"Narcotics Anonymous, as a fellowship, is defined by its
principles. Our Twelve Steps detail our program for personal recovery. Our
Twelve Traditions relate experience that can help NA groups maintain their
unity. And our Twelve Concepts are guiding principles for our service structure.
The concepts summarize the hard-won experience of our fellowship’s first forty
years with such things as responsibility, authority, delegation, leadership,
accountability, spiritual guidance, participation, communication,
open-mindedness, fairness, and finances. The Twelve Concepts, together, help
ensure that our fellowship’s service structure remains forever devoted to
service, not government."
- Twelve Concepts for NA Service