Narcotics Anonymous Meetings, or NA Meetings, are recommended for patients after they have completed their inpatient/indoor addiction treatment at Sadaqat Clinic, the best rehabilitation centre in Karachi, Islamabad, and Murree. Inpatient/indoor rehabilitation program alone is not enough in attaining long-term recovery from addiction. Instead, treatment and management from addiction requires follow-up counseling and life-long management to achieve optimal functioning in the patient and an overall improvement in quality of life.
NA is a twelve-step program where people who are addicted to drugs can find support in recovery. It was founded in 1953 and today, it is a global organization of recovering drug addicts. NA meetings are a safe space for patients to open up about their experiences. Given the format of NA meetings, patients not only help themselves but also others by sharing the trials and triumphs of their addiction and recovery. They empathize with one another, feel understood, and refrain from passing any judgements. Through engagement in these meetings, they also demonstrate that they accept addiction as a chronic illness that requires long-term management and ongoing relapse prevention. When they meet other recovering addicts and hear their stories, it also renews their own motivation to continue managing their disease of addiction and working towards sobriety.