Basic Text Book

Since the first edition of Narcotics Anonymous, our Basic Text, was published, NA has grown and changed in countless ways. In many respects, the Basic Text has been instrumental in that evolution. There are more than 43,900 weekly NA meetings today; in 1982, the year the World Service Conference approved the Basic Text, there were about 2,700. Most places in the world did not offer an NA meeting every night of the week. In fact, most places didn’t offer a meeting any night of the week. Now NA is in 130 countries and we speak 65 languages. The Basic Text itself is translated into eighteen languages.1