Narcotics Anonymous NJ Helpline: (800) 992-0401 info@bergenarea.org

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Welcome to the Narcotics Anonymous Bergen Area website

This site is hosted by the Narcotics Anonymous Bergen County Area Committee in New Jersey. Here you can learn information about the time and date of local meetings. You can also find news about special activities, such as fun group outings (don’t be scared of haunted hayrides at Halloween), NA conventions, or workshops.

Bergen Area has a monthly meeting (details below) and we’d love for you to join us. In general, Bergen Area service committees coordinate efforts to carry the NA message on behalf of the groups they serve.

Hosting panel presentations based on personal experience for addicts in treatment centers and jails, or providing the community with public information services, are just two of the ways committees reach out to help the addict who still suffers, their friends and loved ones, or healthcare providers. Your group service representative (GSR) can tell you more about how you and your group can join in the work of your area service committee. We look forward to meeting you! 

Announcements & Upcoming Events

If you have a Bergen County, NJ, NA-related announcement you want listed here, please e-mail the website committee — info@bergenarea.org —  for approval. (examples: upcoming event, group celebration, subcommittee meeting, etc.)

  • Midnight Bowling Speaker Jam When: Friday, April 27, 2018; Speakers: 10:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.; midnight bowling: 12:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Where: Bowler City, 85 Midtown Bridge Street, Hackensack, NJ Come out and support the planning committee for this year’s convention: BASCNA New Year, New Life — NYNL 25 BASCNA 30. Featuring food, fun, and fellowship! Cost: $15 in advance or $20 at the door (includes shoe rental). See any Convention committee member for tickets.
  • NA Bergen County Area Meeting (May 2018) When: Tuesday, May 15, 2018, starting at 7:30 p.m. (check-in time is 7:00 p.m.) Where: Westwood United Church 105 Fairview Ave. Westwood, NJ (basement) If you would like to learn about the inner workings of your NA community — and participate — please attend. At this time, we plan to elect two new chairpeople for subcommittees: Activities and Assistant Secretary
  • Pigs in Space Group of NA presents the 35th Annual Pig Roast When: Saturday, May 19, 2018, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Where: Quassy Amusement Park, Rte. 64 – 2132 Middlebury Rd., Middlebury, CT. There will be marathon meetings all day, along with a main meeting speaker. There will also be live music. Picnic baskets, coolers, and lawn chairs allowed. Admission: $20 in advance; $25 at the gate; $7 parking for cars or motorcycles (paid at park during event).  Tickets are available online at www.pigsinspace.info and at Area meetings. Contact information includes:
    • Event Chair: Ron B, 860-213-4143; and Vice Chair: Dave R, 860-885-9571, who is also facility contact
    • Ticket Chair: Mike A, 860-549-2182; and Ticket Vice Chair: Dave O, 860-797-5370
    • Food Chair: Steve P, 203-228-9355; and Beverage Chair: Al U, 860-839-0798. Volunteers are needed!
    • Merchandise Chair: Jesse G, 860-670-0070. NA Areas or Conventions interested in selling NA merchandise *must* pre-register for space. No sales before 3:00 p.m.
  • Save the Date for this year’s convention: NYNL 25 BASCNA 30 When: Sunday, December 30, 2018, through Tuesday, January 1, 2019; Where: Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel, 515 Rt. 1, South Iselin, NJ  08830. Early Bird Special Package until June 30, 2018: $135, which includes full package to NYNL 25 (New Year, New Life), as well as tickets to all NYNL fundraisers throughout the year. Keep up to date on the latest news for NYNL 25 at www.newyearnewlife.org

