We care about the welfare of our members.
“Personal recovery depends on NA UNITY.”
Most of our groups have made the loving decision to close their meetings based on group conscience or the rented facility’s mandate to do so. In their absence, many online meetings are available (see our Meeting List).
We have many concerns regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19). While it is not our role to make statements regarding health issues, we encourage NA groups to discuss the situations you are facing and the options you have in order to provide safe environments for those who attend your meetings. We honor each NA group’s responsibility to discuss and determine what is best for their meeting. You may want to contact your national or local public health agencies for specific guidance regarding meetings and gatherings.
Let’s stay safe, stay home and do our part in being a “productive member of society”.
PACKAGE FOR REOPENING
The Board of Trustees has put together a package that aligns currently with suggested practice with respects to COVID-19 to assist with reopening in-person meetings for the Edmonton Area of Narcotics Anonymous.
The package is available for download below but a copy may also be requested from the Board of Trustees.
We hope to show our best selves when approaching reopening by doing our part to adhere to recommendations.
These tools should be implemented by home groups that wish to hold in-person meetings. The insurance policy that covers the Edmonton Area meetings is in place and all home groups should be seeking permission from the facility they rent from before reopening.
Contact the Board of Trustees chair at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Groups wishing to contribute 7th tradition to the area may do so via
e-Transfer by filling out the Edmonton Area 7th Tradition form.
Alternatively, groups may mail a cheque or money order to:
21 – 10405 Jasper Avenue
Edmontonton, AB T5J 3S2
Contact the treasurer at email@example.com with any questions.
WHAT IS THE NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS PROGRAM?
N.A. 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 N.A. 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.