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Public information for professionals


Does your work bring you into contact with using addicts?
Would you like to know more about NA, in order to tell them about us?
If so, the East Coast Local Service Committee is eager to hear from you!
We have been set up to increase awareness of the existence of NA, how it works and who it’s for, both amongst the public in general, and professionals in particular.


Some facts about NA:

NA was founded in 1953 in the USA and is one of the oldest organisations of its type in the world.

  • The first UK NA meeting was held in Chelsea in 1980. Narcotics Anonymous published its first full-length book, the ‘Basic Text’, in 1982 and since then the fellowship Worldwide has grown dramatically.

  • There are over 1200 weekly meetings within the community in the UK. Our 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 and secure units and dozens of prisons.

  • NA exists in approximately 141 countries with over 71,000 weekly meetings taking place. Our literature is now translated into over 56 different languages.

  • The Fellowship in the East Coast Scotland was founded over 27 years ago. It started off with 1 meeting a week and has grown to 25 meetings a week, a mixture of physical and online meetings. We now also have  Polish speaking meetings. 

  • This Area has meetings in Wick, Inverness, Elgin, Aberdeenshire and Aberdeen. There are many more meetings across the country and the world.

You can read and download the leaflets below for your own information and/or to pass on to your clients.
We can arrange a panel presentation tailored to the requirements of your organisation to explain how NA works and to answer your questions.
(One month’s notice required).


For local enquiries, please e-mail:

For national enquiries , please email UKPI:
Or write to:
UK Public Information Committee, Derby House, 12 Winckley Square, Preston PR1 3JJ

Our Literature For Professionals

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Downloadable Poster & Meeting LIST

East Coast Scotland
PR Poster 

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