PRHI - Public Relations/Hospitals and Institutions

Public Relations/Hospitals & Institutions (PRHI)

11:30 AM First Sunday of The Month

1050 State Street, Redding, CA 96001

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 relationships with those outside the fellowship. Establishing and maintaining a commitment to these relationships, can help us to further our primary purpose. The spiritual principles of our steps, traditions, and concepts guide us in pursuing our public relations aims and our efforts to enhance NA’s public image and reputation. These principles apply to our community and service efforts as well as to the personal behavior and attitude of individual NA members. 

Information provided by the Public Relations Handbook of Narcotics Anonymous printed as of April 2016


 The purpose of an H&I meeting is to carry the NA message of recovery to addicts who do not have full access to regular Narcotics Anonymous meetings. H&I meetings/presentations, except for those in longer-term facilities, are intended to simply introduce those attending to some of the basics of the NA program. 

Information provided by the H&I Handbook printed in 1997 by Narcotics Anonymous World Services, INC.