Outreach

Lend a Helping HandHow can we let families and friends of addicts know about Nar-Anon?

Do outreach to spread awareness of the Nar-Anon program!

The focus of outreach is to let families and friends of addicts know help is available. An outreach committee acts as a vital link between individuals seeking help and Nar-Anon members who share their experience, strength, and hope. Outreach can assist in the growth of our local groups, areas, and regions.

Performing Outreach

Using the Nar-Anon Outreach Information Folder and the Outreach Packet (both available for purchase from the Nar-Anon WebStore) we distribute information about Nar-Anon to the public.

Outreach committees can be organized and adapted to the needs of their area and/or region in a manner that coincides with our Mission and Vision Statements.

Guide for Nar-Anon Outreach Letters

(These letters may be photocopied for distribution)

The six form letters included in the Nar-Anon Outreach Folder packet are for use by regions, areas, and groups for outreach purposes.

It is suggested that each letter be accompanied by a local or regional meeting directory, if available, and the outreach literature tri-folds found in the Outreach Packet.

Ask GSRs to distribute An Open Letter to Doctors/Mental Health Facilities and An Open Letter to Spiritual Leaders to their group members. In turn, the group members can be asked to distribute these letters, anonymously if they wish, to medical and mental health professionals or spiritual contacts. In turn, the group members can be asked to drop off these letters, anonymously if they wish, to their own medical, mental and spiritual contacts.

An outreach committee may want to use the Internet and phone book to identify local services:

  • Doctors and medical centers
  • Therapists and mental health facilities
  • Clergy and ecumenical councils

 

Addiction and government websites often have treatment center listings and other related organizations. An outreach committee may want to use the internet and phone book to identify local services. Outreach letters, together with a local meeting directory and other Nar-Anon literature, can then be mailed or delivered in person by willing volunteers.

Outreach Tools

For a list of outreach tools, please click here.