Issue Discussion Topics are subjects that recovering addicts in NA communities around the world focus on in discussions and workshops throughout each two-year conference cycle. These conversations encourage us to think more deeply about relevant topics and help build unity within our groups and service bodies. In addition, sending the results of your discussions to the World Board can help shape Fellowshipwide resources and services.
All three of this cycle’s IDTs relate directly or indirectly to the ongoing Service System Project and the Traditions Book Project. We often say our diversity is our strength; we need your input so that we can accurately reflect our diversity for both projects.
This cycle’s IDTs are also linked to the World Service Conference theme, “Inspired by Our Primary Purpose,” which comes from the introductory paragraph of A Vision for NA Service:
All of the efforts of Narcotics Anonymous are inspired by the primary purpose of our groups. Upon this common ground we stand committed.
|How to Conduct Fellowship Discussion Sessions|
|Ground Rules||Brainstorming Guidelines|
|Facilitators' Guidelines||Generic Notes Sheet|
|Twelve Concepts Summary Handout||Twelve Traditions Summary Handout|
|A Vision for NA Service Handout|
|Older Issue Discussion Topics|
|Building Strong Homegroups||Who is Missing||Our Service System|
|Atmosphere of Recovery||Infrastructure||Public Image|
Various workshop resources (developed by both local NA communities and NA World Services) are available on our Locally Developed Resources page.
News for our Members
Service System: We hope to start field testing parts of the service system proposals. Ideally, we’d like to work closely with a few communities who are putting some of the ideas in the proposals into practice so that we can begin to see how some of the components of the system operate in “real life.” If you are from a region or area that is trying some of the ideas or you are discussing how they might work and you want to try lifting some of the ideas off of the drawing board with us, we encourage you to contact world services if you haven’t already done so. For more information on this project see the service system page.
Local Resources Area: this is a collection of the fellowship’s experience, strength, and hope on a variety of service topics.
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