Hospitals, Institutions, and the NA Member
The purpose of the Hospital and Institution Subcommittee is to carry the message of recovery to addicts who do not have full access to NA meetings. The committee takes meetings into hospitals, detox centers, and jails. Often these individuals have no other way of hearing the NA message. For many it is their first exposure to NA, so carrying a clear and concise message is imperative. Sharing through H&I is a direct and personal form of service which supports our own commitment to recovery.
How do I get involved?
The area H&I subcommittee is the center for planning and organization. Show up at an H&I meeting and attend the orientation for new and interested members. These orientations help members become familiar with the information and clean time requirements necessary. Usually, the next step is to attend an H&I meeting as an observer. Through this process, members gain a basic understanding of H&I service and decide on a level of involvement.
Hospitals and institutions’ service offers addicts an opportunity to demonstrate gratitude, fulfill their responsibility, and share the NA message without expectations. It is also an effective tool that helps us stay clean, and keeps us coming back. The H&I message is the same as the NA message:” That an addict, any addict can stop using drugs, lose the desire to use, and find a new to live.” The gift we share is hope and freedom from active addiction through the program of Narcotics Anonymous. Any NA member who wants to carry this message is encouraged to get involved with H&I service. For more information please read I.P. # 20 “H&I Service and the NA Member”. For a piece of more comprehensive information please review the “H&I Handbook.” To contact the chairperson for H&I email: [email protected].
The Hospitals and Institutions subcommittee meets on the fourth Tuesday of every month at 7:30 PM at Trackside Plaza 1633 South 21st Ave, Hollywood, Fl 33020.