The NA Eastern Area of Ireland, serving NA Dublin, Carlow, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Louth, Meath, Offaly, Westmeath, Wexford, Wicklow, Cavan.

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A Narcotics Anonymous meeting, whether it is open or closed, is a refuge for addicts.  It is intended to be a safe and beneficial place where an addict can hear about and participate in recovery from the disease of drug addiction.  As much as we might like to, we cannot be all things to all people.

A closed meeting in Narcotics Anonymous is for those individuals who identify themselves as addicts or for those who are uncertain and think they might have a drug problem.  A closed Narcotics Anonymous meeting provides a freedom that is necessary for more personal and intimate sharing by Narcotics Anonymous members.  It does so by providing an atmosphere in which addicts can feel more certain that those attending will be able to identify with them, and share their own experience, strength, and hope.

An open meeting is an NA meeting that may be attended by anyone (e.g., judges, probation officers, professionals, family members) interested in how we have found recovery from the disease of addiction.  Verbal participation, however, is limited to NA members only.  An open meeting in Narcotics Anonymous allows people from outside of the fellowship to observe what Narcotics Anonymous is and how it functions.  This can be very helpful to those individuals who are striving to reach a decision regarding their personal status as an addict.  An open meeting in Narcotics Anonymous is one method our groups use to achieve their primary purpose of carrying the message to the addict who still suffers.  Some groups also have open meetings as a way of allowing non-addict friends and relatives of NA members to celebrate recovery anniversaries with them.

Meeting Formats

CClosedThis meeting is closed to non-addicts. You should attend only if you believe that you may have a problem with substance abuse.
CBHClosed Bank HolidaysThis meeting gathers in a facility that is usually closed on holidays.
CFChild FriendlyThis is a child friendly meeting.
JTJust for TodayThis meeting is focused on discussion of the Just For Today text.
MMenThis meeting is meant to be attended by men only.
MEMeditationThis meeting encourages its participants to engage in quiet meditation.
NMNew MeetingThis is a relatively new meeting, that has been started within the past 6 months.
OOpenThis meeting is open to addicts and non-addicts alike. All are welcome.
SGStep Working GuideThis meeting is focused on discussion of the Step Working Guide text.
StStepThis meeting is focused on discussion of the Twelve Steps of NA.
THTheme MeetingThis is a theme meeting.
ToTopicThis meeting is based upon a topic chosen by a speaker or by group conscience.
TrTraditionThis meeting is focused on discussion of the Twelve Traditions of NA.
WWomenThis meeting is meant to be attended by women only.