Oftentimes, a wide range of individuals fails to realize just how big of a difference that certain support groups can make in their lives. Of course there are NA meetings that welcome non-addicts, but for those who are struggling with drug addiction NA meetings are quite beneficial. The biggest reason for such is because the step by step program doesn’t look at the drug itself but the person.
In turn, no matter whether the addict is female or male, 18 or 60, black or white, and so on, they aren’t identified by their gender, age, race, or the drug which they found themselves addicted to. Instead, they are identified by their experiences and it is through multiple accounts of sharing that each individual is able to help one another in ways that they may not even be aware of. In fact, something that one person says can greatly affect the sobriety of another based on the advice and the support that he/she has to offer them. This is something that won’t be found elsewhere and/or out in the surrounding world where triggers may lie hidden in an attempt to threaten the addict’s progress.
Unfortunately, it is inevitable for certain environmental factors to cause an addict to relapse, and forfeit the progress he/she has made. But certain groups such as NA help him/her to better equip himself/herself for a recovery that is constant. One way in which it does so is through equal sharing time. For there will never be a time in NA in which someone struggling with addiction won’t have the opportunity to speak. People are able to talk prior to the meeting, following the meeting, and during the meeting and it is with such that they are able to obtain an adequate amount of time to share, and to form relationships with others.
In conclusion, those who are struggling with drug addiction don’t have to struggle alone. For no matter the drug they may be fighting head on they no longer have to feel outcasted because of their difficulties with substance abuse. There is no exclusion based on what drug that particular person uses, but instead they are welcomed with open arms. As a result, they are able to find themselves in a place that is drug free a whole lot sooner then they would otherwise so that they can live a successful and sober lifestyle as efficiently as possible.