Service

Why do we have a Niagara Area Service Committee?

In many NA areas, there may be different service needs that the individual NA groups can not fulfill on their own. So, in the interests of helping the addicts who still suffer, all the groups in our area have joined together to provide common services. The Niagara Area Service Committee of Narcotics Anonymous (NASCNA) is the name of the committee formed to carry out these services. NASCNA was formed by the groups to serve the groups and is always dedicated to and responsible to the groups.

Service Prayer

GOD, grant us knowledge that we may work according to Your Divine precepts. Instil in us a sense of Your purpose. Make us servants of Your will and grant us a bond of selflessness, that this may truly be Your work, not ours - in order that no addict, anywhere, need die from the horrors of addiction.

Everything that occurs in the course of NA Service must be motivated by the desire to more successfully carry the message of recovery to the addict who still suffers. It was for this reason that we began this work. We must always remember that as individual members, groups and service committees, we are not and should never be in competition with each other.

We work separately and together to help the newcomer and for our common good. We have learned, painfully, that internal strife cripples our Fellowship; and prevents us from providing the services necessary for growth.

What is NASCNA?

NASCNA is the central co-coordinator for all of the NA services that the Niagara area provides. There are several service sub-committees in this area that help the groups to fulfill their primary purpose, "to carry the message to the addict that still suffers". It has often been said that service work is a good way to enhance your personal recovery. NASCNA is also a forum for members or groups to seek guidance or assistance that can not be provided at the group level. Anyone may come to NASCNA to learn about Niagara Area Narcotics Anonymous services.

Who attends NASCNA?

NASCNA is made up of Group Service Representatives (GSR's) and other Trusted Servants. GSR's are NA members elected by their individual groups to represent their group conscience at NASCNA business meetings. These members then elect the other Trusted Servants to help run the meeting itself. Usually these members have been GSR's and have also had other service experience.

Where are NASCNA meetings held?

NASCNA meets at 2:00 p.m. the 2nd Saturday of every month at:
Christ Church
4750 Zimmerman Ave     
Niagara Falls, On     
         

Hospitals & Institutions, Public Relations, and Phone line
(a combined subcommittee)

This combined subcommittee meets at 7:00 p.m. the 1st Wednesday of every month at:
Westview Christian Fellowship Church
124 Queenston St.
St.Catharines, On

(Separate meetings are also held as needed for the Thorold Detention Center panel members and the Public Relations panel members)

Hospitals and Institutions (H&I)

One of the purposes of an H&I meeting is to carry the NA message of recovery to addicts who do not have full access to regular Narcotics Anonymous meetings. If you have any interest in giving back through H&I, please attend our monthly business meeting.

Phone line (Infoline)

If you would like to join the Infoline Subcommittee we will welcome you at our monthly business meeting. This way of service is one of the most anonymous ways to give back. Your identity is never revealed outside of the NA service structure, and it is as easy as checking the messages left on the answering machine.

Public Relations (PR)

One of the tasks the PR subcommittee is entrusted with is to hold speaking engagements in schools and other public arenas in order to get the message out to the public that recovery from active addiction is possible. Another task is to maintain NA literature supplies at various community centers, libraries, and other locations. If you are interested in volunteering for the PR Subcommittee or participating in any of our speaking engagements, or have any ideas, suggestions, or questions, you are welcome to attend PR subcommittee meetings.

Email Hospitals and Institutions Public Relations.

Activities

Activities Sub-committee meetings are to be annouced



The main purpose of the Activities subcommittee is to hold functions where recovering addicts can join together in fun and fellowship outside of regular meetings. Many addicts who first start their journey of recovery forgot that they could have fun without the use of drugs. The Activities Sub-committee welcomes any suggestions and ideas for upcoming NA activities. If you are interested in participating in the committee or have any suggestions or comments, please feel free to attend our meetings.

 

Newsletter

The Newsletter Sub-Committee meetings are to be annouced.

CLEAN ATTITUDES Newsletter presents the experience and opinions of individual members, groups, subcommittees and Areas of Narcotics Anonymous.

The opinions expressed are not to be attributed to NA as a whole nor does publication of any article or announcement imply endorsement by Narcotics Anonymous or Clean Attitudes. Materials submitted become property of Clean Attitudes and may be edited for content and a clear NA message.