12 Step Volunteers

 

This form is for members of Narcotics Anonymous ONLY.

The 12 Step volunteer list is used by the GSA Public Information Subcommittee and it’s Phoneline Committee to recruit addicts in recovery who are willing to help carry the message to addicts that still suffer.

Our GSA Phoneline Pager Carriers refer 24 hour Helpline callers to people on the 12 Step list that are looking for meetings, asking for directions, or just simply need to talk to someone in recovery either because they think they might use or want to stop using.

Things you should know:

You must have at least 1 year clean to be on the list.
You should never meet an addict alone; always go with at least one other clean NA member.
Never give any personal information to a caller.
Always use *67 when returning calls to block your caller ID.
Read and understand the 12 Step List Do’s & Don’t’s list.

Name:

Gender: femalemale

Email:
Please ensure your email address is correct!

Phone:

Clean Date:

Town/City and State:

Best Time You Can Take Calls:

Optional Message/Comments

All information provided by you on the form below is retained as confidential.
We do not distribute the information to anyone outside of the Narcotics Anonymous fellowship.
Your email address may be added to our free e-newsletter which you can unsubscribe to at any time.

12 Step List Do’s & Don’t’s

Phone Line 12 Step List Do’s:

Get an idea from pager handler what the needs of the addict calling are.
Press *67 when calling the addict
You don’t know who it is and DO NOT want them to have your number immediately
Wait until they actually attend a meeting
Treat the addict in a loving and caring manner
Let them know a little about your recovery
It’s ok to let them know what your clean time is!
Suggest they attend a meeting right away
Give them your experience strength and hope
How you started in NA
Relieve some fears of theirs
Tell them it is an anonymous program
Give them directions to meetings in their vicinity
Possibly meet them there
Use your discretion as to giving them a ride (never by yourself!)

Phone Line 12 Step List DONT’S:

Do not offer any personal information
First name only basis
Never give out phone number or address
Protect your anonymity and theirs
Give advice
Stick to your experience strength and hope
State only what has worked for you
We are not Doctor’s or therapists
Do Crisis work
If the addict is suicidal tell them to call 911…. in a loving and caring way!
Endorse ANYTHING
Detox centers
Treatment facilities
Other fellowships (except for Naranon or the NH Crisis Helpline)
Bad Mouth anything!!!
This means other fellowships!!!
Be taken Hostage!!!
“If you hang up I’ll use”
“Please don’t go, I am afraid?”
Give out information about others
Please be aware that this does happen
Like “Do you know so and so,” “does so and so still go to meetings?”
Argue About ANYTHING
EVER GO ALONE!!!!
   FOR A 12 STEP CALL
   RIDES
   PREACH
RELY ON WHAT WORKED FOR YOU
IT MAY NOT WORK FOR THEM SO LET IT GO!!!!!
Have an opinion on outside issues
DONT FORGET YOU ARE REPRESENTING NA AS A WHOLE
EVEN IF YOU ARE NOT DIRECTLY ON THE PHONE LINE COMMITTEE, WHOEVER YOU ARE TALKING TO KNOWS YOU AS A MEMBER OF NA AT THIS POINT

 

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