N.A. (narcotics anonymous) was developed from sleep inducing wine (Alcohol anonymous – 12 step methods) in the middle of the year 1930. The inventor was Jimmy Kinon. Narcotics anonymous treatment method received institutional form in the year 1953. Later because of the popularity of the program the small institution turned into a large organization.
In the beginning of the year 1944, the founder of Alcohols Anonymous Bill Wilson developed a separate fellowship for the drug addicts. In the year 1947 NARCO (also called Addicts Anonymous) met weekly at the U.S. Public Health Service’s treatment center inside Lexington, Kentucky federal prison for 20 years. In 1948 a NARCO member started a short-lived fellowship also called “Narcotics Anonymous” in the New York Prison System in New York City.