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Warning! Due to the COVID-19 threat, the need to reduce social events, the subsequent response of local and federal governments, as well as the responsible actions of facilities where larger groups of people convene, there are some meeting closures listed below until further notice, along with some helpful information for those needing to talk to another recovering addict during this pandemic.

We expect this list to grow considerably as this situation continues. Please check back regularly for updates. See our meetings page for our homegroups’ list of virtual meetings. Also, if you need to talk to a recovering addict, we will continue to monitor our phoneline. That number is: 1-800-691-5427. Some online meeting alternatives can be found here.

On Apr 4, 2020 at 10:30 AM, the Carolina Region of NA will be having their service committee meeting via Zoom. Click here to join: CRNA Regional Service Committee Meeting

The following groups will not meet until further notice:

Richlands, NC, 28574, USLiving Proof Group8:00 pmThursdayRichlands Chamber of Commerce, 127 Ervintown Road
Swansboro, NC, 28584, USNo Matter What Group7:30 pmTuesdaySwansboro United Methodist Church, 665 W Corbett Ave (Building 1)
Wilmington, NC, 28403, US7-ISH Group7:00 amSundayWinter Park Presbyterian Church, 4501 Wrightsville Avenue (Temorarily Closed/Sunday: Enter in red door in front of Church.)
Wilmington, NC, 28401, USOpen Arms Group11:00 amSundayStepping Stone Manor, 416 Walnut Street (Temporarily Closed)
Wilmington, NC, 28401, US (Riverfront)No Turning Back Group2:30 pmSundayThe Salvation Army, 820 North 2nd Street (Temporarily Closed)
Wilmington, NC, 28401, US (Historic District)Down by the River Group12:00 pmTuesdaySolomon Towers, 15 Castle Street (Temporarily Closed/Handicap entrance at front, all other enter through back door. Street parking only. Non smoking.)
Wilmington, NC, 28403, USFreedom JFT Group7:00 pmWednesdayPearsall Memorial Presbyterian Church, 3902 Market Street (Temporarily Closed)
Wilmington, NC, 28401, US (Historic District)Down by the River Group1:00 pmThursdaySolomon Towers, 15 Castle Street (Temporarily Closed/Handicap entrance at front, all other enter through back door. Street parking only. Non smoking.)
Wilmington, NC, 28401, USMoment of Clarity7:00 pmThursdayWarner Temple AME Zion Church, 620 Nixon Street (Temporarily Closed)
Wilmington, NC, 28401, USSecond Chance Group7:00 pmFriday1602 Club, 1602 South Front Street (Temporarily Closed)
Wilmington, NC, 28403, US7-ISH Group7:00 amSaturdayWinter Park Presbyterian Church, 4501 Wrightsville Avenue (Temorarily ClosedMonday through Saturday: Meets in the gymnasium.)
Wilmington, NC, 28401, USSecond Chance Group8:00 pmSaturday1602 Club, 1602 South Front Street (Temporarily Closed)
Wrightsville Beach, NC, 28480, US (South Harbor Island)Driftwood Group8:00 pmSaturdayWrightsville Beach Methodist Church, 4 Live Oak Drive (Temporarily Closed)

NA World Services
Statement Regarding Coronavirus

We have had many inquiries and questions about health concerns regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19). While it is not our role to make statements regarding health issues, we encourage NA groups to discuss the situations you are facing and the options you have to provide safe environments for those who attend your meetings. Groups may want to consider asking members to temporarily stop some of the common practices found at NA meetings such as hugging or shaking hands, or offering refreshments. You may also want to consider alternatives to “circling up” at the end of the meeting.

Some groups are discussing contingencies for the possibility that they will not be able to meet face to face for some period; ideas include hosting phone meetings or online meetings. These are just a few thoughts; we honor each NA group’s responsibility to discuss and determine what is best for their meeting.

You may want to contact your national or local public health agencies for specific guidance regarding meetings and gatherings. We are aware of the guidelines and recommendations provided by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), https://www.cdc.gov/ and there are similar agencies in countries outside of the USA. The World Health Organization (WHO) may also be a resource https://www.who.int/.

If you are seeking information about specific local NA events or meetings, please contact the service committee responsible for hosting that event or meeting, or visit their local NA website. We have heard that some events and meetings have been affected by mandated closures, but we do not maintain a list of those and we are not the best resource for current information for local events and meetings. On our Find a Meeting webpage, local websites are listed in the window on the top left side of the page: https://www.na.org/meetingsearch/

We are hopeful that NA members and groups can continue to provide support for one another as we move through this current situation, and we will update this information as necessary in the coming weeks. You have our best wishes.

Don’t forget to fill out your CAR survey before the 1 April deadline: www.na.org/survey

N.A. 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. There are no strings attached to N.A. We are not affiliated with any other organizations. Anyone may join us, regardless of age, race, sexual identity, creed, religion or lack of religion. We have learned from our group experience that those who keep coming to our meetings regularly stay clean.