Women in Recovery (WIR) Phone Script
Meetings Wednesday’s @ 8:00 pm EST
Dial In #: 712.775.7031
Please get pin# from Barb or another chair. (must enter meeting pin#, then you will be asked if you are the host and then you enter this number)
*6 to mute and *6 to unmute
Hello Everyone, my name is ______________ and I am a marijuana addict. Use *6 to mute your phones and *6 to unmute your phones.
We don’t say “HI” after each introduction or thank each person who shares during these phone meetings to better control the background noise level.
Welcome to the WOMEN IN RECOVERY phone meeting of Marijuana Annonymous. we meet in this teleconference on Wednesdays at 8:00 PM EST.
(Note To Chair: Serenity Prayer is Optional at start of meeting)
If you would like to join me in the Serenity Prayer, please unmute your phones now. We start with God, and that is God as you understand…
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.
(Please mute your phones now.)
Marijuana Annonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share our experience, strength and hope with each other that we may solve our common problem and help others to recover from marijuana. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop using marijuana. There are no dues or fees for membership. We are selfsupporting through our own contributions. MA is not affiliated with any religious or secular institution or organization and has no opinion on any outside controversies or causes. Our primary purpose is to stay free of Marijuana and to help the marujuana addict who still suffers achieve the same freedom.
(Note to Chair: Read only one or the other, or none.)
- THE TWELVE QUESTIONS OF MARIJUANA ANONYMOUS
- HOW IT WORKS, (also know as the 12 Steps)
- THE 12 PROMISES
(Note: all of the above can be found at ma-phone.org on the side bars. Please thank the person by name who read)
Tradition Two states; for our group purpose, there is but one ultimate authority – a loving God as is expressed in our group conscience. To maintain the serenity of the meeting here are some guidelines:
- When you share please tell us your first name. if you’re comfortable you may include your location and optionally, your clean time. This helps to facilitate connections and outreach.
- We do engage in cross talk , which we define as interrupting or directly addressing another speaker. This includes commenting after a share by anyone, including the chair. This provides a safe environment for all.
- At 40 minutes we will take a break for MA related announcements.
- After everyone has shared, if time permits, second shares will be asked for.
- After the meeting we invite you to stay on the line to exchange phone numbers, answer questions and enjoy fellowship.
- During the first half please limit your share to four minutes or less. After the break, shares will be limited to three minutes. The chair will signal you when you have one minute to wrap up. Please acknowledge the chair signal.
Before we begin, we want to welcome any newcomers to the meeting and acknowledge your being here. It is suggested that you attend at least six meetings so you have time to identify with the speakers, begin to absorb the MA concepts, and learn more about the program. Please explore the MA website at marijuana – anonymous.org and make out reach calls. There will be a phone number exchange at the end of the meeting.
I will be staying on the line after the meeting to respond to questions in further welcome newcomers. ( Note to chair: if you cannot stay after the meeting to be newcomer greeter than ask for volunteer with 60 days or more clean time).
IT IS NOW TIME FOR OPEN SHARING.
Who would like to begin sharing? Newcomers, please feel free to share anything you need to. (NOTE TO CHAIR:
**after shares, thank speaker by name, and then invite others to share.
**Reiterate the meetings focus if needed.
**Note to Chair: Do not cross talk by commenting on people’s shares.)
7th Tradition Break at 40 mins past the hour.
Our seventh tradition states that MA has no dues or fees. We are selfsupporting through our own contributions.
We do have expenses for the dissemination of MA literature, the maintenance of our website and costs incurred by MA World Services.
Contribution can be made to MA World Service via the seventh tradition PayPal link on the website marijuanaannonymous.org.
Or, you can mail your contrIbution to:
MA World Services
PO Box 7807
Torrance, CA 90504
Please give what you can, but if you can give nothing for now: KEEP COMING BACK!!
MA related announcements read by Chair:
** It is very exciting that our phone meeting community is growing. For a complete list of all phone meetings please go to ma–phone.org or marijuana–anonymous.org for a complete listing of all the dates and times.
**When you have at least 60 days clean time, please consider doing service by chairing a meeting. Speak with the current chair to get started.
**The 2016 MA World Convention will be Feb. 12 14, 2016 in the East Bay Area of Northern, California. See mawsconvention.org for details.
*** Are there any other MA related announcements.
Return to shares, limiting them to 3 minutes now.
WRAP UP at 55 mins past the hour.
Optional, ask if there is anyone who did not share that would like to claim their seat by letting us know you are here by stating your name.
After we close the meeting, we’ll exchange names and phone numbers for connection and outreach.
At this time, if you’d like someone’s phone number who you’ve heard on the phone line today, please unmute your phone and call out only their name and hopefully that person is able to stay on the line. However, no one is required to give out their phone number.
I will stay on the line to facilitate exchange of numbers and answer newcomers
In closing, the opinions expressed here today or strictly those of the individuals who gave them. The things you have heard here or spoken in confidence and should be treated as confidential. We do not take outside the meeting who we hear inside the meeting.
If you try to absorb what you’ve heard here you were bound to gain a better understanding of the way to handle your challenges and begin to change your life. Talk to each other, reason things out with someone else. Let there be no gossip or criticism of one another, but only Love, Understanding and Fellowship.
(NOTE TO CHAIR: Optionally, can ask for a moment of silence before the serenity prayer.)
If you would like to join me in the Serenity Prayer, please mute your phone.
Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change…
The courage to change the things I can,…
And the wisdoms to know the difference…