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:

    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.
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    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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