We make a distinction between drugs used by drug replacement programs and other prescribed drugs because such drugs are prescribed specifically as addiction treatment. Our program approaches recovery from addiction through abstinence, cautioning against the substitution of one drug for another. That’s our program; it’s what we offer the addict who still suffers. However, we have absolutely no opinion on methadone maintenance or any other program aimed at treating addiction. Our only purpose in addressing drug replacement and its use by our members is to define abstinence for ourselves. –Excerpt from Bulletin #29 “Regarding Methadone and Other Drug Replacement Programs.”
Our program of recovery begins with abstinence from all drugs, including DRT/MAT drugs. Regardless of what you may be taking when you first come to NA, you are welcome.