NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS

Washington County Area

24 Hour Phone-line:  503-345-9839

Drug Problem?

Area Information

For Professionals

Is NA For Me?

 

This is a question every potential member must answer for themselves. It may help to read some of our informational pamphlets, starting with  "Am I an addict?"  and "Welcome to NA".

 

If you’re an addict, NA can help. "Narcotics Anonymous offers recovery to addicts around the world. We focus on the disease of addiction rather than any particular drug.  Our message is broad enough to attract addicts from any social class or nationality. When new members come to meetings, our sole interest is in their desire for freedom from active addiction and how we can be of help."   

 

If you’re planning to attend your first meeting, you may also be interested in reading "An Introduction to NA Meetings."

 

You can check out our Meetings page and find one near you. Closed meetings are only for addicts or those who think they might have a drug problem. Open meetings welcome anyone who wants to attend, including interested non-addicts.

 

You can call our Phone-Line 24 hours a day for more information and immediate assistance: 503-345-9839

 

If you don't need immediate assistance, you can email us for more info or to ask questions at: info@washingtoncountyna.org

 

 

Open Service Positions:

 

All of our official service positions are filled at this time.

 

We do still need people to volunteer for our subcommittees. The most important need for volunteers in on the H&I Subcommittee. If you are interested in going to an NA meeting once a month at one of the institutions we serve, please contact us at info@washingtoncountyna.org .

You can also download
this file to pass around at your Home Group so we can find even more volunteers. Then return the sign-up sheet by email or in person at the next Area Meeting.

 

If you'd like to attend an H&I subcommittee meeting, check the schedule for Area Subcommittees below.

 

 

Area Meetings:

 

Our Area Service Committee meets the 2nd Sunday of each month.

 

1:45pm to about 3:00pm

 

Westside Service Center

12945 Southwest Beaverdam Road

Beaverton, OR

 

It is at this meeting that you can:

-Connect with other homegroups

-Buy literature

-Get help with group issues

-Pick up event flyers

-Make an Area donation

-Vote on Area policies

...and much more! Still have questions about what Area does and how you can participate? Contact us now and we'll do our best to answer all your questions.

 

Area Subcommittee Meetings:

 

All of our Area Subcommittees meet at the Beaverton Community Center on the 2nd Sunday of the month.

 

Beaverton Community Center

12350 SW 5th St

Beaverton, OR 97005

 

Activities:

10:00am - 11:00am

If you really enjoy going to NA potlucks, dances, speaker meetings, camp-outs, retreats, etc, then you might be interested in joining the Activities Subcommittee. They plan our Area events together! We can always use more fresh ideas, creative thinkers, and well-organized people.

 

Hospitals & Institutions:

11:00am - 12:00pm

Did you learn about NA through a treatment center, jail, or institution that held an NA meeting on site? You can help give back what was freely given to you by joining the H&I Subcommittee. Each month NA members sign up and go to meetings held in Hospitals & Institutions so that people who can't get out to regular meetings can hear the message of NA. You don't need any specific amount of clean time to join but you do need at least 6 months clean to share at an H&I meeting.

 

Public Relations:

12:00pm - 1:00pm

One of the ways we can carry out our primary purpose of helping the addict who still suffers is to make sure people know that NA exists and what it is about. The PR Subcommittee does presentations for teachers, doctors, counselors, probation officers, judges, and many more community members so they understand what NA is and how it can help addicts they know. We also maintain this website so correct and useful information is available to people seeking info online. We put up flyers on public bulletin boards with our Area phone-line on it so those who want to call for help can do so. Our job is to reach out to the public and build relationships with  people so  when someone can benefit from NA, the resources will be available to them. If this sounds like something you're passionate about doing, please join us at our next meeting!

 

*For WCNA documents, forms, surveys, speaker recordings, and more, go to our Resources Page.

Resources for Professionals

 

Narcotics Anonymous sprang from the Alcoholics Anonymous Program of the late 1940s, with meetings first emerging in the Los Angeles area of California, USA, in the early Fifties. The NA program started as a small US movement that has grown into one of the world's oldest and largest organizations of its type.

 

Today, Narcotics Anonymous is well established throughout much of the Americas, Western Europe, Australia, and New Zealand. Newly formed groups and NA communities are now scattered throughout the Indian subcontinent, Africa, East Asia, the Middle East, and Eastern Europe. Narcotics Anonymous books and information pamphlets are currently available in 49 languages.

