Hospitals and Institutions / Public Relations


Gilbert G., Chair

(805) 450-1619

Sophia , Vice-Chair

(805) 452-7555

Jesse , H&I Coordinator

Ellie R. , Secretary

The H&I/PR sub-committee meets on the third Thursday every even month

at 6:30 pm at the Harbor Classroom (upstairs) – 125 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara

Hospitals and Institutions: Service and the NA Member IP #20

Many Narcotics Anonymous members have found Hospitals and Institutions service to be an important part of their personal recovery. Our members, who actively participate in H&I service, are very important resources in our fellowship. A commitment to H&I service is one of the many ways to become involved with the NA service structure and help us feel a part of our fellowship.

We know that active addiction leads to jails, institutions, and death. Also, NA's primary purpose is to carry the message of recovery to the addict who still suffers. It is not surprising that carrying the NA message of recovery into hospitals and institutions is one of our priorities. NA members have consistently supported this belief by forming Hospitals and Institutions (H&I) committees around the world.

Still, some NA members have been reluctant to become involved in H&I service because they have never been incarcerated, arrested, or institutionalized. With our personal experience and proper preparation, all of us are uniquely qualified to carry our message of recovery.

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Hospitals and Institutions Panels

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Santa Barbara Area Narcotics Anonymous

Public Relations Representative Principles

Welcome to Public Relations service work. The following principles are intended to support members of Narcotics Anonymous who have chosen to represent the NA program to the public. Venues for public representation include taking calls on our area telephone help-line, delivering meeting schedules and information pamphlets to outside organizations that work with addicts, answering emails, maintaining the NASB website and operating information booths at special events.

Thank you again for your service. If you have questions concerning these guidelines or Public Relations service work in NA, please contact our Public Relations sub-committee chair.


Santa Barbara Area Narcotics Anonymous

Public Relations and Helpline Procedures

Santa Barbara Area Narcotics Anonymous 

Public Relations

Why public relations is important to the NA member:

The Narcotics Anonymous message is "that an addict, any addict, can stop using drugs, lose the desire to use and find a new way to live." Our relations with the public enable us to share this message broadly so that those who might benefit from our program of recovery can find us. We perform public relations service to increase the awareness and credibility of the NA program. We share our message openly with the public at large, with prospective members, and with professionals. Maintaining an open, attractive attitude in these efforts helps us to create and improve relationship with those outside the fellowship. Establishing and maintaining a commitment to these relationships can help us to further our primary purpose.

The following points are goals that we can strive to fulfill in making Santa Barbara NA a visible and attractive choice for addicts:

How Santa Barbara Area NA members can help support our public relations: