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 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.
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
The room is dark. Your forehead is bathed in cold sweat. Your heart is racing. You open your eyes, sure that you've just blown your clean time. You've had a "using dream", and it was just like being there-the people, the places, the routine, the sick feeling in your stomach, everything. It takes a few moments to realize it was just a nightmare, that it didn't actually happen. Slowly, you settle down and return to sleep.
The next morning is the time to examine what really happened the night before. You didn't use last night-but how close are you to using today? Do you have any illusions about your ability to control your using? Do you know, without a doubt, what would happen once you took the first drug? What stands between you and a real, live relapse? How strong is your program? Your relationships with your sponsor, your home group, and your Higher Power?
Using dreams don't necessarily indicate a hole in our program; for a drug addict, there's nothing more natural than to dream of using drugs. Some of us think of using dreams as gifts from our Higher Power, vividly reminding us of the insanity of active addiction and encouraging us to strengthen our recovery. Seen in that light, we can be grateful for using dreams. Frightening as they are, they can prove to be great blessings-if we use them to reinforce our recovery.
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