There are many Fresno area NA Meetings available all week long.
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Narcotics Anonymous Meetings in Fresno, California
Many people across the country face drug and alcohol addictions on a daily basis. Addictions have a huge effect on the addict and their family. There are addiction support group meetings available for those who are struggling with addictions. It is very easy to find meetings in Fresno, California.
What is Narcotics Anonymous?
Narcotics Anonymous (NA) is a 12-step support group for people who have or had a drug problem. NA began in Los Angeles, California in 1953. NA meetings can now be found across the globe. There are over 70,000 weekly meetings in 144 countries.
Membership is open to addicts of any drug or combination of drugs or alcohol. It is not limited to those who only used narcotics. Narcotics Anonymous considers alcohol a drug, those who misuse alcohol are welcome to join. The only requirement for joining is the desire of the addicts to change their lives and help one another to live completely drug-free.
There is no cost for membership, but donations are accepted from members to cover costs of meeting locations and anything else that may be needed by the group. NA does not accept outside donations or government funding. Each local meeting group is independently run by its own members.
Narcotics Anonymous is not connected to any medical, religious, political, or law enforcement group. Anyone may join, no matter their age, race, or sexual orientation. The 12 step process is spiritual in nature, but no specific religious beliefs are required. A person can be from any religious background or have no religious background at all. What matters is the desire to stop using drugs.
Is There a Drug Addiction Problem in Fresno, California?
Narcotics Anonymous does consider alcohol to be a drug. The California Health Interview Survey updated in 2017 found that 33.9% of adults surveyed were binge drinkers. That was an upward trend from the last survey.
Binge drinking is the most common form of excessive alcohol use in the United States. Women drinking four or more alcoholic beverages and men drinking five or more in a two-hour timeframe is considered binge drinking. Over 90% of U.S. adults who drink excessively reported binge drinking in the last 30 days.
The United States has been facing an opioid epidemic for a few years. Many overdose deaths have been reported on the California Opioid Overdose Surveillance Dashboard online. The 2019 statistics are:
- 3,244 deaths from any opioid overdose
- 1,603 deaths from a fentanyl overdose
- 11,767 emergency department visits related to opioid overdoses
- 17,576,679 prescriptions for opioids were written
Get More Information About Recovery Meetings in Fresno, California
At SpringBoard Recovery, we want to help everyone stay drug and alcohol-free. There are Narcotics Anonymous meetings available every day of the week in Fresno, California. Please contact us right away for more information.