Anyone suffering from an illness knows the loneliness that can come from feeling like you are the only one dealing with your symptoms and having your experiences. Substance use disorders can be similarly isolating. Even well-meaning friends and loved ones may simply not understand why it is so difficult for you to stop using a substance that is harming you, or how it feels to struggle with the urge to go back to using. They may also have difficulty understanding the long-term effects that substance use has had on your physical and mental health.
However, that does not mean that you have to deal with these feelings alone. Support groups comprised of other people who also struggle with substance use disorders can be helpful and comforting for people in your position. That is where groups like Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA) come in. These groups can give you a community of people who intimately understand what you are going through, no matter where you happen to be in the recovery process. AA and NA meetings in Daytona Beach can be a source of hope and healing during and after the rehabilitation process.
You may attend your first AA or NA meetings as part of a substance abuse treatment program in Daytona Beach. If this is not the case, do not worry. There are also many options for standalone AA and NA meetings in the area.
AA Meetings in Daytona Beach, Florida
Alcoholics Anonymous was the first support group to use the 12-step principles. These principles are a roadmap that members can follow that will help them navigate sober life. A few of the twelve steps include admitting one’s powerlessness over alcohol, making the decision to turn to a higher power for help, and making amends to people that one has harmed.
Although AA incorporates a belief in a higher power into its principles, it is not a religious organization. Daytona Beach AA meetings are open to people of any religion (or no religion at all), and you can define your higher power however you choose. You do not need to subscribe to a particular belief system to attend AA meetings in Daytona Beach. Membership is open to anyone who wants to stop drinking, and you can take all of the time you need to work through the steps. There is no time limit or minimum requirement to follow.
Finding AA Meeting Near Me
AA meetings in Daytona Beach are held in a variety of locations, from churches to community centers to public parks. AA meetings are not necessarily affiliated with the organizations whose facilities they use. You are not required to join the group closest to your home or any other place. In fact, you are welcome to check out several different meetings and choose the one that seems like the best fit. Although all AA groups follow the same set of principles, the meetings can have a different tone and tenor based on where they take place, who is leading them, and the makeup of the group that attends.
Some of the AA meetings in Daytona Beach include:
126 Michigan Ave.
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
345 Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Blvd.
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
Our Lady of Lourdes
Our Lady of Lourdes
201 University Blvd.
Daytona Beach, FL 32118
You can find additional meeting locations by using the Alcoholics Anonymous website meeting locator tool.
NA Meetings in Daytona Beach, Florida
Narcotics Anonymous is a 12-step program that operates in a similar manner to Alcoholics Anonymous but is geared toward the needs of people who abuse drugs other than alcohol. People who suffer from drug addiction have unique needs and challenges, and NA is designed to help address those challenges.
Drug addiction can come in a variety of different forms. People can become addicted to illegal street drugs like cocaine or heroin, but also to prescription drugs or over-the-counter medications. There is currently an opioid epidemic sweeping the nation. People from all walks of life and in all corners of the country are affected, and Daytona Beach is no exception. NA meetings in Daytona Beach can be helpful to those seeking support and fellowship as they try to return to a healthy, drug-free lifestyle.
Some Daytona Beach NA meetings are open only to members, while others are open to friends or family members as well as members. Make sure that as you consider different NA meetings in your area, you look for one that meets your needs and can help you achieve your sobriety goals.
Finding NA Meetings Near Me
As with AA meetings, NA meetings in Daytona Beach can be found in a number of different locations. You should consider attending several different meetings before choosing a group with which you want to stick. Some meetings are geared more toward members who are new to recovery, while others are focused more on members who are further along the path to recovery. You can find meetings indoors or outdoors. Some allow smoking and some do not. You should look for meetings that are accessible, convenient, and suitable for you.
Some of the Daytona Beach NA meetings that you can choose from include:
Rise and Recover
616 Fern Ave.
Daytona Beach, FL 32117
Twelve for Live
United Methodist Church
325 Dunlawton Ave.
Port Orange, FL 32119
320 Harvey Ave.
Daytona Beach, 32118
You can also find additional meeting locations by using the zip code search feature on the Narcotics Anonymous website.
The Recovery Village realizes that support groups like AA, NA, and other 12-step programs make a huge difference in the successfulness of recovery efforts. That is why we include 12-step programs in our comprehensive addiction treatment plans. Reach out today to The Recovery Village to discover 12-step resources in the Daytona Beach area.