Linn Benton Lincoln Area of NA, includes Corvallis, Albany, Philomath, Lebanon, Newport, Lincoln City, Siletz, and more to be added

Meeting Schedules
Hospitals and Institutions
Activities &
upcoming events
Public Relations
Interesting Stuff
NA Clarity Statement
Facts About NA
Recovery Literature Online

Link to WSO NA Home Office Site

Link to Pacific Cascade Regional Websites
Links to Other Areas and Regions
48 "Musts" in our Literature
About Sponsorship
Traveling?  Click the graphic for nationwide meeting map


Public Relations Subcommittee

Public relations Subcommittee meets each month before the Area Service Meeting
also normally meets bi-monthly on the second Wednesday of the Month at the coast.

Public Relations Committee email click here


Public Relations Statement

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.”

Our relations with the public enable us to share this message broadly so that those who might benefit from our program of recovery can find us.

We perform public relations service to increase the awareness and credibility of the NA program. We share our message openly with the public at large, with prospective members, and with professionals. Maintaining an open, attractive attitude in these efforts helps us to create and improve relationships with those outside the fellowship. Establishing and maintaining a commitment to these relationships, can help us to further our primary purpose.

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. These principles apply to our community and service efforts as well as to the personal behavior and attitude of individual NA members.

Informing professionals and the Publicthe public

      The following statement can be used to inform the public about NA:


 Narcotics Anonymous is a global, community-based organization with a multi-lingual and multicultural membership. NA was founded in 1953, and our membership growth was minimal during our initial twenty years as an organization. Since the publication of our Basic Text in 1983, the number of members and meetings has increased dramatically. Today1, NA members hold more than 43,900 meetings weekly in 127 countries. 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.

Our name, Narcotics Anonymous, is not meant to imply a focus on any particular drug; NA’s 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.

                                                                                               As of March 2007.

NA and Public Relations


The principle of service, critical to the application of our Eleventh Tradition, is not a passive principle. To be of maximum service to the still-suffering addict, we must energetically seek to carry our message throughout our cities, towns, and villages. …We must take vigorous steps to make our program widely known. The better and broader our public relations, the better we will be able to serve.


                                                                    Tradition Eleven, It Works: How and Why


Link to web site disclaimer information click here