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A History of the Basic Text of Narcotics Anonymous – Dawn Farm Education Series

April 28, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Reception/meet-and-greet preceding presentation from 6:30 to 7:30 pm. 

Location: St. Joseph Mercy Michigan Heart and Vascular Institute auditorium, 5325 Elliott Drive, Ypsilanti Michigan 48197. Park in parking area “M”. 

Please click here to access the main Education Series information page.



“Many of us have never known recovery

without the Basic Text” Narcotics Anonymous, 6th ed., p. xvii.


Few people know or understand how the Basic Text of Narcotics Anonymous (NA) was written.  This story is of interest for both members of NA and those who care about the history of recovery.  This is a story of determination, purposeful inclusion, consensus-based decision making, sacrifice and service that will inspire anyone who cares about recovery.  Preserving this story will deepen one’s appreciation for the Basic Text and inspire those who learn of its creation.


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Handouts will be posted around the presentation date. 


Related Reading Suggestions:

Narcotics Anonymous web site

The Basic Text of Narcotics Anonymous, 6th Edition


About the presenter:


Chris Budnick, MSW, LCSW, LCAS, CCS; Executive Director, Healing Transitions


Chris Budnick, MSW, LCSW, LCAS, CCS is the Executive Director at Healing Transitions and has been working in the addiction treatment and recovery field since 1993. Chris became a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor in 1998. He graduated from East Carolina University in 2000 with a Master of Social Work. He has been fully licensed as a Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist since 2001; a Licensed Clinical Social Worker since 2002; and a Clinical Certified Supervisor since 2003. He was an intern from 1999 to 2000 with Healing Transitions and has been employed with them since 2000.


Chris has been an Adjunct Instructor with the North Carolina State University Department of Social Work since 2002, and has served on their Advisory Board since 2003, serving as chair on two different occasions. He also serves on the Recovery Africa Board.


Chris has conducted training and presentations nationally and internationally. Some of his most rewarding work has been collaborating with Mr. William White and Mr. Boyd Pickard on the history of mutual aid recovery fellowships.


April 28, 2020
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Event Category:


Dawn Farm


St. Joseph Mercy Michigan Heart and Vascular Institute Auditorium
5325 Elliot Drive
Ypsilanti, MI 48197 United States
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