Narcotics Anonymous Literature

Written by members, our literature offers identification and a message of hope to the still-suffering addict. Recovery literature is an invaluable source of help for members, potential members, and those who want to help addicts.

NA literature is one of the aspects of Narcotics Anonymous that members feel proud of because we have several books designed to help addicts work the 12 steps, as well as live in recovery from drug addiction on a day-to-day basis through many challenges of life.

The NA Basic Text provides an outline of recovery, and the book It Works How and Why goes into more detail for each step and each tradition. NA provides a Step Working Guide that members can use to work through each step with their sponsors. In addition, NA has published books on Sponsorship, and our most recent book is LIving Clean, The Journey Continues. Living Clean provides information that is useful for both newcomers and the long term member in how to life live on its own terms without the use of drugs.

NA literature may be purchased on our world website and if often found in both online and local bookstores, as well as NA meetings. Much of NA literature is offered for free online in various languages from our world-wide website at