In New Zealand Narcotics Anonymous is known as “Aotearoa New Zealand” in recognition of the bicultural nature of New Zealand society. Maori people make up a slightly higher percentage of the New Zealand NA fellowship than in the population (NA Survey 2004). Additionally NA holds “common needs” meetings that support members who share a common need. We have Women’s, Men’s, Maori, Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender common needs meetings to support our membership.
Worldwide, Narcotics Anonymous continues to grow and develop in more countries with different cultures and religions. NA provides a viable path to recovery from active drug addiction in many countries worldwide despite significant differences in specific drug use, culture, religious background and economic status.
In 2013, there are nearly 67,000 weekly meetings in 139 countries. NA literature has been translated into 65 languages and there are almost 80 translation projects underway in 40 different languages.
Translation projects have been completed in languages including Arabic, Indonesian, Danish, Farsi, German, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Polish, Russian, Slovak, Swedish and Urdu.
NA is committed to continuing to provide translations of our literature and this can be ordered from NA World Services.