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What is the Narcotics Anonymous 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.”    Basic Text 6th edition chapter 2, p. 9