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Public Relations

ORSCNA — Ohio Region of Narcotics Anonymous

The Ohio Region serves Areas in the following counties of Ohio: Ross, Athens, Vinton, Hocking, Lucas, Wood, Ottawa, Sandusky, Franklin, Delaware, Union, Madison, Montgomery, Greene, Erie, Richland, Huron, Knox, Crawford, Highland, Clinton, Hamilton, Clermont, Butler, Warren, Scioto, Lawrence, Jackson, Fairfield, Licking, Muskingum, Coshocton, Seneca, Marion, Wyandot, Shelby, Miami, Darke, Logan, Champaign, Allen, Mercer, Hancock, Hardin, Van Wert, Paulding, Auglaize, Clark, Adams, Brown, Pike.

And in Kentucky: Kenton, Campbell, Boone, Pendleton, Lewis, Boyd, Mason, Fleming, and Bracken.

The Buckeye Region serves the Northeast Ohio Areas. Geographically, these areas include the following Counties: Ashtabula, Trumbull, Mahoning, Columbiana, Lake, Geauga, Portage, Stark, Cuyahoga, Summit, Medina, Lorain, Wayne & Carroll.

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Narcotics Anonymous is a global, community-based organization with a multi-lingual and multicultural membership. NA was founded in 1953, and our membership growth was minimal during our initial twenty years as an organization. Since the publication of our Basic Text in 1983, the number of members and meetings has increased dramatically. Today, NA members hold nearly 67,000 meetings weekly in 139 countries. We offer recovery from the effects of addiction through working a twelve-step program, including regular attendance at group meetings. The group atmosphere provides help from peers and offers an ongoing support network for addicts who wish to pursue and maintain a drug-free lifestyle. Our name, Narcotics Anonymous, is not meant to imply a focus on any particular drug; NA’s approach makes no distinction between drugs including alcohol. Membership is free, and we have no affiliation with any organizations outside of NA including governments, religions, law enforcement groups, or medical and psychiatric associations. Through all of our service efforts and our cooperation with others seeking to help addicts, we strive to reach a day when every addict in the world has an opportunity to experience our message of recovery in his or her own language and culture.


PR Vision Statement

All of the efforts of Narcotics Anonymous are inspired by the primary purpose of our groups. Upon this common ground we stand committed.
The spiritual principles of our steps, traditions, and concepts guide us in pursuing our public relations aims and our efforts to enhance NA’s public image and reputation. These principles apply to our community and service efforts as well as to the personal behavior and attitude of individual NA members."
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Copyright © 2006, 2007 by Narcotics Anonymous World Services, Inc. All rights reserved.

PR Purpose

The primary purpose of our public relations efforts is to tell the story of Narcotics Anonymous and what our program offers to the still suffering addict. Our practice of public anonymity is built on the spiritual foundation of all our traditions, ever reminding us to place principles before personalities.   Copyright © It Works: How and Why

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