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NA World Services Racks Up $1.4 Million Deficit

Jul 22, 2020

NAWS (Narcotics Anonymous World Services) released their annual financial report recently for fiscal year 2019. In it there was a staggering announcement, NAWS projects of a $1.4 million deficit. The report indicates that there were three major factors contributing to the deficit. Recovery literature income was 5% less than the budgeted amount; contributions were 27% less…

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Conference Agenda Report Is Out

Dec 2, 2019

It’s that time in the NA service Cycle again. The Conference Agenda Report was just released. Usually referred to as the CAR, the Conference Agenda Report is where the members of NA decide issues effecting the entire fellowship. In it, this year, are 16 motions to be voted on by every one. Five made by…

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Regional H&I looks to carry the message to state prisons

Dec 2, 2019

The new chairperson of H&I is looking to do a major overhaul of the committee. Regional H&I historically has pretty much been an information sharing session among the Area H&I chairs. A place to share best practices and support one another. Our newly elected Chairperson is looking to make major changes to the role Regional…

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Major changes coming to the FIPT.

Oct 30, 2019

FIPT stands for the Fellowship Intellectual Property Trust. I know it’s a mouthful, sounds complicated and you’ve probably already zoned out on me. If you are still with me I’ll try to simplify it. We, as the fellowship of NA own our literature. It belongs to all of us, right? This is the Fellowship Intellectual…

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Sponsorship Day

Oct 30, 2019

December 1 is the Second Annual NA Sponsorship Day, one of the annual celebrations created as a result of a motion passed at the 2018 World Service Conference. The World Board has created a special Sponsorship Day medallion for the occasion that will be available in two different color combinations. Information will be posted soon…

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Major Success! The Service Forum.

Oct 30, 2019

New Jersey Regional Service Conference hosted a day focused on service, Carrying the Message Through Service, on October 20th at Rutgers – Livingston Student Center in Piscataway and it was a great success!  Success was measured by the 80+ member attendees as well as the feedback received from the end of day evaluations. Below is a snapshot summary of…

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Convention 34 Great Success!!!

Oct 30, 2019

Our Convention in August was a great success!!! Thanks to all who supported! The convention committee donated $7,886.71 to the Region. The Convention committee is now closing the books on convention 34 and looking forward to Convention 35. Elections were held on the planning committee on the 7th of September. The following positions are open…

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Final Thoughts on Bus Poster Project

Aug 23, 2019

The bus poster project with the media marketing company for NJ Transit, ran from February 18th until June 9. We paid a discounted rate for 19 exterior bus posters on the sides and back of buses and received the space for 1,176 interior bus posters at no cost. The total cost for the project was…

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Learning Day/Service Forum

Aug 23, 2019

Questions to ask yourself…  Where would I be if I never had the opportunity to hear the NA message? What would NA look like without service? Am I involved in service?  If not, why? What information would I like to know more about regarding service? In November 2018, the New Jersey Regional Service Conference (NJRS)…

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Unity Day Cookout

Aug 23, 2019

The cookout went off without a hitch! The weather cooperated until the very end. Rosedale Park was a great place for this type of event and I highly recommend the location for future events. The committee Chair thanked the committee for all their help throughout the year. And gave a special thank you to the…

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Spiritual Principle a Day (SPAD) Book Project

Aug 23, 2019

From World Board: Heads up, addicts! The window for input on the first batch of drafts for the Spiritual Principle a Day (SPAD) Book Project closes in TEN DAYS. Your feedback will improve these drafts and the rest of the book. Please help us fine-tune our approach to developing this piece of literature by participating…

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NJ REGIONAL UNITY COOKOUT (FREE!)

Jun 21, 2019

The NJ Region of NA is sponsoring our first ever FREE Unity Cookout.  Come join the party on Saturday June 29th 10am to 5pm at Rosedale Park 422 Federal City Road, Pennington NJ 08534.  There is plenty of parking and close access to restrooms.  Come early and receive a FREE t-shirt.  It’s going to be…

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The North East Zonal Forum has voted to have a Treasury.

Jun 24, 2019

The North East Zonal Forum, or NEZF, is an information sharing body created by member regions over 30 years ago. Regions throughout the Northeast United States, including NJ, meet twice a year to discuss any issues that affect us in common. Historically this has been simply an information sharing session. For a history and description…

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From The World Board…

Jun 21, 2019

Greetings! We’ve just posted the first batch of drafts for the Spiritual Principle a Day Book Project. Between now and 1 September 2019, we encourage you to review all or part of what we’ve put together and give us your input. You’ll find everything you need to participate in review and input (R&I) at www.na.org/spad –the Spiritual Principle a Day (SPAD) Book…

