Newcomers are allowed to attend any meeting. 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.
If you are considering whether Nar-Anon is for you, you might consider reading these writings.
- Do you need Nar-Anon? – a questionnaire for parents, spouse, family or friends of addicts.
- Nar-Anon Offers Hope – Frequently Asked Questions about Nar-Anon
- What Can I Expect at a Meeting? – highlights what happens at Family Group Meetings.
Principles of Nar-Anon
The Principles of Nar-Anon are the basic building blocks that help our members find serenity, despite drug addiction in a loved one. They are found in the Twelve Steps, Twelve Traditions and the Twelve Concepts of Nar-Anon Service.
- The Twelve Steps lead us to examine our relationship with our inner self and our spiritual Higher Power.
- The Twelve Traditions focus our attention on our relationships with others- our spouses, partners or significant others, our family members, work associates and social circles, our Nar-Anon Family Groups and others.
- The Twelve Concepts ask us to consider giving service to others and to Nar-Anon as a whole. Service can be as simple as preparing the meeting room, or as complex as taking on a leadership role within the group, region or world. One part of our growth in the Nar-Anon program is to share the responsibilities of keeping the group and the program healthy and free from governance. Giving service is a means of giving back that which we have so freely been given. What have we been given, you may ask? We have been given the freedom to live in peace, with serenity and joy, despite the addiction problem of someone we love.
There is also a Member Stories page where members share what Nar-Anon has done for them.