Drug addiction has become one of the most urgent and devastating public health crises the United States has ever faced. In 2017, there were over 72,000 fatal drug overdoses, a number largely driven by the pervasive opioid epidemic. Deaths from the opioid fentanyl are up over 500 percent over the last five years while other more established threats like oxycodone, hydrocodone and pure heroin continue to claim more and more lives every year. Additionally, drugs like cocaine, methamphetamine and various types of synthetic substances pose a consistent danger to Americans of every age and cultural background. Now, perhaps more than ever, those in the recovery community need NA to help them maintain progress and lasting sobriety.
Narcotics Anonymous (NA) represents a safe, supportive and non-judgmental environment for patients to share their vulnerabilities regarding their recovery, exchange support, celebrate their triumphs and connect with others who understand the daily struggles that those in recovery go through. In many respects, NA is a continuation of drug addiction treatment and can be considered a foundational resource on which the modern recovery paradigm has been built. There are meetings in communities all over the country to help make the NA experience more accessible to all those who need it.
Recovery Unplugged firmly supports the tenets and principles of NA, and we encourage our clients to embrace the organization once they complete their initial treatment program. Recovery meetings and ongoing mental health treatment are vital and non-negotiable post-treatment recovery resources of which every person in recovery should take advantage. Each client's aftercare plan should include referral information for recovery meetings and addiction-trained therapists in their area. Make NA part of your post-treatment recovery today.