Welcome to the Chain Of Lakes Area of Narcotics Anonymous’s Website

Please feel free to look around our helpline can be reached 24 hours a day if you need help now call us.  We also have several useful links and a forum located here or on the left side menu,  If you have any questions or need to talk to someone.  We are always here for you and will help in any way we can.

Need an inspirational message sent to you everyday via email?  Then subscribe to the Just For Today Daily Meditation here, or on the left side menu. This Reprinted version of the Just For Today Daily Meditation is provided free of charge by  NA World Services.

I want to do some service work at the area level you say?  Then by all means see what positions are open and fill out our area application here, or you can contact one of our Subcommittee Chairs via our contact us page here or you can talk with our Area chair person at the next Area Service Committee meeting.

Why Are We Here?

Before coming to the Fellowship of NA, we could not manage our own lives. We could not live and enjoy life as other people do. We had to have something different and we thought we had found it in drugs. We placed their use ahead of the welfare of our families, our wives, husbands, and our children. We had to have drugs at all costs. We did many people great harm but most of all we harmed ourselves. Through our inability to accept personal responsibilities we were actually creating our own problems. We seemed to be incapable of facing life on its own terms. Most of us realized that in our addiction we were slowly committing suicide, but addiction is such a cunning enemy of life that we had lost the power to do anything about it. Many of us ended up in jail or sought help through medicine, religion, and psychiatry. None of these methods was sufficient for us. Our disease always resurfaced or continued to progress until in desperation we sought help from each other in Narcotics Anonymous. After coming to NA, we realized we were sick people. We suffered from a disease from which there is no known cure. It can, however, be arrested at some point and recovery is then possible.

Chain of Lakes Area