Nar-Anon Mission Statement
The Nar-Anon Family Groups are a worldwide fellowship for those affected by someone else's addiction. As a twelve-step program, we offer our help by sharing our experience, strength and hope.
_Q. What is Nar-Anon?
A. Nar-Anon Family Group members are relatives and friends who are concerned about the addiction or drug problem of another. Nar-Anon's progream of recovery is adapted for Narcotics Anonymous and uses Nar-Anon's Twelve Steps, Twelve Traditions, and Twelve Concepts.
Q. What is a Nar-Anon Family Group?
A. 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 weekly meetings. These meetings last about one hour.
Q. How do I join Nar-Anon?
A. 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 with any other organization or outside entity.
Q. What does it cost to be a member?
A. Nar-Anon has not 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.
Q. Is literature available?
A. Nar-Anon publications are based upon the shared experience of our membership and their application of Nar-Anon's principles to their lives. When you attend a Nar-Anon Family Group meeting, you will find a variety of information that will help you navigate your personal situation. You will also find the invaluable experience of other local Nar-Anon members, who are always willing to share their experience strength, and hope to help you.
Q. Is professional help available?
A. The Nar-Anon Family Group 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 programs, and other organizations, but does not affiliate with or recommend them.
In Nar-Anon, we learn:
The Serenity Prayer
God, grant me the Serenity to accept
the things I cannot change
Courage to change the things I can
And the Wisdom to know the difference.
What We Can't Do Alone, We CAN Do Together
Let Go And Let God
Easy Does It
How Important Is It?
Live And Let Live
First Things First
Keep It Simple
One Day At A Time
Just For Today
Whose Problem Is It?
Misery Is Optional