For the Professional
Narcotics Anonymous is a global, community-based organization with a multi-lingual and multicultural membership. Today, NA members hold over 70,000 meetings weekly in 144 countries (as of May 2018). 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.
LITERature for professionals
The online literature below will help to get you acquainted with the NA program. You can learn about the basics of NA, our philosophies, some statistics, and how your clients might benefit from NA.
This resource contains the results of a biennial survey of 28,495 NA members. Members were surveyed at the World Convention of NA in Orlando, through our international quarterly newsletter, and online.
This resource includes facts about the history of NA, organizational philosophy, and membership demographics.