Our group experience suggests that the cohesion of Naranon depends on the fact that we hold to these traditions:
1st Our common welfare should come first: personal prosperity for as many as possible depends on the cohesion of Naranon.
2nd When it comes to team matters, there is only one authority – a loving God as He expresses himself in our group conscience. Our leaders are only trusted servants, they do not decide.
3rd When relatives of substance abusers are gathered to mutually help each other, they can call themselves a Naranon group, provided that the group has no affiliation. The only requirement for membership is that a family member or friend has a drug problem.
4th Each group should be autonomous except in matters affecting other Naranon groups or NA as a whole.
5th Each Naranon family group has but one purpose: to help addicts families. We do this by practicing NA 12 steps, to encourage and understand drug addict in our family and by bidding addiction’s family welcome and give them consolation and support.
6th Our Naranon family group should never give financial aid or loan Naranon name out into something akin purpose or foreign entity, so that the money, property and prestige divert us from our original spiritual goals. Although each group is a separate entity, we should always cooperate with NA.
7th Each group should fend for themselves financially, declining outside contributions.
8th Naranon twelve-step work should always remain non-professional but our service departments may employ special workers.
9th Our groups, as such, ought never be organized, but we may create service boards or committees directly responsible to those they serve.
10th Naranon family groups shall not address issues outside the community. Our name should never be drawn into public debate.
11th Our dissemination of Naranon is based more on attraction rather than agitation. When it comes to press, radio and TV should always maintain personal anonymity. Especially the NA members’ anonymity must be protected.
12th Anonymity is the spiritual foundation of all our traditions, which constantly reminds us that principles before personalities