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The Traditions – Purified

Jun 24, 2019

The Traditions – Purified Our common welfare should come first; personal recovery depends on N.A. unity, which can best be achieved by imposing a common grammar and body of dogma upon all members. For our Group purpose there is but one ultimate authority—the joint will of a small group of like-minded people. The requirements for…

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Mental Health/Mental Illness IP Project (from WB)

Apr 22, 2019

The draft IP is out for review and input through 15 May 2019. We encourage members to read the draft and share their thoughts about it by completing the draft survey—all of which can be found at www.na.org/mhmi. The review and input draft was posted January 28th 2019, and within ten days we had received…

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Conference Agenda Report Motion Presented At Region

Apr 20, 2019

The Motion: To submit to the following motion for inclusion in the 2020 CAR: That the fellowship receive at least 2 review and input draft versions for all recovery literature projects before a final draft is in the CAR *both books and pamphlets *both new projects and amendments to existing  Over the decades the way…

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Bus Poster Project!

Apr 22, 2019

The bus posters went up on the busses on February 18th. The posters will run for 16 weeks. The total cost for the project was $10, 000 for the contract and an additional $150 for the final artwork. The actual value of the project has been stated as over $100,000. Intersection Media will be sending…

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Member Contribution

Mar 22, 2019

The Eyes Of This Addict Look through the eyes of this addicton any given dayyou’ll see pain and strife in a senseless life in a world that’s cold and gray. Look through the eyes of this addict driven to be insane from clouds on highfalling down from the sky tears soaking him through like the rain. Look through the eyes…

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NA Public Relations Week!

Mar 22, 2019

At the last world service conference a motion was made and passed to hold an annual PR week. This would be a week dedicated to Public Relations that the entire fellowship would recognize and hopefully take part in.  It was recently announced by the World Board that the week would be the first week in…

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The (mis)Adventures of Nicky Newcomer

Feb 8, 2019
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Proposal To Look Into Canceling The Next Convention

Feb 8, 2019

It seems that at the last Regional Service Conference a motion came from the Middlesex Area and was seconded by the Greater New Brunswick Area to look into cancelling the next Regional Convention. The reason being that there are not enough trusted servants filling roles for the next convention. There was a large amount of…

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Helpline Bus Poster Project Approved.

Feb 8, 2019

The New Jersey Region in January approved a motion to contract with intersection media for bus advertising with NJ Transit. The cost of the project will be $9,658.40.  This allows the New Jersey Region Public Information Committee to sign the contract with intersection media to have NA Helpline posters placed on New Jersey Transit buses…

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Creating NA Literature

Feb 8, 2019

The review draft of the Mental Health in Recovery informational pamphlet (IP) is posted on the NAWS website! www.na.org/mhmi.  This IP is intended to support members in recovery who face mental health challenges. This project stemmed from both a regional motion and the literature survey in the Conference Agenda Report. WSC 2016 approved a motion:…

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Welcome to the Sanity Newsletter!

Nov 11, 2018

Hi everyone. The Sanity Newsletter is the New Jersey Regional Newsletter for NA.   It has been around for decades. Many of you have seen it before, but not like this! What we are beginning here is an attempt to bring the region’s newsletter into the 21st century.   Today, information moves faster than ever.…

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Area In Our Region Dissolves

Dec 3, 2018

The Keep It Simple Area is closing it’s doors. Their Treasurer came to Region in November and announced their closing. He stated that the closing is due to lack of trusted servants on the area and group level. It has struggled with getting GSRs and people with time to be involved in service.   The Keep…

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What the Heck is a Zone in NA?

Nov 20, 2018

At the last regional service conference, the subject of Zones came up. As you may know, this is a hot topic within the fellowship and while a lot is going on, not all of us understand what Zones are or what they do. Though not a comprehensive explanation of all that a zone is or…

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Money Stolen from MARLCNA?

Nov 27, 2018

MARLCNA or Midatlantic Regional Convenference Of Narcotics Anonymous is one of the biggest and most well attended conventions held on the east coast. The reason it is called a Convenference instead of just a convention is because it is a combination of a huge convention as well as a multi regional conference. It’s held every…

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The (mis)Adventures of Nicky Newcomer

Nov 14, 2018

Reprinted from a 2005 issue

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New Jersey Region’s NJ Transit Bus Poster Project

Dec 12, 2018

The NJ Regional PI Committee has submitted a motion to have NA Helpline posters placed on New Jersey Transit buses and NJ Transit Stations. The motion has been sent back to the ASCs for final approval at the January RSC meeting.  This Helpline Poster project will be the largest public information effort that we have…

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Experience Strength And Hope From An Addict Called TJ

Nov 12, 2018

More Time = More Work… Hello, I am grateful recovering addict named TJ. Recently, I have been reflecting on what a blessing it is to have received such a tremendous amount of freedom from being an active member of Narcotics Anonymous for a little over 11 years.   I realize, in the beginning the only…

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