About Narcotics Anonymous

What is NA?

“N.A. 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 N.A. 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.”
Narcotics Anonymous Basic Text, 5th Ed. p. 9
Follow this link to find out more from NA World Services.

Narcotics Anonymous:

Does not operate hospitals or recovery houses for addicts.
Does not solicit, advertise, or persuade others to join.
Does not engage in or sponsor scientific research on addiction.
Does not keep membership records or case histories of its members.
Does not make medical or psychological diagnosis.
Does not provide marriage, family, or vocational counseling.
Does not provide monetary or social assistance.
Does not provide or participate in primary drug prevention education.
Does not accept money for its services and is not funded by any public or private agencies.
Does meet regularly (see our meeting list to find out more).
Is a worldwide fellowship (visit the NA World Services site to see links to meetings around the world.)
Is free.
And it Works!
Follow This Link to see the NA World Services (NAWS) Public Information Page
Follow This Link to view some NA literature on line
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