Hospitals & Institutions for Members

Why is an H&I meeting/presentation needed?

The purpose of an H&I meeting is to carry the NA message of recovery to addicts who do not have full access to regular Narcotics Anonymous meetings. H&I meetings/presentations, except for those in longer-term facilities, are intended to simply introduce those attending to some of the basics of the NA program.

What constitutes an H&I meeting/presentation?

In order to form a clear understanding of an H&I meeting/presentation, it is important to know where it fits in our service structure. Rather than being an NA group, which may be represented at the area service committee by a GSR, an H&I meeting/presentation is a service provided by that area service committee through its H&I subcommittee.

  • An H&I meeting/presentation is always held under the auspices of an H&I subcommittee. any meeting not linked into the service structure in this way is not an H&I meeting. Where there is no existing H&I subcommittee, groups conducting H&I service can be accountable by following the WSC H&I Guidelines and reporting to an ASC or RSC.
  • H&I meetings/presentations are held in facilities where addicts do not have full access to regular Narcotics Anonymous meetings.
  • Meetings which are held in a facility, but which are fully self-supporting and free of restrictions, are not H&I meetings.
  • All H&I meetings/presentations are closed to outside participation. NA members from the outside should attend the H&I meeting only when invited by the panel leader. The only people to attend H&I meetings are the panel leader, panel chair, panel member, and speaker, or anyone approved by the H&I subcommittee to go into that H&I meeting. If there is any confusion over whether or not a meeting should be an H&I meeting/presentation or a regular meeting, please contact your H&I subcommittee for assistance.

So, how do I sign up?

Please come to our Subcommittee meeting! We meet the last Wednesday of every month at 6:30pm at 701 N. Delaware Street, Indianapolis, in the basement. If you are unable to attend our monthly Subcommittee meeting but are still interested in serving on the H&I Subcommittee, please reach out to our H&I Chairperson at

For a list of our current facilities, facility coordinators, and a schedule, please click here.