SIERRA SAGE REGIONAL – HOSPITALS AND INSTITUTIONS
The purpose of a Hospitals & Institutions (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.
An H&I meeting provides the first exposure to recovery, in Narcotics Anonymous for many addicts, so it is imperative that we carry a clear and consistent message of Narcotics Anonymous recovery, and project a positive image of our fellowship.
This also applies to how we handle the facility administration. In order to keep any difficulties to a minimum, take care to maintain consistent contact between the facility and the subcommittee. H&I Chairperson at the regional level exist primarily to lend assistance to area H&I subcommittees. Many times, areas will come to the regional H&I Chairperson with questions about H&I work or situations they are not sure how to deal with. This is where the benefit of the regional Chairperson acting as a pooling place for area H&I subcommittees to share their experiences pays off.
Link for Facilities Administrators: Support for Facilities
Link for NA Members: H & I Service Information
Sierra Sage Region of Narcotics Anonymous –
Our region serves areas of Northern Nevada (Reno, Sparks, Carson City, Minden, Gardnerville, Fallon, Fernley, Silver Springs, Elko, Stagecoach, Dayton, Yerington, Wadsworth, Winnemucca, and Hawthorne) and Northern California (South Shore Lake Tahoe, North Shore Lake Tahoe, Truckee, Greenville, Bishop, Portola, Quincy, Susanville, Janesville, Loyalton and Herlong.)