I thought I'd start a new page about this since it's a popular topic. It was hard to follow in the other bog, it getting so long.
Clara thinks it's not a good idea. Alcoholics can learn from alcoholics and confusion occurs when addicts come to AA and discuss drugs.
Many addicts that want to work the 12 steps aren't fond of NA for various reasons and have tried AA. Some have either felt or been told that they weren't welcome.
Although I don't advocate any 12 step group, there was a time when I attending both. I was not an alcoholic, but attending NA anyway. One was simply that I had convinced myself by way of pressure and unworthy deep analyzing that I was an alkie. Not true. Emphatically. Another reason was that in my area addicts were generally welcome in AA as long as they kept their shares general.