Public Relations Sub-Committee

Narcotics Anonymous clearly states this message: “That an addict, any addict, can stop using drugs, lose the desire to use and find a new way to live.” In our relations with the public, we share this message broadly. As a result, 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. Therefore, 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 nurture relationships with those outside the fellowship. Finally, establishing and maintaining a commitment to these relationships helps us to further our primary purpose.

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.

Narcotics Anonymous Tradition Eleven, It Works: How and Why

The spiritual principles of our steps, traditions, and concepts guide our efforts. So we apply these principles in our public relations efforts to enhance NA’s public image and reputation. In addition to our service efforts, we live, as best we can, these principles in our daily affairs.