Central Ohio Area of Narcotics Anonymous

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Area Office Hours






Monday

4-6PM

Tuesday

CLOSED

Wednesday

4-6PM

Thursday

3-6PM

Friday

Closed

Saturday

10AM-1PM

Sunday

CLOSED








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1313 East Broad Street,
Columbus, Ohio 43205
Phone: 614.252.1700

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Meetings on Saturday, September 24


8:15 am Meshugeneh Group
Summit United Methodist Church
82 E. 16th Ave., Columbus

9:30 am I Can't, We Can
The Commons at Grant - Community Room
398 South Grant Ave., Columbus

10:00 am First Things First Group
Maple Grove United Methodist Church
7 W. Henderson Rd, Columbus


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Area Office Hours


Monday 4-6PM
Tuesday CLOSED
Wednesday 4-6PM
Thursday 3-6PM
Friday Closed
Saturday 10AM-1PM
Sunday CLOSED


Please visit our Area Office Page for a map or click the "Office Hours & Location" link at the top of the page.

Newsletter



Welcome to the Cleanzine



Welcome to the Winter Issue of the CLEANZINE, our area newsletter. The primary purpose of our newsletter is to carry the message of hope and recovery to all sick and suffering addicts.


The theme of this issue is “identify not compare.” I went to a speaker meeting last week. One thing I found particularly insightful was the speaker's suggestion to focus on the similarities between addicts, not the differences. Differences are easy to spot. Age, race, sexual identity, drug of choice, and length of addiction are all things that can separate us from our program, if I choose to compare. Instead, if I choose to identify with the stories and experience of addicts around me, I can strengthen my recovery.


In this winter issue of the Central Ohio Area of Narcotics Anonymous Cleanzine we are examining the similarities that bring us together in recovery. Two addicts recount their stories and how they used the program to recover. Another piece examines and reflects on steps six through nine, offering insight and experience. Additionally, we have a beautiful poem written by one of our area's members. And finally, we've included the December Area Service Committee chairperson's report.

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Just For Today

September 24, 2016

A growing concept of God

Page 278

"The only suggested guidelines are that this Power be loving, caring, and greater than ourselves. We don't have to be religious to accept this idea. The point is that we open our minds to believe."

Basic Text, p.24

In a lifelong process of coming to believe, our understanding of God will change. The understanding we have when new in recovery will not be the same when we have a few months clean, nor will that understanding be the same when we have a few years clean.

Our initial understanding of a Power greater than ourselves will most likely be limited. That Power will keep us clean but, we may think, nothing more. We may hesitate to pray because we have placed conditions on what we will ask our Higher Power to do for us. "Oh, this stuff is so awful, even God couldn't do anything," we might say, or "God's got a lot of people to take care of. There's no time for me."

But, as we grow in recovery, so will our understanding. We'll begin to see that the only limits to God's love and grace are those we impose by refusing to step out of the way. The loving God we come to believe in is infinite, and the power and love we find in our belief is shared by nearly every recovering addict around the world.

Just for Today: The God I am coming to understand has a limitless capacity for love and care. I will trust that my God is bigger than any problem I may have.

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