Narcotics Anonymous is a worldwide fellowship of recovering addicts. Through our collective experience, we’ve learned that “addiction is a disease that involves more than the use of drugs.” (Basic Text, Narcotics Anonymous) As members of NA in Nashville, we come together with the shared goal of staying clean and helping other addicts achieve the same freedom.
Our journey in NA starts with an admission: “We admitted that we were powerless over our addiction, that our lives had become unmanageable.” (Step One, NA Twelve Steps) In this spirit of humility and unity, our community extends its hand to anyone seeking a way out of the despair of addiction.
We believe in the therapeutic value of one addict helping another, understanding deeply that “Our whole life and thinking was centered in drugs in one form or another—the getting and using and finding ways and means to get more.” (Basic Text, Narcotics Anonymous)
In Nashville, our meetings offer a sanctuary. A place where, “For the first time in years, we didn’t feel alone. Suddenly, our isolation was lifted, and we were a part of a loving community.” (Just for Today: Daily Meditations for Recovering Addicts)
We strictly abide by the principle that “NA has no opinion on outside issues.” This ensures our groups focus solely on our primary purpose—to carry the message to the addict who still suffers.
To those in the grip of active addiction, we echo the hope found in our literature: “After coming to NA, we realized we were sick people. We suffered from a disease from which there is no known cure. It can, however, be arrested at some point, and recovery is then possible.” (Basic Text, Narcotics Anonymous)