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If you have found evidence, or have even a vague suspicion that someone close to you may have a drug problem, we know how you feel. We know well what it is like to be alone with this problem. We remember the feeling of panic, frustration, and desperation that resulted from this discovery. We in Nar-Anon have shared this experience too.
[Copyright 2009 NFGH Inc. Quoted from “To the Concerned Family Member or Friend” with permission.]

What is Nar-Anon?

Are you sick and tired of being sick and tired? Have you tried everything you can think of to change the addict and nothing seems to work? Don’t give up. There is hope. You are at a turning point. If you would like your life to be different, Nar-Anon can offer you a better way to live. You will meet people at Nar-Anon meetings who understand your frustration. Nar-Anon is a fellowship for families and friends of addicts whose lives have been or are being affected by someone else’s addiction.

The Nar-Anon Family Group is primarily for you who know or have known a feeling of desperation concerning the addiction problem of someone very near to you. When you come into the family group, you are no longer alone but among true friends who understand your problem as few others could. We will respect your confidence and anonymity, as we know you will respect ours. We hope to give you the assurance that no situation is too difficult and no unhappiness is too great to be overcome.
[ Copyright 2014 NFGH Inc. Quoted from “Nar-Anon Offers Hope” with permission.]


How can Nar-Anon help me?

Nar-Anon is intended for parents, spouses, children, siblings, and friends of addicts. Nar-Anon can provide new insights to help with our attitudes, behaviors, and emotions. We can regain our own sanity and well-being. We learn addiction is a family disease, and we need a recovery program too. In Nar-Anon we learn we are not responsible for another person’s addiction. Addicts need help and so do we. It can be a great relief to learn more effective ways of coping while gaining hope and peace of mind.
[ Copyright 2014 NFGH Inc. Quoted from “Nar-Anon Offers Hope” with permission.]


Nar-Anon's Mission Statement

The Nar-Anon Family Groups are a worldwide fellowship for those affected by someone else’s addiction. As a twelve step program, we offer our help by sharing our experience, strength, and hope.
[ Copyright 2014 NFGH Inc. Quoted from “The Nar-Anon Blue Booklet” with permission.]


More Information

The Northern California Region adheres to the principles established by Nar-Anon’s World Service which unites all local Nar-Anon groups world-wide. The complete principles are shown on the World Service website.

More information about Nar-Anon is on it's World Service website.

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