About Narcotics Anonymous

In 2011, the Narcotics Anonymous membership survey* showed that more than half of the respondents were referred via professional services such as:
• Treatment/counseling agencies
• Court order/Drug Courts
• Healthcare providers
• Correctional facilities
• Probation and parole officers

In addition, family, friends, neighbors, employers and co-workers all played important roles in referrals to NA. But why should professionals consider referring the drug abusers who they work with to Narcotics Anonymous? That is something you as professionals can investigate and decide for yourselves.

What is NA?

Narcotics Anonymous is a global, community-based organization with a multi-lingual and multicultural membership.
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.

More Information about NA

You can find more materials available on the NA world website including:

• Membership Survey
• Information about NA
• NA: A Resource in Your Community
• In Times of Illness
• NA Groups and Medication

*The Narcotics Anonymous membership survey is disseminated at NA World convention and online, mail, and fax. This information covers the age, gender, ethnicity of NA and has been validated by outside surveys.