Welcome GSRs, Alternate GSRs & Aspiring GSRs
This page is for you! You will find an abundance of documents, resources, literature & information to assist you in your adventures and learning as a Group Service Representative!!
New GSR Orientation!
1:30pm before ASC
Meeting ID: 969 5049 5394
Please come join us at the new Group Service Representative (GSR) Orientation for an Introduction to this exciting new Service Opportunity! We will go over GSR basic Responsibilities, Share with you Service Materials & Literature. We will show you around at Area, point you in the Right Direction for 7th Tradition Contributions & Literature Purchases. We will also answer all your questions & connect you with a Service Mentor!
On Demand Training
We now offer an 'on demand' GSR training video. Learn on your own time and if you have additional questions you can leverage our virtual training offered prior to ASC.
Literature & Documents:
Just like all the literature aimed at personal recovery, there’s lots of literature aimed at Service in Recovery.
The Group Booklet - Narcotics Anonymous groups are self-governing (the Twelve Traditions use the word autonomous). The group may conduct its own affairs in whatever way seems fit to its members, provided the group’s actions do not adversely affect other groups or the entire NA Fellowship. So what we offer here is not a “rule book” but the shared experience of how many of our groups have met with success in conduct- ing meetings and tending to business. Newer members may find this booklet helps them understand who does what to keep the group going and how to help. For more experienced members, it may lend some perspective to their group involvement. But no matter how much information we pack into this booklet, you’re still going to find that the best source of guidance for your group is in your group itself. - PDF of The Group Booklet
A Guide To Local Service - A Guide to Local Services in Narcotics Anonymous is intended to serve as a resource to those in every country who have committed themselves to providing the services necessary to carry our message to the still-suffering addict. Portions of it may prove to be inappropriate for your use either because of geography, national or provincial law, cultural differences, or the developmental state of your NA community. If this is the case, your NA community should feel free to adapt this guide to meet your own needs, provided that those adaptations are consistent with NA’s Twelve Steps, Twelve Traditions, and Twelve Concepts for Service. For further information concerning local adaptation of material from A Guide to Local Services in Narcotics Anonymous, contact NA’s World Service Office. PDF of A Guide to Local Services in NA
Service Pamphlets - Service pamphlets (SPs) are intended for use as a resource for groups and service bodies. The World Board was directed by a motion at WSC 2006 to develop service related pamphlets for use by the fellowship. Service pamphlets are not intended to be recovery literature or to be used as the basis of a topic during a recovery meeting. They are intended for help in your discussion in group business meetings or in service committees. They are our best attempt at collecting some of the more successful practices in our fellowship in dealing with sensitive or difficult topics. They are similar to what has been previously released as NAWS Bulletins and should be treated in much the same way. http://m.na.org/?ID=servicemat-svc-pamphlets
You can find all the current service pamphlets at the link above, the following we believe are especially helpful to GSR’s.
Group Business Meeting, Group Trusted Servants, Principles and Leadership in NA Service, Disruptive and Violent Behavior, NA Groups and Medication, Social Media and Our Guiding Principles.
GSR Basics - This tool is intended to help NA members better understand the group service representative (GSR) commitment and to more effectively participate in the work of a local service body. NA services aren’t organized identically in every part of the world, and the responsibilities of the GSR may vary depending on what is needed locally. This tool tries to capture some of our common experience and outline the basic tasks of the GSR position. It does not contain specifics about the policies adopted in individual service bodies as it is intended to be used in any NA community. - PDF of GSR Basics
The Twelve Concepts for NA Service - Twelve Concepts are guiding principles for our service structure. The concepts summarize the hard-won experience of our fellowship’s first forty years with such things as responsibility, authority, delegation, leadership, accountability, spiritual guidance, participation, communication, open-mindedness, fairness, and finances. PDF of the Twelve Concepts for NA Service
Locally Developed Resources. The Unity, Acceptance, & Inclusion service pamphlet was created as a resource to address the marginalization of some addicts that was happening in some of our local meetings. The focus of this service pamphlet is on the importance of how we treat each other in our meetings, groups and within our fellowship. Please feel free to download, copy and share.
Service Pool Form: Many members give back by being of service. Some service positions require specific skills. Jump into the Service Pool by filling out the form to let us know about your service and skills. This Service Pool Information Form asks members interested in doing Area service to provide contact information, service history, relevant skills, and availability to be of service.