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  • Title: Narcotics Anonymous in Ireland - Website of Narcotics Anonymous in Ireland - for those who think they may have drug problem, Professionals working with addicts seeking recovery, NA members.
    Descriptive info: .. NA Ireland.. Welcome to the website of Narcotics Anonymous Ireland.. eastern area.. northern area.. southern area.. western area.. IRCNA 28 Conference Programme.. Irish Regional Survey.. Irish Regional Convention 28 8/9/10th November 2013.. Register to join our Mailing List.. Narcotics Anonymous Ireland.. Welcome to the Regional Website of Narcotics Anonymous in Ireland.. Narcotics Anonymous (NA) is a non-profit fellowship of men and women for whom drugs had become a major problem.. We are recovering addicts who meet regularly to help each other stay clean.. The information on this site is  ...   members.. NA Meetings List.. About NA.. For Professionals.. NA Literature.. Events.. History of NA.. NA Service.. Contact NA.. Narcotics Anonymous (NA) is an international, community-based association of recovering drug addicts with more than 43,900 weekly meetings in over 127 countries worldwide.. This site contains information for our members and for those wanting to find out more about NA in Ireland.. Narcotics Anonymous Ireland - Irish Regional Service Committee, 29 Bride St.. , Dublin 8.. Tel: +353 (0)1 6728000 (Information Line Only) | Email:.. info@na-ireland.. org.. 2013 NA Ireland.. Log-in.. Site Map..

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  • Title: NA Ireland » Blog Archive » IRCNA 28 Conference Programme
    Descriptive info: Home.. News.. NA Meetings in Ireland.. NA Literature Online.. Conventions Events.. NA History.. Guestbook.. Gallery.. Contact NA Ireland.. Print.. Click to download.. Conference Programme.. Latest.. NA Notices..

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  • Title: NA Ireland » Blog Archive » Irish Regional Survey
    Descriptive info: Click here to download the survey.. Please return to info@na-ireland..

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  • Title: NA Ireland » Blog Archive » Irish Regional Convention 28 – 8/9/10th November 2013
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  • Title: NA Ireland » NA Ireland Helpline Numbers
    Descriptive info: NA Ireland Helpline Numbers.. You can contact NA Ireland using the numbers below:.. East:.. +353 (0) 86-8629308.. West:.. +353 (0) 86-8149004.. South:.. +353 (0) 87-1386120.. North:.. +44 781-0172991.. Alternatively.. go to our contact page.. and fill in our enquiry form.. Thank you..

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  • Title: NA Ireland » NA Meetings in Ireland
    Descriptive info: Meetings taking place in Ireland this list of meetings is broken down into four geographic areas:.. East.. West.. North.. South.. If you have a change to a venue or time of a meeting or wish to include a new meeting.. please contact us here.. While every effort is made to keep this meeting list up to date, it is advisable to call the relevant helpline number to confirm the meeting details before attending a meeting for the first time..

