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Narcotics Anonymous in drug treatment is an organization of cooperation, but not affiliation, with Alcoholics Anonymous. The difference between the two organizations stems solely from the focus of recovery, and while AA meetings prefer to concentrate on alcohol abuse exclusively, NA meetings in drug treatment prefer to speak about addiction and recovery, and do not dwell on any particular drug of abuse.

Although distinct and separate organizations, the NA model of 12 steps group support is closely modeled on the AA system, and the 12 steps of recovery are essentially the same.

Narcotics Anonymous doesn't work for everyone, and probably shouldn’t be the only treatment offered within a drug rehab, but it does work very well for many, and does deserve a place within other therapies and methods of recovery.

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