NA Playa Del Carmen

NA Playa Del Carmen
Narcotics Anonymous Playa Del Carmen


(Narcotics Anonymous) Playa Del Carmen

Welcome to the English speaking Playa Del Carmen Narcotics Anonymous group: I Can’t We Can. We are thrilled you are considering joining us for one of our 5 NA meeting times in Playa Del Carmen.

We are an awesome, English-speaking Playa Del Carmen NA group. Our group hosts 5 NA meetings a week. The I Can’t We Can group of Narcotics Anonymous in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico is situated on Calle 34 and Avenida 35 in lovely Playa Del Carmen, Mexico.

We meet every weekday from 5:30 pm to 6:30. All NA meetings except Thursdays are Open Meetings, meaning non-addicts, friends or family are welcome to attend. (Thursday is a closed 12 Steps and Traditions discussion meeting, for Narcotics Anonymous members only.)

Serenity by The Sea, our Playa Del Carmen sister group, holds English Speaking Meetings of Narcotics Anonymous on Ave 38, all the way down at the sea, on Sunday Mornings at 9:00 am.

Stay tuned for new meetings opening up soon: our local Narcotics Anonymous community is thriving. Everyone involved in Playa Del Carmen NA looks forward to sharing this journey with you. We’ve got your back.

NA Playa Del Carmen
English Speaking NA Playa Del Carmen
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NA Meetings Playa Del Carmen


Main Clubhouse – 34th & 35th

Monday: 5:30pm – Open – Living Clean

Tuesday: 5:30pm – Open – Discussion

Wednesday: 5:30pm – Open – Speaker Meeting

Thursday: 5:30pm – Closed- Step and Traditions Workshop Meeting

Friday: 5:30pm – Open – Discussion


Beach Meeting – 38th St and the Beach

Sunday Morning: Open  – Discussion and Just For Today

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Find us

Playa Del Carmen NA has a little fellowship hall. It is at 34 street just off the corner of 34 street and 35 ave. The building on the corner is a “Lavanderia” or a laundramat. Then us, )our cool path from the street is paved with mosaic tile laid by Narcotics Anonymous members in recovery here) then a tiny restaurant called Urban.

English NA meetings are every weekday at 5:30. Sunday morning meetings here in Playa del Carmen are held at the sea.

NA also has awesome Spanish Speaking Narcotics Anonymous groups. One of them shares our fellowship hall. Our Spanish Speaking meeting of Narcotics Anonymous in Playa Del Carmen is called “Group El Momento.” They meet after us on weekday evenings.

English Speaking NA On Weekdays
Find us by taking 35th avenue from downtown headed north. (Towards Cancun) Turn right at 34 street (calle 34) and we are the second building from the corner on the right, upstairs from the restaurant.

NA Sunday Mornings at 9:00
Take 38 street (calle 38) and drive until you run out of road. Walk toward the sea: NA meets in the shady spot before the lifeguard stand.


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NA Info

Who is an addict?
Most of us do not have to think twice about this question. We know! Our whole life and thinking was centered in drugs in one form or another—the getting and using and finding ways and means to get more. We lived to use and used to live. Very simply, an addict is a man or woman whose life is controlled by drugs. We are people in the grip of a continuing and progressive illness whose ends are always the same: jails, institutions, and death.

What is the Narcotics Anonymous program?
NA is a nonprofit fellowship or society of men and women for whom drugs had become a major problem. We are recovering addicts who meet regularly to help each other stay clean. This is a program of complete abstinence from all drugs. There is only one requirement for membership, the desire to stop using. We suggest that you keep an open mind and give yourself a break. Our program is a set of principles written so simply that we can follow them in our daily lives. The most important thing about them is that they work.
There are no strings attached to NA. We are not affiliated with any other organizations. We have no initiation fees or dues, no pledges to sign, no promises to make to anyone. We are not connected with any political, religious, or law enforcement groups, and are under no surveillance at any time. Anyone may join us, regardless of age, race, sexual identity, creed, religion, or lack of religion.
We are not interested in what or how much you used or who your connections were, what you have done in the past, how much or how little you have, but only in what you want to do about your problem and how we can help. The newcomer is the most important person at any meeting, because we can only keep what we have by giving it away. We have learned from our group experience that those who keep coming to our meetings regularly stay clean.

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.

How it works
If you want what we have to offer, and are willing to make the effort to get it, then you are ready to take certain steps. These are the principles that made our recovery possible.

  1. We admitted that we were powerless over our addiction, that our lives had become unmanageable.
  2. We came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.
  3. We made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him.
  4. We made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.
  5. We admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.
  6. We were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.
  7. We humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings.
  8. We made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all.
  9. We made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.
  10. We continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it.
  11. We sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out.
  12. Having had a spiritual awakening as a result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to addicts, and to practice these principles in all our affairs.

This sounds like a big order, and we can’t do it all at once. We didn’t become addicted in one day, so remember—easy does it.
There is one thing more than anything else that will defeat us in our recovery; this is an attitude of indifference or intolerance toward spiritual principles. Three of these that are indispensable are honesty, open-mindedness, and willingness. With these we are well on our way .
We feel that our approach to the disease of addiction is completely realistic, for the therapeutic value of one addict helping another is without parallel. We feel that our way is practical, for one addict can best understand and help another addict. We believe that the sooner we face our problems within our society, in everyday living, just that much faster do we become acceptable, responsible, and productive members of that society.
The only way to keep from returning to active addiction is not to take that first drug. If you are like us you know that one is too many and a thousand never enough. We put great emphasis on this, for we know that when we use drugs in any form, or substitute one for another, we release our addiction all over again.
Thinking of alcohol as different from other drugs has caused a great many addicts to relapse. Before we came to NA, many of us viewed alcohol separately, but we cannot afford to be confused about this. Alcohol is a drug. We are people with the disease of addiction who must abstain from all drugs in order to recover.

The Twelve Traditions of NA
We keep what we have only with vigilance, and just as freedom for the individual comes from the Twelve Steps, so freedom for the group springs from our traditions.
As long as the ties that bind us together are stronger than those that would tear us apart, all will be well.

  1. Our common welfare should come first; personal recovery depends on NA unity.
  2. For our group purpose there is but one ultimate authority—a loving God as He may express Himself in our group conscience. Our leaders are but trusted servants; they do not govern.
  3. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop using.
  4. Each group should be autonomous except in matters affecting other groups or NA as a whole.
  5. Each group has but one primary purpose—to carry the message to the addict who still suffers.
  6. An NA group ought never endorse, finance, or lend the NA name to any related facility or outside enterprise, lest problems of money, property, or prestige divert us from our primary purpose.
  7. Every NA group ought to be fully self-supporting, declining outside contributions.
  8. Narcotics Anonymous should remain forever nonprofessional, but our service centers may employ special workers.
  9. NA, as such, ought never be organized, but we may create service boards or committees directly responsible to those they serve.
  10. Narcotics Anonymous has no opinion on outside issues; hence the NA name ought never be drawn into public controversy.
  11. Our public relations policy is based on attraction rather than promotion; we need always maintain personal anonymity at the level of press, radio, and films.
  12. Anonymity is the spiritual foundation of all our traditions, ever reminding us to place principles before personalities.

Reprinted from the White Booklet, Narcotics Anonymous This is NA Fellowship-approved literature.
Copyright © 1976, 1986 by Narcotics Anonymous World Services, Inc. All rights reserved.
Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions reprinted for adaptation by permission of AA World Services, Inc.

Panel 5


To reach a female member:

To reach a male member: