Getting Started

The therapeutic value of one addict helping another is without parallel.


Excerpt from The Basic Text of Narcotics Anonymous, pg 68

Suggestions:

Get one-on-one support from someone in recovery from drug addiction who understands what you are going through.

Start right now by calling 510-444-HOPE (4673). Press 3 then wait while we connect a volunteer. Volunteers who are active in recovery and knowledgeable about Narcotics Anonymous are available to help 24 hours a day.

Attend daily meetings with other people recovering from drug addiction to learn how to stop using drugs, lose the desire to use and find a new way to live.

There are normally over 100 meetings per week in Alameda County. During Covid-19 restrictions we are meeting regularly online via Zoom. The meetings can be attended with a computer, a smart phone or via call-in with any telephone.

Start right now by following this link to see the schedule of online meetings.

Once on the meeting schedule page, click the ONLINE meeting listing for an expanded view with call-in details and a link to the Zoom meeting.

If you have trouble finding a meeting call us at 510-444-4673, press 3 then wait while we connect you to a volunteer.

Read topical literature written by and for people recovering from drug addiction.

Start right now by clicking Recovery Literature in English (US) for a series of Information Pamphlets (IPs) with information for people who want help with drug problems.

Stop using drugs for today. Most of us can do for eight or twelve hours what seems impossible for a longer period of time. If the obsession or compulsion becomes too great, put yourself on a five minute basis of not using. Minutes will grow to hours, and hours to days, so you will break the habit and gain some peace of mind.

We can do together what we could not do alone. We invite you to use our strength and our hope until you have found some of your own. There will come a time when you too may want to share with someone else what has been freely given to you.

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