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Public information for professionals

Does your work bring you into contact with using addicts?
Would you like to know more about NA, in order to tell them about us?
If so, the NA UK Public Information Committee is eager to hear from you!
We have been set up to increase awareness of the existence of NA, how it works and who it’s for, both amongst the public in general, and professionals in particular.

Some facts about NA:
NA was founded in 1953 in the USA and is one of the oldest organizations of its type in the world.

  • The first UK NA meeting was held in Chelsea in 1980. Narcotics Anonymous published its first full-length book, the ‘Basic Text’, in 1982 and since then the fellowship Worldwide has grown dramatically.
  • There are over 1200 weekly meetings within the community in the UK.  Our Hospitals and Institutions committees also run several hundred meetings and this number is growing rapidly. We have over 250 meetings in treatment or detox units; more than 50 in hospitals, along with meetings in 15 young offender institutions & secure units and dozens of prisons.
  • NA exists in approximately 144 countries with over 76,000 weekly meetings taking place. Our literature is now translated into over 56 different languages.

We would be happy to send you leaflets and local helpline numbers, for your own information and/or to pass on to your clients.
We can arrange a panel presentation, tailored to the requirements of your organisation, to explain how NA works and to answer your questions. (One month’s notice required).

For  local enquiries, please e-mail:
Or write to:
Sussex NA, PO Box 716, 88 Denmark Villas, Hove. BN3 3UG

For national enquiries , please email UKPI:
Or write to:
UK Public Information Committee, Suite B4, 2 Winkley Square, Preston