Why public relations is important to the NA member The Narcotics Anonymous message is “that an addict, any addict, can stop using drugs, lose the desire to use and find a new way to live.” Our relations with the public enable us to share this message broadly so that those who might benefit from our program of recovery can find us. We perform public relations service to increase the awareness and credibility of the NA program. We share our message openly with the public at large, with prospective members, and with professionals. Maintaining an open, attractive attitude in these efforts helps us to create and improve relationships with those outside the fellowship. Establishing and maintaining a commitment to these relationships, can help us to further our primary purpose.
The spiritual principles of our steps, traditions, and concepts guide us in pursuing our public relations aims and our efforts to enhance NA’s public image and reputation. These principles apply to our community and service efforts as well as to the personal behavior and attitude of individual NA members.
The following points are goals that we can strive to fulfill in making NA a visible and attractive choice for addicts: 1. We clarify what services NA can and cannot provide to the community. 2. We make NA members more aware of their role in NA’s public image. 3. We aim for the public to recognize NA as a positive and reliable organization. 4. We develop valuable relationships with professionals and the general public.
Why Public Relations matters to our area groups
The Public Relations Subcommittee is available to offer assistance with situations service members may experience that they may not know how to handle. How we interact with eachother and those we serve impacts Narcotics Anonymous as a whole. We ask for home group participation through attendance at PR subcommittee meetings, participation in training workshops, and having a GSR (Group Service Represenative) or home group member attend our monthly area meetings. This keeps the group connected to what occurs in service efforts. In understanding that the group is the ultimate authority, being part of an area is an exchange that works to better carry the message. Without YOU, there is no WE. This is a WE program, let us work together to improve adherence to our traditions, concepts, and principles as a fellowship. Thank You.
*If you have questions, concerns, or need assistance please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
WAGS PR has many projects set in motion. If you have an interest in being in service and helping our communities see NA as a viable method of recovery from active addiction, we would love to have you on our committee. There is no clean time requirement to work with Public Relations, as we have many different things any member of NA could do. Please come to our subcommittee meeting on the 2nd Sunday of each month and state your willingness!