Mangaluru, May 5, 2019: The special meeting of the Narcotics Anonymous, organised at the YMCA conference hall on May 4, Saturday stressed that empathy towards addicts goes a long way in helping them come to terms with what they are going through. When we know and understand what the other person is going through we realise that there is someone out there who is willing to help us come out of the problem. Empathy towards that person can do wonders to the one who is suffering from a problem. We are like a peer support group, often repeating that we love each other and that we are here for each other, a senior member of the group said.
“I had hit rock-bottom with my addiction. No amount of meditation, hospital visits or rehab programmes could help get back to my normal life. It felt like the world had come to an end when I came across NA. The programme helped me meet and know about others going through something similar and were trying to set it right. Just knowing that we all had each other’s back was enough for me to turn my life around,” said a member of NA.
“Those with addiction do not like being asked personal questions, advice or lectures. They want to be heard and comforted. That is what we do here,” and hoped that NA serves as a platform to addicts seeking to find solutions on leading a drug-free life. The non-profit international, community-based organisation is helping the addicts to overcome their addiction. The members of the organisations learn from one another to live drug-free and recover from the effects of addiction in their lives.
The organisation is self-supported by the members. There are no guidelines to be a part of the group, but the desire to recover from any form of addiction. The group shares each other’s addiction stories. It does not provide any classes or therapy. Every group is unique in its functioning and is up to the members to decide its course of action. Those keen on leading a life of sobriety can contact (+91 7349617155 and +91 7899204739).