12 step recovery; NA Today

12 Step Recovery-NA Today Needs Your Help!

NA offers 12 step recovery from drug addiction. Our fellowship produces a magazine called NA Today in the hopes to promote unity and help spread our message: that an addict, any addict, can get clean and stay clean from drugs, through the NA fellowship. Recent and back issues of NA Today are available on this website. But we cannot do it without all of you, and need your help. We are always looking for content and contributors, and people to help promote the mag in their area. The magazine is a forum to share our experience, strength, and hope in print. Contributors generally state that writing something for the magazine was a fulfilling way to be of service. It gives recovering addicts and opportunity to share how 12 step recovery through NA has worked for them.

The NA Today magazine is now available online and via subscription.

Also, you can become and NA Today ‘agent’ and be a member of our subcommittee. Below is a brief description of what we hope agents can do. Contact natoday@na.org.au

• NA Today hopes to truly represent the Australian region. As such, we have “agents” which act in their area to solicit content so that we can get content from all around the region.

• Agents approach members in their area and ask them to submit content for the magazine. This is their primary and most important role.

• We would also like NA Today agents to represent the magazine to people in their area by announcing that the magazine is available, pointing people to the online subscriptions

•Agents are of course welcome to provide input into the direction of the mag in any way they think might be helpful.

• Suggesting topics for each issue of NA today.

If this sounds like something you might be interested, or if you have some content to submit, email natoday@na.org.au

YILS, Heath W (NA Today Subcommittee Chair)


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Acknowledgement of Country Resource

The Indigenous Committee of the Australian Region of Narcotics Anonymous has provided an example of an Acknowledgement to Country.  Groups are encouraged to integrate this statement into their meeting format.

Ideally the acknowledgement of Country is read at the start of a meeting to set a tone of respect towards First Nations people.

Acknowledgement of Country is for use by Australian NA groups or at other NA events:

“This group would like to acknowledge and pay respect to the traditional custodians of the land on which we meet.

(optional: The…people of the ….Nation/example: The Wurundjeri and Boonwurrung peoples of the Kulin Nation.) It is upon their ancestral lands that we meet.

We pay respect to knowledge embedded forever within Aboriginal custodianship of country.
We pay respect to their Elders past and present and we pay respect to other Aboriginal people present.”

This information is always available under the Members Menu > Group Resources > Acknowledgement of Country.