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. 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.
Information about NA Includes facts about the history of NA, organizational philosophy, and membership demographics.
NA – A Resource in Your Community Provides information about local NA services that may be available such as public service announcements, phonelines, literature sales, and NA presentations..
Narcotics Anonymous and Persons Receiving Medication-Assisted Treatment For professionals who prescribe medication to treat drug addiction.
By Young Addicts, For Young Addicts Developed by young members of Narcotics Anonymous to illustrate how young addicts around the world, speaking many different languages, are staying clean in NA.
For Parents and Guardians of Young People in NA Young members all over the world have found recovery from drug addiction in Narcotics Anonymous. We hope this information will be helpful for any loved one interested in learning more about the experiences a young NA member may face in recovery.
For Those in Treatment Suggestions and a basic plan of action to help recovering addicts in the transition from treatment, to continuing recovery in Narcotics Anonymous.
Mental Health in Recovery To help all NA members with challenges that arise—the decision to seek help, concerns about medications, and the stigma of mental health challenges, recovery, service, and supporting each other.
Our Membership Survey conducted in 2018 from across the worldwide NA membership.
If you would like to arrange a presentation or speak to someone in more detail about the services NA can offer please contact Chinook NA Public Relations.
For more information about NA worldwide.
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