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  • Title: NA Ireland » About NA
    Descriptive info: Narcotics Anonymous (NA) is an international, community based association of recovering drug addicts with more than 43,900 weekly meetings in over 127 countries worldwide.. Where can I find information on NA meetings?.. The.. meeting list on this website.. is the best place to find NA meetings in Ireland; it s up-dated regularly and where possible contains a link to a map of the area.. The meeting list is designed to print well, however meeting details do change so we would always advise checking the site.. If you cannot find what you are looking for, please call.. your local Helpline.. How can I get NA literature?.. Literature is available for sale through our Service Office.. Call your local Helpline for more information.. Do you speak at events and conferences?.. We are very happy to do so.. Contact us.. or call the Helpline and ask for your number to be p passed on to the Public Information Committee, who can organise a presentation at your facility or event.. I believe in NA and want to help NA.. What can I do?.. Your positive remarks to others about our Fellowship are a beginning.. We do not accept outside contributions nor do we have non-addict volunteers in our Fellowship.. The best thing you can do to help us is to advise a person with drug problems is that NA is here, that there is no cost to join us, and that we might be able to help that person.. How are you funded?.. We are fully self-supporting.. Each meeting asks for contributions to help pay for rent, refreshments literature, but this is not mandatory.. Anything left over is passed to other areas of the fellowship to help carry the message to the addict who still suffers.. We do not accept outside contributions.. How can I get someone to stop using drugs?.. From our personal experiences, you can t  ...   have learned how to stop using drugs, lost the desire to use drugs and have found a new way to live.. [For the psychotherapy question] Our meetings are not conducted like a psychotherapy session.. We do not allow cross talking nor do we have professionally trained facilitators.. If a person is under the influence of drugs, can they participate in NA meetings?.. We do not exclude addicts who may be under the influence of drugs at our meetings.. Our Third Tradition states the only requirement for membership is the desire to stop using.. However some of our groups do not allow using addicts active participation in their meetings, such as sharing (speaking) or holding a position of service at the meeting.. To keep our message clear, most groups ask that if a person has used within the last 24 hours that they refrain from sharing and that they speak to someone after the meeting if they need to talk.. How do you deal with the mentally ill addicts?.. We do not exclude addicts from our meetings because of other health issues, whether physical or mental.. NA operate any treatment centres or detoxification units?.. No, NA does not run any treatment centre or detoxification services to addicts.. Are your meetings confidential? Is that legal?.. We try our best to be confidential and respectful of anonymity.. However we cannot fully guarantee confidentiality or full anonymity in the community nor do we have a legal right to confidentiality such as a doctor or lawyer has.. I m not an addict, but can I attend your meetings?.. We have meetings that are open to the public and are listed as such on our meeting schedule.. We do ask that you respect our closed meetings, which are for addicts and for those who believe that they have a problem with using drugs.. There is.. more information about NA available here..

