Helpline Flyer Frenzy FAQ

Helpline Posters

  1. Unlock your Android phone to open it.
  2. Tap the “Play Store” app. …
  3. Tap the magnifying glass icon to open the search bar. …
  4. Type “Instagram” into the Google Play search bar. …
  5. Tap the “Install” button next to the app name. …
  6. Exit the Google Play store.
  7. Navigate to your apps’ save location.
  1. Take a picture with your smart phone.
  2. Touch the “share” icon at the bottom of the picture.
    Share icon
  3. Select Instagram app.
    Instagram logo
  4. Crop the photo if you want and then touch the next arrow (upper right).
  5. Add a fliter or edit the photo if you want to get fancy, then touch Next (upper right).
  6. Add the location and a caption including your group name and the hashtag #nahelps, then touch DIRECT.
  7. TO: pr_chair_tca and touch Send.
  8. That’s it!

 

  1. Take a picture with your smart phone.
  2. Touch the “share” icon at the bottom of the picture.
    Share icon
  3. Select your email app.
  4. Send the email
    TO: pr_chair_tca@naminnesota.org
    SUBJECT: Helpline Flyer Frenzy
    CONTENT: Note the date, the location, and your group name.
  5. That’s it!

 

Why yes! Of course, have a party. Get together on a weekend with friends from your home group. Split up the flyers and put them up. Maybe meetup afterwards at your favorite coffee shop and share stories about where you went and what you did.  Make sure you invite newcomers to participate. There’s nothing that makes people feel more wanted and important than pitching in to help. This could be a great opportunity for you to spend some “one on one” time with your sponsor as well.

Yes. It’s always best to do NA service with at least two people for lots of reasons.

  1. Safety.  It’s always best to have someone on your wing.
  2. We’re more confident when we have someone with us.
  3. We motivate each other to keep going until we’re done.
  4. We keep each other within the guidelines of our Traditions.
  5. You get to bond with someone in your homegroup.
  • The competition runs from 5/20/17 through 8/19/17
  • It is your choice to participate in this competition. It is at your personal discretion whether you break your anonymity.
  • Each month the NA Group that puts up 25 flyers the quickest wins a registration to MNNAC 25
  • The group that puts up the most posters for all three months wins a full package registration to MNNAC 25
  • Monthly NA Group winners are announced at the Twin Cities Area Service Committee meetings
    • June 17th
    • July 15th
    • August 19th
  • The Grand Prize Winner will be awarded in August to the group that puts up the most total posters.
  • Progress will be tracked using instagram and email
    • Email: pr_chair_tca@naminnesota.org. Send a picture of the flyer with the date, location and group name.
    • Instagram: Direct Send picture to pr_chair_tca with #nahelps, date, location and group name.
Instagram is a mobile photo-sharing application and service that allows users to share pictures and videos either publicly or privately on the service, as well as through a variety of other social networking platforms, such as Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and Flickr.
Narcotics Anonymous does not endorse Instagram, Facebook or any other technology.

Anywhere there’s a bulletin board: Coffee shops, laundromats, small restaurants, music stores, thrift stores, jimmy johns, grocery stores, halfway houses, treatment centers.  You can even place posters in police stations, probation offices, or parole office waiting rooms. When in doubt, ask permission.

Please do not put posters up in liquor stores, light poles, sidewalks, dark alleys, street corners.

Leaflets and posters are another inexpensive way to make NA more visible in the community. A poster campaign includes choosing where to place posters, contacting facilities to request permission to hang posters, and following up on placed posters. An area may decide to target local hospital emergency rooms or doctors’ offices. Ongoing follow-up will ensure that phoneline information and contact information are up-to-date. We want to work with public contacts so that our PR efforts make a positive impact on the community rather than a negative one. This type of communication not only attempts to reach addicts in the community, but it fosters a relationship with the public that has allowed us to place these posters or flyers. These print projects provide people who think they might have a drug problem with a simple and anonymous way to contact Narcotics Anonymous.

– NA Public Relations Handbook

The Narcotics Anonymous message is “that an addict, any addict, can stop using drugs, lose the desire to use and find a new way to live.” Our relations with the public enable us to share this message broadly so that those who might benefit from our program of recovery can find us. We perform public relations service to increase the awareness and credibility of the NA program. We share our message openly with the public at large, with prospective members, and with professionals. Maintaining an open, attractive attitude in these efforts helps us to create and improve relationships with those outside the fellowship. Establishing and maintaining a commitment to these relationships can help us to further our primary purpose.

The spiritual principles of our steps, traditions, and concepts guide us in pursuing our public relations aims and our efforts to enhance NA’s public image and reputation. These principles apply to our community and service efforts as well as to the personal behavior and attitude of individual NA members.

The following points are goals that we can strive to fulfill in making NA a visible and attractive choice for addicts:

  1. We clarify what services NA can and cannot provide to the community.
  2. We make NA members more aware of their role in NA’s public image.
  3. We aim for the public to recognize NA as a positive and reliable organization.
  4. We develop valuable relationships with professionals and the general public.

PR Basics (a free download): PR Basics contains material from the Public Relations Handbook which has been simplified. It was designed for members who are considering PR/PI service and desire to gain a basic understanding of PR principles.