Effective August 2016
SYDNEY & SUBURBAN
KOGARAH Friday 8.OOPM
Room 2 Uniting Church,
Cnr Gray & Kensington Streets
Contact: Paulette 0414 781 419
Community Health Centre,
14 Memorial Ave,
(Next to Post Office, opposite Police Station).
ST. LEONARDS First Sunday of the month 4.30pm
Block 8, D & A Clinic, RNS Hospital,
Herbert Street (runs parallel to railway line).
Enter left hand side of
Phone MOB: 0412 217 509
MAROUBRA Every Monday Evening at 7:30
Pacific Square Centre Management
Anzac Pde, Maroubra Junction
Contact: Jan 04252 88654
PRAHRAN Tuesday 7:00 pm
Cnr Grattan & Greville Streets
Contact: Jan 0432327652
ALBURY - WODONGA Monday 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Gateway Health Centre,
155 High St
Contact: Stacey (02) 607 131 47
TOWNSVILLE Wednesday nights (weekly) 7pm
Ryan Catholic Community Centre,
Morindo Drive, Kirwan.
Contact: Brian, 0415 290 965.
GOLD COAST Wednesdays 7pm - 8:30pm
Room F1 or F2
Southport Community Centre
6 Lawson St, Southport.
Contact: Lisa 0400 788 974
Currently no meeting.
NAR-ANON WA Mondays 7:15 pm
88 Bawdan St, (via Horn Place)
For more details phone:
Jen B. Mobile 0410 071 799, 08 9294 4290 (evenings only).
NAR-ANON WEMBLEY DOWNS Family Group Tuesdays at
20 Brix Street, Wembley Downs
Phone Angela 0423 771 834 or Sue (08) 9245 2297
GERALDTON Tuesdays 2:00pm
Women's Health Resource Centre,
28 Sanford St,
Contact: Sherryl 0400 460 590
LAUNCESTON 2nd Tuesday of month 7:00pm - 8:00pm.
Contact: Rod 0419 879 696.
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Start a new
If there is no Nar-Anon meeting in your area,
please consider starting one - it is not as hard as you might think. Two
or more people can start a meeting. Once your meeting is under way we will
publish details of it on our Meetings List. All you really need is a venue. Church halls, community health
centres, hospitals and places where other 12-step meetings are already held are good places to start looking.
Private homes are
not suitable, mainly because of the issue of anonymity. If you are
considering a community health centre or hospital, talk to the Drug &
Alcohol Counselor there - they will usually be only too pleased to have a
meeting to which they can refer the families and loved ones of their clients, and will
support you as much as they can. The same applies to pastors of
Of course it is best, if possible, to find
a venue which is rent-free, and this is often possible. Raising funds for rent
(if required) and other expenses is done in Nar-Anon meetings (as in other
12-Step meetings) by passing a basket around at the end of the meeting.
The expenses of Nar-Anon groups are typically very small. Any excess funds
collected are contributed to Area Office. These funds are used to run the
Office, including providing support for groups.
The Nar-Anon Area Office can provide you with advice,
support and everything you will need to get started, including a very
comprehensive handbook. Give us your contact details and tell us where you
are, and we will match you up with any others who have expressed interest in the
same area. Your details will be treated with the strictest confidence and will
only be used to put interested parties in contact with each other. See contact details
at the foot of the page.
Although new meetings regularly start up,
sadly, a number of once-thriving meetings close, or go into hibernation
from time to time.
The usual reason for this is falling attendance. Members whose situation
has improved sometimes feel that they no longer need a meeting, or can no longer find the time.
Once we have achieved a degree of serenity
through the Nar-Anon programme, we can then use the strength we have
gained to help others. Remember when you first came
through the doors of Nar-Anon? No doubt you were helped and supported by
The path to recovery provided by the Nar-Anon 12-Step programme culminates in
its final stage, Step 12. By the time we reach this stage, provided we
have worked the programme diligently, we will be strong enough to help others
without becoming mired in co-dependency. In fact, Step 12 work is an
integral and most important part of the Programme, and an essential part of our
own recovery and the recovery of others.
If you used to attend a meeting which has lapsed, please
think about helping to revitalize it. Why not contact
other former members of your group or give Lynne a call at the Nar-Anon
office on 02 80041214, or email her at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
PLEASE DONATE TO NAR-ANON
Nar-Anon relies entirely on donations and on-line store sales for its
continued operation. Although we do our best to keep our costs to a
minimum, we do have unavoidable expenses such as office rent, telephone,
internet, electricity etc, and maintaining this web site. Please consider
making a donation to Nar-Anon.
NAR-ANON Family Groups (Australia) Inc.
PO Box 4032 BALGOWLAH HEIGHTS NSW 2093
SYDNEY (02) 8004 1214