South Shore Area Of Narcotics Anonymous

“What is our message? The message is that an addict, any addict, can stop using drugs, lose the desire to use, and find a new way to live. Our message is hope and the promise of freedom.”

South Shore Helpline

Whether you’re an addict searching for your first meeting, a family member, or a professional learning about how Narcotics Anonymous works, we’re here to help.

Looking For A Meeting?

The South Shore Area of Narcotics Anonymous has meetings in Cedar Lake, Portage, Merrillville, Wheeler, Valparaiso, Hammond, Chesterton, Hobart, Munster, Crown Point, Griffith, Dyer, La Porte, Lowell, Rensselaer, Whiting, and Michigan City.

We’re grateful to have Fetching… meetings throughout the week. This list will give you some basic information on the next three upcoming meetings. Check out our full meeting schedule to learn more or find one that better fits your needs.

Location
Name
Time
Day
Info
Formats
Hammond
Emotions
11:30 am
Tuesday
C,D,CW,LS,FV
Michigan City
Spiritual Solutions
5:30 pm
Tuesday
C,BT
Hammond
Changing Lifestyles
6:30 pm
Tuesday
B,BT,IP,IW,CW,GP,SPAD

How Do NA Meetings Work?

“If you’re new to NA or planning to go to a Narcotics Anonymous meeting for the first time, it might be nice to know a little bit about what happens in our meetings. The information here is meant to give you an understanding of what we do when we come together to share recovery. The words we use and the way we act might be unfamiliar to you at first, but hopefully this information can help you get the most out of your first NA meeting or help you feel more comfortable as you keep coming back. Showing up early, staying late, and asking lots of questions before and after meetings will help you get the most out of every meeting you attend…

IP #29“An Introduction to NA Meetings”

Upcoming Events

SSASC

April 7, 2024    
3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

SSASC

May 5, 2024    
3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

SSASC

June 2, 2024    
3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

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Just For Today Daily Meditation

March 04, 2024
The process
Page 66
“This program has become a part of me… I understand more clearly the things that are happening in my life today. I no longer fight the process.”
Basic Text, p. 127

In active addiction, things happened seemingly without rhyme or reason. We just “did things” often without knowing why or what the results would be. Life had little value or meaning.

The Twelve Step process gives meaning to our lives; in working the steps, we come to accept both the dark and the bright sides of ourselves. We strip away the denial that kept us from comprehending addiction’s affect on us. We honestly examine ourselves, picking out the patterns in our thoughts, our feelings, and our behavior. We gain humility and perspective by fully disclosing ourselves to another human being. In seeking to have our shortcomings removed, we develop a working appreciation of our own powerlessness and the strength provided by a Power greater than we are. With our enhanced understanding of ourselves, we gain greater insight into and acceptance of others.

The Twelve Steps are the key to a process we call “life.” In working the steps, they become a part of us and we become a part of the life around us. Our world is no longer meaningless; we understand more about what happens in our lives today. We no longer fight the process. Today, in working the steps, we live it.

Just for Today: Life is a process; the Twelve Steps are the key. Today, I will use the steps to participate in that process, understanding and enjoying myself and my recovery.