About Narcotics Anonymous
What Is Narcotics Anonymous?
NA was founded in 1953, and members hold nearly 67,000 meetings weekly in 139 countries today.
What is the Narcotics Anonymous program?
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 suggest that you keep an open mind and give
yourself a break. Our program is a set of principles written so simply that
we can follow them in our daily lives. The most important thing about them
is that they work.
There are no strings attached to NA. We are not affiliated with any
other organizations. We have no initiation fees or dues, no pledges to sign,
no promises to make to anyone. We are not connected with any political,
religious, or law enforcement groups, and are under no surveillance at any
time. Anyone may join us, regardless of age, race, sexual identity, creed,
religion, or lack of religion.
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 newcomer is the most important person at any meeting,
because we can only keep what we have by giving it away. We have
learned from our group experience that those who keep coming to our
meetings regularly stay clean.