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What is Narcotics Anonymous (NA)?

Narcotics Anonymous (NA) is a community-based, global organization that was created to help people with addictions to drugs. The NA program was started in 1953 as a result of the success Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) had helping people addicted to alcohol. Since then, the program, number of members, and the number of meetings has increased exponentially. Currently, there are over 61,000 meetings in more than 130 countries, with NA literature translated into about 60 languages. Members of NA are offered recovery from the effects of drug addiction by working the 12 steps and regularly attending meetings. NA is a safe, nonjudgmental environment for anyone who wants to get and stay clean and sober. 

The name Narcotics Anonymous isn’t meant to suggest a focus on any specific drug. Rather, NA makes no distinction between substances, including alcohol. Members do not have to pay any membership fees or dues, the program is free and welcomes anyone struggling with an addiction from which they want to recover. 

How Does the Narcotics Anonymous Program Work?

NA is a straightforward, simple (though not easy) program. It is considered to be a spiritual, not religious approach to getting clean and sober. Members do not have to believe in God to attend and find success in the program. NA teaches the disease-model of addiction and promotes complete abstinence from any mood-altering substances and working the 12 steps. 

NA works in the following ways: 

  • Members make a commitment to not use drugs, one day at a time, no matter what. 
  • Members go to meetings regularly. The meetings last one hour and they start and end on time. There are meetings around the world, schedules can be found online, or members can pick up a list of local schedules at the meetings they attend. There are also NA meetings conducted online.
  • Members get a sponsor. A sponsor is an individual who helps an individual work through the 12 steps of NA. Sponsors should have a longer period of sobriety than the people they help, and they should have already worked the steps themselves. 
  • Members work the 12 steps with a sponsor and apply the principles they learn to their daily lives. 
  • Members become part of a community of recovery in which they receive and give support to other people who are also in recovery. They stay connected to stay clean and sober. 

Finding an NA Meeting in the Bay Area

With more than 61,000 Narcotics Anonymous meetings every week worldwide – many in the Bay Area – individuals can find meetings to attend just about anywhere at any time. Anyone who is suffering with a drug or alcohol addiction that they want to recover from is welcome at NA. In meetings, they will find the experience, strength, and hope they need to begin living a new, drug-free life.

Who We Are

Bright Future Recovery is a family oriented drug & alcohol detox center in Northern California. Our facility is situated on a large, tranquil plot of land on the outskirts of California’s Bay Area. You can allow your mind and body to relax from the intensity of withdrawal by doing yoga, equine therapy, getting a message, using our sauna, using natural relaxation oils or taking an Epsom salt bath here. And for when you want to start rebuilding muscle and endurance, you can work out, play basketball or ping pong, or go walking or running outdoors.

How We Can Help

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Medical Detox

The first step to restarting your life is removing the toxicity that has kept you hostage. Bright Future Recovery is here to get those in need back on track as smoothly and comfortably as possible.

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Intervention

Bright Future Recovery have developed leading drug and alcohol intervention services that guide and support families, as well as the one needing addiction detox services.

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Relapse Prevention

Bright Future Recovery is the first touchpoint for many families. Our Case Management and Aftercare program works like an addiction treatment and recovery umbrella.

Our Facilities

Two homes to better treat the individual; one for adolescents only, the other for adults only.

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Teen Only

Respecting the sensitivity of youth under the backdrop of accountability.

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Adult Only

Treating the individual through practices that support whole health.

Frequently Asked Questions

We’re located in a remote part of Hollister, California, not far south of Silicon Valley. We have a large property where you can stretch your legs and not feel like neighbors are peeking in on your every move. Inside, the home was recently refurbished and now features high-end furniture and decorations.

Bright Future Recovery is a place where you can get away from it all as you focusing on beating withdrawal and starting your recovery on the right foot. Even so, our property is close enough to town that you don’t feel disconnected from society.

A Family Oriented Drug & Alcohol Detox Center in Northern California. We offers a range of intervention and addiction treatment services to accommodate each person involved. Take the first step to a brighter future for yourself, family or loved one today, call (831) 245-1623.

We usually try to limit family contact during the detox process and let the clients take this time to themselves. That being said, we can update families on their loved ones’ progress during the detox stage. After detox, clients will have more opportunities to communicate and interact with their families.

Make note that we almost always solicit the family’s input prior to starting treatment with a new client – to help us customize his or her recovery plan. We see addiction recovery as a family-wide process, so their involvement is paramount.

We have a 7 to 10 day detox program. Medications are given on a taper system, and dosage is determined by a licensed physician. The length of detox is determined upon by appointment.

Medications that may be given include:

  • Methadone – Strictly used to detox heavy methadone use. The dose is slowly decreased until the client no longer needs the medication.
  • Hydroxyzine – Helps reduce anxiety symptoms.
  • Subutex – Used to reduce anxiety, agitation, muscle aches, sweating, runny nose, yawning and cramping.
  • Ambien – Short-term use to aid with sleep during detox.

We also encourage taking Epsom salt baths to help aid in muscle relaxation. Melatonin and valerian root may be given to help the client sleep.

We usually try to limit family contact during the detox process and let the clients take this time to themselves. That being said, we can update families on their loved ones’ progress during the detox stage. After detox, clients will have more opportunities to communicate and interact with their families.

Make note that we almost always solicit the family’s input prior to starting treatment with a new client – to help us customize his or her recovery plan. We see addiction recovery as a family-wide process, so their involvement is paramount.

We are partnered with a licensed doctor who can prescribe medication, if needed, to help allay the discomfort of withdrawal and to help the client come off drugs safely. We also have a registered nurse and other medical experts on staff to help with the other areas of care needed during the detox period.

Covid-19 Update
We're Committed to Your Safety

As leaders in behavioral healthcare, Bright Future Recovery is taking every measure to protect our staff and patients.  All of our treatment programs will continue to remain open, but we will adjust our programming based on the information provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), state and local authorities, and the Joint Commission to protect the health and safety of our patients, staff, and our community. 

Thank you for your cooperation and for understanding. If you have any questions or need assistance with our program, please contact us for more information.