Information about NA

We offer recovery from the effects of addiction through working a twelve-step program. Regular attendance of NA meetings and finding a sponsor are central to the program, and helps addicts attain and maintain a lifestyle of recovery. 

Our name, Narcotics Anonymous, is not meant to imply a focus on any particular drug: our approach makes no distinction between drugs, including alcohol. Membership is free, and we have no affiliation with any organizations outside of NA including governments, religions, law enforcement groups, or medical and psychiatric associations. 

Through all of our service efforts and our cooperation with others seeking to help addicts, we strive to reach a day when every addict in the world has an opportunity to experience our message of recovery in his or her own language and culture. 

Narcotics Anonymous provides survey information every 5 years available for download

This survey is an anonymous survey completed by NA members across South Africa.

NA Hospitals and Institutions Sub Committee

In South Africa, Narcotics Anonymous is well established and proven to be a viable solution to  recovery from drug addiction for thousands of members. NA has formed a number subcommittees to better work with Institutions and the larger community.

Hospitals and Institutions (H&I) Sub Committees arrange services for facilities whose patients or inmates cannot freely access Narcotics Anonymous meetings. These facilities include those accommodating correctional inmates, medical, psychiatric, rehabilitation and treatment facilities. NA members travel on a weekly or monthly basis to provide meetings at these facilities. There is no charge to this service and all our volunteers are NA members. 

The Hospital and Institutions Sub Committee services facilities across Gauteng, Kwazulu Natal and Western Cape. 

Examples of facilities include:

Correctional Service Facilities

Treatment Centres: Rehabs

Psychiatric Hospitals

Juvenile Institutions

Shelters