Vision and Mission Statements
In the discussion of our Fifth Tradition in our Basic Text, on page 65 we read:
“The message is that an addict, any addict, can stop using drugs, lose the desire to use, and find a new way to live. Our message is hope and the promise of freedom… Our primary purpose can only be to carry the message to the addict who still suffers because that is all that we have to give.”
Our primary purpose serves as a catalyst to all our service endeavors in the NEZF through the application of spiritual principles. We work for the joy of selfless service and with the knowledge that our efforts make a difference to the addict who still suffers. We are connected through cooperation fostered by unity, honesty, trust and goodwill.
The mission of the NEZF is to provide a regularly scheduled time and place in which representatives of our member regions can come together to help further our primary purpose – “to carry the message of recovery to the still suffering addict.” As a unified body of NA service representatives, we have the potential to accomplish together much more than what we can accomplish individually.
It is our intention to help make recovery available to those in the regions we serve, to strengthen NA in our communities, and to reach out to other NA communities, bringing good will, recovery, conscience and our message of hope and the promise of freedom from active addition.
We, the NA Regions of the Northeastern states, have joined together to discuss issues of mutual concern, address common needs, exchange ideas, and share experiences, in order to further our primary purpose. As a clearinghouse for the discussion of common problems and their solutions, we complement the existing service structure of NA by addressing our own specific needs through unity, cooperation, and communication.