“Membership in Narcotics Anonymous is not automatic when someone walks in the door or when a newcomer decides to stop using. The decision to become a part of our Fellowship rests with the individual. Any addict who has a desire to stop using can become a member of NA. We are addicts and our problem is addiction.
The choice of membership rests with the individual. We feel that the ideal state for our Fellowship exists when addicts can come freely and openly to an NA meeting, whenever and where ever they choose, and leave just as freely. We realize that recovery is a reality and that life without drugs is better then we ever imagined.”
– 3rd Tradition, Basic Text.