Narcotics Anonymous (NA) is a non-profit, international, community-based organization for recovering addicts, which is active in over 145 countries with more than 77,000 meetings each week. Narcotics Anonymous is the world’s oldest and largest organization of its kind. NA members learn from one another how to live drug-free and recover from the effects of addiction in their lives.
Narcotics Anonymous is well-established in North and South America, Europe, Russia, Australia, New Zealand, India, Iran, South Africa and some African countries as well.
Newly formed groups and NA communities are developing in Africa, East Asia, and the Middle East. Narcotics Anonymous books and information pamphlets are currently available in 60 languages.
If you like to arrange a presentation or speak to someone in more detail about the services we offer please contact our Public Relations Committee.
  • Anyone who wants to stop using drugs.
  • Not limited to any particular drugs.
  • Members make an individual decision to join and recover at their own pace.
  • Without fear of legal or social repercussions.
  • Members introduce themselves just by their first name.
  • Narcotics Anonymous does not provide membership lists.
 Narcotics Anonymous does not provide membership lists.
Spiritual Approach
  • Narcotics Anonymous is not a religious organization.
  • Narcotics Anonymous does not mandate any particular belief system.
  • It does teach spiritual principles that may be applied in everyday life.
NA Recovery Meetings
  • Meetings are held regularly at the same time and place each week, usually in a public facility.
  • Only first names are used, and attendance is kept private within the meeting.
  • Meetings are free to attend – money is accepted by voluntary donation only.
  • Participants share personal experiences. Focus on solutions, not just the problem.
  • Meetings celebrate clean time to encourage each other to stay clean.
  • More experienced members work individually with newer members by sharing their experiences.
  • Primarily, a so-called “Sponsor” serves as a guide through the 12 Steps of Recovery.
  • Any NA member is free to choose any other member as a sponsor.
Step Working
  • The core of the NA Program is “Twelve Steps”.
  • It does teach spiritual principles that may be applied in everyday life.
  • “The NA Step Working Guide” contains guides to working the twelve steps toward recovery.
If you need to get any more information about Narcotics Anonymous or would like to get in contact with Narcotics Anonymous in your country, please feel free to get in touch with us:

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Public Relations Committee

Our relations with the public enable us to share our message broadly so that those who might benefit from our program of recovery can find us. We perform public relations services to increase the awareness and credibility of the NA program.

OUR VISION IS THAT ONE DAY: Narcotics Anonymous will have universal recognition and respect as a viable program of recovery.

Public Relations is simply the building and maintaining of relationships with people and organizations outside and is just another way of saying: Taking care of our relationships. They will change and grow over time.