Public Information For Professionals
See also: NA & Mutual Aid
Does your work bring you into contact with using addicts?
Would you like to know more about NA?
If the answer to either of these questions is yes, then the Glasgow & West Coast Public Information Committee is eager to hear from you. The Public Information Committee is entrusted with increasing the awareness and effectiveness of NA among the general public and professionals whose work brings them into contact with addicts in Glasgow & West Coast Area.
Narcotics Anonymous values the building of relationships with any professionals working with addicts, for example national and local government, the helping professions, and public, private and voluntary organisations which have direct contact with addicts, their families and friends. We maintain successful relationships with many such bodies through regular dialogue.
Our experience shows that we have many non-addict friends who can act as advocates for NA. Our Public Information Commitee cooperates with professionals and organisations by providing information about NA’s programme for recovery from addiction.
Some facts about NA:
NA was founded in 1953 in the USA and is one of the oldest organisation's 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 1000 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 140 meetings in treatment or detox units; more than 20 in hospitals, along with meetings in 13 young offender institutions & secure units and dozens of prisons.
NA exists in approximately 137 countries with over 67,000 weekly meetings taking place. Our literature is now translated into over 50 different languages.
You can read & download the leaflets below 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
For national enquiries please email UKPI: email@example.com
Or write to:
UK Public Information Committee, 202 City Road, London EC1V 2PH