Clarity statement

We are presented with a dilemma; when NA members identify themselves as addicts and alcoholics, or talk about living clean and sober, the clarity of the NA message is blurred.

To speak in this manner suggests that there are two diseases, that one drug is somehow separate from the rest, requiring special recognition.

Narcotics anonymous makes no distinction between drugs. Our identification as addicts is all-inclusive, which allows us to concentrate on our similarities, not our differences.