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Narcotics Anonymous

Narcotics Anonymous (NA) is a nonprofit, community-based organization for recovering drug addicts. It is a 12-step recovery organization modeled after Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) that emerged in the early 1950s in Los Angeles, California.

The organization originally started as a small U.S. organization and grew fairly slowly and erratically. In the 1960s there was a decline in the program; however, in 1972, the organization opened its World Service Office in southern California, uniting the organization. The organization has since grown into one of the world's oldest and largest organizations of its kind. It is currently the second largest 12-step organization.

NA describes addiction as a progressive disease without a cure that affects an addict's entire life: physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually. NA suggests recovery is possible through their ...

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