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Michael Askew

Executive Director

Center For African American Recovery Development


Narcotics Anonymous

The Workshop will provide an overview of the Narcotics Anonymous Program. It will basically highlight a general discussion about the pathway as a whole. We will learn about the history of NA. We will explore the 12 Steps, 12 Traditions, 12 Concepts; the structure of NA; the HOW of the program, Why it works and many other different aspects of NA. We will also hold a mock NA meeting.

Michael Askew


Michael Askew is currently the Executive Director for Center for African American Recovery Development. He previously served as the Director of Recovery Advocacy for Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery since July 2017. Prior to that he served as the Manager of the Bridgeport Recovery Community Center (BRCC) since its inception in 2006.
Michael has been a recovery advocate since 1995 as Chairman of Friends of Recovery, Norwalk CT. He served on the State of Connecticut Dept of Mental Health and Addiction Services State Advisory Board from 2000 – 2007 supporting their Recovery Oriented System of Care. He was on the Board of the Police Activities League (PAL) in Norwalk, CT, and The Mid-Fairfield Aids Project. Michael is a committee member for Black Faces Black Voices, Washington, DC. He received a National Recognition in 2017, The Vernon Johnson Award at America Honors Recovery, Faces and Voices of Recovery, Washington DC. He recently was inducted into the 2020 CT Hall of Change as one of the “Great 8” recipients being recognized and memorialize as a former incarcerated person that made substantial contributions to Connecticut over the years.

Narcotics Anonymous: The Doorway to Recovery