Recovering from an addiction to drugs or alcohol is extremely difficult. Fortunately, Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous meetings are available to provide peer support. For those who do not want to join a 12-Step program, SMART Recovery offers a great alternative.
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Narcotics Anonymous Meetings in Dewey-Humboldt, Arizona
Drug addictions are tough to break. Many people have had success with the help of a strong support system. Addiction support groups like Narcotics Anonymous can make a difference. It is very easy to find meetings in the Dewey-Humboldt area.
What is Narcotics Anonymous?
Narcotics Anonymous is a global fellowship of men and women who have or had drug problems. Narcotics Anonymous is also known as NA. The organization was founded in 1953 in Los Angeles, California. There are over 70,000 local weekly meetings in 144 countries worldwide. Their books are available in 55 different languages.
NA is a 12-step process group. The 12 step program is based on the Alcoholics Anonymous 12 steps. These programs have a spiritual base, believing that a higher power can help. There is no specifically required religion to follow. Some people who do not belong to a religious group have found NA to work for them.
Membership is not limited to people who misuse narcotics. It is open to addicts of any drug or combination of drugs or alcohol. NA considers alcohol a drug. Membership is based on addicts wanting to change their lives and to help others to live drug-free.
NA does not have professional counselors or therapists. All meetings are peer-led. There is no charge to attend meetings, but donations are accepted to cover the costs of meeting locations.
The Welcome to Narcotics Anonymous pamphlet says if you are not sure if you are an addict, just keep coming and allow yourself the time to listen. At meetings group members share their personal experiences with the rest of the group. They encourage each other to learn and practice the 12 steps. They believe that way of living keeps people healthy and drug-free.
Is There a Drug Addiction Problem in Dewey-Humboldt, Arizona?
Dewey-Humboldt is part of Yavapai County in Arizona. The Arizona Department of Health Services lists drug and alcohol-related emergency room visits and hospitalizations for each year. The 2018 numbers for Yavapai county are:
- 430 emergency room visits because of alcohol
- 692 emergency room visits because of drugs
- 360 hospitalizations because of alcohol
- 290 hospitalizations because of drugs
The 2019 National Survey of Drug Use and Health shows that across the United States 57.2 million Americans used drugs at least once in 2019. That year there were 70,630 drug overdose deaths across the United States. Arizona was in the highest category in 2019, with 1907 deaths from overdoses.
The Yavapai County Overdose Fatality Review Board’s spring 2020 annual report reported 68 accidental drug overdose deaths in 2019. Deaths from drunk driving crashes in Yavapai County totaled at 13 for the same year.