<p>NACHATROOM.ORG - Online Narcotics Anonymous Meetings & Chatroom <p> <p>We were a group of Narcotics Anonymous with two daily online meetings where addicts seeking recovery can chat 24/7 for support and fellowship. It's free. No registration is required, and we don't ask for your contact info or e-mail address. A first name or a chat handle will suffice.<p> Just type a nickname into the chat box above and click "connect" to instantly join the room and begin talking to other recovering addicts who are here to share their experience, strength, and hope with each other!</p> You can choose to remain anonymous if you wish, the chatroom will give you a name like "NAGuest123" by default. Don't be afraid to just listen. Or share whatever you feel comfortable sharing, especially if it will get you through today.<p> We welcome you whether you identify as an addict, an "alcoholic," (in NA, alcohol is a drug), or are just starting to wonder whether you have a problem.<p> Our primary purpose is to carry the message of NA to the addict who is still suffering. In NA, we like to say that NA = "Never Alone." <p> NA has only ONE promise to make, and that is: <p> "The message is that an addict, any addict, can stop using drugs, lose the desire to use, and find a new way to live.... That is all we have to give." (NA Basic Text, 5th Ed., p. 65) <p> At all other times this is "open chat," making it more like what we call "fellowship" in NA, rather than what we would call a "meeting." Feel free to suggest a recovery topic or type !jft to play the NA Just For Today meditation.<p> We have no affiliation whatsoever with Narcotics Anonymous World Services. We are merely "one group" out of more than 63,000 groups. Nor are we even the only NA group online. <p> Please stick around and greet visitors! This may be their first exposure to an NA group. <p> <p>Any two or three addicts gathered together may call themselves an N.A. group, provided that, as a group, they have no other affiliation. This website is not endorsed by any Narcotics Anonymous entity other than NACHATROOM.ORG. This website no longer hosts a chatroom meetings in the "NA" format.<p> I don't care how attached anyone is to them, they're all disease and no solution. People aren't going to meetings or reading literature. You need to give them an engaging topic while you still have them on the line.<p> We have moved to <a href="https://www.neveraloneclub.org" target="new">https://www.neveraloneclub.org</a> <p> Our official blog is <a href="https://blog.neveraloneclub.org" target="new">https://blog.neveraloneclub.org</a>. This will give you some examples of what a discussion topic may look like in a future meeting. <p> Meetings and recovery topics will resume on NEVERALONECLUB.ORG in April of 2023. They will be in a secular, non-NA format. <p>

Alternatives to 12 Step Programs


Finding support through a group can be incredibly beneficial on the road to recovery from addiction. However, alternatives to Alcoholics Anonymous and other 12 step groups do exist for those who do not connect with the philosophy or approach of those organizations. One option could be seeking out SMART Recovery meetings. SMART Recovery stands for Self-Management and Recovery Training, and they take a scientific approach to help individuals break free from addictive behavior. Their meetings combine elements of cognitive-behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, and rational emotive behavior therapy to help individuals develop the skills and tools necessary for lasting recovery. 

Another alternative could be Refuge Recovery meetings. Refuge Recovery follows principles inspired by Buddhist teachings and practices. They focus on developing mindfulness, compassion, and wisdom to help individuals recover from addiction. Their meetings incorporate meditation, group discussion, and personal inventory to help individuals bring awareness to their addictive patterns and develop a stronger sense of self-awareness and emotional regulation.

For those looking for a more community-based approach, there are many recovery community centers that offer a variety of programs and services for individuals in recovery. We have provided some examples on our Recovery Resources page, such as the Share Self Help Exchange. Some communities are fortunate enough to have a recovery agency or clubhouse -- and we simply look to fill in a gap where these resources do not exist for you.

These centers often have peer-run support groups, educational workshops, and social events to help individuals connect with others who are going through similar experiences. Ultimately, the most important thing is to find a support group that aligns with your personal philosophy and values. There is no one-size-fits-all solution to addiction recovery, and it may take some time and exploration to find the right fit. But with countless resources available, the journey to sobriety is within reach for anyone who is willing to seek out the support they need.