The NA groups delegate to the service structure the authority necessary to fulfill the responsibilities assigned to it.
The NA groups maintain final responsibility and authority for the service structure they have created. Yet if they must involve themselves directly in making decisions for all of our service boards and committees, the groups will have little time or energy left to carry the recovery message in their meetings. For this reason, the groups entrust the service structure with the authority to make necessary decisions in carrying out the tasks assigned to it."
...A Guide to Local Services in NA pg 4 (Third Concept)
Where and when does the Area Service Committee (ASC) meet?
Foster City Park & Recreation Building (Mist Room)
650 Shell Blvd
Foster City, CA 94404 (map)
2nd Sunday of each month
(3rd Sunday of May to honor Mother’s Day)
ASC Admin Meeting in Mist Room (open to all)
- New Group Service Representatives (GSR) Orientation
- Information on starting a new meeting
ASC General Meeting
What is the Area Service Committee?
“Workhorse” of the service structure—maybe that’s the best way to describe the area service committee. Most of the hands-on work of delivering NA services to the groups and the community occurs at the area level.
NA groups support meetings where addicts can share their recovery with one another. Only minimal organization is necessary to hold those meetings. But there is much more that can be done to further the primary purpose of Narcotics Anonymous.:
- NA panel presentations at addiction treatment centers and correctional facilities can reach addicts particularly in need of what we have to offer.
- Public information presentations to schools and community groups, mailings to addiction treatment professionals, meeting notices in newspapers, and public service announcements on local radio and television stations can help direct people to NA.
- Directories showing where and when NA groups in the area hold their recovery meetings can help addicts and others find nearby meetings being conducted at times convenient to them.
- A phoneline service can help addicts seeking recovery find a meeting in their area. It can also provide information about NA to interested community members.
- A ready supply of NA books and pamphlets can make it easier for groups to stock their literature tables.
- Social activities can help addicts feel more comfortable in their local NA community and increase unity and camaraderie among area members.