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  • Title: NA Ireland » For Professionals
    Descriptive info: Narcotics Anonymous is an international, community-based association of recovering drug addicts with more than 43,900 weekly meetings in over 127 countries worldwide.. Development.. Program.. Service organization.. Positions on related issues or institutions.. Cooperating with NA.. Membership demographics.. Rate of growth.. Narcotics Anonymous sprang from the Alcoholics Anonymous Program of the late 1940s, with meetings first emerging in the Los Angeles area of California, USA, in the early Fifties.. The NA program started as a small US movement that has grown into one of the world s oldest and largest organizations of its type.. For many years, NA grew very slowly, spreading from Los Angeles to other major North American cities and Australia in the early 1970s.. In 1983, Narcotics Anonymous published its self-titled Basic Text book, which contributed to tremendous growth.. Within a few years, groups had formed in Brazil, Colombia, Germany,.. India, the Irish Republic, Japan, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom.. Today, Narcotics Anonymous is well established throughout much of the Americas, Western Europe, Australia, and New Zealand.. Newly formed groups and NA communities are now scattered throughout the Indian subcontinent, Africa, East Asia, the Middle East, and Eastern Europe.. Narcotics Anonymous books and information pamphlets.. are currently available in 34 languages, with translations in process for 16 languages.. Return to top.. NA s earliest self-titled pamphlet, known among members as the White Booklet, describes Narcotics Anonymous this way:.. “ NA is a nonprofit fellowship or society of men and women for whom drugs had become a major problem.. We meet regularly to help each other stay clean.. We are not interested in what or how much you used but only in what you want to do about your problem and how we can help.. ”.. Membership is open to all drug addicts, regardless of the particular drug or combination of drugs used.. When adapting AA’s First Step, the word “addiction” was substituted for “alcohol,” thus removing drug-specific language and reflecting the “disease concept” of addiction.. There is no social, religious, economic, racial, ethnic, national, gender, or class-status membership restrictions.. There are no dues or fees for membership; while most members regularly contribute small sums to help cover the expenses of meetings, such contributions are not mandatory.. Narcotics Anonymous provides a recovery process and support network inextricably linked together.. One of the keys to NA’s success is the therapeutic value of addicts working with other addicts.. Members share their successes and challenges in overcoming active addiction and living drug-free productive lives through the application of the principles contained within the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of NA.. These principles are the core of the Narcotics Anonymous recovery program.. Principles incorporated within the steps include:.. admitting there is a problem;.. seeking help;.. engaging in a thorough self-examination;.. confidential self-disclosure;.. making amends for harm done; and.. helping other drug addicts who want to recover.. Central to the Narcotics Anonymous program is its emphasis on practicing spiritual principles.. Narcotics Anonymous itself is non-religious, and each member is encouraged to cultivate an individual understanding—religious or not—of this “spiritual awakening.. Narcotics Anonymous is not affiliated with other organizations, including other twelve step programs, treatment centers, or correctional facilities.. As an organization, NA does not employ professional counselors or therapists nor does it provide residential facilities or clinics.. Additionally, the fellowship does not provide vocational, legal, financial, psychiatric, or medical services.. NA has only one mission: to provide an environment in which addicts can help one another stop using drugs and find a new way to live.. In Narcotics Anonymous, members are encouraged to comply with complete abstinence from all drugs including alcohol.. It has been the experience of NA members that complete and continuous abstinence provides the best foundation for recovery and personal growth.. NA as a whole has no opinion on outside issues, including prescribed medications.. Use of psychiatric medication and other medically indicated drugs prescribed by a physician and taken under medical supervision is not seen as compromising a person’s  ...   religious issues.. Additionally, it does not take stands on addiction-related issues such as criminality, law enforcement, drug legalization or penalties, prostitution, HIV/HCV infection, or syringe programs.. Narcotics Anonymous is entirely self-supporting and does not accept financial contributions from non-members.. Based on the same principle, groups and service committees are run by NA members, for members.. Narcotics Anonymous neither endorses nor opposes any other organization’s philosophy or methodology.. Its primary competence is in providing a platform upon which drug addicts can share their recovery and experiences with one another.. This is not to say that Narcotics Anonymous believes there are not any other “good” or “worthy” organizations.. To remain free of the distraction of controversy, NA focuses all of its energy on its particular area of purpose, leaving other organizations to fulfill their own goals.. Cooperating with Narcotics Anonymous.. Although certain traditions guide its relations with other organizations, Narcotics Anonymous welcomes the cooperation of those in government, the clergy, the helping professions, and private voluntary organizations.. NA’s nonaddict friends have been instrumental in getting Narcotics Anonymous started in many countries and helping NA grow.. NA strives to cooperate with others interested in Narcotics Anonymous by providing contact information, literature, and information about recovery through the NA Fellowship.. Additionally, NA members are often available to make panel presentations in treatment centers and correctional facilities, sharing the NA program with addicts otherwise unable to attend community-based meetings.. To offer some general informal observations about the nature of the membership and the effectiveness of the program the following observations are believed to be reasonably accurate.. The socioeconomic strata represented by the NA membership vary from country to country.. Members of one particular social or economic class start most national NA movements, but as their outreach activities become more effective, the membership becomes more broadly representative of all socioeconomic backgrounds.. All ethnic and religious backgrounds are represented among NA members.. Once a national movement reaches a certain level of maturity, its membership generally reflects the diversity or homogeneity of the background culture.. Membership in Narcotics Anonymous is voluntary; no attendance records are kept either for NA’s own purposes or for others.. Because of this, it is sometimes difficult to provide interested parties with comprehensive.. information about NA membership.. There are, however, some objective measures that can be shared based on data obtained from members attending one of our world conventions; the diversity of our membership, especially ethnic background, seems to be representative of the geographic location of the survey.. The following demographic information was revealed in a survey returned by almost half of the 13,000 attendees at the 2003 NA World Convention held in San Diego, California:.. Gender: 55% male, 45% female.. Age: 3% 20 years old and under, 12% 21–30 years old, 31% 31–40 years old, 40% 41–50 years old, 13% over age 51, and 1% did not answer.. Ethnicity: 70% Caucasian, 11% African-American, 11% Hispanic, and 8% other.. Employment status: 72% employed full-time, 9% employed part-time, 7% unemployed, 3% retired, 3% homemakers, 5% students, and 1% did not answer.. Continuous abstinence/recovery: ranged from less than one year up to 40 years, with a mean average of 7.. 4 years.. Because no attendance records are kept, it is impossible to estimate what percentages of those who come to Narcotics Anonymous remain active in NA over time.. The only sure indicator of the program s success is the rapid growth in the number of registered Narcotics Anonymous meetings in recent decades and the rapid spread of Narcotics Anonymous outside North America.. In 1978, there were fewer than 200 registered groups in three countries.. In 1983, more than a dozen countries had 2,966 meetings.. In 1993, 60 countries had over 13,000 groups holding over 19,000 meetings.. In 2002, 108 countries had 20,000 groups holding over 30,000 meetings.. In 2005, 116 countries had over 21,500 groups holding over 33,500 weekly meetings.. In 2007, there are over 25,065 groups holding over 43,900 weekly meetings in 127 countries..

