Welcome to the Bayou Recovery Area of Narcotics Anonymous

Narcotics Anonymous is an international, community-based association of recovering drug addicts with more than 67,000 weekly meetings in 139 countries. The Bayou Recovery Area of Narcotics Anonymous serves the cities of Baton Rouge, Clinton, Denham Springs, Donaldsonville, Gonzales, Morgan City, Plaquemine, Prairieville, Zachary. We hold regularly scheduled meetings within these cities. See our “Meetings” tab for locations, times and maps.

Narcotics Anonymous is a non-profit fellowship of men and women for whom drugs have become a major problem. We are recovering addicts who meet regularly to help each other live drug-free. It costs nothing to attend an NA meeting. There are no dues or fees; the only requirement for membership is the desire to stop using. This is a program of complete abstinence from all drugs, which includes alcohol. Our fellowship focuses on recovery from the disease of addiction; an individual’s drug of choice is unimportant. Anyone may join us regardless of age, race, sexual identity, creed, religion or lack of religion.

Our primary purpose as an organization is to carry a message of recovery to the still suffering addict. Hopefully, our fellowship may be of benefit to you, or to the people you serve.

See our “Contact Us” tab at the the top of the page. There are additional contact tabs for the “NA Service Subcommittees” listed on the “Service” tab of the website.

Thank you for your time and consideration. We hope that we may be of help to you, your group or your organization.

Why are we here?

Before coming to the Fellowship of NA, we could not manage our own lives. We could not live and enjoy life as other people do. We had to have something different and we thought we had found it in drugs. We placed their use ahead of the welfare of our families, our wives, husbands, and our children. We had to have drugs at all costs. We did many people great harm, but most of all we harmed ourselves. Through our inability to accept personal responsibilities we were actually creating our own problems. We seemed to be incapable of facing life on its own terms.

Most of us realized that in our addiction we were slowly committing suicide, but addiction is such a cunning enemy of life that we had lost the power to do anything about it. Many of us ended up in jail,or sought help through medicine, religion, and psychiatry. None of these methods was sufficient for us. Our disease always resurfaced or continued to progress until in desperation, we sought help from each other in Narcotics Anonymous.

After coming to NA we realized we were sick people. We suffered from a disease from which there is no known cure. It can, however, be arrested at some point, and recovery is then possible.