What is NA?
NA is a nonprofit Fellowship or society of men and women for whom drugs had become a major problem. We are recovering addicts who meet regularly to help each other stay clean. This is a program of complete abstinence from all drugs. There is only one requirement for membership, the desire to stop using. We suggest that you keep an open mind and give yourself a break. Our program is a set of principles written so simply that we can follow them in our daily lives. The most important thing about them is that they work.
About NA in Odisha
Narcotics Anonymous meetings started in Odisha in 1993 with the first ever meeting held at Bhubaneswar on 12th of December 1993.
The initial days were very challenging as members would come to the meeting for a few days and then relapse and go back to using. In these circumstances one NA member stood like a pillar of strength and a beacon of hope. He single handedly held NA weekly meetings regularly for 3 continuous years, sometimes with the help of well-wishers and sometimes without. Only in the year 1996 did Odisha area get a few addicts who started attending NA meetings and stayed clean, from thereon.