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Welcome to Vancouver Island North and Powell River Area of Narcotics Anonymous. NA is a fellowship of recovering addicts who meet regularly to help each other stay clean. If you have a problem with drugs, please call our hotline or come to one of our meetings! We’d like to help.
“The newcomer is the most important is the most important person at any meeting, because we can only keep what we have by giving it away.”
What is NA?
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.
Service in NA
Our purpose is based on NA’s 5th Tradition, “Each group has but one primary purpose – to carry the message to the addict who still suffers”. Everything we do in NA Service must be motivated by the desire to successfully carry the message of recovery – that an addict, any addict can stop using drugs, lose the desire to use, and find a new way to live. The VINPRANA Public Relation’s Committee is the working body for our combined group service efforts, and it is directly accountable to the area service committee and the groups it represents in its actions, “The final responsibility and authority for NA Services rest with NA groups.” (2nd concept)