Narcotics Anonymous Meetings in Philadelphia

What is Narcotics Anonymous?

Narcotics Anonymous (NA) is a nonprofit support group for people struggling with drug addiction. Available in cities across the US, NA hosts free regular meetings to provide a community for those seeking recovery.

  • Founded in the 1950s, NA now hosts over 70,000 meetings globally
  • Meetings utilize a 12-step program adapted from Alcoholics Anonymous
  • The only requirement for membership is the desire to stop using drugs

NA Meetings in Philadelphia

Steps to Recovery Group

  • Address: 7051 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19119
  • Meetings:
    • Monday at 6:30 pm, Discussion Meeting
    • Tuesday at 8 pm, Literature Study
    • Thursday at 7:30 pm, Beginners Meeting

Above All Group

  • Address: 6201 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19144
  • Meetings:
    • Sunday at 5 pm, Step Meeting
    • Friday at 7:30 pm, Speaker Meeting
    • Saturday at 11 am, Open Discussion

Hope Without Dope Group

  • Address: 1432 Lombard St, Philadelphia, PA 19146
  • Meetings:
    • Monday at 8 pm, Candlelight Meeting
    • Wednesday at 6 pm, Beginners Meeting
    • Saturday at 10 am, Literature Study

NA meetings in Philadelphia provide a supportive community and fellowship for those seeking to overcome addiction. Members unite behind the principle that recovery is possible for any addict with the desire to change.

The 12 Steps of NA

The foundation of the Narcotics Anonymous recovery program is the 12 Steps. These guiding principles outline a process of spiritual growth for NA members to follow.

  • Step 1: We admitted we were powerless over our addiction, that our lives had become unmanageable.
  • Step 2: We came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.
  • Step 3: We made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him.
  • Step 4: We made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.
  • Step 5: We admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.
  • Step 6: We were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.
  • Step 7: We humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings.
  • Step 8: We made a list of all the persons we had harmed and became willing to make amends to them all.
  • Step 9: We made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when doing so would injure them or others.
  • Step 10: We continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it.
  • Step 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.
  • Step 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.

Working through the introspective process of the 12 Steps aims to motivate NA members toward positive change in recovery across Philadelphia.

Getting Started with NA in Philadelphia

Finding Local NA Meetings

  • Use the meeting search tool on NA.org to find NA groups and meeting times convenient for you.
  • Both in-person and online virtual meetings are available across Philadelphia.

Attending Your First Local Meeting

There are two main types of NA meetings in Philadelphia:

Open MeetingsClosed Meetings
Open to anyone interested in the NA programOnly for those who identify as drug addicts
  • Arrive early to your first meeting and introduce yourself to the leader or members as a newcomer.
  • Share your personal experiences if you feel comfortable. There is no obligation to speak.
  • You may receive a welcome keychain tag marking milestones in your recovery:
  • 30 days
  • 60 days
  • 90 days
  • 6 months
  • 9 months
  • 1 year
  • 18 months
  • Multiple years

NA meetings can provide community support from others facing similar struggles with addiction. Members encourage each other through setbacks and milestones along the path of recovery. Attending regularly helps cement positive habits and personal growth.