Narcotics Anonymous meetings began forming in western Virginia in the early 1980s. At that time, the Blue Ridge Area of NA (BRANA) included most of the state west of Richmond; about eight meetings were scattered across the area. In 1981 NA meetings were started in Harrisonburg and Waynesboro.
Over a period of time, meetings in Charlottesville, Winchester and Roanoke formed their own area service committees.
Today, the Blue Ridge Area of NA has meetings in: Clifton Forge, Covington, Fishersville, Harrisonburg, Lexington, Luray, New Market, Raphine, Staunton, and Waynesboro, Virginia.
The Blue Ridge Area Service Committee is a body made up of group service representatives (GSRs), ASC Trusted Servant elected officers and chairpersons of all standing subcommittees within the Blue Ridge Area. This body meets each month on the second Sunday of each month in Verona, VA. at 4pm for the purpose of serving the needs of its members and our Home-groups.
The most important service that this committee provides is support for its home groups. Whenever a group has a specific situation or need which it has not been able to handle on its own, it can come to the area service committee (ASC) for help. These situations are almost limitless in scope, but we have learned that we can get much accomplished when we work together.
The Area Service Committee coordinates NA services and assists people seeking help from Narcotics Anonymous. The ASC publishes a Meeting List, maintains this Web-Site, organizes social events to encourage fellowship and promote unity, carries NA meetings into jails and institutions, and maintains a stockpile of NA literature for sale. Our ASC also engages in outreach activities to help struggling groups, and homebound members, as well as public relation efforts to the general public, counseling, treatment, medical professionals, schools, churches and members of the criminal justice system.