Twelfth StepHaving had a spiritual awakening as a result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to addicts and to practice these principles in all of our affairs. Twelfth TraditionAnonymity is the spiritual foundation of all our traditions, ever reminding us to place principles before personalities. Twelfth ConceptIn keeping with the spiritual nature…


Eleventh StepWe sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out. Eleventh TraditionOur public relations policy is based on attraction rather than promotion: we need always maintain personal anonymity at the level…


Tenth StepWe continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it. Tenth TraditionNarcotics Anonymous has no opinion on outside issues; hence, the NA name ought never be drawn into public controversy. Tenth ConceptAny member of a service body can petition that body for the redress of a personal grievance, without fear…


Ninth StepWe made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others. Ninth TraditionNA, as such, ought never be organized, but we may create service boards or committees directly responsible to those they serve. Ninth ConceptAll elements of our service structure have the responsibility to carefully consider…


Eighth StepWe made a list of all people we had harmed and became willing to make amends to them all. Eighth TraditionNarcotics Anonymous should remain forever nonprofessional, but our service center may employ special workers. Eighth ConceptOur service structure depends on the integrity and effectiveness of our communications.


Seventh StepWe humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings. Seventh TraditionEvery NA group ought to be fully self-supporting, declining outside contributions. Seventh ConceptAll members of a service body bear substantial responsibility for that body’s decisions and should be allowed to fully participate in its decision-making processes.


Sixth StepWe were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character. Sixth TraditionAn NA group ought never endorse, finance, or lend the NA name to related facility or outside enterprise, lest problems of money, property or prestige divert us from our primary purpose. Sixth ConceptGroup conscience is the spiritual means by which…


Fifth StepWe admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs. Fifth TraditionEach group has but one primary purpose – to carry the message to the addict who still suffers. Fifth ConceptFor each responsibility assigned to the service structure, a single point of decision and accountability should be…


Fourth StepWe made a searching and fearless inventory of ourselves. Fourth TraditionEach group should be autonomous, except in matters affecting other groups or NA as a whole. Fourth ConceptEffective leadership is highly valued in Narcotics Anonymous. Leadership qualities should be carefully considered when selecting trusted servants.


Third StepWe made a decision to turn our will and lives over to the care of God, as we understood Him. Third TraditionThe only requirement for membership is a desire to stop using. Third ConceptThe NA groups delegate to the service structure the authority necessary to fulfill the responsibilities assigned to it.