Members assisting the Media
If you have been asked to participate or represent Narcotics Anonymous in the media, or you are at a meeting and a reporter is asking questions, it is always best to seek support and refer them to your local Public Relations Committee who can help them, or support you in communications. Include any details here, and a local PR member will be in touch.
The primary purpose of our public relations efforts is to tell the story of Narcotics Anonymous and what our program offers to the still-suffering addict. Our practice of public anonymity is built on the spiritual foundation of all our traditions, ever reminding us to place principles before personalities. It Works: How and Why
Media and Public Relations
We have established public relations committees that assist local media and the professional community in obtaining accurate information about our fellowship.
Our public relations policy is based on attraction rather than promotion; we need always maintain personal anonymity at the level of press, radio, and films. Tradition Eleven.
We seek your continued support by presenting NA members:
- only by first name
- using no recognisable pictures
- without identifying them by a unique set of events or circumstances, and
- by respecting any attendee’s anonymity and privacy by not sharing with others what you hear.
The principle of anonymity encourages equality and a focus on the greater good of NA, rather than our own personal interest. Anonymity supports our ultimate goal of focusing on our primary purpose instead of our individual concerns.
The Narcotics Anonymous message is “that an addict, any addict, can stop using drugs, lose the desire to use and find a new way to live.”
We offer recovery from the effects of addiction through working a twelve-step program, including regular attendance at group meetings. The group atmosphere provides help from peers and offers an ongoing support network for addicts who wish to pursue and maintain a drug-free lifestyle.
The spiritual principles of our steps, traditions, and concepts guide us in pursuing our public relations aims and our efforts to enhance NA’s public image and reputation.