HISTORY OF HEROIN ANONYMOUS
Paul F, a sober heroin addict,
in AA, received a
phone call on July 26, 2004 from Mike S, a fellow heroin addict.
Mike asked Paul, "How come there is
no Heroin Anonymous?"
At that moment
it was decided to start HA so we heroin addicts could have our own
fellowship where we could be with
others who truly understood our experience with
On July 28, 2004, Paul
and Mike located a place for a meeting and began distributing fliers
to all of the heroin addicts they knew in the other 12 step
fellowships. They found several sober heroin addicts who were
enthusiastic about having their own program.
The first HA meeting was
held on Thursday, August 12, 2004 at the Hope House, a half-way
house for alcoholics and addicts, at 316 N. 11th Way in
Phoenix, Arizona. Present
were Paul F, Mike S, Nancy R, Tom M, David T, Rebekah B and Mark T.
In that first meeting, Paul F was elected as the
Literature Chairperson and he began writing pamphlets and meeting
formats for our fellowship. In no
time, more and more HA meetings were being
started and Phoenix HA Intergroup was formed on November 11, 2004.
you would like to start a meeting in your area, send us your mailing
address and we will mail you a
start up kit at no cost. We want all heroin
addicts who have a desire to recover to know that you are
not alone and there are other heroin addicts
who have found a way to recover from heroin addiction.
Anonymous World Services, Inc.
5025 N. Central Avenue - #587
Phoenix, AZ 85012