Thank you for your interest in Narcotics Anonymous.
Narcotics Anonymous is a worldwide fellowship of men and women for whom drugs have become a major problem. NA is a program of recovery for anyone who has the desire to stop using drugs. We in NA know it did not matter which drugs we used or how much. What mattered is what happened when we used. Narcotics Anonymous is a program of complete abstinence from all drugs. By following the program of recovery offered in Narcotics Anonymous, we have found a new way of life and become responsible, productive members of the society in which we live.
The Fellowship of Narcotics Anonymous is based on the Twelve Steps, the Twelve Traditions, and the Twelve Concepts. Spiritual in nature, they are a set of principles written so simply that we can follow them in our daily lives. Our Twelve Steps detail our program for personal recovery. Our Twelve Traditions relate experience that can help NA groups maintain their unity, and our Twelve Concepts are guiding principles for our service structure.
Narcotics Anonymous is not related to any other organizations, including other twelve-step fellowships, programs, treatment, or correctional facilities. We employ no professional counselors or therapists. NA is a nonprofit fellowship and our membership is free. The only requirement for membership is the desire to stop using; you are a member when you say you are, and membership in Narcotics Anonymous is unconditional.
For more information about Narcotics Anonymous, the following information pamphlets may be downloaded and printed.
IP #1 Who, What, How, and Why: This pamphlet contains excerpts from the NA White Booklet, including "Who Is An Addict? "What is the NA Program?", "Why Are We Here?". and NA's Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions.
IP #2 The Group (Pamphlet): A simple guide to how the NA group works, the group's purppose, description of how to start an NA group, and the role of group trusted servants.
IP #7 Am I An Addict?: Twenty-nine questions and some key considerations to help a drug user decide if he or she is an addict.
IP# 16 For The Newcomer: An explanation of the basics of the NA program for addicts attending their first meeting. The pamphlet focuses on the effects of addiction, NA's Twelve Steps of recovery, what it feels like to be newly "clean", sponsorship, and confidentiality of membership.
IP# 17 For Those In Treatment: "Treatment can help you start to live life drug-free," says this pamphlet. "the support of other recovering addicts and an ongoing recovery program can help you continue living without the use of drugs. In this pamphlet, we offer some suggestions to help you in your transition from treatment to continuing recovery in NA."
IP# 22 Welcome to Narcotics Anonymous: This piece reinforces the message of the pamphlet, For The Newcomer, assuring the addict who has just arrived in NA that he or she can learn "to live drug-free a day at a time..."
An Introduction to NA Meetings: If you’re planning to go to a Narcotics Anonymous meeting for the first time, it might be nice to know what to expect. The information here is meant to give you an understanding of what happens in our meetings
Introductory Guide To NA: Specially designed for newcomers, this pocket-sized paperback book contains the Basic Text's chapter on the Twelve Steps plus ten pamphlets.