The Northeast Georgia Area serves the following communities:
Athens, Blue Ridge, Bowman, Canon, Cleveland, Dahlonega,
Danielsville, Dawsonville, Elberton, Gainseville, Jefferson,
Oakwood, Toccoa, and Clarkesville.
Who Is An Addict?
Most of us do not have to think twice about this question. WE KNOW! Our life and thinking was centered in drugs
in one form or another- the getting and using and finding ways and means to get more. We lived to use and used
to live. Very simply, an addict is a man or woman whose life is controlled by drugs. We are people in the grip of a
continuing and progressive illness whose ends are always the same: jails, institutions and death.
are recovering addicts who meet regularly to help each other stay clean. This is a program of complete
abstinence from drugs. There is only one requirement for membership, the desire to stop using. We suggest
that you keep an open mind and give yourself a break. Our program is a set of principles written so simply that
we can follow them in our daily lives. The most important thing about them is that they work......
Why Are We Here?
Before coming to the Fellowship of N.A., we could not manage our own lives. We could not live and enjoy life as
other people do. We had to have something different and we thought we had found it in drugs. We place their
use ahead of the welfare of our families, our wives, husbands, and our children. We had to have drugs at all
costs. We did many people great harm, but most of all we harmed ourselves. Through our inability to accept
personal responsibilities we were actually creating our own problems. We seemed to be incapable to face life
on its own terms......
OF NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS