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    Narcotics Anonymous (NA) is a self-help organization. It's patterned after Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). NA groups are made up of people who meet regularly to help each other stop using drugs and stay drug-free.

    NA has replaced the word "alcohol" with "addiction" in AA's 12 steps to reflect the disease concept of addiction. Through this 12-step program, NA provides a recovery process and support group for people who are quitting substance misuse.

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    ByHealthwise Staff
    Primary Medical Reviewer Patrice Burgess, MD - Family Medicine
    Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
    Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine
    Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
    Specialist Medical Reviewer Peter Monti, PhD - Alcohol and Addiction
    Christine R. Maldonado, PhD - Behavioral Health

    Current as ofMarch 23, 2017

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