The questions below offer ways to begin—or continue—group inventory or discussion
focused on this Tradition.
1. How does creative freedom benefit NA groups? Narcotics Anonymous as a whole?
2. As groups, how do we know what affects other groups? How do our group decisions
affect the Fellowship as a whole?
3. What is the importance of communication in group conscience? How do we maintain
lines of communication and awareness of the needs of NA as a whole?
4. How are our group’s efforts to express personality directly related to carrying the
message? Do we ever try to be different for the sake of being different?
5. How can we exercise group autonomy in a way that contributes to NA unity?
6. When could our exercise of autonomy have a negative effect on other groups or NA as a
7. NA service bodies are directly responsible to the NA groups; keeping autonomy in mind,
what responsibilities or obligations do NA groups have to NA service bodies?
8. Why is the image of NA so important in the community? What part does each group play
in the overall reputation of NA as a whole? How does our group contribute to public
9. How does this Tradition help us understand anonymity? How does anonymity help us
understand this Tradition? How do we practice anonymity in terms of this Tradition?
10. Discuss any bridges between this Tradition and other Traditions. What do these bridges
teach us about our group?
11. What more can we do to bring the principles of this Tradition into our group efforts?
What could we do differently to better fulfill our primary purpose?