North Olympic Peninsula Area Narcotics Anonymous

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Welcome to NOPASC

The following is an excerpt from the NOPASC publication NOPASC Service Guide


Welcome to the North Olympic Peninsula Area Service Committee!

  If you are like most of us, you will find that NA service through NOPASC involvement is often a challenging yet rewarding experience. As a participating member of the NOPASC, you will be directly involved in developing, coordinating and maintaining the services Narcotics Anonymous offers in the North Olympic Peninsula Area and worldwide.

  When we decide to serve NA, we make a decision to help ourselves and other addicts find and maintain recovery. We believe that NA Service is a critical element of our recovery. Our primary goal through Narcotics Anonymous Service is to successfully carry the message of recovery to the addict who still suffers. Thank you for being of service, we are grateful you are here!


Background & Overview

  Born out of a growing need for Area unity and following our First Tradition, which states, “Our common welfare should come first, personal recovery depends on NA unity,” the NOPASC was created to support and develop unified NA service. In short, to fulfill our fellowship’s primary purpose, the individual NA groups, which hold daily and weekly meetings throughout the area, joined together to create a structure which develops, coordinates, and maintains service on behalf of NA as a whole.

  The primary purpose of the NOPASC is to support and serve the individual autonomous NA groups, group activities, and common group needs. The final responsibility and authority for NOPASC activity rests with these autonomous NA groups; because the groups have created the service structure, they have the final authority over all its affairs. Therefore, it is extremely important that area groups take an active role in the NOPASC.

  Our fellowship’s service boards and committees exist to help groups share their experience with one another, provide tools which help groups function better, attract new members to group recovery meetings, and carry the NA message further than any single group could carry it alone. Through our collective experience, we have found that we can accomplish together what we cannot do alone!

  Whenever a group has a specific situation or need, which it hasn't been able to handle on its own; it can come to the NOPASC for help. These situations are almost limitless in scope. We have learned that we can accomplish much when we work together. For example, a few accomplishments include establishing a 24-hour Phoneline (Helpline), organizing presentations in hospitals and institutions, establishing a Fisher Cove activity for “Unity,” providing monthly updated meeting schedules, providing a literature inventory for sale and literature workshops, and putting on a wide variety of activities. Most importantly, the NOPASC provides a means for your voice to be heard in NA through the service structure, worldwide.
 
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