The NA Group
NA groups are local, informal associations of recovering addicts. They are the
foundation of the NA service structure. Groups are formed for the primary purpose of
carrying the NA message of recovery, and all their activities should reflect that purpose.
Conducting Narcotics Anonymous meetings is the primary activity of an NA group. The
group may conduct its own affairs in whatever way seems fit to its members, provided
the group’s actions are consistent with NA’s Twelve Traditions, and do not adversely
affect other groups or the entire NA Fellowship. In the conduct of the affairs of NA as a
whole, the groups delegate to the rest of the service structure the responsibility for the
fulfillment of NA services. Group service representatives (GSRs) are elected to
participate on behalf of the groups in the area committee and the regional assembly.
The Area Service Committee (ASC)
The area committee is the primary means by which the services of a local NA
community are administered. The area committee is composed of group service
representatives, administrative officers (chairperson, vice chairperson, secretary,
treasurer), subcommittee chairpersons, and the area’s regional committee members.
The area committee elects its own officers, subcommittee chairpersons, and RCMs.