Hospitals & Institutions Hub Overview

Hospitals and Institutions (H&I) service consists primarily of carrying the NA message to addicts that cannot regularly attend scheduled NA meetings because they are confined to a hospital, rehabilitation facility or correctional facility.

H&I is one of several ways that NA groups practice the 5th Tradition: “Each group has but one primary purpose — to carry the message to the addict who still suffers.”

Historically, Area H&I Committees were formed to serve as a staging place, in which many NA Groups from within a specific area could pool their resources (money & people), for the express purpose of carrying the NA message to addicts that cannot attend regularly scheduled NA meetings.

The recently formed Northern Australia H&I Hub now plays a central role in the overall H&I service effort by initiating, coordinating and conducting local NA hospitals and institutions presentations.  The following items set out in the WSC H&I Handbook provide the guidelines for the operations of H&I subcommittees:

  • Conduct monthly meetings to pool resources and act in a unified manner
  • Prepare H&I policies and guidelines
  • Serve as a link to Regional H&I
  • Elect members who are to conduct the H&I presentations
  • Serve as a distribution centre for literature that is given at H&I presentations
  • In cooperation with Public Relations, make all initial contact with facilities
  • Conduct learning days and workshops
  • Act at the single point of accountability for all H&I-oriented services within an area

Getting Involved

If you are an NA member and are interested in participating in H&I presentations please fill in an Expression of Interest for the facilities/meetings you are interested in here.

Alternatively Members are welcome to attend the H&I Hub meetings on the 3rd Thursday of every month for more information.

New Farm Library Community Room
135 Sydney St New Farm
5:00pm to 6:30pm