The CAN area started first as a home group to the Southern Nevada Area in Las Vegas. It became an area in spring of 1989. “CAN” currently serves meetings, along the Colorado River, from: Bullhead City Arizona, Kingman, Arizona, and Lake Havasu City Arizona. The CAN Area is an active participant of Region 51 Service Committee of Narcotics Anonymous.
CAN Area of Narcotics Anonymous
P.O. Box 21085
Bullhead City, Arizona 86439 -1085
Helpline - 928-768-6467
Region 51 Helpline 888-495-3222
Narcotics Anonymous sprang from the Alcoholics Anonymous Program of the late 1940's, with NA meetings first emerging in the Los Angeles area of California, USA, in the early 1950's. The NA program started as a small US organization that has grown into one of the world's oldest and largest international organizations of it's type. For many years, NA grew very slowly, spreading from Los Angeles to other major North American cities and Australia in the early 1970's. Within a few years, groups had formed in Brazil, Colombia, Germany, India, the Irish Republic, Japan, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom. In 1983, Narcotics Anonymous published it's self-titled Basic Text book, which contributed to it's tremendous growth; by year's end, NA had grown to more than a dozen countries and had 2,966 meetings.
Today, Narcotics Anonymous is well established throughout much of North and South America, Western Europe, Australia, the Middle East, New Zealand, and Eastern Europe. Newly formed groups and NA communities can be found scattered throughout the Indian subcontinent, Africa, and East Asia. Today the organization is truly a worldwide multilingual multicultural fellowship with more than 67,000 weekly meeting in 139 countries ( as of May 2015 ). Narcotics Anonymous books and information pamphlets are currently available in 39 languages, with translations in process for 16 languages.