Narcotics Anonymous 6th Edition, Kindle Edition Highlight, take notes, and search in the book; Length: pages; Word Wise: Enabled; Enhanced. Narcotics Anonymous (NA) describes itself as a “nonprofit fellowship or society of men and . The Basic Text called Narcotics Anonymous is divided into two books . .. NA groups who use a self-produced version of the Basic Text that has come to be known as the Baby Blue which is basically the Third Edition, Revised Basic . 1 Oct the first changes to our book in two decades. It was approved All manuscripts submitted become the property of Narcotics Anonymous World.

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During the meeting, some groups allot time for NA-related announcements, and many meetings set aside time to recognize “anniversaries” or “birthdays” of clean time. There is a new preface but the original preface will be called “preface to the 1st edition”. Like other longitudinal studies, it shows a strong correlation between step attendance and being both clean from drugs and sober from alcohol: All pages are intact, and the cover is intact.

Each Group elects any number of leaders, or “trusted servants”, to serve the needs of the Group they made include: It was decided that the book would use the Little White Book as its outline, filling in and expanding on the subjects discussed in that text. According to the Basic Text, Narcotics Anonymous “has no opinion on outside issues”, including those of politicsscience or medicineand does not endorse any outside organization or institution.

In particular, the make-up and process of creating an NA text was a contentious period for the fellowship. This is achieved through annual or biannual Zonal Forum meetings together with development visits to NA groups and members in other countries. Individuals can also be compelled to attend by courts or rehab programs. World Service Office, Inc. Although the Yellow Booklet, Little White Booklet, and Little White Book were used in the s and s, many people desired to have a more detailed book on recovery, paralleling the “Big Book” of Alcoholics Anonymous.


Individual drug counseling was based on the step philosophy. Some Groups have more frequent meetings but are considered to be part of a single Group.

This is the 2nd gook of the Basic Text of Narcotics Anonymous. Zonal forums are an important part of the growth of NA in some of narcoyics most populous and remote parts of the world. Alcoholics Anonymous was the first step program, and through it many with drug and drinking problems found sobriety.

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I will send an up Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse. This service conference has the executive right to make decisions for ble entire NA Fellowship. This book is great for any collector or anyone wanting to know about gam Comparison of the ASIS meeting schedule over this time period. In the more recent months, [ when? By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

One addict helping another is an essential part of the NA program. While previous literature had been written by just a few addicts primarily by Jimmy Kinnonthe NA Basic Text was written as a massive collaboration between hundreds of people.

Regions also sometimes run Regional Service Offices which buy literature from the World Service Office and its branch offices for sale to Areas and Groups.

The spirit of anonymity is about placing “principles before personalities” and recognizing that no individual addict is superior to another, and that individual addicts do not recover without the fellowship or its spiritual principles.

Sources of abstinent social networks”. We made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others. Unfortunately, the process of creating and narcoitcs official NA literature has seen some of the most contentious periods of debate within the fellowship.



Retrieved March 5, Regular meetings, hosted by NA groups, are the basic unit of the NA fellowship. Members who attend the same meeting on a regular basis to establish a recovery network and reliable routine understand this to be their “Home Group”.

The membership survey showed the range from less than one year up to 54 years, with a mean average of 8. This section needs expansion.

Item in good condition. Financial information is publicly available on the NA website. Literature is also purchased from Group contributions and made available to new members. Payment should be received within It contained the 12 nxrcotics, and early drafts of several pieces that would later be included in subsequent literature. In some areas, the addict who is celebrating a “clean anniversary” will be able to have support group members read the readings for the meeting and he or she will have a speaker carry the NA message.

Additionally, there are basic, blur service positions at the group level to help the group perform its function: The NA message is hope: Because of the addition of so many new stories of NA member experiences, it is larger in size than all earlier editions.

History, Pharmacology, and Treatment. Retrieved June 15, Please see the photos narcotlcs.

In addition, many NA groups were not following the 12 traditions very closely which were quite new at the time.