That an addict, any addict can stop using drugs, lose the desire to use and find a new way to live. Our message is hope and the promise of freedom.Basic Text, 6th Ed., p. 68 SWMASCNA – Southwest Michigan Area Service Committee of Narcotics Anonymous This is the ‘parent’ committee for all our services. Composed of representatives from NA groups within the geographic boundaries of the Southwest Michigan Area. This committee collects voluntary donations from NA groups, dispenses funds for projects and services, provides a central point for public contact, provides a means of communication between local NA groups, and reports monthly to the local fellowship. *We are not affiliated with the facilities listed anywhere in this site.* SWMASCNA Meeting will be held on zoom NOMINATIONS FOR TRUSTED SERVANTS AUGUST AND SEPTEMBER Consider getting involved August 23, 2020 https://us02web.zoom.us/j/4086612567?pwd=MGxJaWNieisrRFZrYlpOVzlEZ3VvZz09 Meeting ID: 408 661 2567 Password: 216876 PLEASE GO TO OUR MEETING LIST FOR VIRTUAL MEETING LIST NA World Services Statement Regarding Coronavirus We have had many inquiries and questions about health 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 to provide safe environments for those who attend your meetings. Groups may want to consider asking members to temporarily stop some of the common practices found at NA meetings such as hugging or shaking hands, or offering refreshments. You may also want to consider alternatives to “circling up” at the end of the meeting. Some groups are discussing contingencies for the possibility that they will not be able to meet face to face for some period; ideas include hosting phone meetings or online meetings. These are just a few thoughts; 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. We are aware of the guidelines and recommendations provided by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), https://www.cdc.gov/ and there are similar agencies in countries outside of the USA. The World Health Organization (WHO) may also be a resource https://www.who.int/. If you are seeking information about specific local NA events or meetings, please contact the service committee responsible for hosting that event or meeting, or visit their local NA website. We have heard that some events and meetings have been affected by mandated closures, but we do not maintain a list of those and we are not the best resource for current information for local events and meetings. On our Find a Meeting webpage, local websites are listed in the window on the top left side of the page: https://www.na.org/meetingsearch/ We are hopeful that NA members and groups can continue to provide support for one another as we move through this current situation, and we will update this information as necessary in the coming weeks. You have our best wishes. Don’t forget to fill out your CAR survey before the 1 April deadline: www.na.org/survey 14 Areas in MIchigan Region Map email@example.com SWMASCNA Sub-Committees Hospitals & Institutions This subcommittee is a resource to members and groups in their efforts to distribute supplies, information and literature necessary to carry the N.A. message of recovery. This subcommittee attempts to make N.A. available to any addict seeking recovery within treatment and correctional facilities. H & I Subcommittee: meets one hour before the Area Service Committee Meeting, at the same location. Literature This subcommittee provides literature at cost to area NA Groups. Orders are placed of sufficient size to reduce shipping and handling costs to the groups. NA Group literature orders are filled each month at the Area Service Committee meeting. This subcommittee deals with our primary purpose as it is achieved through writing. It does a limited amount of writing as provided by the WSC handbook. This subcommittee seeks written input from its members at large by encouraging the development of new literature by holding workshops to complete proposed material. Public Relations This subcommittee is essential to the growth of N.A. in the area and needs assistance from many members to achieve their objectives. This subcommittee serves as a liaison between N.A. and society as a whole. This subcommittee compiles an Area Meeting list three times per year (or as needed). It provides and carries the N.A. message to those who may not have heard of us or misinterpreted us, informing them of what we do and where we are available. Public Relations Subcommittee: meets one hour before Area at the same location. Activities This subcommittee plans and produces events and activities of interest to the NA member. Such events may include dances, parties, picnics, skating, bowling, etc. Some events are free, some seek a donation, regardless, no addict will be turned away due to inability to give a donation. The purpose of these events is to provide places where recovering addicts (and often their families and friends) can fellowship and enjoy each others company. Part of the message is that “Recovery can be fun.” Activities Subcommittee Meeting: meets one hour before Area at the same location. Outreach Outreach Subcommittee Meeting: meets one hour before Area at the same location. Any NA member is encouraged to attend and participate. We encourage anyone with experience or a willingness, to participate in any of these subcommittees.