At the Helpline we get enquiries from drug workers wanting meetings started in their facilities, which is great, but we have to remind them that these meetings can only be run by Recovering addicts for: 'The therapeutic value of one addict helping another is without parallel'. Thus the Committee must be made up entirely of recovering addicts.
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I had a random reflection while I was walking to work this morning and thought I'd share it. It's not particularly meaningful let alone prophetic, but I'll share it nonetheless.
Hi there, our local area is served by an ASC that is far away and as a consequence poorly attended by our local GSR's. We think a Local Service Committee meeting would help connect our meetings and allow us to connect/contribute better to Region. How do we go about starting a local LSC/ASC please?
Hi i have been an herion addict now for 10 yrs and recently went along to the 4 avalible NA meetings tht i can travel to, really just trying to see which one i felt was for me. I enjoyed myself at 3-4 and was looking forward to choosing which one would be my home meeting , all this happened bout one month ago , but since then my motivtion hs just run way and left me , im still mostly sticking to my script but not always .
With the introduction of a Whatsapp group all 45 Helpline volunteers feel much more part of a team. We help each other with enquiries, alerts and advice, even though we are dispersed around the island. Come join us on a weekly two hour shift. New Volunteers are always welcome. You must have a minimum of one year's cleantime, a phone (with whatsapp preferably), a computer with broadband in your home, and be registered on this website. Also needed is a good telephone manner & an understanding of the word commitment: Regular attendance is imperative (Illness and holidays aside).
Hi, I have been accused of breaking the traditions by a fellow, fellowship member. She claims that in my book where I have written down some catchphases that doe the rounds in addiction and recovery, although at no point is fellowships or NA even mentioned, not even slightly or suggestively, that I have broke the traditions. Below is the section, please can I have some clairty and feedback on the matter as I am sure I have done nothing wrong and this sort of bad mouthing etc that is circling our local rooms is putting me on the verge of quitting and possibly relapsing!
Hi, not sure who to contact about this but here goes anyway. i had a call tonight from a recovering addict (14 yrs). The chair of his home group admitted to relapsing last week and was still chair of the group this week. He felt this was wrong as it goes against tradition (?) He wanetd to contact a point of authority to report this.
I said that he might say soemthing in the meeting if he wanted to or he could speak to the GSR or another member of the comittee.
THE BELOW ONLINE MEETING FORMAT CAN ALSO BE ACCESSED AS A WORD DOCUENT WITH ACTIVE LINKS BY COPYING AND PASTING THE BELOW LINK INTO YOUR BROWSER:
“There is a spiritual principle of giving away what we have been given in Narcotics
Anonymous in order to keep it. ” [BT: Step 11 pg 49]
Hi I’m an Addict and my name is Steve (aka Chia Jen) and for the last 13 years I have lived in geographical isolation on a group of islands, The Outer Hebrides, 40 miles off the West Coast of Scotland.
I have searched through the forum.and can't find an answer, so I'm sorry if this has been asked.
I'm in Northern Ireland and can't find anywhere online to buy a one year keyring. Well I found one place but I don't want to pay in excess of $40 for postage from the states.
Any ideas where I can buy a keyring in the UK or a UK based company?
Update from WSC on Motions 1 to 14:
Motion 1: To approve the new Traditions book. 110-1-1-0; Passes.
Motion 2.a: Change in board size from up to 18 members to up to 15 members. Result: 104-8-0-0; Passes.
Motion 2b: remove the obligation for staggered terms. 106-6-0-0. Motion Passes.
2c: 2 lifetime terms rather than 2 consecutive terms 112 yes. Passes
Motion 3: IP on mental illness. Voting: 93-17-1-0; Motion passes.
Motion 4: Post minutes online. Result: 29-79-0-2; Fails.
Highlands & Islands Group of Narcotics Anonymous on-line Meetings have started a New Meeting
Thursdays 6:30 GMT Which is an Illness in Recovery topic discussion meeting. lasts for 60 minutes.
You can find details of how to join this meeting by going to the link on the Forum below
Thanks to everyone who makes these meetings possible I can't get to f2f meetings due to childcare and distance but didn't think I'd be able to manage online as I'm useless with technology however I gave it a go tonight and managed to do it so this is going to be a big help in hopefully being able to get clean
I am wondering is there any guidlines for multiple meetings. They have different meetings on different days at the same time in the same building.
I have been asked to help these groups because they have one GSR and one treasuer.
They they have three secretaries for three meetings.
I need this information by the 1st February 2016.
In Loving Service
I am the Public Information chair for Kent. We were given an email
The problem is we cannot get access to the email. A replacement password we have not received.
The email is being used to store information that we cannot access.
We need this rectified As soon as can be.
I.L.S Caroline Jhp.
2016 CAR and other WSC material is now available for download
user name: wsc2016
Greetings from NA World Services,
We have posted a lot of information to our website today. Many of you were also mailed copies of this material.
We have posted the 2016 Conference Agenda Report (CAR) at www.na.org/conference for free download and it is also available for sale at $15.00, including shipping, handling, and taxes. The order form for paper copies can be found on the Conference page. The online version is password protected; the user name is wsc2016, and the password is CP2016.
Region Accounts @ September 2015
Total Contributions £42,222.30
Total Expenditure £38,657.54
Total Steer'g Comm
Questions Re. Region Accounts
1, What is our current reserve and why is that not included in our Treasury report as a final reconciled balance in the spread sheets?
2, Why are the Steering Committees expenses not included as part of the Expenditure Sheet?
Ummm this link is direct from the Regional Service Committee info on the main web page?
"Website offsite links
This site has links to other Narcotics Anonymous websites. In the event we choose to link the UKNA website to other NA web pages, make sure that those pages do not link to any non-NA pages. We must keep our sixth tradition in mind and be careful not to provide an implied endorsement of any outside enterprise. "
(From the web coms own guidelines..)
Still no CAR yet for download and looking like it will be the end of November this time around (Available for purchase and dispatch @ $15.00 on the 25th ) however the order form is now available for download........
I would like to introduce myself as the new PI chair for Kent area.
I was ratified on Saturday 7th November 2015. At Maidstone ASC.
I am now looking forward to recovering addicts with substantial clean time, knowledge of the steps, has a sponsor, to come and join the Committee.
The first PI Comittee will be held on 5th December 2015 at 12 midday.
Trinity Foyer, 20 Church Street, Maidstone ME14 1LY, Kent.
In Loving Service.
Just one of the Bulletins done for the US fellowship NA Outreach Service Bulletin #1
WHAT IS OUTREACH
Most dictionary definitions of “outreach” describe it as:
to reach beyond, to surpass. In Narcotics Anonymous, we use
the term to describe an array of services designed specifically
to insure that any NA member, group, or meeting can
participate in the NA service structure and receive services
they so desire. The goals of outreach service are to assist
groups in solving problems that may impede their growth or
I've been reading Region minutes over the last year and can I please ask WTF is going on...........?
Now you may well ask what exactly has that question got to do with my recovery and the simple answer at 23 years clean would be very little......
What our national service body gets up to, in our name, that's us the membership and the groups, and with our money, does have a barring on our fellowship in the UK as a whole and in particular the still suffering addicts and newcomers whom we all, one hopes, aspire to serve in one way or another.