Online Meeting Topic Post and Script

With the understanding that addiction is a disease and the realization that we are powerless over it as well as over people's lives, we are ready to do something useful and constructive with our own.

Then, and only then can we be of any help to others.

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Online Meeting Topic Post and Script

Post by Naranon_Admin » Fri Mar 03, 2017 12:28 pm

Discussion Leaders:

Please use the following when you post notice of the topic, date and time for the meeting you have volunteered for. This should be done the morning of the meeting date. Doing this will alleviate the need to cut and paste this information for each and every meeting.

Meeting Topic Post

Date and time of meeting:
Discussion leader:
Personalized Topic Comments:


Access information:

Log in with Forum login.
Simply click on Online Meeting icon to access Chat room.


Once the meeting has opened, we only read from or talk about conference approved literature which can be found on the literature order form from WSO at

Anything you hear tonight is strictly our own opinion. The principles of Nar-Anon are found in our Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions. If a member says something here that you cannot accept – remember he or she is speaking from their own experience, they are not speaking for Nar-Anon. When you leave our meeting, take home those thoughts that will be most helpful to you, forget those you feel will not be helpful, and keep coming back.

We ask that you speak only as a member of Nar-Anon.

Please read and become familiar with the 12 Steps, Traditions and Concepts and posted under Announcements in the Nar-Anon Family Forum. It it is important to understand the principles of this program.

The following are some important guidelines that will help you get the most out of the meeting.

The meeting today will last between 1 hour and 1-1/2 hours.

If you need to leave the meeting early, please try to leave after an individual has completed their share to minimize interruption.

In Nar Anon meetings, we do not engage in CROSSTALK. Personal progress for the greatest number depends on unity, so we take turns sharing our own experience, strength and hope; we do not interrupt each other or engage in dialogue (either directly or through private messages); we do not put the spotlight on just one member; we do not give advice, offer solutions, or try to rescue one another. we do not offer our personal opinions, criticize or judge anyone.

What is CROSSTALK? It is talking across the group to or with a specific individual. For the purposes of our online meeting, crosstalk refers to interrupting an individual while they are sharing with any typed comment.

It also refers to private messaging between individuals. It is important that we allow everyone the opportunity to engage in the meeting without the distraction of private messages.

By patiently listening, we show respect for each other and our concern for the common welfare of the group. Loving interchange can occur outside the meeting time via one-on-one or group conversations, e-mail, telephone and sponsorship and staying after the meeting for open chat.

To participate and share in the online meeting we follow these guidelines for sharing:

To share, type “!” and wait to be recognized by the discussion leader.

In fairness to all who wish to share today, please keep your sharing to 3 – 5 minutes of typing. Once you are finished sharing, please type “done” so we are aware you have concluded your share.

To avoid any crosstalk, advice or feedback when an individual has completed their share and allow time for all who wish to share today, please limit your responses to a simple TYFS and a few brief kind words of recovery related support and encouragement.

Meeting Script Guidelines:

Meeting Script for all Chairs:

Ask that all please read the information contained in the Meeting Topic Announcement that you posted in the Forum for important information regarding the online meetings.

Please adapt your own introduction to the meeting sharing a few personal details such as: who you are, your relationship to the ALO, and a few personal remarks about the program as you have incorporated them (i.e., working with a sponsor, have sponsees, doing service, importance of your program etc.)

Then, please open the meeting with the Serenity Prayer.
God, Grant me the Serenity
to accept the things I cannot change
The Courage to change the things I can
and the Wisdom to know the difference.
Ask if anyone is here for their first or second meeting so that we might welcome them warmly. Let them know we will be taking the next few minutes to review the following to refresh everyone on the guidelines.

Ask if anyone is in crisis, please let us know if you feel the need to share now.

Open Meeting with following reminder about guidelines for sharing:
To share, type “!” and wait to be recognized by the discussion leader.

In fairness to all who wish to share today, please keep your sharing to
3 – 5 minutes of typing. Once you are finished sharing, please type
“done” so we are aware you have concluded your share.
End the program with the following:
As this is an anonymous program, we ask all members to respect
our anonymity. The stories you heard were told in confidence and
should not be repeated outside. They are told so that we might
better understand this program and ourselves, and to give
encouragement and help to new members.
Close with the Serenity Prayer.

Remind that Chat will remain open for those who wish to stick around for Open Chat.


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