As of November 1st 2021 there were well over1000 weekly meetings taking place throughout England, Scotland and Wales. As we transition back to in person meetings, 470 of those meetings are still taking place online. (In person meetings can be found here and Online meetings can be found here ) Based on the number of meetings, the responses in the survey and attendance at our conventions we know there are many thousands of NA members leading drug free, productive and improved lives in the UK as a result of ongoing attendance at NA meetings.
The Narcotics Anonymous program has changed the lives of thousands of addicts not just in the UK but around the world.
In keeping with our principle of anonymity NA does not keep records of who attends our meetings however every few years we conduct an anonymous survey across England, Scotland and Wales, to try and get a better idea of the demographics of our meetings.
Our last completed survey took place online in 2020 and was based on 1416 respondents.
There is a link at the bottom of this page to the all info gleaned in that survey along with a downloadable graphical info sheet
Some notable figures from the 2020 survey:
Of the 1416 responses:
75.6% of respondents had been in active drug addiction for over 10 years before managing to stay clean through NA.
Of respondents with over a years continuous abstinence from drugs
94% said the quality of their life had improved.
70% said their housing situation was better.
81% had improved family relationships.
84% had better social connectedness.
64% of all respondents were employed, a further 9% were in education or retired, 22 % were unemployed (inclusive of 13% because of sick or disability).
The respondents gender were 54.3% male, 42.2% female, 1.3% non binary.
46% of those who responded said they had not relapsed on drugs since first coming to NA.
37.2% of respondents had between 1 and 10 years of total abstinence from all drugs, 19.8% had less than a year, 6.5 % were still taking drugs and 35.4% had in excess of 10 years total abstinence.
Of respondents who had a criminal conviction prior to attending NA (53.5%) over 88% stated they had no further convictions since attending NA meetings.
Full Survey Links:
Our 2020 Survey can be viewed and downloaded here 2020 Survey
The complete 2020 survey data is available here 2020 Survey Data.