NAWS Environmental Scan
An opportunity for us to provide input up front, directly influencing the NAWS Strategic Plan by providing data they can consider as part of our environmental scan. This scan reflects our best efforts to capture trends and issues— both within and outside of the Fellowship—that affect NA. The deadline for giving input on this survey is April 24th. There are three other ways to submit your area's input. You may call your delegate with this information, you may send a scanned copy of the survey via email to rd@car-na.org or you may hand in a paper copy at the April RSC
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Please let us know which area you represent
External Scan
The purpose of this section is to help us understand the world surrounding NA meetings, including NA’s relationships with the public, professionals, and governments.
1. How do you perceive NA’s relationships with the public, with outside organizations,and with professionals in your Area?
2. Indicate what you believe to be NA’s relationships with professionals and organizations working in the following fields within your Area:
a. Medical/Healthcare
b. Treatment
c. Corrections
d. Social Workers
e. Judicial
f. Government/Municipal
g. Law Enforcement
h. Schools
i. Other
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3. Past External Trends
Previous environmental scans revealed the trends listed below. Please
indicate the degree to which each of these continues to affect NA in
your Area.
a. Increased use of drug replacement therapy and/or medication to treat addiction
b. Proliferation of drug courts
c. Difficulty in being approved to access institutions for panels or meetings
d. Increase in prescribed medication for our members
e. Medicalization of Marijuana
f. Other
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g. If you have any issues of high impact, please tell us more about them here:
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4. Are there other major external issues that require Fellowship-wide discussion and/or tools? Please tell us how you see these needs:
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INTERNAL SCAN
The purpose of this section is to help NAWS understand NA communities in our region, including perceptions about meetings and the service system.
5. How do you perceive the overall effectiveness of groups in your Area?
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6. How do you perceive the overall effectiveness of your area?
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7. How do you perceive the overall effectiveness of your region?
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8. We have talked a lot about an atmosphere of recovery in recent cycles.
Do you perceive that this exists:
a. In most groups in your Area?
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b. In most area service committees in your Area?
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c. At your regional service committee?
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d. At your Area?
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9. How do you perceive the overall effectiveness of your zone?
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10. How do you perceive the overall effectiveness of NA World Services?
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11. What do you see as the biggest struggles faced by groups in your Area? Please check those that apply and add to the list as needed.
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Other struggles:
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12. Which of these do you understand to be the biggest struggles faced by your areas and/or region? (This list was taken from the 2016 regional reports.) Please check those that apply and add to the list as needed.
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Other issues
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13. Do you believe there is a need for additional resources to address any of the issues you checked above? If so, please let us know what resources would be helpful.
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14. Have there been any notable new efforts or areas of success within your region/area?
If yes please tell us about them.
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Have you noticed any significant changes in the demographics of the Fellowship in your area/region? (More or fewer older members, youth, race/ethnicity, etc.)
If yes, what changes have you noticed?
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17. Are there any other major issues that you would like to see addressed in the upcoming planning cycle?
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16. Are the needs of the Fellowship in your area/region changing significantly? If so, how?
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