Meeting Format Codes
Every meeting has a format. These are the formats you will see on the meeting list.
B – Beginners
This meeting is focused on the needs of new members of NA.
BL – Bi-Lingual
This Meeting can be attended by speakers of English and another language.
BT – Basic Text
This meeting is focused on discussion of the Basic Text of Narcotics Anonymous.
C – Closed
This meeting is closed to non-addicts. You should attend only if you believe that you may have a problem with substance abuse.
CH – Closed Holidays
This meeting gathers in a facility that is usually closed on holidays.
CL – Candlelight
This meeting is held by candlelight.
CS – Children under Supervision
Well-behaved, supervised children are welcome.
D – Discussion
This meeting invites participation by all attendees.
ES – Espanol
This meeting can be attended by speakers of Spanish.
GL – Gay/Lesbian/Transgender
This meeting is focused on the needs of gay, lesbian and transgender members of NA.
IL – Illness
This meeting is focused on the needs of NA members with chronic illness.
IP – Informational Pamphlet
This meeting is focused on discussion of one or more Informational Pamphlets.
IW – It Works -How and Why
This meeting is focused on discussion of the It Works -How and Why text.
JT – Just for Today
This meeting is focused on discussion of the Just For Today text.
M – Men
This meeting is meant to be attended by men only.
NC – No Children
Please do not bring children to this meeting.
O – Open
This meeting is open to addicts and non-addicts alike. All are welcome.
Pi – Pitch
This meeting has a format that consists of each person who shares picking the next person.
RF – Rotating Format
This meeting has a format that changes for each meeting.
Rr – Round Robin
This meeting has a fixed sharing order (usually a circle.)
SC – Surveillance Cameras
This meeting is held in a facility that has surveillance cameras.
SD – Speaker/Discussion
This meeting is lead by a speaker, then opened for participation by attendees.
SG – Step Working Guide
This meeting is focused on discussion of the Step Working Guide text.
SL – ASL
This meeting provides an American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter for the deaf.
Sm – Smoking Permitted
Smoking (of tobacco) is permitted at this meeting.
So – Speaker Only
This meeting is a speaker-only meeting. Other attendees do not participate in the discussion.
This meeting is focused on discussion of the Twelve Steps of NA.
Ti – Timer
This meeting has sharing time limited by a timer.
To – Topic
This meeting is based upon a topic chosen by a speaker or by group conscience.
Tr – Tradition
This meeting is focused on discussion of the Twelve Traditions of NA.
TW – Traditions Workshop
This meeting engages in detailed discussion of one or more of the Twelve Traditions of N.A.
W – Women
This meeting is meant to be attended by women only.
WC – Wheelchair
This meeting is wheelchair accessible.
YP – Young People
This meeting is focused on the needs of younger members of NA.
OE – Open-Ended
No fixed duration. The meeting continues until everyone present has had a chance to share.
BK – Book Study
Approved N.A. Books
NS – No Smoking
Smoking is not allowed at this meeting.
Ag – Agnostic
Intended for people with varying degrees of Faith.
FD – Five and Dime
Discussion of the Fifth Step and the Tenth Step
AB – Ask-It-Basket
A topic is chosen from suggestions placed into a basket.
ME – Meditation
This meeting encourages its participants to engage in quiet meditation.
RA – Restricted Attendance
This facility places restrictions on attendees.
QA – Question and Answer
Attendees may ask questions and expect answers from Group members.
CW – Children Welcome
Children are welcome at this meeting.
CP – Concepts
This meeting is focused on discussion of the twelve concepts of NA.