About Nar-Anon

What is Nar-Anon?

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. The only requirement for membership is that there be a problem of addiction in a relative or friend.

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 of Service.
 

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 the experiences, 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's Purpose

Nar-Anon is a twelve-step program 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 Meetings

Nar-Anon Groups hold meetings in the United States, Canada, and several other countries worldwide.
To locate a Nar-Anon group near you, use the "Meetings Searching Box" on the right side column of all pages of this site.
 

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.
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 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. 
For a description of available Nar-Anon literature, please visit the webstore by clicking here.
 

Is Professional Help Available?

Nar-Anon is a non-professional fellowship whose members share their experiences, 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, recover programs, and other organizations, but does not affiliate with or recommend them.