"In Narcotics Anonymous, we are presented with a dilemma. When NA members identify themselves as "addicts and alcoholics," "cross-addicted, " or talk about living "clean and sober," the clarity of the NA message is blurred. To speak in this manner suggests that there are two diseases; that one drug is separate from the rest. Narcotics Anonymous makes no distinction between drugs. Our identification as addicts is all-inclusive, allowing us to concentrate on our similarities, not our differences"
As our Eleventh Tradition says, "Our public relations policy is based on attraction rather than promotion; we need always maintain personal anonymity at the level of press, radio and films." The primary purpose of our public relations effort is to tell the story of Narcotics Anonymous and what our program has to offer so that we may better reach the still suffering addict. We do not disclose our last names in the media as identifiable members of Narcotics Anonymous. If members of the press approach you, please direct them to the Registration Table or the Convention Chairperson