WHAT IS NARANON

WHAT IS NARANON

 

 
Nar-Anon is a support group for the family and friends of addicts. We learn that the drug user’s illness affects the lives of everyone close to them; the parent, spouse, child, brother, sister, and friend and that Nar-Anon is a support group for us.

 

We use first names only, as this is an anonymous program. There are no charges or other obligations. Attendance is welcome without prior arrangement. You will not be urged to participate in the group discussion, but you may join in if you wish. We do understand how you feel.
 
Nar-Anon is a twelve-step program for friends and family members who have been affected by someone else's addiction. Nar-Anon is complementary to, but separate from, Narcotics Anonymous (NA), analogous to Al-Anon with respect to Alcoholics Anonymous; Nar-Anon's traditions state that it should "always cooperate with Narcotics Anonymous." Nar-Anon was originally founded by Alma B. in Studio City, California
 
The 12 Steps of Nar-Anon

Study of these Steps is essential to progress in the Nar-Anon program. The principles they embody are universal, applicable to everyone, whatever his personal creed. In Nar-Anon, we strive for an ever-deeper understanding of these Steps, and pray for the wisdom to apply them to our lives.

 

The 12 Traditions of Nar-Anon

These guidelines are the means of promoting harmony and growth in Nar-Anon groups and in the world-wide fellowship of Nar-Anon as a whole. Our group experience suggests that our unity depends upon our adherence to these Traditions.

 The Serenity Prayer

God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, 

The courage to change the things I can, 

And wisdom to know the difference.