Hello Seven Days and welcome. I am not familiar with the NA program but I believe the anti-anxiety drugs (benzodiazepines) and narcotic pain medications are 2 different categories.
If she is abusing the medications she needs help in withdrwing from both and should be under the directic supervision of her PCP.
Perhaps someone else will have some experience iwth NA. Your friend is lucky to have someone who cares enough to want to learn about the program. You should be able to find the info on the NA program on line.
I took the time to look it up for you..........."In Narcotics Anonymous, members are encouraged to comply with complete abstinence from all drugs including alcohol. It has been the experience of NA members that complete and continuous abstinence provides the best foundation for recovery and personal growth. NA as a whole has no opinion on outside issues, including prescribed medications. Use of psychiatric medication and other medically indicated drugs prescribed by a physician and taken under medical supervision is not seen as compromising a person’s recovery in NA.Reference: NA.
Take care Kitt
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Hey Seven Days
How are you and how is your friend. I hope you found the answer to the question you had. Please share with us as we would love to know too.Take care and keep posting.
Post Edited (stkitt) : 4/14/2008 9:34:53 AM (GMT-6)