INFORMATION FOR PROFESSIONALS AND OTHERS INTERESTED IN NA
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Although certain traditions guide its relations with other organizations, Narcotics Anonymous welcomes the cooperation of those in government, the clergy, treatment and healthcare professions, criminal justice organizations and private voluntary organizations. NA’s non addict friends have been instrumental in getting Narcotics Anonymous started in many countries and helping NA grow worldwide. NA strives to cooperate with others interested in Narcotics Anonymous. Our more common cooperation approaches are: providing contact information, disseminating recovery literature, and sharing information about recovery.
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 20 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. The first NA Meeting was held in Mumbai on the 8th September 1983 and meetings have steadily grown since. This NA meeting was also the first NA meeting in India region.
We offer recovery from the effects of addiction through working a twelve step program, including regular attendance at group meetings. The group atmosphere provides help from peers and offers an ongoing support network for addicts who wish to pursue and maintain a drug free lifestyle. Our name (Narcotics Anonymous) is not meant to imply a focus on any particular drug; NA’s approach makes no distinction between drugs, including alcohol.
Membership is free, and we have no affiliation with any organizations outside of NA including governments, religions, law enforcement groups, or medical and psychiatric associations. Through all of our service efforts and our cooperation with others seeking to help addicts, we strive to reach a day where every addict in the world has an opportunity to experience our message of recovery in his or her own language and culture.
Narcotics Anonymous values building relationships with those in government, the clergy, the helping professions, and private voluntary organizations. We believe that the maintenance of successful relationship involves ongoing dialogue and mutual communication. Our experience shows that we have many non-addict friends that can advocate for NA
NA Mumbai cooperates with professionals and organizations
NA Mumbai cooperates with professionals and organizations, by providing information about recovery through the NA Fellowship. Additionally, NA members are often available to make panel presentations in educational facilities, treatment centers and correctional facilities as well as other public venues. We also make Narcotics Anonymous literature available for sale to professionals and facilities.
NEED INFORMATION OR REQUEST A PRESENTAION?
If you would like to obtain more information about Narcotics Anonymous, would like to request a presentation be made to your organization, or to have an NA meeting be brought into your facility, please take a few moments to fill out our Online Request Form, or send an email to NA Mumbai Area PR Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about our program, we invite you to review some of the items described below.
This pamphlet provides information about local NA services that may be available such as public service announcements, phone lines, literature sales, and NA presentations for health fairs, schools and professional conferences.
This relied-upon booklet was recently revised to reflect members’ experiences with challenges such as mental health issues, chronic illness and pain, and supporting members with illnesses. It includes section summaries in the table of contents.
Our Twelve Traditions remind us that medication use is a member’s personal decision, and is an outside issue for NA groups. This piece is intended for groups as they consider this issue. It does not address members’ personal decisions, nor does it try to change members’ opinions about medication. Groups are often better able to carry the message and welcome everyone when members come together to discuss this issue.
In this pamphlet, we offer some suggestions and a basic plan of action to help recovering addicts in the transition from treatment, to continuing recovery in Narcotics Anonymous.
This pamphlet was developed by young members of Narcotics Anonymous to illustrate the fact that young addicts around the world, speaking many different languages, are getting and staying clean in NA.
This pamphlet is intended for professionals who prescribe medication to treat drug addiction. The service pamphlet NA Groups and Medication listed in the pamphlet contains a broader discussion of NA members and other medications.