Our common welfare should come
first; personal progress for the greatest number depends on unity.
For our group purpose there is but
one authority - a loving God as He may express Himself in our group
conscience. Our leaders are but trusted servants; they do not govern.
The relatives of addicts, when
gathered for mutual aid, may call themselves a Nar-Anon Family Group,
provided that as a group, they have no other affiliation. The only
requirement for membership is that there be a problem of addiction in a
relative or friend.
Each group should be autonomous
except in matters affecting other Nar-Anon Family Groups, or N.A. as a
Each Nar-Anon family group has but
one purpose: to help families of addicts. We do this by practicing the
Twelve Steps of Nar-Anon ourselves, by encouraging and understanding our
addicted relatives, and by welcoming and giving comfort to families of
Our family groups ought never to
endorse, finance or lend our name to any outside enterprise, lest
problems of money, property and prestige divert us from our primary
spiritual aim; but although a separate entity, we should always
cooperate with Narcotics Anonymous.
Every group ought to be fully
self-supporting, declining outside contributions.
Nar-Anon Twelfth Step work should
remain forever non-professional, but our service centers may employ
Our groups, as such ought never to
be organized, but we may create service boards or committees directly
responsible to those they serve.
The Nar-Anon Family Groups have no
opinion on outside issues; hence our name ought never be drawn into
Our public relations policy is based
on attraction rather than promotion; we need always maintain anonymity
at the level of press, radio and films. We need guard with special care
the anonymity of all N.A. Members.
Anonymity is the spiritual
foundation of all our traditions, ever reminding us to place principles