NA MEETING LOCATOR:
NACHATROOM.NET MEETING TIMES
Online meetings are held every day at 3:00pm and 8:00pm EST. There is also a "candlelight meeting" every Saturday night at 11:59PM EST.
To find out when the NEXT meeting is in different worldwide timezones, click here
You can also type !nextmeeting into the chat to see how many hours until our next meeting.
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NACHATROOM.NET - General guidelines
The message is that an addict, any addict, can stop using drugs, lose the desire to use, and find a new way to live. Our message is hope and the promise of freedom.
Here in NA Chat we try to get people connected to their local Narcotics Anonymous meetings. The NA program is the 12 steps, worked with a sponsor, who we find in live meetings.
We are one of 63,000+ groups of NA! NA meetings are held everywhere: Coffee shops, beaches, parks, and church basements and more. Our group holds its meetings on the Internet.
We are not affiliated with NA World Services. Any two or three addicts gathered together may call themselves an N.A. group, provided that, as a group, they have no other affiliation. This website is not endorsed by any Narcotics Anonymous entity other than NACHATROOM.NET.
NACHATROOM.NET - A word about traditions
When presented with a conflict between traditions one and three, we will interpret the 12 traditions of NA exactly as they are written: Our common welfare should come first.
Part of being a supportive environment means taking you at your best and your worst. Doing so cannot be at the expense of the entire group.
Our 3rd Tradition states that "the only requirement for membership is a desire to stop using." In accordance with that, we don't have any guidelines about participating in chat while under the influence so long as members who participate while intoxicated are not abusive or disruptive.
For our group unity, and so as to carry our message effectively to the newcomer who is still suffering, we need a welcoming and non-confrontational environment. We need to mitigate threats, attacks, and disruptions from both inside and outside of the fellowship.
If a moderator says you need to change the subject or stop doing something, please follow their instructions. We're here to let you know when a conversation is getting out of hand or not conducive to our group unity or an atmosphere of recovery.
NACHATROOM.NET - A word about some things we're not.
We do not discuss ways and means of using drugs, how to beat a piss test, or give advice on tapering, "do I have a medical emergency" , dosage, overdosage, etc. There is another chatroom focused on harm reduction at www.tripsit.me. We neither endorse nor oppose them.
We neither endorse nor oppose these outside entities. We just want you to be aware that there have been beacons lit for you all over the Internet. You never have to use again.
Our primary purpose is to carry the message of Narcotics Anonymous to the addict who is still suffering. If you are a family member or friend of an addict, please visit www.nar-anon.org.
We can't tell you if your loved one is an addict, but you are welcome to send them here.
NA has no opinion on outside issues: There are other 12-step fellowships with specific focus on addictive behaviors (gamblers anonymous, overeaters anonymous, sex addicts anonymous, SCA, SLAA) (links provided) if you are struggling with those issues and think you would benefit from a group who focuses on them and has experience in recovering from them.
NACHATROOM.NET - All are welcome, but not all behaviors.