- Outreach is essential to spreading public awareness of the Nar-Anon program and is easy to do. Here are low cost ways to get information about your new meeting to the public.
Add your group information to the poster that are available when ordering literature,(you can copy the poster to save the group money)and post on bulletin boards at libraries, doctor/dental/mental health offices and waiting rooms, treatment centers, hospitals, churches, restaurants, supermarkets, laundromats, oil change/carwash businesses, post offices, sheriff/police offices, barber shops, hair salons, movie theaters, etc.
- I Contact local and community newspapers and television stations about free postings on their community events, calendar pages, or bulletin boards.
Sample: Are you affected by someone else’s addiction? Nar-Anon offers hope. You are welcome to join our group for a meeting of support where we share our experience, strength, and hope. (Include day/time, location, address of local meeting.)
Sample: Addiction is a family disease. It affects the relationships of those close to the addict: parents, spouse, siblings, children, longtime friends, and employers. If someone’s addiction is affecting you, first you must help yourself. Nar-Anon is a twelve step program for families and friends of addicts. There are no dues or fees to join - just come to a meeting. You will hear others, who are going through similar problems, share about how they cope and find recovery. To locate a meeting in your area, go to our website at www.nar-anon.org or call (give local hotline phone number).
I know that some of the information has been repeated in previous Out reach tips.