What is Nar-Anon?
Nar-Anon is a Twelve-Step mutual support program designed to help relatives and friends of addicts recover from the effects of living with an addicted relative or friend. Nar-Anon’s program of recovery is adapted from Narcotics Anonymous and uses Nar-Anon's Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions. 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.
· A WORLDWIDE FELLOWSHIP of relatives and friends of addicts who believe their lives have been affected by someone else’s addiction.
· A MUTUAL SUPPORT recovery program based on the Twelve Steps of Narcotics Anonymous (NA).
· A NON-PROFESSIONAL fellowship whose members share their experience, strength, and hope to solve their common problems.
· A recovery program with the ANONYMITY of all Nar-Anon and NA members protected.
· A SPIRITUAL program that is compatible with all religious beliefs or none.
· A program with the SINGLE PURPOSE of helping relatives and friends of addicts, whether the addict is still using or not.
· COMPATIBLE with professional treatment.
· FREE OF CHARGE and self-supported through member‘s voluntary contributions. There are no dues or fees for membership.
Nar-Anon Is Not:
· ALLIED with any sect, denomination, political entity, organization, or institution.
· INVOLVED in any outside issues, neither endorsing nor opposing any cause.
· AFFILIATED with NA, although Nar-Anon cooperates with NA.
· A RELIGIOUS organization, treatment center, counseling agency, or teaching program.
· CONDUCTED by professionals.
· A REPLACEMENT for professional treatment.
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