Regional NA Hotline (800)925-4186
Public Message from the Rio Grande Region of Narcotics Anonymous
In order to comply with state and local emergency orders nearly all NA meetings have temporarily ceased in-person meetings and have begun meeting online to comply with social distancing guidelines. While this is not ideal, we are finding online meetings to still be a vibrant face-to-face connection experience. Online NA meetings are now available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. In addition, there are many phoneline meetings. We are still carrying the message of recovery and just as eager to make our message available to the still suffering addict as ever.
How to find us online
Most meetings are using Zoom, although NA does not endorse or have any opinion on Zoom. The meeting lists on this website provide the ID for the online meeting. For instruction on using Zoom click here Note that you can call into most of these meetings with any phone and hear the meeting.
Our Region has meetings listed in the website below under the “Meetings” tab:
A complete list of national and international Zoom and call-in meetings is available on-line at:
NA Virtual meetings
A list of meetings available by phone for those without internet access or simple phones:
NA phone meetings
How to access free NA literature online
For further information please call the Regional NA Hotline (800) 925-4186
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 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
NA is a non-profit, non-professional fellowship of addicts helping addicts. It costs nothing to belong. Someone new to our fellowship may call us on our helplines (listed below), or simply attend a meeting. “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. 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.”
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
To say "I'm sorry" probably isn't such a foreign idea to most of us. In our active addiction, it may have been a very familiar phrase. We were always telling people how sorry we were, and were probably deeply surprised when someone, tired of our meaningless apologies, responded with, "You sure are. In fact, you're the sorriest excuse for..." That may have been our first clue that an "I'm sorry" didn't really make any difference to those we harmed, especially when we both knew that we'd just do the same thing again.
Many of us thought that making amends would be another "I'm sorry." However, the action we take in those steps is entirely different. Making amends means to make changes, and above all, to make the situation right. If we stole money, we don't just say "I'm sorry. I'll never do it again now that I'm clean." We pay the money back. If we neglected or abused our families, we don't just apologize. We begin to treat them with respect.
Amending our behavior and the way we treat ourselves and others is the whole purpose of working the steps. We're no longer just "sorry"; we're responsible.