Hospitals and Institutions meets on the 1st Sunday of each month at The Riverhead Methodist Church at 2:30 (for monthly orientation) and 3:00 (for subcommittee meeting).
What is NA Hospitals and Institutions (H& I)?
NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS HOSPITALS & INSTITUTIONS
This is a brief overview of one addict’s understanding of Narcotics Anonymous Hospitals & Institutional (H&I) service and aims to answer some basic questions about H&I and explain how to get involved with your local area H&I committee. H&I service consists primarily of carrying the NA message to addicts that cannot attend regularly scheduled NA meetings because they are confined to a hospital, rehabilitation facility or penal institution.
H&I is one of several ways that NA groups practice the 5th Tradition: “Each group has but one primary purpose — to carry the message to the addict who still suffers.” Historically, the Area H&I Committee were formed to serve as a staging place, in which many NA Groups from within a specific area, pool their resources (money & people), for the express purpose of carrying the NA message to addicts that cannot attend regularly scheduled NA meetings.