite search engine and type “online NA meetings” into the search bar. There are countless sites dedicated to NA that offer free forums and chat sessions. Browse through websites, and carefully read all disclaimers and policies before joining an online NA meeting or group.
Take Your Privacy Into Consideration
Keep in mind that your participation in NA and in online NA meetings should stay anonymous. Websites affiliated with NA should not ask for your name, address, or any other personal information. Avoid websites that intrude upon your privacy, or that ask for information not normally requested by members of NA.
Visit the Official NA Website
Go to the official website for NA and click “Find a Meeting.” Below the NA meeting search section, click on the “Country” dropdown menu and select “Web.” Lastly, click on a results tab to view NA meetings in a list or on a map.
Review the list of online NA meetings to find the time and language that works best for you. Online NA meetings are available for recovering addicts in all countries, and at all times of day to accommodate your schedule and individual needs.
To participate in any of these online NA meetings, simply click the website link and follow the on-screen directions. This will connect you with other recovering addicts joining that same NA meeting.
Contact Your NA Sponsor
If you’re working with an NA sponsor, contact your sponsor and ask for their guidance and help with choosing an NA online support group. Your local NA group might even have its own dedicated website for online meetings — especially if you live in a snowy climate or rural area far from major cities. Your NA sponsor can even ask around to find out which online NA support groups are best at helping you overcome addiction.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is a federal program dedicated to helping people overcome addiction. If you still need help finding an online NA meeting, contact SAMHSA for help. SAMHSA will provide you with the resources you need to find online NA meetings, drug rehab centers, and more.
If you’re struggling with addiction to drugs or other substances, understand that you don’t have to overcome addiction on your own and Narcotics Anonymous can help. Are there NA meetings online? Yes: call our 24/7 confidential helpline at (800) 407-7195(Who Answers?) to learn more about addiction treatments and NA groups that can help you achieve sobriety and stay clean.