Narcotics Anonymous Meetings in Oakland

What is Narcotics Anonymous?

Narcotics Anonymous (NA) is a nonprofit fellowship or society of men and women for whom drugs have become a major problem. Members meet regularly to help each other stay clean via a program of complete abstinence from all drugs.

There are several NA meetings available free of charge in Oakland and Alameda, California. Specific location details and meeting times are below.

Narcotics mettingsAddressSchedule
3007 Telegraph Avenue3007 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland, California, 94609-3205
Thursday, 12:00 PM
Friday, 12:00 PM
3205 West Street3205 West Street, Oakland, California, 94608
Wednesday, 7:00 PM
Friday, 7:00 PM
400 Broadway Group400 Broadway, Oakland, California, 94607
Monday, 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Saturday, 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Thursday, 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Tuesday, 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Wednesday, 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
4778 International Boulevard4778 International Boulevard, Oakland, California, 94601
Friday, 6:00 PM
Amassi Inc Building222 14th Street, Oakland, California, 94612
Tuesday, 7:00 PM
Another Chance Group525 21st Street, Oakland, California, 94612
Saturday, 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Back to Life Group380 West MacArthur Boulevard, Oakland, California, 94609
Tuesday, 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
California My Way Group3501 San Pablo Avenue, Oakland, California, 94608
Thursday, 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Chrysalis Meeting Center3845 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland, CA 94609
Thursday, 7:00 PM
Double Trouble Group1659 83rd Avenue, Oakland, California, 94621
Sunday, 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM

First Presbyterian Church

Address: 2619 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612
  • Monday at 8:00 pm (Discussion)
  • Tuesday at 8:00 pm (Speaker Meeting)
  • Thursday at 8:00 pm (Literature Study)

Rock Church

Address: 3822 Piedmont Ave., Oakland, CA 94611
  • Sunday at 6:00 pm (Traditions Meeting)
  • Friday at 8:00 pm (Speaker Meeting)

East Oakland Recovery Center

Address: 2054 MacArthur Blvd., Oakland, CA 94602
  • Wednesday at 6:00 pm (Step Study Meeting)
  • Saturday at 11:00 am (Newcomers Meeting)

The 12 Steps of NA

Narcotics Anonymous (NA) is a nonprofit fellowship or society of men and women for whom drugs have become a major problem. NA members follow a set of guiding principles known as the 12 steps to achieve and maintain addiction recovery:

  1. We admitted we were powerless over addiction, that our lives had become unmanageable.
  2. We came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.
  3. We made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him.
  4. We made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.
  5. We admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.
  6. We were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.
  7. We humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings.
  8. We made a list of all the people we had harmed and became willing to make amends with them all.
  9. We made direct amends with such people wherever possible, except when doing so would injure them or others.
  10. We continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong, we promptly admitted it.
  11. We sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out.
  12. Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to addicts and to practice these principles in all our affairs.

Getting Started with NA in Oakland

Use the meeting search on to find Narcotics Anonymous (NA) meetings in your area. Both in-person and online/virtual meetings are available.

Attending Your First Local NA Meeting

NA meetings in Oakland and Alameda can be “open” or “closed”.

Meeting Type



Anyone is welcome to attend


Only for those seeking to stop using drugs

When attending your first local Oakland or Alameda NA meeting:

  • Arrive early and introduce yourself as a new local member
  • Share your experiences if you feel comfortable

Receive welcome keychain tags at your first meeting to mark milestones in your recovery journey:

  • 30 days
  • 60 days
  • 90 days
  • 6 months
  • 9 months
  • 1 year
  • 18 months
  • Multiple years

The most important things are to keep an open mind, listen with an open heart, and give the program an honest try. The NA community provides a supportive, judgment-free environment focused on recovery.