I Can’t, We Can


The Rochester area of Narcotics Anonymous warmly welcomes both addicts and non-addicts alike to our home page. This page’s purpose is intended to give vistors information about the Rochester area of NA, and Narcotics Anonymous in general.

Is NA for Me?

This is a question every potential member must answer for themselves. It may help to read some of our informational pamphlets, starting with “Am I an addict?” and “Welcome to NA”.

If you’re an addict, NA can help. If you live in Rochester, NY area you are cordially invited to attend one of our meetings. If not, the fellowship of Narcotics Anonymous offers meetings for addicts around the world. More information can be found at the World Services website.

“We focus on the disease of addiction rather than any particular drug.  Our message is broad enough to attract addicts from any social class or nationality. When new members come to meetings, our sole interest is in their desire for freedom from active addiction and how we can be of help.” (It Works: How and Why, “Third Tradition”)

If you’re planning on attending your first meeting, you may be interested in the Service Pamphlet, “An Introduction to NA Meetings.

Information for the Public

Note: This information is provided by Narcotics Anonymous World Services Inc. Their public relations website is here.

Narcotics Anonymous is a global, community-based organization with a multi-lingual and multicultural membership. NA was founded in 1953, and our membership growth was minimal during our initial twenty years as an organization. Since the publication of our Basic Text in 1983, the number of members and meetings has increased dramatically. Today, NA members hold more than 58,000 meetings weekly in 131 countries. We offer recovery from the effects of addiction through working a twelve-step program, including regular attendance at group meetings. The group atmosphere provides help from peers and offers an ongoing support network for addicts who wish to pursue and maintain a drug-free lifestyle. Our name, Narcotics Anonymous, is not meant to imply a focus on any particular drug; NA’s approach makes no distinction between drugs including alcohol. Membership is free, and we have no affiliation with any organizations outside of NA including governments, religions, law enforcement groups, or medical and psychiatric associations. Through all of our service efforts and our cooperation with others seeking to help addicts, we strive to reach a day when every addict in the world has an opportunity to experience our message of recovery in his or her own language and culture.

Membership Survey: Contains the results of a biennial survey of 17,492 NA members.

Information about NA: Includes facts about the history of NA, organizational philosophy, and membership demographics.

In Times of Illness: This relied-upon booklet was recently revised to reflect members’ experiences with challenges such as mental health issues, chronic illness and pain, and supporting members with illnesses. It includes section summaries in the table of contents.


Meeting List – List of meetings in the Rochester, NY area

Upcoming Activities – Stay connected! Bulletin of upcoming activities, and opportunities for fellowship.

Announcements – Announcements from the Rochester Area

Upcoming Anniversaries – Support these addicts! Come here them share, find out how NA works for them, and support them in their recovery.

Rochester Area Service Committee of NA – Site map for list of subcommittees & officers, bylaws, minutes, and forms.

Literature – Basic Text, Just for Today Reading, It Works How & Why, and Informational Pamphlets.

Disclaimer – Website disclaimer.