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					Nar-Anon
British Columbia
GROUP MEETINGS

ABBOTSFORD                                        BURNABY
Thursdays, 7:30 - 9:00 p.m.                       Fridays, 7:30 - 9:00 p.m.
1790 Gladwin Road, #103                           South Burnaby United Church
(corner of Gladwin and Venture                    7591 Gray Ave (@ Rumble)
next to Abby Florist)                             (Church basement)

COURTNAY                                          NANAIMO
Wednesdays, 7:30 - 9:00 p.m.                      Thursdays, 7:30 - 9:00 p.m.
Upper Island Women’s                              St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Ch.
Native Ancestry Bldg.                             4235 Departure Bay Rd.
1850 Cliffe Avenue                                Contact Kate 250-390-1216
Contact Rene 250-334-2392

NEW WESTMINSTER                                   NORTH VANCOUVER
Mondays, 7:30 - 8:30 p.m.                         Sundays, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
327 - Eighth Street                               Tuesdays, 7:30 - 9:00 p.m.
(group room)                                      The Alano Club
                                                  176 East 2nd Street

POWELL RIVER                                      RIDGE MEADOWS
Tuesdays, 7:30 - 8:30 p.m.                        Tuesdays, 7:30 - 9:00 p.m.
The Alano Club                                    The Lion’s Den
Arbutus Street                                    12479 Harris Rd.

SURREY                                            VANCOUVER
Tuesdays, 7:30 - 8:30 p.m.                        Sundays, 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Bethany-Newton United Ch.                         St. Paul’s Anglican Church (West End)
14853 60th Avenue                                 1130 Jervis (chapel entrance at rear
                                                  of church)
                                                  Fridays, 7:30 - 9:00 p.m.
VICTORIA                                          YWCA, 535 Hornby (Downtown)
Mondays, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.                         4th Floor Room 411
Pathways Bldg, 5500 Hamsterly                     www.wix.com/naranonvancouver/home
Tuesdays, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
The Alano Club, 1402 Broad Street                 Greater Vancouver Nar-Anon
Victoria Nar-Anon Contact: 250-704-2801           www.members.shaw.ca/naranon
                                                  P.O. Box 38734, 126 W. 3rd Street
Updated: June 2010                                North Vancouver, BC V7M 3N1
Nar-Anon World Service Office: www.nar-anon.org   Phone Line: 604-878-8844
Nar-Anon's Purpose
Nar-Anon is a twelve-step program designed to help relatives and friends of addicts recover from the effects of
living with an addicted relative or friend. Nar-Anon's program of recovery uses Nar-Anon's Twelve Steps and
Twelve Traditions. The only requirement to be a member and attend Nar-Anon meetings is that there is a problem
of drugs or addiction in a relative or friend. Nar-Anon is not affiliated with any other organization or outside entity.

What is Nar-Anon?
Nar-Anon members are relatives and friends who are concerned about the addiction or drug problem of another.
Nar-Anon’s program of recovery is adapted from Narcotics Anonymous and uses Nar-Anon's Twelve Steps,
Twelve Traditions, and Twelve Concepts.

What is a Nar-Anon Family Group?
The Nar-Anon Family Group is for those who know or have known a feeling of desperation due to the addiction
problem of someone close to them. Nar-Anon members share their experiences, strength, and hope at weekly
meetings. The meetings are usually held at locations such as treatment centers, hospitals, churches, community
centers, or local twelve-step clubs.

How Do I Join Nar-Anon?
Joining is easy; just attend a meeting. There are no dues or fees. The only requirement for membership is that
there is a problem of addiction in a relative or friend. Nar-Anon is not affiliated with any other organization or
outside entity.

What Does It Cost?
Nar-Anon has no dues or fees. Each group is self-supporting and collects donations that are used for local
expenses such as room rent and supplies. Group and member donations support the Nar-Anon World Service
Office.

Is Literature Available?
Nar-Anon publications are based upon the shared experience of our membership and their application of Nar-
Anon's principles to their lives.

Is Professional Help Available?
Nar-Anon is a non-professional fellowship whose members share their experience, strength, and hope to solve
their common problems. We have learned to avoid standing in the way of the addict’s recovery. Nar-Anon is not a
replacement for and does not provide professional treatment. Nar-Anon does cooperate with Narcotics
Anonymous, recovery programs, and other organizations, but does not affiliate with or recommend them. For
further information about Nar-Anon, please see the Nar-Anon Fact Sheet (or visit the website at www.nar-
anon.org).

                                                      “Beware”

Regarding Violence: It is our responsibility to keep ourselves and our children physically and legally safe.

Physically Safe: Although we often hear it said in the program not to make any decisions until you’ve been in
the program for at least six (6) months, this does not apply if a situation is abusive or violent. Many drugs have
side effects of violent behaviour. Have a plan–a way to get out of the house, car keys and emergency money
always with you, a neighbor’s house to run to, a relative or friend to stay with, a decision to call 911–a plan that
works for you and your children.

Legally Safe: Drugs are illegal. Covering drug activity of others is also illegal and can have serious legal
consequences for ourselves and our custory of our minor children.


SUPPORT GROUPS MEET TO:
-LEARN THAT DRUG ABUSE EFFECTS EVERYONE
-FOCUS ON OURSELVES NOT THE ADDICT
-LEARN EFFECTIVE WAYS OF LIVING WITH THE PROBLEM
-SHARE EXPERIENCE, STENGTH AND HOPE

				
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