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Public Information

“Where it all began”

The San Fernando Valley Area NA
Public Information Subcommittee meets at 7pm on the last Tuesday of every month.
For meeting location, more information or to schedule a Public Information presentation for your organization, send your email request to the
PI Subcommittee Chair,  Justice B:

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JOIN THE SFV NA PUBLIC INFORMATION SUBCOMMITTEE

HELP US REACH OUT TO THE COMMUNITY AND INFORM THEM THAT NA
IS HERE AS A RESOURCE AND AVAILABLE TO EVERYONE!

Attend our monthly meeting or contact the PI Chair by email:    -- You’ll get a prompt response.

Please copy the mail address into the TO: field of your mail program.

 Public Service Announcements
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View Narcotics Anonymous PSA’s with information about NA resources available within the community to addicts or those with drug-related problems. To view these two PSA’s, click here (requires Flash to be installed). Check back soon for new 2014 PSA’s.

WANT TO KNOW MORE
ABOUT THE PROGRAM OF NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS?
Review some of the Informational Pamphlets available on our
NA World Services Website,
“NA Literature On Line”:

(select your preferred language.)

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This poster was distributed publicly by
members of the PI Subcommittee.
It is meant to inform addicts, families and loved ones of addicts, professionals and others concerned with the disease of addiction that Narcotics Anonymous exists and is available
as a resource within our community.


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Public Relations Statement

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.

Information for professionals and the public

Narcotics Anonymous is a global, community-based organization with a multi-lingual and multicultural membership. NA was founded in 1953, and our membership growth was minimal during our initial twenty years as an organization. Since the publication of our Basic Text in 1983, the number of members and meetings has increased dramatically. Today*, NA members hold more than 35,000 meetings weekly in 116 countries. We offer recovery from the effects of addiction through working a twelve-step program, including regular attendance at group meetings. The group atmosphere provides help from peers and offers an ongoing support network for addicts who wish to pursue and maintain a drug-free lifestyle.

Our name, Narcotics Anonymous, is not meant to imply a focus on any particular drug; NA’s approach makes no distinction between drugs including alcohol. Membership is free, and we have no affiliation with any organizations outside of NA including governments, religions, law enforcement groups, or medical and psychiatric associations. Through all of our service efforts and our cooperation with others seeking to help addicts, we strive to reach a day when every addict in the world has an opportunity to experience our message of recovery in his or her own language and culture.

*As of September 2006.
Copyright © 2006 by Narcotics Anonymous World Services, Inc. All rights reserved.  This is NA Conference-approved literature.