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Welcome to Reaching Out

Welcome to Reaching Out!  Whether you are an NA member, a professional who works with recovering addicts, an incarcerated member or a member who provides Hospital and Institution service, this NA World Services newsletter may be a resource for you. Reaching Out in its design helps incarcerated addicts connect to the NA program of recovery, enhances H&I efforts and offers experience from members who successfully transitioned from the ‘inside’ to be productive members of society. The section “From the Inside” is filled with letters and artwork from incarcerated addicts who share their experience, strength and hope as they find and maintain recovery from addiction through NA. “From the Outside” section features stories from members who are living drug free in the community and have previously been incarcerated. Often, there is artwork from members on the ‘outside’. Additionally, this section offers experience from H&I members who value and are deeply committed to carrying the NA message of recovery to addicts who are unable to attend regular NA community meetings. These letters are inspirational for many as they offer hope for a new way to live and they provide evidence of the efficacy of the NA program for any reader.

Issues of Reaching Out (in PDF Format)


January - EnglishPortuguese (Brazil) | Spanish

April - EnglishPortuguese (Brazil) | Spanish


October - EnglishPortuguese (Brazil) | Spanish

July: EnglishPortuguese (Brazil) | Spanish

April: EnglishPortuguese (Brazil) | Spanish

January: EnglishPortuguese (Brazil) | Spanish


January: English Portuguese (Brazil) | Spanish

April - EnglishPortuguese (Brazil) | Spanish

July - English | Portuguese (Brazil) | Spanish

October - EnglishPortuguese (Brazil) | Spanish


January: English | Portuguese (Brazil) | Spanish

April - English | Portuguese (Brazil) | Spanish

July - EnglishPortuguese (Brazil) | Spanish

October - EnglishPortuguese (Brazil) | Spanish


January: EnglishPortuguese (Brazil) | Spanish

April:  EnglishPortuguese (Brazil) | Spanish

July: EnglishPortuguese (Brazil) | Spanish

October: EnglishPortuguese (BRazil) | Spanish


January: English Portuguese (Brazil) | Spanish

April: EnglishPortuguese (Brazil) | Spanish

July: EnglishPortuguese (Brazil) | Spanish

October: EnglishPortuguese (Brazil) | Spanish


January:  English | Portuguese (Brazil) | Spanish

April: English Portuguese (Brazil) |Spanish

July: EnglishPortuguese (Brazil) | Spanish

October: EnglishPortuguese (Brazil) | Spanish


October: English | Portuguese (Brazil)Spanish

July: English | Portuguese (Brazil)Spanish

April: English | Portuguese (Brazil)Spanish

January: English | Portuguese (Brazil)Spanish


October: English | Portuguese (Brazil)Spanish

July: English | Portuguese (Brazil)Spanish

January 2012April 2012


October 2011 | July 2011 | April 2011 |   January 2011

Older issues can be found in the Reaching Out Archives.


Buy your own subscription to the English Reaching Out for only $38.05 a year. 20 copies will be mailed to you in January, April, July, and October. H&I committees may find this booklet beneficial for their efforts in the jail system and interaction with professionals who work with inmates. You can order this subscription through our online shopping cart here.

Paper copies  (English only) are free for addicts who will be incarcerated for more than 6 months – Click here to download the order form.

Electronic subscriptions are free – the new issue of Reaching Out will be emailed to you four times a year. Click here to sign up.


We encourage written contributions for Reaching Out from members and H&I subcommittees. Please consider that we are more likely to publish articles that focus on how NA has helped an individual to recover while incarcerated, rather than those that concentrate on the horrors of addiction. Thank you for helping us carry our message of hope!

For help writing your story, download a Reaching Out contributor worksheet here

Send your stories or subscription forms to: 

Reaching Out; NAWS, PO Box 9999; Van Nuys, CA 91409-9999; USA, or to

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