Canada Atlantic Region of Narcotics Anonymous (CARNA)

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PO Box 26025
407 Westmorland Road
Saint John, NB E2J 4M3

St. John’s Tel: (709) 728-9084                                Email:
Meeting Information: 1-800-564-022                     Website:
Find a Meeting (Toll-Free): 1-855-562-22628


To reach a day when every addict in the world has an opportunity to experience the message of recovery in his or her own language and culture.

Target Population:

Anyone who wants to stop using drugs may become a member of Narcotics Anonymous. Membership is not limited to addicts using any particular drug.

Highlight of Programs / Services Offered:

  • NA, an international, community-based fellowship for recovering drug addicts, provides peer support to other addicts who desire a drug-free outcome. NA members learn from one another how to live drug-free and recover from the effects of drug addiction in their lives.
    • NA is a global organization with a multi-lingual and multicultural membership.
    • Membership is free, and they have no affiliation with any organizations outside of NA including governments, religions, law enforcement groups, or medical and psychiatric associations.
    • The name, Narcotics Anonymous, is not meant to imply a focus on any particular drug; NA’s approach makes no distinction between drugs including alcohol.
  •  Weekly meetingsClick the link to view the Recovery Meeting List for Atlantic Canada.
    • Recovery from the effects of addiction through working a twelve-step program, including regular attendance at group meetings.
    • The group atmosphere provides help from peers and offers an ongoing support network for addicts who wish to pursue and maintain a drug-free lifestyle.
  • Click here to view Information about NA and the relied-upon booklet In Times of Illness, which was recently revised to reflect members’ experiences with challenges such as mental health issues, chronic illness and pain, and supporting members with illnesses.
  • Reaching Out! helps incarcerated addicts who are unable to attend regular NA community meetings connect to the NA program of recovery. It offers experience from members who successfully transitioned from the ‘inside’ to be productive members of society.
    • From the Inside is filled with letters and artwork from incarcerated addicts who share their experience, strength and hope as they find and maintain recovery from addiction through NA.
    • From the Outside features stories from members who are living drug free in the community and have previously been incarcerated. Often, there is artwork from members on the ‘outside’.