<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>

Abstinence vs Harm Reduction


Abstinence and harm moderation are two different approaches to recovery. Abstinence involves complete abstention from drugs and alcohol. People who choose this approach typically avoid all drugs and alcohol, including prescription drugs that have the potential to be abused.

Realistically, maybe only about 5% of those in an "abstinence" based program really ever attain or SUSTAIN life long unfailing abstinence from alcohol and drugs. You could be one of them -- but if you're struggling to "get it" or get to that point -- don't be ashamed, despite the claims of several of these programs -- your experience is reality. Their promises are simply not realistic for some people. This is the reason we exist and why we reject this paradigm.

"Harm moderation "is a strategy where individuals seek to moderate their substance use, meaning they limit their consumption to a certain amount or frequency instead of abstaining altogether. 

Abstinence can be challenging, but it comes with many benefits. It allows individuals to break the addictive cycle and begin to build a new life in recovery. Many people find that abstinence helps them to regain control of their lives and achieve long-term sobriety. They often experience improved mental and physical health, enhanced relationships, and a greater sense of well-being.

While some people find success with harm moderation, it can be a tricky approach for those who are struggling with addiction. This approach involves setting limits for consumption of drugs and alcohol, which can be challenging for people who have lost the ability to control their substance use. For some individuals, moderation can serve as a slippery slope back into addiction.

Additionally, it can be difficult to measure the level of harm caused by drinking or drug use, and it can be easy to rationalize excessive use.

Abstinence and harm moderation are two approaches in addiction recovery, and people choose the approach that best fits their needs.

Ultimately, it is important for each person in recovery to make an informed decision about the path they choose and seek support from trained professionals, therapists, or sober coaches to help them achieve their goals.