The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop suffering from heroin addiction. There are no dues or fees for HA membership. HA is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy and neither endorses nor opposes any causes. Their primary purpose is to stay sober and help other heroin addicts to achieve sobriety.
Heroin Anonymous is concerned solely with the personal recovery and continued sobriety of heroin addicts who turn to them for help. They do not provide drug counseling, medical or psychiatric treatment, chemical dependency treatment, or therapy of any form. Their members consist of individuals who have found a better way of life. They have recovered from their heroin addiction and simply wish to offer help to those who suffer. They are fully self-supporting, they accept voluntary contributions from their members for their expenses, and they respectfully decline outside contributions. Their program of recovery was adapted from the program developed by Alcoholics Anonymous in 1935. They apply the Twelve Steps as done in AA (although they are not affiliated with Alcoholics Anonymous), which involves one heroin addict helping another to achieve freedom from their heroin addiction.
In their Fellowship you will see one heroin addict helping another, freely passing on their experience to the next person who is desperately searching for an answer to their own heroin addiction.