Narcotics Anonymous (NA) is a self-help organization. It's patterned after
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). NA groups are made up of people who meet regularly
to help each other stop using drugs and stay drug-free.
NA has replaced the word "alcohol" with "addiction" in AA's 12 steps
to reflect the disease concept of addiction. Through this 12-step program, NA
provides a recovery process and support group for people who are quitting
ByHealthwise Staff Primary Medical ReviewerPatrice Burgess, MD - Family Medicine Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine Specialist Medical ReviewerPeter Monti, PhD - Alcohol and Addiction Christine R. Maldonado, PhD - Behavioral Health