The Twelve Traditions of Narcotics
- Our common welfare should
come first; personal recovery depends on N.A. unity.
- For our group purpose there
is but one ultimate authority - a loving God as He may express Himself in
our group conscience. Our leaders are but trusted servants, they do not govern.
- The only requirement for
membership is a desire to stop using.
- Each group should be autonomous
except in matters affecting other groups or N.A. as a whole.
- Each group has but one
prinary purpose - to carry the message to the addict who still suffers.
- An N.A. group ought never
endorse, finance, or lend the N.A. name to any related facility or outside
enterprise, lest problems of money, property or prestige divert us from our
- Every N.A. group ought
to be fully self-supporting, declining outside contributions.
- Narcotics Anonymous should
remain forever nonprofessional, but our service centers may employ special
- N.A., as such, ought never
be organized, but we may create service boards or committees directly responsible
to those they serve.
- Narcotics Anonymous has
no opinion on outside issues; hence the N.A. name ought never be drawn into
- Our public relations policy
is based on attraction rather than promotion; we need always maintain personal
anonymity at the level of press, radio, and films.
- Anonymity is the spiritual
foundation of all our Traditions, ever reminding us to place principles before
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