Narcotics Anonymous Meetings in Riverside

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 and achieve recovery from drug addiction. NA meetings are free to attend and open to anyone seeking help with a drug problem.

There are several NA meeting locations throughout Riverside offering support for those struggling with drug addiction.

Narcotics mettingsAddressSchedule
4295 Brockton Avenue4295 Brockton Avenue, Riverside, CA 92501
Wednesday, 6:00 PM
8372 Cypress Avenue8372 Cypress Avenue, Riverside, CA 92503-1842
Tuesday, 7:00 PM
Wednesday, 7:00 PM
Thursday, 7:00 PM
Friday, 7:00 PM
Saturday, 7:00 PM
Addicts In Recovery Group Riverside891 West Blaine Street, Riverside, California, 92507
Sunday, 07:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Basic Meeting Group5770 Arlington Avenue, Riverside, California, 92504
Wednesday, 07:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Central Community Church5623 Arlington Avenue, Riverside, CA 92504
Tuesday, 7:30 PM
Chestnut House3987 4th Street, Riverside, CA 92501
Saturday, 5:00 PM
Cup Of Hope4070 Jackson Street, Riverside, California, 92503
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
Finally Friday Group Riverside3504 Mission Inn Avenue, Riverside, California, 92501
Saturday, 07:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Friends Of Dorothy Group3504 Mission Inn Avenue, Riverside, California, 92501
Wednesday, 07:30 PM - 08:30 PM
From Chain To Change Group1777 Atlanta Avenue, Riverside, California, 92507
Wednesday, 08:00 AM - 09:00 AM

Riverside Alano Club

2490 Main St, Riverside, CA 92501

  • Monday – Friday: 12pm, 5:30pm, 8pm
  • Saturday: 12pm, 6pm, 8pm
  • Sunday: 12pm, 6pm, 8pm

Open discussion style meetings. Wheelchair accessible.

Arlington Methodist Church

9350 Arlington Ave, Riverside, CA 92509

  • Sunday: 6pm
  • Tuesday: 7pm

Candlelight meeting. Wheelchair accessible.

First Christian Church

4055 Jurupa Ave, Riverside, CA 92506

  • Monday: 7pm
  • Friday: 7pm

Literature study meetings. Wheelchair accessible.

The 12 Steps of NA

Narcotics Anonymous (NA) is a nonprofit fellowship for recovering drug addicts that follows a set of principles known as the 12 steps. Here is a brief overview of each step:

  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 persons we had harmed and became willing to make amends to them all.
  9. We made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.
  10. We continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong 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 Riverside

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

Attending Your First Local NA Meeting

There are two main types of NA meetings in Riverside:

Open Meetings

Closed Meetings

Open to anyone interested in the NA program

Only for addicts or those who think they may have a drug problem

Friends, family members, and allies can attend

Promote a safe space for members to share openly

When attending your first Riverside NA meeting:

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

Receive welcome keychain tags marking your progress:

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