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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How can I verify that meeting is still active? There is no telephone number to call.

A: You can verify meeting information by searching for the local helpline or website for the area where the meeting is located.

Q: How can I search for an online meeting or a phone meeting?

A: If you are looking for an online meeting, select "Web" from the list of countries. Similarly, if you are looking for a phone meeting, select "Phone" for the country.

Q: What is the difference between an Open meeting and a Closed meeting?

A: An open meeting is an NA meeting that may be attended by anyone (e.g., judges, probation officers, professionals, family members) interested in how we have found recovery from the disease of addiction. Verbal participation, however, is limited to NA members only. An open meeting in Narcotics Anonymous allows people from outside of the fellowship to observe what Narcotics Anonymous is and how it functions. This can be very helpful to those individuals who are striving to reach a decision regarding their personal status as an addict. An open meeting in Narcotics Anonymous is one method our groups use to achieve their primary purpose of carrying the message to the addict who still suffers. Some groups also have open meetings as a way of allowing non-addict friends and relatives of NA members to celebrate recovery anniversaries with them.

A closed meeting in Narcotics Anonymous is for those individuals who identify themselves as addicts or for those who are uncertain and think they might have a drug problem. A closed Narcotics Anonymous meeting provides a freedom that is necessary for more personal and intimate sharing by Narcotics Anonymous members. It does so by providing an atmosphere in which addicts can feel more certain that those attending will be able to identify with them, and share their own experience, strength, and hope.

Q: Is there a mobile app for this?

A: Yes. NA Meeting Search version 2.0 is available for iPhone/iPad and for Android devices. A WindowsPhone version will be released soon. (We do not have plans to make it available for any other platform in the near future.)

iPhone App   Android App

Q: If I have a problem with the application, who can I tell?

A: Email mobile@na.org. We will respond to your email within one business day.

Q: Where can I get more information about NA?

A: Please visit NA's website at www.na.org.