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Narcotics Anonymous

I'm Suicidal—Please Commit Me!

By Nathan A Thompson

A break-up leads to a relapse leads to an attempt for institutional help . . . . MORE  

The Crescent and the Needle: The Remarkable Rise of NA in Iran

By John Lavitt

Narcotics Anonymous has thrived in Iran since 1990, second in membership and groups only to the United States. The Fix takes a look inside the phenomenon. MORE  

Mother of Denver Broncos Shaun Phillips Reveals Former Addiction Ahead of Super Bowl

By McCarton Ackerman

After saying that her addiction was a low point in his life, Phillips expressed how proud he was of his mom for getting clean and sober 20 years ago. MORE  

Twin-City Sobriety

By Zachary Siegel

Minnesota isn't just the land of rehabs. Some of us have to stay sober there too. A report from the treatment heartland. MORE  

Saying Goodbye to My Inmate Husband

By Jaime Neptune

We met in detox and went to NA together for years. Then he relapsed and got locked up. Again. MORE  

Court-Forced into 12-Step

By Laura Barcella

The long-term practice of courts sentencing offenders to attend AA and NA meetings is increasing, and the effects on both the fellowships and the sentenced has wide-ranging consequences. The Fix investigates. MORE  

AA vs. NA—What's the Difference?

By Jaime Neptune

How Narcotics Anonymous scratches the itch that AA never quite reached MORE  

An Addict's Dilemma: AA or NA?

By Zachary Siegel

My five years as a junkie was a mass of contradictions. Today, over a year clean, life can still be that way.  MORE  

NA Meetings in Prison

By Seth Ferranti

Narcotics Anonymous meetings can break down barriers behind bars, prisoners tell The Fix. MORE  

My Own Agnostic Version of Alcoholics Anonymous

By Jowita Bydlowska

I began attending agnostic meetings in AA and my sponsor fired me. This made me wonder: should AA be adapted to fit the demands of its newer members? MORE  

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