Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions.

We often get enquiries asking the same questions, therefore we've listed the most common ones below.

Q: What is an NA meeting?
A: Meetings are where you can find support from others who have already been where you are now. Come along, no appointment necessary, and you'll see others getting clean & STAYING clean., hopefully this will inspire you to believe you can do it too, come as often as you like, (it's free), as this helps build up a resistance to temptation, then soon you'll be inspiring others to get clean too. That's how it works, we all help each other to do something we can't do alone.

Q: I'm still using, can I attend?
A: Yes, come along. That's how many of us got clean, through regular attendance the courage to quit grew within us.  

Q: Can I just turn up at meetings?
A: Absolutely; it's very laid back, all meetings are run by members who were also newcomers once, so you will get a warm welcome. It doesn't even matter if you're late. Just walk in, get yourself a cup of tea, sit down & listen.

Q: Is NA religious?
A: No, not at all. The word god is mentioned in the readings, but it's really a nick-name for anything that you choose as your higher power, we need a higher power to help in the process of recovery. some people see the group as their higher power. A lot of non-religious members choose the group, everyone who's at the meeting they attend, the support network they build by coming regularly & their sponsor.

Q: I'm addicted to prescription drugs, do I still qualify?
A: Yes, it's not a specific drug which defines addicts, it's whether we have an addictive personality. If you want to stop, but cannot on your own, you qualify.

Q: What does "Open to all" mean?
A"Open to all" meetings welcome everyone, so you could bring a friend with you, but if attending, they should identify themselves as your non using friend, and should refrain from speaking during share time except for identifying themselves as such. Meetings NOT marked as "Open to all" are only for addicts, and people who suspect they have a problem with addiction. 

Q: What is a sponsor?
A: A sponsor is someone who can help guide you through the steps. You need to attend meetings regularly and very soon you will hear someone who you really identify with, and respect their recovery, this is the person to ask to be your sponsor. 

Q: What is a topic meeting?
A: Some meetings often have a speaker who tells their story, others choose a reading from the literature on a particular topic. 

Q: Is there a contact number for meetings?
A: Not all meetings provide a contact number, however, if you contact us using the email link on our contact us page, leave us a name, contact number and also a time when it's best to call you, we will arrange for someone to call you asap, you don't have to use your real name to make first contact, you can also contact us anonymously using the form, but let us know an email address you would like us to reply to.