For Professionals

The better and broader our public relations, the better we will be able to serve."
...It Works How and Why pg 207 (Tradition Eleven)

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.

Accessing resources

The three most common requests we get from professionals are:
  • Presentations about the Narcotics Anonymous program
  • Facilities inquiring about Narcotics Anonymous’ ability to provide meetings in locations where members are not free to attend meetings on their own.
  • Literature or general request

Presentations

The Peninsula Area of Narcotics Anonymous Public Relations Committee can provide presentations to your group detailing the specifics of what service are and are not provided by our organization. You can contact that committee by filling out the Presentation Request form listing the specific details of your situation. The committee will review your request and a member of our organization will contact you shortly in response to your request.

Meeting or Literature Requests

The Peninsula Area of Narcotics Anonymous Hospitals and Institution Committee can provide a Narcotics Anonymous meeting in your facility if you meet certain criteria and based upon the resources we have available. You can contact that committee by filling out the Meeting Request form listing the specific details of your situation. The committee will review your request and a member of our organization will contact you shortly in response to your request.

General Request

General requests will be also be directed to the Peninsula Area of Narcotics Anonymous Public Relations Committee. FIll out the General Information form listing the specific details of your situation. The committee will review your request and a member of our organization will contact you shortly in response to your request.

HELPLINE: 650-802-5950

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