...the therapeutic value of one addict helping another is without parallel"
...Basic Text pg 18 (How It Works)
What is Narcotics Anonymous?
Narcotics Anonymous is a global, community-based organization with a multi-lingual and multicultural membership. NA was founded in 1953, and our membership growth was minimal during our initial twenty years as an organization. Since the publication of our Basic Text in 1983, the number of members and meetings has increased dramatically. Today, NA members hold more than 43,900 meetings weekly in 130 countries and we speak 65 different languages. We offer recovery from the effects of addiction through working a twelve-step program, including regular attendance at group meetings. The group atmosphere provides help from peers and offers an ongoing support network for addicts who wish to pursue and maintain a drug-free lifestyle.
Our name, Narcotics Anonymous, is not meant to imply a focus on any particular drug; NA’s approach makes no distinction between drugs including alcohol. Membership is free, and we have no affiliation with any organizations outside of NA including governments, religions, law enforcement groups, or medical and psychiatric associations. Through all of our service efforts and our cooperation with others seeking to help addicts, we strive to reach a day when every addict in the world has an opportunity to experience our message of recovery in his or her own language and culture.
General requests/questions will be also be directed to the Peninsula Area of Narcotics Anonymous Public Relations Committee. FIll out the Information Request form with details of your particular situation. The committee will review your request and a member of our organization will contact you shortly in response to your request.
Narcotics Anonymous literature can be purchased through the NA World Service Office.
Family or friends of addicts
The Nar-Anon Family Groups are a worldwide fellowship for those affected by someone else’s addiction. As a Twelve-Step Program, they offer help by sharing their experience, strength, and hope. The link to their site is provided as a courtesy by the PASC and implies no endorsement or affiliation.