Quick Questions about Nar-Anon
What is Nar-Anon?
Nar-Anon is worldwide fellowship for those affected by someone else’s addiction. As a Twelve-Step Programme, we offer our help by sharing our experience, strength, and hope. Nar-Anon's program of recovery is adapted from Narcotics Anonymous and uses Nar-Anon's Twelve Steps, Twelve Traditions, and Twelve Concepts of Service.
Who are the members?
Nar-Anon members are relatives and friends who are concerned about the addiction or drug problem of another. The only requirement for membership is that there is a problem of addiction in a relative or friend.
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 experience, strength, and hope at meetings. The meetings are usually held at locations such as treatment centers, hospitals, churches, community centers, or local twelve-step clubs.
Nar-Anon is a twelve-step programme designed to help relatives and friends of addicts recover from the effects of coping with an addicted relative or friend. Nar-Anon's program of recovery uses Nar-Anon's Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions. The only requirement to be a member and attend Nar-Anon meetings is that there is a problem of drugs or addiction in a relative or friend. Nar-Anon is not affiliated with any other organization or outside entity.
Nar-Anon Groups hold meetings in the UK, Ireland, United States, Canada, and several other countries worldwide.
To locate a Nar-Anon group here in the UK, go to Find A Meeting.
What if there is no Nar-Anon Group in your area?
If there is no Nar-Anon Family Group in your community, you may start one. Go to the 'Start A Meeting' page.
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 of friend. Nar-Anon is not affiliated with any other organization or outside entity.
What Does It Cost?
Nar-Anon has no dues and 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?
Literature and other materials are available at our meetings. Nar-Anon publications are based upon the shared experience of our membership and their application of Nar-Anon's principles to their lives.
Is Professional Help Available?
Nar-Anon is a non-professional fellowship 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 programmes, and other organizations, but does not affiliate with or recommend them.