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Welcome to the Hospitals & Institutions Subcommittee page!

Meets at  7pm, 1st Tuesday of the month (Feb, April, June, Aug, Oct, Dec), prior to Regional Meeting  on zoom:


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Many Narcotics Anonymous members have found Hospitals and Institutions (H&I) service to be an important part of their personal recovery. Our members, who actively participate in H&I service, are very important resources in our fellowship. A commitment to H&I service is one of the many ways to become involved with the NA service structure and help us feel a part of our fellowship.

We know that active addiction leads to jails, institutions, and death. Also, NA’s primary purpose is to carry the message of recovery to the addict who still suffers. It is not surprising that carrying the NA message of recovery into hospitals and institutions is one of our priorities. NA members have consistently supported this belief by forming Hospitals and Institutions committees around the world.

Still, some NA members have been reluctant to become involved in H&I service because they have never been incarcerated, arrested, or institutionalized. However, with our personal experience and proper preparation, all of us are uniquely qualified to carry our message of recovery.

Our Message:

An addict, any addict, can stop using, lose the desire to use and find a new way to live.

What is an H&I Presentation?

The purpose of an H&I presentation is to carry the message of recovery to addicts who do not have full access to regular Narcotics Anonymous meetings. H&I meetings, except for those in long-term facilities, are intended to introduce those addicts in attendance to the basics of the NA program. These meetings occur in hospitals, treatment centers, correctional facilities, and adolescent institutions. Rather than being an NA group, it is vital that an H&I meeting always be held under the direction of an H&I subcommittee.

Service Positions

The H&I Committee is comprised of the following positions:

  • Chairperson
  • Vice-Chairperson
  • Secretary
  • Literature Distributor
  • Panel Coordinator
  • Panel Leaders
  • Panel Members

For more information on this committee’s service positions and responsibilities, please contact region .

H&I Handbook:

NA World Service Link