Public Relations (PR)
What is the Public Relation Team (PR)?
The primary mission of the Public Relations Team is to provide resources and information about the program of Narcotics Anonymous both to the the public and to members within the NA fellowship.
The public-facing part of the committee provides information booths at local community events, gives presentations within schools on a per request basis, as well as provides and maintains literature "racks" with informational pamphlets in probation offices, schools, etc. The team also fields requests for information and/or presentations from outside service agencies, probation/parole departments, other professional organization, as well as from the general public. Public resources can be found on the Community Support page. General contact information can be found on the Contacts page.
The internal-facing part of the committee manages the website and phone line system to make sure the latest meeting locations, events, and volunteer opportunities are available to the public and to the members of the NA community. A newcomer workshop is also held weekly on Tuesdays (see Meetings). Information is also available for the new member on the Is NA for me? and For the addict pages.
Help is always needed! PR is a great way to give back and to help carry the message of recovery to those that need it. If you're curious, please come to the Monthly PR meeting and check it out! Everyone is welcome!!
What is the Narcotics Anonymous Program?
NA is a nonprofit fellowship or society of men and women for whom drugs had become a major problem. We are recovering addicts who meet regularly to help each other stay clean. This is a program of complete abstinence from all drugs. There is only one requirement for membership, the desire to stop using. We suggest that you keep an open mind and give yourself a break. Our program is a set of principles written so simply that we can follow them in our daily lives. The most important thing about them is that they work.
There are no strings attached to NA. We are not affiliated with any other organizations. We have no initiation fees or dues, no pledges to sign, no promises to make to anyone. We are not connected with any political, religious, or law enforcement groups, and are under no surveillance at any time. Anyone may join us regardless of age, race, sexual identity, creed, religion, or lack of religion.
We are not interested in what or how much you used or who your connections were, what you have done in the past, how much or how little you have, but only in what you want to do about your problem and how we can help. The newcomer is the most important person at any meeting, because we can only keep what we have by giving it away. We have learned from our group experience that those who keep coming to our meetings regularly stay clean.