Narcotics Anonymous Meetings in Bakersfield

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. This program is based on the 12 steps of AA, adapted for those with drug addictions.

NA meetings provide a supportive environment for those seeking to live drug-free. Meetings are free to attend and open to anyone with a drug problem seeking help. Here are details on NA meetings available in Bakersfield, Kern County:

Narcotics mettingsAddressSchedule
1932 Jessie Street1932 Jessie Street, Bakersfield, CA 93305
Tuesday, 7:00 PM
2008 D Street2008 D Street, Bakersfield, CA 93301
Thursday, 7:00 PM
527 Niles Street527 Niles Street, Bakersfield, CA 93305
Monday, 8:00 AM
Tuesday, 8:00 AM
Wednesday, 8:00 AM
Thursday, 8:00 AM
Friday, 8:00 AM
700 19th Street700 19th Street, Bakersfield, CA 93301
Tuesday, 5:00 PM
809 Washington Avenue809 Washington Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93308
Monday, 6:30 PM
930 18th Street930 18th Street, Bakersfield, CA 93301
Wednesday, 12:00 PM
A New Way Of Life Group Bakersfield815 Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard, Bakersfield, California, 93307
Tuesday, 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Alcohol Is A Drug Group Bakersfield5201 White Lane, Bakersfield, California, 93309
Thursday, 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Animal House509 31st Street, Bakersfield, CA 93301
Wednesday, 7:00 PM
Basic Group Bakersfield425 South H Street, Bakersfield, California, 93304
Thursday, 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Tuesday, 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Wednesday, 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

Bakersfield Recovery Services

Address: 2100 Brundage Ln., Bakersfield, CA 93304
Meeting Times:
  • Monday – Friday: 12 pm, 6 pm
  • Saturday: 10 am
  • Sunday: 6 pm

The Light House

Address: 1201 Baker St, Bakersfield, CA 93305
Meeting Times:
  • Monday – Sunday: 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm, 4 pm, 6 pm, 8 pm

Valley Bible Church

Address: 3500 Buena Vista Rd., Bakersfield, CA 93311
Meeting Times:
  • Tuesday: 5:30 pm
  • Saturday: 6:30 pm

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. The 12 steps are:

  1. We admitted we were powerless over our 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 to 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 Bakersfield

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

Attending Your First Local NA Meeting

There are open and closed NA meetings available in Bakersfield, Kern, California.

Meeting TypeDescription
Open MeetingAnyone is welcome to attend, including those curious about NA.
Closed MeetingOnly those with a desire to stop using are allowed to attend.

When attending your first local NA meeting:

  • Arrive early and introduce yourself as a new local member
  • Share your experiences only if comfortable
Receive welcome keychain tags marking your time in recovery:
  • 30 days
  • 60 days
  • 1 year

These keychains serve as encouragement to keep making progress on your road to recovery

The most important thing is to keep an open mind, listen, and connect with others on the same path. NA provides a supportive community as you work to overcome addiction.