Rural Recovery Outreach Workgroup (RROW)

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Please donate to the Rural Recovery Outreach Workgroup to help us continue to carry the message!

Our Weekly Meetings

You will need to download the appropriate Zoom app for your device. Visit Zoom to get the correct, latest app version. Once you have installed the latest Zoom client, all you will need to do is click the 'Join Now' button on one of the meetings listed above. Remember the meeting password, as it will be required to join a meeting.

In order to combat abuse of our meetings and protect our atmosphere of recovery, we have implemented a waiting room feature to control who is allowed to join our meetings. Please be patient, and our meeting host will let you in as soon as they're able.

The answer will depend upon the meeting. For our meetings, the Rural Recovery Outreach Workgroup has adopted an aggressive anti-abuse stance, and so our meetings are carefully controlled. During a meeting, attendees will not be able to unmute themselves or chat via text in Zoom with other attendees. Other Zoom meeting functions—whiteboards, screen sharing, or other activities which could distract from the atmosphere of recovery—are restricted to the hosts.

Unlike meetings in person, our hosts have direct control over the participation of everyone attending. Anyone whose behavior is distracting from our primary purpose will be moderated (muted, video disabled, removed to the waiting room, or kicked from the platform and reported to Zoom in extreme cases) at the discretion of the meeting chair and host.

The MRSC Online Recovery Meetings began in 2018, and boomed in early 2020 as an outreach effort by the Montana Region to members that because of location, illness, age or other reasons were not able to attend in-person NA meetings. When the COVID-19 crisis happened most meetings and meeting locations were closed. We were able to quickly respond and began the effort to make online meetings accessible to addicts across the Montana Region.

These meetings are fully self-supporting through contributions by individuals attending online meetings and others using the 7th Tradition button to contribute to the MRSC on its home page.

We offer meeting time slots for groups that may want to host a regional meeting. We also offer hosting support and technical help for Groups or service committees that want to schedule service meetings or want to host regular recovery meetings that are more limited, to keep the home group integrity. We also offer support and meeting listings on the namontana.org website for groups that are holding online meetings not hosted by the MT Region Rural Recovery Outreach workgroup.

Contacting Us

Welcome Packet or More Information

If you are interested in receiving a Basic Text, a keytag and welcome packet, or have questions regarding the Rural Recovery Outreach meetings or the Workgroup itself, please contact us by emailing welcome@namontana.org.
welcome@namontana.org

Meeting Attendance Verification

If you are attending our meetings and need verification, please email verify@namontana.org with the date and time of the meeting you attended and the chairperson's name, and we will respond to verify your attendance.
verify@namontana.org

Be More a Part of Rural Recovery Outreach

If you are interested in being added to our mailing list and receiving occasional information, including our weekly updated meeting list and speaker lineup, send an email members@namontana.org.
members@namontana.org

About the Rural Recovery Outreach Workgroup

The Montana Rural Recovery Outreach Workgroup (RROW) team is a workgroup in the MT Regional NA Public Relations Subcommittee. We strongly believe that recovery should be available to all addicts who desire it regardless of their location, health, occupation, personal commitments etc. and our goal is to provide a platform that is easily accessible to all through the program of Narcotics Anonymous.

We offer a variety of online meetings using the zoom platform; literature studies, speaker meetings, step working meetings, and general discussions. These are open meetings, and we receive a variety of addicts from across the world as well as supporters and the occasional nursing student who visits.

We have also launched a project called the poNAy express which seeks to reach rural institutions and jails, providing both literature and information about our program.

PoNAy Express

(This is a new project that is a work in progress, we are working as a committee to figure out where our services will be best utilized)

As part of the MT Rural Recovery Outreach Workgroup, our goal/idea is to help distribute literature/flyers/information to rural and isolated jails, treatment centers, addicts and meetings across the state.

  • Our goal is to reach up to 30 rural jails that may not have had contact with NA.
  • Our goal is to reach treatment centers and treatment satellite offices in small communities that may not have had contact with NA yet
  • We would like to visit and contact isolated meetings that have not been active in Areas and Region and offer them support
  • We are working closely with the regional H&I and PI chair to update facility contact lists.
  • We will also do our best to reach out to area PI chairs to make sure that we are not overstepping in areas that already have contacts established.
  • We plan to post flyers with the Montana NA Helpline # in smaller communities


We will disperse supplies amongst ourselves in different areas of the state, both through in person meet ups and through mail. We have a strong team and have the member power to be “boots-on-the-ground” for outreach across underserved and non-served addicts in Montana.

This is also an opportunity to connect with treatment programs and invite them to our making deeper connections between RROW and facilities.

Our work in creating a solid online meeting option during the pandemic shut down has shown us a need for outreach and options for addicts that can’t get to regular meetings easily. We have been honored to get to know many college students/working/single parents/sick/disabled/isolated addicts who otherwise were unable to get to in-person meetings due to schedule conflicts or lack of access.  We would like to continue to make these resources available for the foreseeable future because the need is so great.

We hope to accomplish a lot in the spirit of furthering the message of Narcotics Anonymous across the beautiful state of MT!!!