Service Guides

The Nar-Anon Family Groups’ Guide to Local Services is for fellowship members who have found the personal growth and continuous recovery that comes from taking an active role in the Nar-Anon program. The NFG Guide to Local Services can serve as a vehicle to the many ways Nar-Anon members can be of service to the fellowship. Service is a wonderful way to give back to the program for the peace and serenity members receive when using the tools of Nar-Anon.

While Tradition Nine states in part, “Our groups as such, ought never to be organized,” it does suggest that an orderly structure and reasonable procedures will make it possible for Nar-Anon to carry the message with maximum effectiveness.

This guide is a resource to those in every country committing themselves to providing services necessary to carry the message to the families and friends of addicts. Parts of it may prove to be inappropriate for use because of geography, national/provincial law, cultural differences, or the developmental state of a particular Nar-Anon community. If this is the case, certain adjustments may be made to this guide to meet the needs of the group, provided these adjustments are consistent with Nar-Anon’s Principles, and authorization has been obtained from the Nar-Anon World Service Office. For further information concerning local adjustments to the NFG Guide to Local Services, contact Nar-Anon WSO.

Service Literature

Guidelines for Healthy Meetings (S-303) PDF | Purchase

Sample Format for Nar-Anon Meetings (S-304) PDF | Purchase

Group Conscience and Business Meetings (S-305) PDF | Purchase

Let's Talk About Anonymity (S-307) PDF | Purchase

Appropriate Sharing & Crosstalk (S-308) PDF | Purchase

Nar-Anon Group Inventory (S-316) PDF | Purchase

Newsletter Handbook (S-317) PDF

Website Handbook (S-318) PDF

Sample Format for Beginner Meetings (S-319) PDF | Purchase

Facilitating a Narateen Group (S-330) PDF | Purchase

Sample Format for Narateen Meetings (S-331) PDF

Narateen Safety Guidelines (S-332) PDF

Narateen Facilitator Registration Form (S-333) PDF