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What Do I Need to Start an FA Meeting?

Starting a Fentanyl Anonymous (FA) meeting involves several key steps and requirements to ensure the meeting is effective and supportive. Here's a basic list of what you'll need:

1. Location

  • Meeting Space: Secure a location to host the meetings. This could be a community center, church, library, or any other accessible and private space. Ensure it's a safe and neutral environment.

2. Personal Requirements

  • Sobriety: Individuals leading the meeting should have a minimum of 6 months of sobriety.

  • Desire to Help: A genuine willingness to help others find their way out of addiction is crucial.

3. Meeting Supplies

  • Literature: Obtain FA literature, pamphlets, and other reading materials.

  • 12-Step Materials: Have copies of the 12 steps and 12 traditions available.

  • Meeting Format: Prepare a meeting format or script to guide the structure of the meetings.

  • Sign-in Sheet: Keep a sign-in sheet for attendees (optional, depending on anonymity preferences).

4. Administrative Needs

  • Meeting Schedule: Decide on a regular meeting schedule (e.g., weekly, bi-weekly).

  • Contact Information: Provide a way for newcomers to contact the meeting organizers for information and support.

5. Outreach and Promotion

  • Flyers and Posters: Create and distribute flyers and posters to promote the meeting.

  • Online Presence: Consider setting up a social media page or website to reach a wider audience.

6. Additional Considerations

  • Anonymity and Confidentiality: Emphasize the importance of anonymity and confidentiality within the group.

  • Donation Box: Have a donation box to collect 7th Tradition contributions to cover costs like rent for the meeting space and literature.


By ensuring these elements are in place, you'll create a supportive environment for individuals seeking recovery from addiction.

if you are interested in starting your own fa meeting please complete and submit this form

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