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.
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 in H&I
If you are an NA member and are interested in participating in H&I presentations (see list below) please fill in an Expression of Interest for the facilities/meetings you are interested in here.
Please note: Although face to face H&I meetings have been temporarily suspended, we encourage members to submit their Expressions of Interest forms for H&I rosters in readiness for the lifting of social distancing rules.
Members are also welcome to come along to the H&I Hub meetings for more information and assistance with security clearance paperwork (correctional facilities only).
The H&I Hub meetings are held third Thursday of every month at:
New Farm Library Community Room
135 Sydney St New Farm
5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Please note: H&I Hub meetings are currently being held online until the Community Meeting Room re-opens.
To join the H&I Hub meeting by mobile, laptop or PC: