we should never belittle a good doctor or psychiatrist. Their services are often indispensable in treating a newcomer and in following his case afterward.Point being, it's not the place of people in the rooms of AA (or NA, or any other 12-step program) to play doctor. There's a reason why it takes years of study to become a doctor: Medical science is hard. An average alcoholic or addict seeking recovery is not qualified to give medical advice.
This brings us to this article. The problem: People in NA think they are in a position to tell recovering addicts to not engage in Opioid replacement therapy. No, they are not. Full stop. Never let someone in the 12 step rooms play doctor! If a recovering addict is recommended by a doctor to take, say, Suboxone, it's not the duty of someone in NA to question that doctor.