The Narcotics Anonymous Service Structure
The following is a brief description of the service units of Narcotics Anonymous, copied from A Guide to Local Services.
The NA Group
NA groups are local, informal associations of recovering addicts. They are the foundation of the NA service structure. Groups are formed for the primary purpose of carrying the NA message of recovery, and all their activities should reflect that purpose. Conducting Narcotics Anonymous meetings is the primary activity of an NA group. The group may conduct its own affairs in whatever way seems fit to its members, provided the group’s actions are consistent with NA’s Twelve Traditions, and do not adversely affect other groups or the entire NA Fellowship. In the conduct of the affairs of NA as a whole, the groups delegate to the rest of the service structure the responsibility for the fulfillment of NA services. Group service representatives (GSRs) are elected to participate on behalf of the groups in the area committee and the regional assembly.
The Area Service Committee (ASC)
The area committee is the primary means by which the services of a local NA community are administered. The area committee is composed of group service representatives, administrative officers (chairperson, vice chairperson, secretary, treasurer), subcommittee chairpersons, and the area’s regional committee members. The area committee elects its own officers, subcommittee chairpersons, and RCMs.
The Regional Service Committee (RSC)
Regional service committees exist to pool the experience and resources of the areas and groups it serves. The RSC is composed of regional committee members (RCMs) elected by the region’s member-areas; these RCMs usually elect regional committee officers from among themselves. RSCs organize regional assemblies at which GSRs and RCMs discuss a wide range of service matters, including those likely to come before the World Service Conference, and may elect a regional delegate and alternate delegate.
Please consider doing service or encouraging a sponsee or friend to do service in one of the following positions at the Irish Regional Service Committee:
- H & I Chair
- Literature Chair
- Parents & Carers Chair
- Events Chair
To put yourself forward you can attend the next regional meeting. The Regional Service Committee meets on the last Sunday of January, March, May July, September, November from 12:00 – 17:00 in the Blessed Sacrament, Bachelor’s Walk, Dublin. Contact email@example.com for more information.
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