The primary unit of the NA program is the NA group and the groups follow the Twelve Traditions of Narcotics Anonymous to fulfill our common, primary purpose; To carry the message of recovery to the addict that still suffers.
The groups in turn create service committees to fulfill that purpose by providing services such as:
- Hospitals and Institutions – Staffing meetings for addicts within hospitals, treatment centers and institutions where the client cannot attend regular meetings outside of their facility.
- Public Relations – Interfaces directly with the public on behalf of the groups and conducts public relations activities to reach out to the addict that still suffers.
- Phonelines – Maintains telephone services, or “helplines“, to offer information on the program, where meetings are and to speak to the newcomer.
The public can contact these committees through the following local helplines. Please give 24 to 48 hours for a response:
- The Big Island of Hawaii Helpline: (808) 769-6016
- Maui, Molokai and Lanai Helpline: (808) 214-1239
- Oahu Helpline: (808) 734-4357
- Kauai Helpline: (808) 212-0114
The Hawaii Regional Service Committee’s purpose is to “facilitate resources that unify the Hawaii Region through support of the Area Service Committees within the Region by providing timely and effective access to information and services, resulting in the continued improvement of the implementation of our services to further our primary purpose throughout our unified areas …”.
The HRSC does not provide direct services as the area service committees do. However the HRSC does maintain this website, sponsor an annual regional convention, sponsor an annual educational retreat and facilitate communication to NA World Services from the member groups in the Hawaii Region.
You may contact the HRSC trusted servants through this website’s contact page.