An AA/ NA meeting is a gathering of individuals committed to recovering from addiction.
The program itself follows the 12-step format, but not all meetings are centered around these steps.
The goal of AA / NA meetings is to help people enter and remain in recovery. The only requirement the program has is that all participants have the desire to stop using.
People looking to recover from addiction have many options available to them. One option is Alcoholic / Narcotics Anonymous.
AA / NA meetings follow a 12-step format and were originally meant only for those looking to recover from an addiction to drugs.
Now, they are open to anyone battling an addiction.