Information for Professionals
Local service committees work to inform various legal and medical organizations and institutions in the area we serve about our program of recovery. We do this in the hope that they will come to regard Narcotics Anonymous as a valued resource in the community, and that they will encourage their constituents to attend our meetings and benefit from what NA has to offer. There are a variety of ways in which we do this.
Our Public Relations Subcommittee is tasked with getting the word of NA out to medical and legal professionals in the community. We provide the following communication channels through which you may educate yourself on who we are, what we do, and how we can help; and hopefully pass this information on to your constituents:
- Literature and meeting schedules. We have a variety of informational pamphlets that describe various aspects of our program. We also have printed meeting schedules to help people find our meetings. We place these materials in various medical, legal and other public sites in the hope that people will take them, read them, and be attracted to what we have to offer. We do annual outreach mailings to professionals in the community, and we are happy to bring these materials to you if you are not on our mailing list.
- Presentations. We are available to bring NA members to you to brief your staff or group on our program of recovery. We are often invited to participate in professional workshops, health fairs and other gatherings of your members. We have a booth we can set up in appropriate venues.
- Website. This website, www.greensborona.org is a portal through which we share information and through which we may be contacted for additional information. Please email us at email@example.com if you have any questions or particular needs/requests that we can help you with.
Hospitals & Institutions
Our Hospitals & Institutions (H&I) Subcommittee is tasked with bringing NA meetings into facilities where those in residence cannot get out to NA meetings themselves. These facilities may include prisons, jails, detox centers, treatment centers, and others. H&I volunteers will bring a small panel of NA members (typically 2-3) into a facility and conduct a brief meeting (typically one hour) to educate residents on the NA program and to encourage them to continue to come to our meetings once they are free to do so. We currently conduct multiple meetings a week inside many facilities in the greater Greensboro geographic area. If your facility does not currently have but would like to establish a regular H&I meeting, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to talk to us about setting this up.
Cooperation with the Justice System and Drug Courts
People are often mandated by the courts to attend 12-Step recovery meetings on a regular basis as a condition of probation or parole. We are completely unaffiliated with any legal entities; however, addicts seeking recovery are welcome at our meetings regardless of their legal situation. From our standpoint, attendance at our meetings is strictly voluntary, and we do not participate in any monitoring or reporting activities whatsoever.