Serving New Mexico – El Paso, TX – Durango, CO

Regional NA Hotline (800)925-4186

Welcome


Rio Grande Region of Narcotics Anonymous serves the state of New Mexico, Durango, CO and El Paso, TX. If you believe you have a drug problem and want help click on the “New to NA” tab for more information. There are currently 189 meetings per week in the Rio Grande Region. Click on “Meetings” above in the navigation menu to find a meeting close to you.

New to NA


N.A. is a non-profit, non-professional fellowship of addicts helping addicts. It costs nothing to belong. Anyone who feels they may have a problem with drugs is welcome, regardless of the drug. Someone new to our fellowship may call us on our helplines (listed under “Area Pages” above), or simply attend a meeting (listed under “Meeting Locator” above). “Open” meetings welcome non-addicts who may attend and observe. “Closed” meetings are only for those looking at their own drug problem. Call us, e-mail anyone listed under “Contact Information” below, or just walk into a meeting. We were all new to this once too, so we know how that feels, and will welcome you with respect. As our literature says, “We are not interested in what or how much you used or who your connections were, what you have done in the past, how much or how little you have, but only in what you want to do about your problem and how we can help.”

As stated immediately above, anyone may simply walk into an NA meeting and begin listening to the sharing, so giving clients a list of meetings from our search engine above and having them try a meeting is always a simple option. They should be encouraged to identify themselves as new when given that option, so NA members can introduce themselves and offer their support. They may also call one of our local help lines. For a list of those numbers, click “Area Pages” above, and then click the map for your referral’s location. Phone numbers are listed there.

For Professionals

Professionals who wish to discuss a relationship of cooperation between themselves and NA in more detail can click the e-mail link under “Contact Us” above and send us an e-mail to the choice that says “Please forward to the appropriate person.” Provide contact information, and you will be contacted by our Public Relations committee, an all-volunteer group of local members whose purpose is to forge just such relationships. More information can be found on na.org

Just For Today

July 18, 2018
The gift of desperation
Page 208
"Our disease always resurfaced or continued to progress until, in desperation, we sought help from each other in Narcotics Anonymous."
Basic Text, p. 13

When we think of being desperate, we envision an undesirable state: a poor, bedraggled soul frantically clawing at something sorely needed, a desperate look in the eyes. We think of hunted animals, hungry children, and of ourselves before we found NA.

Yet it was the desperation we felt before coming to NA that compelled us to accept the First Step. We were fresh out of ideas, and so became open to new ones. Our insanity had finally risen higher than our wall of denial, forcing us to get honest about our disease. Our best efforts at control had only worn us out; hence, we became willing to surrender. We had received the gift of desperation and, as a result, were able to accept the spiritual principles that make it possible for us to recover.

Desperation is what finally drives many of us to ask for help. Once we've reached this state, we can turn around and start anew. Just as the desperate, hunted animal seeks a safe haven, so do we: in Narcotics Anonymous.

Just for Today: The gift of desperation has helped me become honest, open-minded, and willing. I am grateful for this gift because it has made my recovery possible.

El Paso Area:  El Paso, TX, Anthony TX
(800) 249-9428 – El Paso Area Meeting List

Greater Albuquerque & Bosque Areas: Albuquerque – Bernalillo – Gallup – Rio Rancho – San Isidro – Central & Western New Mexico
(800) 798-6649 – Greater Albuquerque & Bosque Area Meeting List

Southern New Mexico – LOMA Area:  Alamogordo – Deming – Las Cruces – Ruidoso Downs – Reserve – Silver City – Truth or Consequences
(800) 569-3741 – Southern NM LOMA Area Meeting List

Four Corners Area: Aztec – Bloomfield – Durango, CO – Farmington
(505) 324-1807 – Four Corners Area Meeting List

Northern New Mexico Area: Espanola – Las Vegas – Okeyowingeh Pueblo – Santa Fe – Taos
(800) 804-4706 – Northern NM Area Meeting List

Eastern New Mexico – Pecos Valley Area: Carlsbad – Clovis – Hobbs – Portales – Roswell
(800) 370-4927 – Eastern NM Pecos Valley Area Meeting List