What is the NA program?

NA is a nonprofit fellowship or society of men and women for

whom drugs had become a major problem. We are recovering

addicts who meet regularly to help each other stay clean. This

is a program of complete abstinence from all drugs. There is

only one requirement for membership, the desire to stop using.

We suggest that you keep an open mind and give yourself a

break. Our program is a set of principles written so simply that

we can follow them in our daily lives. The most important thing

about them is that they work.


There are no strings attached to NA. We are not affiliated

with any other organizations. We have no initiation fees or

dues, no pledges to sign, no promises to make to anyone.

We are not connected with any political, religious, or law

enforcement groups, and are under no surveillance at any

time. Anyone may join us regardless of age, race, sexual

identity, creed, religion, or lack of religion.


We are not interested in what or how much you used or who

your connections were, what you have done in the past, how

much or how little you have, but only in what you want to do

about your problem and how we can help. The newcomer is

the most important person at any meeting, because we can

only keep what we have by giving it away. We have learned

from our group experience that those who keep coming to our

meetings regularly stay clean.


Reprinted from the Little White Booklet, Narcotics Anonymous.

© 1986 by Narcotics Anonymous World Services, Inc., PO Box 9999, Van Nuys, CA 91409

ISBN 0-912075-65-1 10/00