In keeping with our 4th Tradition “Each group should be autonomous except in matters affecting other groups or NA as a whole“, the individual addicts which make up each of the NA meetings form home groups. In NA, every addict has a voice, with the ability to affect how their home group runs and how NA policy is formed.
The service structure of NA is best described as an upside down pyramid. The individual addict is situated at the top, with every service body, subcommitee and trusted servant lower in the pyramid. This makes everyone at the bottom of our service structure directly responsible to those they serve at each higher level.
Our 9th Tradition states “NA, as such, ought never be organized, but we may create service boards or committees directly responsible to those they serve“. In keeping with this tradition the Home Groups of Orlando Area of Narcotics Anonymous have created the subcommittees (shown below) to aid us in our primary purpose; To carry the message of hope to the addict who still suffers.
The purpose of Public Relations work in Narcotics Anonymous is to inform the public that NA exists and offers recovery from the disease of addiction. The Public Relations Sub-Committee helps to ensure that information about our fellowship is accurate and is available to the public. Public Relations carries the Narcotics Anonymous message in a variety of ways by meeting with community leaders, community presentation, and through a variety of media outlets.
This website is an example of how (through the Webpage Sub-Committee) Public Relations carries the message of Narcotics Anonymous. Other examples of how Public Relations carries the Narcotics Anonymous message are: 1/4 Page ad in the April 17th Orlando Sentinel newspaper insert “Orange County Coalition for a Drug Free Community” – View Ad
Public Service Announcments: like this one currently running on selected buses, in Orange, Osceola, Seminole Counties of Florida; look for it on your route:
Radio Station Public Service Announcements – MP3 format – Click to play
Download all MP3s in .ZIP format – (1.3 Megs)
To find out more information about Narcotics Anonymous in your community, or to request a community presentation please send a message to the Public Relations using the contact form, contact the 24-Hour Help Line at 407-425-5157, mail Public Relations, P.O. Box 532095 Orlando, FL 32853