Narcotics Anonymous UK

Helpline: 10.00am - midnight
0300 999 1212

For professionals

See also NA & Mutual Aid

Does your work bring you into contact with using addicts?

Would you like to know more about NA?

If the answer to either of these questions is yes, then the UK Public Information (UKPI) Committee is eager to hear from you. UKPI is entrusted with increasing the awareness and effectiveness of NA among the general public and professionals whose work brings them into contact with addicts in the UK.

Narcotics Anonymous values the building of relationships with any professionals working with addicts, for example national and local government, the helping professions, and public, private and voluntary organisations which have direct contact with addicts, their families and friends. We maintain successful relationships with many such bodies through regular dialogue.

Our experience shows that we have many non-addict friends who can act as advocates for NA. UKPI cooperates with professionals and organisations by providing information about NA’s programme for recovery from addiction.

We can arrange for NA members to make presentations in educational facilities, treatment centres and correctional facilities as well as other public venues.

If you have attended a Narcotics Anonymous presentation recently, could you please fill in a feedback form to help us with our presentations in future. To download it, right-click on this link and choose 'Save link as'
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Narcotics Anonymous literature is available for sale to professionals and facilities.

Some facts about NA in the UK:

  • NA was founded in 1953 in the USA and is one of the oldest organizations of its type in the world.
  • The first UK meeting was in Chelsea in 1980. Narcotics Anonymous published its first full-length book, the ‘Basic Text’, in 1982 and since then the fellowship has grown dramatically.
  • NA exists in approximately 129 countries with over 61,000 weekly meetings taking place.
  • There are over 1000 weekly meetings within the community in the UK. Hospitals and Institutions committees also run several hundred meetings and this number is growing rapidly.
  • We have over 140 meetings in treatment or detox units; more than 20 in hospitals, along with meetings in 13 young offender institutions & secure units and dozens of prisons.
  • The NA National Helpline handles over 10,000 telephone calls each year.


For enquiries please email UKPI:

UK Public Information Committee, 202 City Road, London EC1V 2PH