What is Narcotics Anonymous?

Narcotics Anonymous is a global, community-based organization with a multilingual 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 67,000 meetings weekly in 131 countries. 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 when every addict in the world has an opportunity to experience our message of recovery in his or her own language and culture.

Narcotics Anonymous is an international, community-based association of recovering drug addicts with more than 67,000 weekly meetings in over 130 countries worldwide.


Information About NA 
This Resource page includes pamphlets about the history of NA, organizational philosophy, and membership demographics.

New to NA?
We have information and resources for addicts new in recovery.

Resources for Professionals
This Resource page includes information for professionals and free downloadable pamphlets.

Recovery Literature

You can view and download many of our information pamphlets and NA booklets in many languages.
Recovery Literature in English
Recovery Literature in other languages (Select a language)

What is the North Carolina Region of NA?

The North Carolina Region of NA is comprised of eight separate areas, the Crossroads Area, Down East Area, Greater Sandhills Area, Greensboro Area, NC Mountain area, Our Primary Purpose Area,Tar-Roanoke Area and Southern Piedmont Area. You can visit each of these sections on this site to see information about meetings and upcoming events for each area.

Areas Information

NA’s service structure locally is organized by Areas.

Click below to see which region of North Carolina you are in.

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