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NAWS Web Meetings

NAWS Web Meetings

Web meetings are a great way to gather information and share experiences on service related topics. Some of the topics are ongoing discussions, and others are new as we attempt to put together new tools for the Fellowship. Below are more details.


Public Relations web meetings are a gathering of area & regional PR trusted servants who share their experiences and challenges with PR service; topics are identified by PR trusted servants. Write to pr@na.org for more information.

Inmate Step Writing web meetings offer support for those service committees who offer this service. Write to handi@na.org for more information.

H&I web meetings welcome individuals and trusted servants interested in discussing issues around H&I service. Write to handi@na.org for more information.

Conventions and Events: In support of developing tools, we are gathering information and collecting best practices for conducting conventions and events. Experienced members needed, all are welcome. See www.na.org/conventions for more information.

Local Service web meetings focus on gathering best practices to begin putting together a local service toolbox. The first focus will be consensus-based decision making. See www.na.org/toolbox for more information.

Rural Service web meetings are intended for those serving in places where meetings are far apart or population is sparse. Come join us and share your experiences with others who can relate. Write to nick@na.org for more information. Click here to watch previous meetings and access more materials related to rural service.

NAWS Update February 2017

Hello everyone,

We’re writing to let you know about some changes in our accounting system.

Contribution Portal

We have launched a new contribution portal. Over the past few years, some of you have asked for a history of personal and group/service committee contributions. This new portal will allow contributors to see their past contributions dating back to June 2015, and keep track of any new ones going forward. As always, all personal data will be held securely by the payment gateway, to ensure the privacy of financial information. For questions regarding the portal or about contributions in general, please email contributionquestions@na.org. You can access the new portal here http://www.na.org/contribute.

Literature Customer Survey

As part of an evaluation of our literature distribution system, we are collecting feedback from members, groups, areas, regions, and offices that have ordered literature from NA World Services. Please take a moment to answer some simple questions which will assist us in this effort. We have created an online survey and you can access it at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/litdist. We are asking for your responses by 31 March 2017.

Product Update

We also wanted to let you know that the special edition of Guiding Principles is now available for $30. The edition is limited to 7,000 hand-numbered copies, and includes full-color chapter starts, a textured, shimmering cover, and a coordinating bookmark.

The regular edition Guiding Principles continues to be available in both hardcover and softcover for $11.

The February 2017 Product Newsflash (click here to view it) also shows the 2017 calendars which we have discounted.

Please feel free to pass on any of this information.

Thank you

The NA Way Magazine, January 2017

Welcome to the January 2017 electronic NA Way Magazine,

NA’s worldwide recovery journal.In this issue

Electronic Enhancements

  • Cover Poster (click the cover)
  • MZSS Share the Miracle Workshop Personal Writing Excerpts (click box on page 2)
  • #weareeverywhere photo collage (pages 10-11)
  • An odyssey of unmanageability (click box on page 7 to read the entire story)
  • Links throughout, including links to many area, regional, and zonal forum websites

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Update from NA World Services

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Greetings from NA World Services,

We have a few announcements to share with you all.

Guiding Principles: NA’s new book, Guiding Principles: The Spirit of Our Traditions is available for purchase for $11 in hardcover (item 1201) or softcover (item 1202). You can order the book through our online shopping cart http://www.na.org/?ID=OrderLiteratureOnline-content We are working on a special edition and will send more details about that in November.

Literature Projects: We have also posted questions that will help us frame project plans for two pieces of literature—an IP on recovery and mental health/mental illness http://www.na.org/mhmi and a meditation book http://www.na.org/meditationbook Interested members can log on and share their thoughts any time before 1 June 2017.

PR Pamphlet: We have just published a pamphlet for use in public relations service work titled Narcotics Anonymous and Persons Receiving Medication-Assisted Treatment. This pamphlet is intended for professionals who prescribe medication to treat drug addiction. We have posted it online at http://www.na.org/pr and, by the end of November, copies will be available for order from NA World Services as well.

Issue Discussion Topics: The Issue Discussion Topics for the cycle are: Introduction to Guiding Principles, Atmosphere of Recovery in Service, and Applying Our Principles to Technology and Social Media. Workshop outlines, PowerPoints, and handouts for the IDTs are all posted at http://www.na.org/idt. If you put on a workshop locally, don’t forget to send us the input. The input helps us better understand local needs and concerns. We summarize what we’ve heard in the Conference Report each cycle.

