The purpose of Regional Services is to support the Areas and Groups in their primary purpose, by linking them together within the Region. Regional Services assist Areas and Groups with topics of interest to their areas and encourage the growth of the fellowship through Area Support Group meetings, project driven workgroups and consensus based decision making.
If you're an addict, NA can help. "Narcotics Anonymous offers recovery to addicts around the world. We focus on the disease of addiction rather than any particular drug. Our message is broad enough to attract addicts from any social class or nationality. When new members come to meetings, our sole interest is in their desire for freedom from active addiction and how we can be of help." (It Works: How and Why, "Third Tradition")
Narcotics Anonymous is a global, community-based organization with a multi-lingual and multicultural membership. NA was founded in 1953, and our membership growth was minimal during our initial twenty years as an organization. Since the publication of our Basic Text in 1983, the number of members and meetings has increased dramatically. Today, NA members hold more than 58,000 meetings weekly in 131 countries.
Narcotics Anonymous sprang from the Alcoholics Anonymous Program of the late 1940s, with meetings first emerging in the Los Angeles area of California, USA, in the early Fifties. The NA program started as a small US movement that has grown into one of the world's oldest and largest organizations of its type.
Welcome to the online home of the NA World Services News. You will find all issues of the news since the last meeting of the World Service Conference. The News is translated into French, German, Portuguese, and Spanish. As the translated issues become available, they are posted on our site.
Starting an NA meeting can be relatively easy. NA meetings may vary greatly in structure and format, however, there is always one constant: They are started so that the NA message of recovery can be carried to the still-suffering addict in the most effective way-- addict to addict.
"If you're planning to go to a Narcotics Anonymous meeting for the first time, it might be nice to know what to expect. The information in this section is meant to give you an understanding of what happens in our meetings. The words we use and the way we act might be unfamiliar to you at first, but hopefully this information can help you get the most out of your first NA meeting...
Welcome to Reaching Out! Whether you are an NA member or a professional who works with recovering addicts, experiencing recovery on the inside or on the outside, this NA World Services newsletter could be a resource for you. Reaching Out is designed to help incarcerated addicts connect to the NA program and enhance H&I efforts....