Area Information


ECANA Service Committee

Chair Vacant
Vice-Chair Lisa H.
Secretary Vacant
Alternate Secretary Vacant
Treasurer Cheryl S.
Alternate Treasurer Vacant
Regional Committee Member (RCM)
Regional Committee Member Alternate (RCM 2nd) Vacant
Public Relations (H&I, Public Information, Phone Line)
Policy Reed H.
Activities Jason T.

The ECANA Area Service Committee meets on the third Sunday of every month.


ECANA Minutes

February 2017

January 2017

September 2016

August 2016

June 2016

March 2016

February 2016

January 2016

December 2015

Mar-Dec 2015 Bank Statements

November 2015

October 2015

September 2015

August 2015

July 2015

June 2015

May 2015

April 2015

March 2015

February 2015

January 2015

December 2014

October 2014

September 2014

August 2014

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April 2014

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December 2013

November 2013

August 2013

July 2013

June 2013

May 2013

April 2013

March 2013


Policy Documents

ECANA Policy

ECANA Public Relations
Subcommittee (ECPRS) Guidelines


Region Documents

ALNWFL Region Minutes (Oct)

ALNWFL Region Minutes (Jul)

CAR/CAT Documents

CAR/CAT (March 2016)


ECANA Public Relations

Why public relations is important to the NA member
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.

The Public Relations SubCommittee (including PI and H&I) meets on the
first Thursday of every month at Bridge to Freedom, St Andrews Episcopal Church, 1608 Bakers Court, Panama City @6:30pm. For more information email


ECANA Hospitals & Institutions

Hospitals & Institutions committees carry the NA message of recovery to addicts who, due to incarceration or institutionalization, do not have full access to regular Narcotics Anonymous meetings. H&I is an important service in our Public Relations efforts in NA.


Minimum requirements for ALL H&I panel members
1.) Participate in an active role in meetings/presentations in facility
2.) Adhere to all applicable rules of the facility and procedures for that meeting
3.) Go over "Do's and Dont's" with panel leader
4.) Clean time requirement- 6 months
5.) Had an H&I Learning Day in the previous 2 years

The ECANA H&I is currently carrying the message to addicts in the following facilities:

Keeton House: Men and Women, 1st Tuesday of every month, 6:30 pm
Additional requirements: Cannot currently be on probation

Bay County Jail: Women only, 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month, 5:30-7pm
Additional requirements: Cannot currently be on probation, must fill-out volunteer application, background check required, yearly orientation with Chaplain Newell

Emerald Coast Behavioral Hospital: Men and Women, Every Saturday, 7-8pm
Additional requirements: Clean time- 18 months

C.A.R.E. Detox: Men and Women, Every Monday, 7 pm
Additional requirements: Clean time- 2 years

If you are interested in doing H&I service work, please attend the next ECPRS
sub-committee meeting, which is held the 1st Thursday of every month at 6:30pm at Bridge to Freedom, St Andrews Episcopal Church, 1608 Bakers Court, Panama City or

H & I is a great way to get involved!



EFFECTIVE 2 December 2016, New Attitudes will be meeting at Bridge to Freedom until further notice.


3rd Sunday of the month@3:00pm


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