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NA Meeting Format Codes

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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.

St –Step
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.