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This article is about the twelve-step program of Nar-Anon. For information about the unrelated substance abuse treatment program associated with the Church of Scientology, see Narconon.
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Nar-Anon is a twelve-step program for friends and family members of those who are affected by someone else's addiction. Nar-Anon is complementary to, but separate from, Narcotics Anonymous (NA), analogous to Al-Anon with respect to Alcoholics Anonymous; Nar-Anon's traditions state that it should "always cooperate with Narcotics Anonymous." Nar-Anon was originally founded by Alma B. in Studio City, California, but her initial attempt to launch the program failed.[1] The organization was later revived in 1968 in the Palos Verdes Peninsula by Robert Stewart Goodrich.[2] Nar-Anon filed Articles of Incorporation in 1971, and in 1986 established The Nar-Anon World Service Office (WSO) in Torrance, California.[1]

Narateens are members of the Nar-Anon fellowship and, as the name implies, is designed for members in their teens.[3]

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  1. ^ a b Schach, Jean Marie (1987). Impact of Nar-Anon Family Support Group upon family members of heroin addicts (M.S.W. thesis). California State University, Sacramento. OCLC 18126672. 
  2. ^ Bumbalo, JA; Young, DE (1973). "The self-help phenomenon". The American journal of nursing 73 (9): 1588–91. doi:10.2307/3422630. JSTOR 3422630. PMID 4489849. 
  3. ^ G, Jonnie. Nar-Anon Family Groups Retrieved 25 June 2014.  Missing or empty |title= (help)

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