Category: Narcotics Anonymous
What is NA?
Narcotics Anonymous is a global, community-based organization that offers 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. NA was founded in 1953. Today NA members hold nearly 67,000 meetings weekly in 139 countries. 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.
(This part 2 of our series focused on the beginnings and growth of 12 step fellowships) In part 1...Read More