Welcome to the Greensboro Area of Narcotics Anonymous
Greensboro, High Point, Burlington, Elon, Graham
Kernersville and Reidsville, NC
Narcotics Anonymous, an international, community-based association of recovering drug addicts,
provides peer support to other addicts who desire a drug-free outcome. We strive to cooperate with
professionals such as therapeutic communities and other organizations with similar goals. This paper
identifies key factors affecting NA's interactions with others, points out means by which professionals can
contact Narcotics Anonymous, long-established means of direct interaction between NA and
professionals, a number of strategies to facilitate client/resident introduction and entry into Narcotics
Anonymous, and a description of what clients will find when they attend NA meetings and meet NA
members. The paper addresses a number of areas where professionals may encounter difficulties in
relating with Narcotics Anonymous, and closes by identifying ways to resolve any problems that may
arise when interacting with NA.
Narcotics Anonymous is one of the world's oldest and largest associations of recovering drug addicts.
The NA approach to recovery from drug addiction is completely nonprofessional, relying on peer
support. We believe the NA program works as well as it does primarily because of the therapeutic value
of addicts helping other addicts. It is an ideal aftercare support network for clients who wish to pursue and
maintain a drug free outcome no matter where in the world where they live.
Reprinted from: NA.org Narcotics Anonymous: In Cooperation With Therapeutic Communities Worldwide