What is the Narcotics Anonymous Program?

Narcotics Anonymous is truly a world-wide multilingual multicultural fellowship with more than 67,000 weekly meetings in 139 countries. Narcotics Anonymous books and information pamphlets are currently available in 41 languages, with translations in process for 16 languages.

Our Primary Purpose -
to carry the message to the addict who still suffers

"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 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 simple message of Narcotics Anonymous is… “That an addict, any addict, can stop using drugs, lose the desire to use and find a new way to live.

Narcotics Anonymous Service Pamphlet "Introduction to Narcotics Anonymous Meetings" Narcotics Anonymous Information Pamphlet, IP#22 "Welcome to NA" Narcotics Anonymous Information Pamphlet, IP#1 "Who, What, How, and Why"

The message is hope, the promise is freedom from active addiction. Broader the foundation, the higher the point of freedom.

Narcotics Anonymous Information Pamphlet, IP#16 "For the Newcomer" Narcotics Anonymous Information Pamphlet, IP#7 "Am I an Addict?" Narcotics Anonymous Information Pamphlet, IP#11, "Sponsorship"

IP's and excerts from the Narcotics Anonymous Basic Text
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