Narcotics Anonymous

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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 substance misuse.

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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

Current as ofOctober 9, 2017