About Us

What is NA?

NA is a nonprofit fellowship or society of men and women for whom drugs had become a major problem. We are recovering addicts who meet regularly to help each other stay clean. This is a program of complete abstinence from all 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.

There are no strings attached to NA. We are not affiliated with any other organizations. We have no initiation fees or dues, no pledges to sign, no promises to make to anyone. We are not connected with any political, religious, or law enforcement groups, and are under no surveillance at any time. Anyone may join us regardless of age, race, sexual identity, creed, religion, or lack of religion.

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. The newcomer is the most important person at any meeting, because we can only keep what we have by giving it away. We have learned from our group experience that those who keep coming to our meetings regularly stay clean.

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” GROUP NEWS”

  • We are pleased to announce that all our meetings are now listed in all four of  the printed and downloadable versions of the UKNA Where to Find meetings lists available from the UK Service office and can be downloaded from HERE (all links open to a new page)
  • Full listings of the Online and Phoneline meetings around the world are now also included in the World Services meetings  list apps for Android and  Iphone  (all links open to a new page)
  • We have a New Global Calling Package enabling us to reach many more countries.
    (please see below for more details)

“News from other online groups “

  • NA at Home is starting a new meeting on Tuesday June 6th 2017 at 7pm Sydney time
    (Local times for this meeting will be Tuesdays at 10am UK time, 5am EDT (US) & 2am PDT (US) )
  • NA at Home now has a new meeting on Wednesdays at 5am Sydney time
    (Local times for this meeting will be Tuesdays at 8pm UK time, 3pm EDT (US) & 12 noon PDT (US) )

 

Our on-line NA meetings take place on:-

  1. Monday 1:00 PM UK Time, Just For today Topic discussion, duration 60 min.
  2. Wednesdays 1:00 PM UK Time, Step Meeting ,duration 60 min.
  3. Thursdays at 6:30 PM UK Time, In Times of Illness topic discussion, duration 90 min.     
  4. Saturday 6:00 PM UK Time, Living Clean Topic discussion, duration 90 min.

Today is Monday, the time now in the UK is 6:10pm

1) The worldwide local times for our next Monday 1:00pm meeting can be found
HERE (opens in a new page on an external website)

2) The worldwide local times for our next Wednesday 1:00pm meeting can be found
HERE (opens in a new page on an external website)
The next one is in 1 days, 18 hours and 49 minutes.

3) The worldwide local times for our next Thursday 6:30pm meeting can be found
HERE (opens in a new page on an external website)
The next one is in 3 days, 0 hours and 19 minutes.

4) The worldwide local times for our next Saturday 6:00pm meeting can be found
HERE (opens in a new page on an external website)
The next one is in 4 days, 23 hours and 49 minutes.

Click on Change Location on the external website to state a city close to you. Your local converted meeting start time will then be shown. Please note that your HIGNA meeting day of the week may be different in countries such as Australia e.g Thursday not Wednesday.

The Purpose of this group is to act as a focal point started primarily for isolated addicts living in the Highlands & Islands Area of Scotland, but as NA is non exclusive we welcome any addict from anywhere in the world who needs a meeting and is unable, through geography, disability or any other reason, to attend normal face to face meetings.

We are an open meeting of Narcotics Anonymous that is held via a SKYPE connection, so in order to attend you will need to have access to a computer, laptop or a suitably equipped mobile device or phone be online and at a bare minimum have the SKYPE software loaded on it with an active account. It is of course individual choice but we would recommend that as this is an open meeting of NA that you may wish to set up a SKYPE account that does not show your full name, in order to protect your anonymity and in keeping with our Traditions. You will need to have a microphone headset or speakers available in order to participate fully. However, if you are unable to provide those things it is possible to share in text with us through the SKYPE text box.

Our SKYPE name is highlandsandislands-na.group So if you add that to your SKYPE contacts list by sending a contact request we will be able to add you to the list of Members. For more information on how our meetings work and to see our Group Guidelines please go to our Guidelines Page

If you don’t have an internet connection you can also attend these meetings by telephone from anywhere in the world. The number is 0141 6288262  Calls to this number are charged at the applicable rate set by your Telephone Service Provider.

(International callers will need to dial   +44  141 6288262. )

For more information about calling from outside the UK please go HERE (opens a new page on an external website) ).

If you are unable to cover the cost of calling for the length of the meeting, then you can ring the number above from a mobile phone or land line just prior to the meeting and ask to be called back when the meeting starts. We are now able to call mobiles and landlines in these countries, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Canada, China, Guam, Hong Kong SAR, Puerto Rico, Singapore, Thailand, & the United States.

We are also able to call landlines only in Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Guadeloupe, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia (Jakarta), Republic of Ireland, Israel, Japan, Korea, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey & Venezuela.

Please try to call from a room with minimal background noise, or alternatively use a telephone with a mute button in order to avoid background noise while members are sharing.

*Please note that this is an unmanned number and will not normally be answered outside of scheduled meeting times. You can however leave us a short voice message giving your 1st name and which meeting you would like to attend. We can then add your name and number to the group call just prior to that meeting starting.

 Alternatively you can also contact us via email to info@higna.org.uk or by going to our ‘Contact Us’ page by following this link:  Here 

For more information about NA and it’s members please refer to What to Expect at You First NA Meeting pamphlet (Acrobat PDF format).

For information about Social Media and the NA Member please go to the link below:
http://www.na.org/?ID=servicemat/Dec2011_Social_media.pdf

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