What is Area Service All About?
Narcotics Anonymous, as a fellowship, is defined by its principles. Our Twelve Steps detail our program for personal recovery. Our Twelve Traditions relate experience that can help NA groups maintain their unity. And our Twelve Concepts are guiding principles for our service structure. The concepts summarize the hard-won experience of our fellowship’s first forty years with such things as responsibility, authority, delegation, leadership, accountability, spiritual guidance, participation, communication, open-mindedness, fairness, and finances. The Twelve Concepts, together, help ensure that our fellowship’s service structure remains forever devoted to service, not government.
The Area Service Committee (ASC)
The main concept of Narcotics Anonymous is one of doing service. The program is one of helping each other to find and maintain recovery. One of the many ways of achieving this goal is to provide service at the Area Service Committee level. through the work of these committees, the message of Narcotics Anonymous is carried to the communities of The Recovery Coast Area and beyond. Find out more about Recovery Coast Area and when and where we meet below!
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The relationship between an ASC and its subcommittees is very similar to the relationship between NA groups and their ASC; in others, it is quite different. Just as groups create an area committee to help them fulfill their primary purpose, so the ASC creates subcommittees to do the actual work involved in delivering its direct services—Hospitals&Institutions, Public Relations&Phonelines, Activities, and the rest. If area subcommittees are to serve effectively, the ASC must delegate them sufficient authority to exercise their best judgment in fulfilling their duties. However, because an area committee must account to the groups for the actions of its subcommittees, ASCs generally maintain a somewhat tighter rein on their subcommittees than groups do on their area committees
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