NA in the community
Volunteer committees of NA members are formed to coordinate many services within the community. NA accepts no financial contributions from non-members, has no professional counselors and maintains no clinics or residential facilities. Below is a list of services that NA may offer.
Community Awareness Meetings may be conducted by NA members to inform the community of the existence of Narcotics Anonymous and its available services. Health Fairs and Conferences are events conducted by professional organizations at which NA may have a display booth and/or presents information at a workshop.
Presentations are often provided to churches, parole officers, judges, counselors, nurses, doctors, and schools, among others, for information purposes.
Public Service Announcements can provide information about NA distributed to the public via the media (press, radio,television, billboards, bus signs, and posters).
Phoneline Services may provide local meeting information and general information about NA.
Meeting Lists, which are locally produced schedules that contain times of and locations for meetings in the community are generally available.
Services to Hospitals & Institutions are provided by local committees through meetings/presentations to introduce those people attending to some of the basics of the Narcotics Anonymous program. They carry the NA message of recovery to addicts who do not have full access to regular NA meetings. Meetings or presentations are provided to hospitals, jails, addiction treatment facilities, detox centers, and other institutions.
Literature Services include a variety of books, booklets, pamphlets, audio and large-print editions. Narcotics Anonymous literature is published in English and several other languages.