 

For more information about our program, we invite you to review some of the items described below.

 

Membership Survey: Contains the results of a biennial survey of approximately 22,803 NA members.

 

Information about NA: Includes facts about the history of NA, organizational philosophy, and membership demographics.

 

NA:  A Resource in Your Community: This pamphlet provides information about local NA services that may be available such as public service announcements, phonelines, literature sales, and NA presentations for health fairs, schools and professional conferences.

 

In Times of Illness: This relied-upon booklet was recently revised to reflect members’ experiences with challenges such as mental health issues, chronic illness and pain, and supporting members with illnesses. It includes section summaries in the table of contents.

 

NA Groups and Medication: Our Twelve Traditions remind us that medication use is a member’s personal decision, and is an outside issue for NA groups. This piece is intended for groups as they consider this issue. It does not address members’ personal decisions, nor does it try to change members’ opinions about medication. Groups are often better able to carry the message and welcome everyone when members come together to discuss this issue.

 

For Those in Treatment: In this pamphlet, we offer some suggestions and a basic plan of action to help recovering addicts in the transition from treatment, to continuing recovery in Narcotics Anonymous.

 

By Young Addicts, For Young Addicts: This pamphlet was developed by young members of Narcotics Anonymous to illustrate the fact that young addicts around the world, speaking many different languages, are getting and staying clean in NA.

 

An Introduction to NA Meetings: Offers a welcoming introduction, and explains practices unfamiliar to those at their first meetings, and provides tips for groups to preserve an atmosphere of recovery.

 

Narcotics Anonymous and Persons Receiving Medication-Assisted Treatment: This pamphlet is intended for professionals who prescribe medication to treat drug addiction. The service pamphlet NA Groups and Medication listed in the pamphlet contains a broader discussion of NA members and other medications.

 

You can contact Washington County NA for information about our local services for professionals by emailing: info@washingtoncountyna.org

 

All content from Narcotics Anonymous literature is used with permission from N.A. World Services and conforms to IP Bulletin #4. Narcotics Anonymous; the stylized initials NA, and the circle-diamond symbol are registered trademarks of Narcotics Anonymous World Service, Inc.

Washington County Area

NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS

  • FOR PROFESSIONALS

    Resources for Professionals

     

    Narcotics Anonymous sprang from the Alcoholics Anonymous Program of the late 1940s, with meetings first emerging in the Los Angeles area of California, USA, in the early Fifties. The NA program started as a small US movement that has grown into one of the world's oldest and largest organizations of its type.

     

    Today, Narcotics Anonymous is well established throughout much of the Americas, Western Europe, Australia, and New Zealand. Newly formed groups and NA communities are now scattered throughout the Indian subcontinent, Africa, East Asia, the Middle East, and Eastern Europe. Narcotics Anonymous books and information pamphlets are currently available in 49 languages.

     

    For more information about our program, we invite you to review some of the items described below.

     

    Membership Survey: Contains the results of a biennial survey of approximately 22,803 NA members.

     

    Information about NA: Includes facts about the history of NA, organizational philosophy, and membership demographics.

     

    NA:  A Resource in Your Community: This pamphlet provides information about local NA services that may be available such as public service announcements, phonelines, literature sales, and NA presentations for health fairs, schools and professional conferences.

     

    In Times of Illness: This relied-upon booklet was recently revised to reflect members’ experiences with challenges such as mental health issues, chronic illness and pain, and supporting members with illnesses. It includes section summaries in the table of contents.

     

    NA Groups and Medication: Our Twelve Traditions remind us that medication use is a member’s personal decision, and is an outside issue for NA groups. This piece is intended for groups as they consider this issue. It does not address members’ personal decisions, nor does it try to change members’ opinions about medication. Groups are often better able to carry the message and welcome everyone when members come together to discuss this issue.

     

    For Those in Treatment: In this pamphlet, we offer some suggestions and a basic plan of action to help recovering addicts in the transition from treatment, to continuing recovery in Narcotics Anonymous.

     

    By Young Addicts, For Young Addicts: This pamphlet was developed by young members of Narcotics Anonymous to illustrate the fact that young addicts around the world, speaking many different languages, are getting and staying clean in NA.

     

    An Introduction to NA Meetings: Offers a welcoming introduction, and explains practices unfamiliar to those at their first meetings, and provides tips for groups to preserve an atmosphere of recovery.

