<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>

What is a Substance Use Disorder?


A substance use disorder is characterized by compulsive substance use and difficulty in stopping or limiting use despite negative consequences. It is a chronic medical condition that affects the brain and behavior. In the past, the term  "alcoholic " was often used to describe someone who had a problem with alcohol. However, this term is problematic because it can carry stigma and imply a certain level of moral failing. 

It's important to recognize that anyone can develop a substance use disorder, regardless of age, gender, or background. It is not a character flaw or a lack of willpower. It's a disease that requires treatment and support. If you or someone you know is struggling with substance use, it's important to reach out for help. Treatment options such as therapy, medication, and support groups can make a difference in recovery. Remember, recovery is possible and there is no shame in seeking help. 

When it comes to addiction, the question of who is an addict may seem straightforward. However, it's important to keep in mind that addiction presents itself in different ways, and it's not limited to one particular type of person or behavior.  An addict can be someone who is struggling with substance abuse, but it can also refer to someone who is addicted to a particular behavior or activity such as gambling, gaming, or even shopping. 

Addiction can also manifest in someone who is emotionally dependent on a particular substance or behavior as a way to cope with stress, trauma, or anxiety.  Ultimately, an addict is anyone who is unable to control their use of a particular substance or behavior despite the negative consequences it brings to their life. 

Addiction can affect people from all walks of life, regardless of their age, gender, ethnicity, or socioeconomic status.  It's important to remember that addiction is not a choice or a moral failing, but rather a complex health issue that requires attention, support, and treatment. If you feel like you may be struggling with addiction or know someone who is, reach out for help today. Recovery is possible, and you don't have to go through it alone.