Narcotics Anonymous (NA)
is an international, community-based association of recovering
drug addicts with more than 31,000 weekly meetings in over 100
NA operates from the ground up. There are no leaders and every member, no matter how long they have being attending meetings, has an equal say in the fellowship. Each group is autonomous and decides for itself how it conducts meetings within the NA Traditions.
All groups must be self-supporting and a voluntary collection is held at the end of meetings to pay for rent, coffee, etc. Group decisions are made by holding a business meeting called a 'group conscience' on a regular basis.
Each member has a say at the conscience and can ask for a conscience to be held at any time but they are normally held once a month. Issues such as who sets up the meeting (secretary) and how the rent is paid are normally dealt with at these meetings.