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.

 

Nar-Anon Is:

 

·         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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