Overcoming drug habit

Recovering from substance addiction

Narcotics Anonymous (NA) is an international fellowship of recovering drug addicts who meet regularly to help each other drug clean. Started in 1953 under the inspiration of Alcoholics Anonymous, the movement is now active in over sixty countries with more than 25,000 weekly meetings. NA members have found that accepting that their addiction is a disease has helped them come to terms with it. They are encouraged to observe complete abstinence from all drugs.


The only realistic solution to the drug issue is to tackle it at the demand end, which is to educate people -- to address the issues of self-policing and taking care of one's own body.

Type Classification:
C: Cross-sectoral strategies