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 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.

Hammond, IN, 46324-1234, United States
11:30 am
Michigan City, IN, 46360-3318, United States
Ready & Willing Group
5:30 pm
Hobart, IN, 46342-3229, United States
Walk The Walk
7:00 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

Day of the Dinasaurs

September 30, 2023    
11:30 am – 3:00 pm

SSASC Meeting

October 1, 2023    
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Halloween Dance

October 21, 2023    
5:00 pm – 11:00 pm

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Just For Today Daily Meditation

September 24, 2023
A growing concept of God
Page 278
“The only suggested guidelines are that this Power be loving, caring, and greater than ourselves. We don’t have to be religious to accept this idea. The point is that we open our minds to believe.”
Basic Text, p.24

In a lifelong process of coming to believe, our understanding of God will change. The understanding we have when new in recovery will not be the same when we have a few months clean, nor will that understanding be the same when we have a few years clean.

Our initial understanding of a Power greater than ourselves will most likely be limited. That Power will keep us clean but, we may think, nothing more. We may hesitate to pray because we have placed conditions on what we will ask our Higher Power to do for us. “Oh, this stuff is so awful, even God couldn’t do anything,” we might say, or “God’s got a lot of people to take care of. There’s no time for me.”

But, as we grow in recovery, so will our understanding. We’ll begin to see that the only limits to God’s love and grace are those we impose by refusing to step out of the way. The loving God we come to believe in is infinite, and the power and love we find in our belief is shared by nearly every recovering addict around the world.

Just for Today: The God I am coming to understand has a limitless capacity for love and care. I will trust that my God is bigger than any problem I may have.