     

    Narcotics Anonymous and Persons Receiving Medication-Assisted Treatment: This pamphlet is intended for professionals who prescribe medication to treat drug addiction. The service pamphlet NA Groups and Medication listed in the pamphlet contains a broader discussion of NA members and other medications.

     

    You can contact Washington County NA for information about our local services for professionals by emailing: info@washingtoncountyna.org

     

  • AREA  INFORMATION

    Open Service Positions:

     

    All of our official service positions are filled at this time.

     

    We do still need people to volunteer for our subcommittees. The most important need for volunteers in on the H&I Subcommittee. If you are interested in going to an NA meeting once a month at one of the institutions we serve, please contact us at info@washingtoncountyna.org .

    You can also download
    this file to pass around at your Home Group so we can find even more volunteers. Then return the sign-up sheet by email or in person at the next Area Meeting.

     

    If you'd like to attend an H&I subcommittee meeting, check the schedule for Area Subcommittees below.

     

     

    Area Meetings:

     

    Our Area Service Committee meets the 2nd Sunday of each month.

     

    1:45pm to about 3:00pm

     

    Westside Service Center

    12945 Southwest Beaverdam Road

    Beaverton, OR

     

    It is at this meeting that you can:

    -Connect with other homegroups

    -Buy literature

    -Get help with group issues

    -Pick up event flyers

    -Make an Area donation

    -Vote on Area policies

    ...and much more! Still have questions about what Area does and how you can participate? Contact us now and we'll do our best to answer all your questions.

     

    Area Subcommittee Meetings:

     

    All of our Area Subcommittees meet at the Beaverton Community Center on the 2nd Sunday of each month.

     

    Beaverton Community Center

    12350 SW 5th St

    Beaverton, OR 97005

     

    Activities:

    10:00am - 11:00am

    If you really enjoy going to NA potlucks, dances, speaker meetings, camp-outs, retreats, etc, then you might be interested in joining the Activities Subcommittee. They plan our Area events together! We can always use more fresh ideas, creative thinkers, and well-organized people.

     

    Hospitals & Institutions:

    11:00am - 12:00pm

    Did you learn about NA through a treatment center, jail, or institution that held an NA meeting on site? You can help give back what was freely given to you by joining the H&I Subcommittee. Each month NA members sign up and go to meetings held in Hospitals & Institutions so that people who can't get out to regular meetings can hear the message of NA. You do need to have at least 6 months clean to attend one of these meetings and 1 year clean to share on the panel.

     

    Public Relations:

    12:00pm - 1:00pm

    One of the ways we can carry out our primary purpose of helping the addict who still suffers is to make sure people know that NA exists and what it is about. The PR Subcommittee does presentations for teachers, doctors, counselors, probation officers, judges, and many more community members so they understand what NA is and how it can help addicts they know. We also maintain this website so correct and useful information is available to people seeking info online. We put up flyers on public bulletin boards with our Area phone-line on it so those who want to call for help can do so. Our job is to reach out to the public and build relationships with  people so  when someone can benefit from NA, the resources will be available to them. If this sounds like something you're passionate about doing, please join us at our next meeting!

     

    *For WCNA documents, forms, surveys, speaker recordings, and more, go to our Resources Page.

  • DRUG PROBLEM?

    Is NA For Me?

     

    This is a question every potential member must answer for themselves. It may help to read some of our informational pamphlets, starting with  "Am I an addict?"  and "Welcome to NA".

     

    If you’re an addict, NA can help. "Narcotics Anonymous offers recovery to addicts around the world. We focus on the disease of addiction rather than any particular drug.  Our message is broad enough to attract addicts from any social class or nationality. When new members come to meetings, our sole interest is in their desire for freedom from active addiction and how we can be of help." (It Works: How and Why, “Third Tradition”)

     

    If you’re planning to attend your first meeting, you may also be interested in reading "An Introduction to NA Meetings."

     

    You can check out our Meetings page and find one near you. Closed meetings are only for addicts or those who think they might have a drug problem. Open meetings welcome anyone who wants to attend, including interested non-addicts.

     

    You can call our Phone-Line 24 hours a day for more information and immediate assistance: 503-345-9839

     

    If you don't need immediate assistance, you can email us for more info or to ask questions at: info@washingtoncountyna.org