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December 2023

We’ve all been there before…

…thinking about going to your first meeting, but the fear of walking into a room of strangers when we feel broken can feel overwhelming. No one walks in to their first meeting with their life put together. Ever. 

What we’ve found is that NA meetings are full of a family we never knew we had. You aren’t alone. 

The following stories are from local Nashville NA members. Our hope is that they encourage you to meet us at a meeting to experience the gift of recovery. 


I went to treatment because I couldn’t stop using drugs on my own, no matter what I tried. In treatment I was taken to my first Narcotics Anonymous meeting. I was amazed at what I found there; the room was filled with people who were telling my same story of

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I started using when I was very young. Both of my parents are addicts and had no recovery so when I was younger, drugs were just a part of my life and it seemed natural. As time went on, it just got worse and worse until I was completely broken.

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I’d attended many meetings before I got clean but would not try complete abstinence. I looked for the easier, softer way for years and found nothing but a progressing addiction. The meeting I attended that made all the difference was in 1987 at a rehab . It was chaired by

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