Few things can have such a profound impact on a person struggling with addiction as having a support group. Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA) are two of the oldest organizations designed to help people struggling with drug or alcohol addiction. One of the goals of both organizations is helping affected people understand they are not alone and that there are others who have struggled with the same issues and succeeded in their recovery goals. This can be a powerful source of inspiration and motivation.

Newark has many options from which to choose. These include drug rehab centers and independent options that offer AA and NA meetings. This guide should serve individuals looking for help with their alcohol or narcotics addiction.

AA Meetings in Newark, Ohio

Non-political and non-religious in nature, AA is welcome to anyone suffering from addiction and is well-known for their 12-step program that helps people understand and come to terms with the nature of that addiction. AA provides a safe environment where individuals can speak freely about their addiction and the impact it has had on themselves and their loved ones. Above all, AA teaches individuals coping mechanisms that can help them in their battle with addiction and make it easier to avoid future relapses.

While AA can help virtually anyone battling with alcohol addiction, it is especially beneficial for those just beginning on the road to sobriety, individuals who may not know of the resources available to them. For those who have recently completed a detoxification program, AA can help them build on that momentum and continue to fight their addiction.

Finding AA Meeting Near Me

AA meetings can vary from one to another. While some are geared toward new members, others are aimed at more experienced, long-term members who have been on the road to recovery for some time. It is important to select an AA meeting that caters to your situation. In addition, AA meetings may be in any number of different venues, including community centers, churches, and private homes.

Since searching online for “AA meetings near me” may turn up a range of options, here are some questions to consider when choosing an AA meeting:
  • Is it a co-ed group?
  • Are the meetings open to anyone or just for alcoholics?
  • Where are meetings held?
  • Who is the group leader and how do they lead the meetings?
  • What is the average size of the group?
  • Is it a non-smoking group?
Some Newark AA meeting locations include:

Our Savior Lutheran Church
1137 Sharon Valley Rd.
Newark, OH 43055

Christ Fellowship Community Church
123 Western Ave.
Newark, OH 43055

For more information about AA meetings in the area, check out the Alcoholics Anonymous website.

NA Meetings in Newark, Ohio

Like AA, NA is a 12-step organization that is open to anyone, with the only criteria being that the person has “a desire to stop using.” It is second only to AA, in terms of size and longevity. In the Newark area, NA meetings are also held in a variety of locations.

NA helps individuals learn about the root cause of their addiction, as well as the impact it has had on their lives and the lives of their families. One of the ways NA meetings do this is by providing members a safe place to discuss their addiction and understand they are not alone in their struggle.

NA meetings also cater to different groups, such as new members or long-time members who have been successfully battling their addiction for some time. In either case, a support network and sense of accountability can be a powerful tool in helping a person overcome addiction.

Finding NA Meetings Near Me

Searching online for “NA meetings near me” may turn up a number of results in the Newark area. As with AA meetings, when trying to find an NA group it is important to know what kind of individual the group caters to, where it is held, how it is led, and whether it is open to the public or only to members.

Some Newark locations include:

Faith United Methodist Church
261 E. Main St.
Newark, OH 43055

Second Presbyterian Church
42 E. Church St.
Newark, OH 43055

If you are struggling to find an NA meeting that works for you, and with which you feel comfortable, be sure to check out the Narcotics Anonymous website to find out more information about the meetings that are held locally, the times, locations, and requirements.

Group therapy and 12-step programs are an essential part of the recovery process at The Recovery Village. As a result, 12-step group therapy is an integral part of all levels of care provided, from inpatient treatment to aftercare. For more information, or to get started on the road to treatment and recovery, call The Recovery Village today.