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.

11:30 am
Michigan City
Spiritual Solutions
5:30 pm
Changing Lifestyles
6:30 pm

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

South Shore & NWI Area 4th of July Event & H&I/PR Learning Day

June 29, 2024    
11:00 am – 6:00 pm


July 7, 2024    
3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Lost Addicts Picnic

July 28, 2024    
12:00 pm – 7:00 pm

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Just For Today Daily Meditation

June 18, 2024
Indirect amends
Page 176
“Indirect amends may be necessary where direct ones would be unsafe or endanger other people.”
Basic Text, p. 41

When we used, we allowed nothing to stand in the way of that next high. As a result, many of us didn’t always know precisely whom we had injured, either financially or emotionally. When it came time to make amends through our Ninth Step, we found that there were so many people we had victimized that we might never remember them all.

With the help of our sponsor and other recovering members of NA, we found a solution to this obstacle. We vowed to complete these nameless amends by making restitution to our communities. We focused our service efforts on helping the still-suffering addict. In this manner, we found a way to give back to society.

Today, with the love and guidance of members in NA, we are giving back to the world around us rather than taking. We are making our communities better places to live by carrying the message of recovery to those we encounter in our daily lives.

Just for Today: I will make indirect amends by reaching out to an addict who may need help. I will strive in some small way to make my community a better place in which to live.