New PR Pamphlet from NAWS

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 Aloha,

The “Narcotics Anonymous and Persons Receiving Medication-Assisted Treatment” PR pamphlet is now available in electronic format (PDF) from the NAWS website

The pamphlet itself will be available for purchase by the end of November of this year.

Below is the link to download the file, it’s large so be patient in downloading it:

http://www.na.org/admin/include/spaw2/uploads/pdf/pr/2306_NA_PRMAT_1021.pdf

May the blessings be,

Erik R
webservant

NA Way Magazine October 2016

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Welcome to the October 2016 electronic NA Way Magazine,

NA’s worldwide recovery journal.Get More, Give More

Many thanks to all of you who helped us out during the recent subscription database cleanup. Through this effort, 7,176 duplicate subscriptions were discontinued. This will save thousands of dollars in printing and postage costs. Thank you for your continued support of The NA Way and for printing, posting, and sharing the electronic version of our quarterly recovery journal.

Adjust your subscription at www.na.org/subscribe

Thank you for supporting The NA Way Magazine!

 In this issue

Electronic Enhancements

Don’t Miss!

Contribute a story, artwork, photo, or other material!

Visit www.naway.org or email us at naway@na.org. Subscribe at www.na.org/subscribe

Your electronic version of The NA Way Magazine is provided in PDF format, which allows you to view the magazine as it appears in print form (plus it’s in color instead of black and white). PDF files are large, so you may want to download it to your local hard drive and then open the file.

World Services Update October 2016

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Hello Conference participants,

We just had our first Board meeting of the cycle and we want to keep you updated on some of what we discussed and decided. Of course, we will also report these things in NAWS News.

PR/FD Zonal Contact: The 2016–2018 NAWS Strategic Plan includes a project focused on the relationship between public relations and fellowship development and the need for more collaboration and planning. This cycle’s strategy is to “Support the efforts of NA service bodies —especially those of zonal forums—to strengthen and grow NA as part of a coordinated, comprehensive PR strategy that advances the Vision for NA Services.” We are asking zones that are interested in participating in discussions about this to send contact information for a point person. Thank you!

FIPT Statement: thank you to those of you who sent in input on the draft statement related to FIPT issues. We received input from 91 people, 49 of whom were delegates. Of those 49, 22 would approve the statement as written, 16 would approve it if revised, and 11 would never approve it. Given that fewer than half of delegates responded to the survey, there does not seem to a conscience on releasing a statement from the WSC. We will, instead, release something from the World Board that reports on the WSC discussions, decisions, and straw polls perhaps along with some historical context.

IDT: Coming soon to a website near you…. We are working on finalizing the Issue Discussion Topic material for this cycle and will post session outlines and PowerPoints at www.na.org/idt when they are finalized. The topics this cycle are

  • applying our principles to technology and social media
  • the second bullet point of our vision statement and atmosphere of recovery
  • an introduction to our new book Guiding Principles

Recovery Literature Projects: We are collecting input to help shape two recovery literature projects that will be included in the project plans for consideration at WSC 2018. One is a meditation book and another is an IP on recovery and mental illness/mental health. We have posted webpages for each project with input questions online to fill out and downloadable forms you can use for your local workshops. Please spread the word to any interested addict. More voices means better literature.

Mediation book page: www.na.org/meditationbook

Mental illness/mental health IP page: www.na.org/mhmi

Service Material Projects: We are also working on a couple of “tool box” projects for service materials this cycle—one for conventions and events and another for local service tools. We know that updated service materials are long overdue, and developing a collection of tools rather than a large handbook means that we can produce more items more quickly and that they can be more easily translated and adapted for local use. We will be creating a web page for each focus and will eblast a notice to all members on the NAWS Update list when the pages are posted and we have more information.

Reaching Out July 2016

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Greetings from NA World Services,

Thank you for your subscription to the eVersion of Reaching Out.  In our ongoing effort to improve your newsletter, we have pages in the newsletter that showcase H&I t-shirts and would love for you to send us yours to feature. We continue to look for H&I artwork; many of us are talented and we like to showcase members art. 

In an effort to offer experience, strength, and hope to persons leaving from a correctional facility or from inpatient treatment, we are featuring a new section “Transitioning to the Outside”. We hope this section helps members move successfully to NA meetings in your community. If you have experience to share on what you did to transition, please send it to handi@na.org. You will be helping another addict.

It is our pleasure to announce that the July 2016 issue is now online and can be viewed at http://www.na.org/?ID=reaching-out-index.  As soon as the next issue becomes available online, you will receive a similar notification.

Please note that if you would like to opt out of this mailing or have any questions you may reply back to this email.

Yours in fellowship,
NA World Services