Why Are We Here

Before coming to the Fellowship of Narcotics Anonymous, we could not manage our own lives. We could not live and enjoy life as other people do. We had to have something different and we thought we had found it in drugs. We placed their use ahead of the welfare of our families, our wives, husbands, and our children. We had to have drugs at all costs.
Most of us realized that in our addiction we were slowly committing suicide, but addiction is such a cunning enemy of life that we had lost the power to do anything about it. Our disease always resurfaced or continued to progress until in desperation, we sought help from each other in Narcotics Anonymous.
We suffer from a disease from which there is no known cure. It can, however, be arrested at some point, and recovery is then possible.

Want to Know More about the program of Narcotics Anonymous???

Narcotics Anonymous sprang from the Alcoholics Anonymous program of the late 1940's, with NA meetings first emerging in the Los Angeles area of California, US, in the early 1950's.  The NA program started as a small US organization that has grown into one of the world's oldest and largest international organizations of its type.  For many years, NA grew very slowly, spreading from Los Angeles to other major North American cities and Australia in the early 1970's.  Within a few years, groups had formed in Brazil,  Columbia, Germany, India, Ireland, Japan, New Zealand, and Great Britain.  In 1983, Narcotics Anonymous published its self-titled Basic Text book, which contributed to NA's tremendous growth; by year's end, NA had grown to have a presence in more than a dozen countries and had 2,966 meetings worldwide.

Today, Narcotics Anonymous is well established throughout much of North and South America, Europe, Australia, the Middle East, New Zealand, and Russia.  Groups and NA communities continue to grow and evolve throughout the Indian subcontinent, Africa, and Asia.  Today the organization is truly worldwide multilingual multicultural fellowship with over 70,000 weekly meetings in 144 countries.  Narcotics Anonymous books and information pamphlets are currently available in 55 languages, with translations in process for 16 languages.

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