Narcotics Anonymous is a global, community-based organization with a multilingual and multicultural membership. NA was founded in 1953, and members hold nearly 76,000 meetings weekly in 143 countries today.
You may be feeling hopeless and afraid. You may think this program, like other things you have tried, will not work. Most of us felt like that when we first came to NA.
If you are not sure you’re an addict, don’t worry about it; just keep coming to our meetings. You will have all the time you need to make up your own mind. Allow yourself the time to listen to us share about what it has been like for us. Perhaps you will hear something that sounds familiar to you.
Our message is very simple: We have found a way to live without using drugs, and we are happy to share it with anyone for whom drugs are a problem.
(IP #22, 'Welcome to Narcotics Anonymous')