Service Opportunities

  • Convention Committee is looking for NA members who are willing to serve on the Convention Committee. There is no clean time requirement. Everyone is welcome to come and and help us throw an amazing New Year’s convention. We meet every 4th Sunday of the month at 5:00 p.m.  Where: 269 Passaic Street, Hackensack, NJ
  • Fellowship Development Committee The next meeting is Sunday, May 6, at 5:00 p.m.  Where: 269 Passaic Street, Hackensack, NJ
  • H&I Subcommittee needs support from women with 6 months or more clean time to assist in jail commitments. In order to get cleared for the jail, you must be out of the Bergen County Jail System for at least 5 years. If you are interested, please attend the H&I Subcommittee meeting every other Friday at the Ridgewood Reform Church, 271 Lincoln Ave. in Ridgewood, NJ — Download the clearance form here.
  • The Helpline (800-992-0401) is looking for NA members to help the still sick and suffering addict, who is looking for a meeting and asking for help. If you have a willingness to serve and are looking for a rewarding position, come to the Helpline Meeting. Give back what was so freely given to you!  We meet at 1:00 p.m. on the 4th Saturday of February, April, June, August, October, and December.  Where: Grace Lutheran Church, 600 New Brunswick Avenue, Perth Amboy, NJ. (parking in rear). There is no clean-time requirement for membership on the Helpline Committe. To be a Helpline Volunteer, requirements include:
    • 1 year clean time
    • Willingness to receive calls any time of the day or night
    • Orientation at a Helpline Workshop
    • Working knowledge of The Twelve and 12

Upcoming Conventions

  • Save the Date for this year’s convention: NYNL 25 BASCNA 30 When: Sunday, December 30, 2018, through Tuesday, January 1, 2019; Where: Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel, 515 Rt. 1, South Iselin, NJ  08830. Early Bird Special Package until June 30, 2018: $135, which includes full package to NYNL 25 (New Year, New Life), as well as tickets to all NYNL fundraisers throughout the year. Keep up to date on the latest news for NYNL 25 at www.newyearnewlife.org
  • Greater Philadelphia Region of Narcotics Anonymous presents GPRCNA XXX — “Freedom With No Limits”
    When: Wednesday, June 6, through Saturday, June 9, 2019; Where: Crowne Plaza Hotel, 2349 West Marlton Pike, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002. Nightly room rate: $135 plus tax. For more information visit www.naworks.org
  • Greater New York Regional Convention of Narcotics Anonymous presents The Impossible Dream  When: Friday, August 23, through Sunday, August 25, 2019; Where: Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel, 811 7th Avenue (@ 53rd Street), New York, NY  10019. You can register online at https://newyorkna.org/convention/ — The first 200 registrants will also receive a copy of The Impossible Dream: A History of Narcotics Anonymous in New York. For more information, call 212-929-7117, or e-mail registration@newyorkna.org

 

Meetings in Need of Support

  1. Women’s Touch (Women’s meeting) – Monday, 7:30 p.m. Location: St. John the Divine Episcopal Church, Franklin Ave and Terrace Ave, Hasbrouck Heights
  2. Step by Step – Monday, 8:00 p.m. Location: First Congregational Church of River Edge, 109 Continental Ave, River Edge
  3. Keep It Simple – Tuesday, 7:00 p.m. Location: Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 295 Hudson Place & Hamilton Ave, Fairview (basement)
  4. Out of the Darkness, Into the Light – Tuesday, 7:00 p.m. Location: Bergen Family Center, 44 Armory Street, Englewood
  5. Together We Got It – Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. Location: Mount Olive Baptist Church, 260 Central Ave, Hackensack (basement)
  6. HOW group of NA – Tuesday, 8:00 p.m. Location: Redeemer Lutheran Church, 344 Washington Ave, Dumont
  7. Freedom Group – Thursday, 12:00 p.m. Location: Franklin and Terrace Ave, Hasbrouck Heights
  8. Good, Bad & the Free Thursday, 7:00 p.m. Location: First Presbyterian Church 64 Passaic Street, Hackensack
  9. Straight Edge – Thursday, 8:00 p.m. Location: St. James Episcopal Church, 514 Abbott Ave, Ridgefield
  10. Begin to Live – Sunday, 7:30 p.m. Location: St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Church Street and Longfellow Ave, Teaneck, NJ

NOTE: Alive & Kicking, the Englewood, NJ, 7:00 p.m., Friday evening meeting, has reopened! Where: First Baptist Church, 361 Englewood Ave, Englewood


There’s an app for that! – Narcotics Anonymous World Service created a Meeting Finder app for both Apple and Google Devices. Download from these links: This website was created by the Bergen Area Service Committee of Narcotics Anonymous to share news with the local area community, and to spread the message of recovery to the still-suffering addict. Save Save