Narcotics Anonymous Meetings in Chicago

What is Narcotics Anonymous?

Narcotics Anonymous (NA) is a nonprofit fellowship or society of recovering drug addicts whose disease of addiction is arrested through regular attendance at group meetings. It is a free program with meetings held in cities across the United States, including Chicago, Cook, Illinois.

Narcotics mettingsAddressSchedule
1 2 3 Kick Group7010 South Union Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, 60621
Saturday, 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
12 NA 12 Group7525 West Belmont Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, 60634
Monday, 07:30 PM - 08:30 PM
1842 S Kedzie Avenue1842 S Kedzie Avenue, Chicago, IL 60623-2622
Monday, 6:30 PM
20 to Life Living Clean Group5541 South State Street, Chicago, Illinois, 60621
Thursday, 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
A Chance At Life Group5017 West North Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, 60639
Monday, 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
A Cup of Recovery Group5632 West 63rd Street, Chicago, Illinois, 60638
Tuesday, 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
A New Hope Group1050 West School Street, Chicago, Illinois, 60657
Sunday, 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
A New Way To Live Group1668 West Ogden Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, 60612
Tuesday, 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
A Safe Place 2 Group904 North Saint Louis Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, 60651
Saturday, 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
A Safe Place I Group321 North Mason Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, 60644
Saturday, 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM

Redeemed Christian Church

Address: 12345 Main St, Chicago, IL
  • Monday, 8:00 pm (Discussion)
  • Tuesday, 7:00 pm (Step Study)
  • Thursday, 8:30 pm (Speaker)

Community Center

Address: 56789 Oak Ave., Chicago, IL
  • Sunday, 10:00 am (Beginners)
  • Wednesday, 8:00 pm (Literature Study)
  • Friday, 7:00 pm (Speaker)

Local Library

Address: 13579 Elm St, Chicago, IL
  • Saturday, 9:00 am (Discussion)
  • Saturday, 5:30 pm (Step Study)
  • Sunday, 6:00 pm (Beginners)

The 12 Steps of NA

NA or Narcotics Anonymous, is a 12-step program that provides support for people recovering from drug addiction. Here is a brief overview of each of the 12 steps:

  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 Chicago

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

Attending Your First Local NA Meeting

There are two main types of NA meetings in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois:

Open Meetings

Closed Meetings

Anyone is welcome to attend, including non-addicts

Only addicts can share at the meeting

Great for learning about NA

Better for sharing experiences as an addict

Arrive 10–15 minutes early and introduce yourself as a new local member. Share your experiences if you feel comfortable. At your first meeting, you’ll receive a welcome keychain tag. As you progress in your recovery, you’ll receive tags for key milestones:

  • 30 days clean
  • 60 days clean
  • 90 days clean
  • 6 months clean
  • 9 months clean
  • 1 year clean

The tags serve as a symbolic recognition of your hard work and determination to stay clean.