About Nar-Anon


What is Nar-Anon?
Nar-Anon members are relatives and friends who are concerned about the addiction or drug problem of another.  Nar-Anon’s program of recovery is adapted from Narcotics Anonymous and uses Nar-Anon’s Twelve Steps, Twelve Traditions, and Twelve Concepts.

What is a Nar-Anon Family Group?

The Nar-Anon Family Group is for those who know or have known a feeling of desperation due to the addiction problem of someone close to them. Nar-Anon members share their experiences, strength, and hope at weekly meetings. The meetings are usually held at locations such as treatment centers, hospitals, churches, community centers, or local twelve-step clubs.

What if there is no Nar-Anon Group in my area?

If there is no Nar-Anon Family Group in your community, you may start one.  Click here for more information.

How Do I Join Nar-Anon?

Joining is easy; just attend a meeting. There are no dues or fees. The only requirement for membership is that there is a problem of addiction in a relative or friend. Nar-Anon is not affiliated with any other organization or outside entity.

What Does It Cost?

Nar-Anon has no dues or fees.  Each group is self-supporting and collects donations that are used for local expenses such as room rent and supplies. Group and member donations support the Nar-Anon World Service Office.

Is Literature Available?

Nar-Anon publications are based upon the shared experience of our membership and their application of Nar-Anon’s principles to their lives. For a description of available Nar-Anon literature, click here.

Is Professional Help Available?

Nar-Anon is a non-professionalfellowship whose members share their experience, strength, and hope to solve their common problems. We have learned to avoid standing in the way of the addict’s recovery. Nar-Anon is not a replacement for and does not provide professional treatment. Nar-Anon does cooperate with Narcotics Anonymous, recovery programs, and other organizations, but does not affiliate with or recommend them. For further information about Nar-Anon and professional help,click here to download a fact sheet.

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