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  • Title: NA Ireland » NA Literature Online
    Descriptive info: NA Literature is available for sale through the Irish Service Office, at 29 Bride Street, Dublin 8.. Please call the Helpline for more information and the office s opening hours.. There is also.. some literature available online here..

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  • Title: NA Ireland » Conventions & Events
    Descriptive info: A complete list of conventions and events of Narcotics Anonymous Ireland may be found here.. NA Conventions Events.. 2012 Eastern Area Convention..

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  • Title: NA Ireland » NA History
    Descriptive info: The NA fellowship as it is known today was founded in Sun Valley in the Los Angeles area of California in July 1953.. Its principles had been first applied to drug addiction at the US Public Health Service Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky in 1947.. The following year, in 1948, meetings were organised in New York City by an ex-addict familiar with the Lexington programme but these groups did not last.. The present NA fellowship was formed by a group of addicts who had been attending regular AA meetings in Sun Valley.. They had seen the benefits of the AA programme to recovering alcoholics and decided to set up a similar group for addicts.. The first meetings were fairly sporadic and were mainly restricted to California.. Over the next few years NA grew very slowly.. In the 1980s there was an explosive growth in NA meetings world-wide.. There are currently estimated to be 43,900 weekly meetings in over 127 countries worldwide.. NA in Ireland.. Narcotics Anonymous in Ireland began in a very similar fashion to the world-wide fellowship.. NA in Ireland can be traced back to 1978 when a group of addicts in Dublin who were attending AA decided to start their own meetings for people suffering from drug addiction.. These pioneers had no information about Narcotics Anonymous and so their first meeting, which was held in a treatment centre in Clondalkin, County Dublin, and went under the improvised title of Drugs Anonymous.. The meeting wrote out a poster with a First Step that read.. We admitted we were powerless over drugs, and that our lives had become unmanageable.. The group used AA literature and members  ...   Limerick around this time.. By 1983 there were no more than six NA groups in the country, but then two events occurred that were to lead to the rapid growth of NA within Ireland.. The first was the publication of the first edition of the NA Basic Text, which helped cause a worldwide surge in the number of NA meetings.. The second was a visit by Irish members to a learning weekend in London.. They returned to Ireland determined to create a local service structure, and this led to the creation of an Irish Area Service Committee (ASC), which was set up in a member s flat in Rathmines, Dublin on May 14th 1983.. This also led to contact being made with NA members from Germany and the UK, which in turn led to the first ever European Service Conference of NA, held in Trinity College Dublin in 1983.. This event went on to become the European Convention and Conference of NA, now a yearly celebration of recovery that rotates around various NA communities within Europe.. The Irish NA fellowship has continued to thrive since that time.. This ASC was the forerunner of today s Eastern Area Service Committee (EASC) but the Irish fellowship has spread its wings and now comprises of four area committees and a regional committee serving around 170 regular meetings as well as 40 meetings in various institutions (jails, hospitals, treatment centres etc.. ).. The Irish Regional Service Committee (IRSC) is responsible to the four areas, Eastern, Northern, Western and Southern who are in return responsible to the individual groups and its members.. NA has phonelines in operation in all areas..

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