Treatment Programs and Narcotics Anonymous

For the past sixty years, Narcotics Anonymous (NA) has provided drug-addicted individuals with an open platform to share their experiences on the road to recovery. Today, NA is found on almost every continent and literature is available in over 34 languages. An estimated 23 million Americans struggle with addiction. Many of these addicts seek NA as part of their road to recovery.[1]

How NA Views Addiction

One of the first pamphlets NA published is “the White Booklet.” It explains the goal of NA is to create a society of men and woman that have a problem with drugs. There are to be regular meetings and the members will help each other stay clean.

Those Who Seek Help Through Narcotics Anonymous

Every economic, cultural, and religious affiliation is in NA. Men and women, young and old who have abstained from drugs from less than 1 year to over 40 years can be found at NA meetings.

What NA Offers To Those in Drug Rehab

NA focuses on system of nonjudgmental peer support.The group also encourages complete abstinence from drugs and alcohol by way of the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions. While group meetings are the primary service offered by the organization, the core concepts involved in the treatment of addiction are the most crucial elements. These include being able to admit you have a problem, a desire to stop using, a willingness to learn new behaviors, making amends for any harm you have done, and helping others on the path to recovery are the foundations for lasting change.

Membership is free and open to anyone who thinks they may have a problem with addiction. NA members often see their group experience to be the most powerful antidote to their feelings of anxiety, stress, loneliness and all the other negative variants that can lead to relapse.[2]

After Drug Rehab

Rehab is just the beginning. Once you’ve completed your stay at a residential facility, you’ll most likely be returning to the same or similar environment while you used drugs. Undoubtedly, adjusting to your life from a drug-free point of view can be overwhelming. This is why NA emphasizes working with a higher, spiritual power to overcome the “disease of addiction.” Whichever spiritual power you connect with is fine, so long as it’s one that is loving and compassionate.

Sponsors are another integral part of the recovery mission. A sponsor is an individual that helps you through recovery and the Twelve Steps. He or she shares personal experiences, encourages you, and has confidence in your ability to stay clean.

The Growth of Narcotics Anonymous

True to its name, NA keeps no records of membership or meeting attendance. Everyone remains anonymous. The only accurate way to measure growth in the organization is by the number of official meetings in a given year. In 1983 – NA’s 30th anniversary – almost 3,000 meetings were held in over 12 different countries.

By 2002, groups in over 100 countries ran over 30,000 weekly meetings, and in 2007 almost 44,000 meetings take place in 127 countries.

The popularity of the program is easy to understand once you’ve attended a meeting – everyone is just like you, a recovering addict with a desire to lead a productive, drug-free life who just needs a little push in the right direction. Men and women, young and old, the unemployed and CEO’s are found at your neighborhood meetings.

Recovery Begins At The Canyon

At The Canyon, we provide all the tools you will need to build a strong foundation in recovery. NA meetings and the Twelve Steps to sobriety are part of treatment to help create and sustain a drug-free lifestyle. These concepts are combined with a holistic therapy approach that helps you develop a positive relationship with yourself.

The Canyon offers many unique programs such as meditation, primary single gender therapy, yoga, art, equine, Toltec or awareness, boundaries, a ropes and challenge tower, and combined gender therapy. The Canyon also incorporates individual therapy sessions into all forms of treatment.

This balanced approach allows healing to begin in the mind and creates deep neurological imprints that help repair of the damage caused by drug abuse.We are dedicated to serving our residents. When you visit The Canyon, you will find yourself with solid support in the form of peers and counselors.We have counselors available to talk to you right now. Reach out and start the recovery process so you can move forward today.


Sources

[1] http://psychcentral.com/lib/12-step-programs-for-addiction-not-for-everyone/12-Step Programs for Addiction Not For Everyone. Champagne, Natalie.

[2] https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/addicted-brains/201211/narcotics-anonymous-groups-give-out-opioids Narcotics Anonymous Groups Give Out Opioids. Lewis, Marc. November 25th, 2012.

 

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