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What Is the Narcotics Anonymous Program?
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.
Florida Region Narcotics Anonymous Purpose
The purpose of regional services is to support the Areas and Groups in their primary purpose, by linking them together within the Region. Regional services assist Areas and Groups with issues and topics of interest to their areas and encourage the growth of the fellowship through Area Support Group meetings, project driven workgroups and consensus based decision making.
To better serve Areas, their member groups and individual addicts; to allow more widespread participation by more individual members; and to more fully utilize available human resources.
Regional Service Committee (RSC) is a Committee made up of the RCM’s from the Florida Region. This Service Committee is designed to provide service to its member Areas. An ASC and RSC are similar in nature and purpose, but their respective functions are slightly different. While an ASC serves the common needs of its member Groups, the Florida Region serves three basic functions:
- The primary function of the RSC is to unify the Areas within the Region
- The secondary function of the RSC is to carry the message of recovery through the actions of the Fellowship Development Group and its defined workgroups.
- The third function of the RSC is to contribute to the growth of NA both by initiating much of the work to be finalized at the World Service Conference and by helping our World Services.
The RSC Conferences are held on the third Sunday of the following months: January, May, July, September and November and March in even years. In the odd year, it will be held the fourth Sunday to facilitate the Southeastern Zonal Forum’s attendance at the Florida Service Symposium. The RSC Conferences are to be held to a two-day function. (No Friday workgroup or group meetings or board meetings.) The RSC meeting shall not be held at any Recovery Weekend, Mini-Convention, etc., or in the same area it is being held.
About the Florida Region Website
- What does it mean being a member of the Florida Region website?
- Being a member of the Florida Region website means you will be able to join various open groups. Joining a group will give you the ability to participate in group forum discussions. As a member of a group you will receive email notifications when a group discussion is updated. You do not have to be a member of the Florida Region website or join a group to read the content of the discussion or download documents in open groups.
- How do I become a member of the Florida Region website?
- Click on the Sign Up link located at right of the top menu. The link will not be visible if you are logged in.
- How do I login?
- Click on Member Login located on the top menu bar to the right. The Member Login link will not be visible if you are already logged in.
- I forgot my login name or password?
- Click on Member Login located on the top menu bar to the right. Then click on Lost your password? located at the bottom of the login form. You will receive an email with your username and password. If you forgot your email address, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
Basic Meeting List Tool (BMLT) Instructions
Community Groups and Forums
- What is a Group?
- Community content is organized into groups. Grouping helps to keep information and discussions focused along with making it easier to find what you are looking for.
- What is a Forum?
- Forums consists of topics and discussions. Each group has a forum.
- What is an Open Group
- Any member of the site can join an open group. Joining an open group gives you the ability to participate in the group forum and receive email notifications whenever the group is updated.
- What is a Workgroup?
- Workgroups are reserved for Fellowship Development. Workgroup membership is managed by the Human Resources Panel (HRP).
- How do I stop getting friend request emails?
- Login to the website. Click on My Account. Settings. Notifications. Scroll down until you see “A member sends you a friendship request”. Click “No” to stop getting these requests.
Make sure to scroll down to bottom of page and click “Save Settings”
Florida Region Event Calendar
- How do I Request to Add an Event to the Calendar?
- Click on Events at the top menu of the website. Click on Request to Add Event to Calendar.
- How do I Add an Event Directly to the Calendar?
- Area Trusted Servants can add events directly to the Florida Region calendar.
Here are the steps:
1. Create a Google account using a generic email address that identifies your Area.
Example Generic Email Addresses
2. Send an email to email@example.com and provide the following.
- Google Login (Generic Email Address)
- Area Trusted Servant’s name
- Area Trusted Servant’s position
- Area Trusted Servant’s Area
3. After calendar access is approved, go to your calendar and add event.
- All calendar event titles should start with the name of your Area.
- All calendar events should have an address to the event.
Update Your Profile
- How do I update my Profile?
- Update Profile (Shortcut) This shortcut only works if you are logged in to the website
- Where are the regional minutes available for download?
- Click on “For Members” on the menu bar at the top of the screen. Then click on RSC Minutes under the Document column.