Recovery Literature

Literature used in group meetings and for personal use is called recovery literature. This may include books, pamphlets, leaflets, any form of multimedia, cards, films, and posters.

Nar-Anon and Narateen members are encouraged to write and submit recovery literature. A copyright release form, giving permission to NFGH, Inc. to edit and use these writings in any book or publication that may be produced, must accompany each submission. All material submitted with a signed release becomes the intellectual property of NFGH, Inc.

Material submitted by the fellowship is reviewed and edited by the World Service Literature Committee to ensure it follows Nar-Anon’s traditions and principles. In keeping with the spirit of our program, the name of any individual member does not appear in the title of Nar-Anon or Narateen material, nor is authorship acknowledged. All published material is the sole property of NFGH, Inc.


You can find more information regarding the approval process for Nar-Anon literature in the Nar-Anon Recovery Literature and Service Materials section of The NFG Guide to World Services (GWS), pages 24-27.

Currently the World Service Literature Committee is collecting writings on the Twelve Traditions and Twelve Concepts of Service for the Nar-Anon 36. We are asking members to write text or share personal real-life stories pertaining to the traditions and concepts. Ideas can be found in the Literature Writing Guidelines pamphlet.

The fellowship benefits from writings by its members. If you are inspired and would like to share your experience, strength, and hope, we would love to hear from you.

Submitting Your Writings

Literature is welcome from all Nar-Anon and Narateen members. Follow these steps to submit writings to the Literature Committee.

  1. Read the guidelines for writing and submitting literature here
  2. Download, print, and sign the copyright release form here
  3. Submit your writing and copyright release form to