Central Ohio Area of Narcotics Anonymous

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Next Meeting: 12:00 pm Serenity Group - Just for Today Drop In Center

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Area Office Hours






Monday

4-6PM

Tuesday

CLOSED

Wednesday

4-6 PM

Thursday

3-6PM

Friday

11AM - 1PM

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 Thursday, March 30


12:00 pm Serenity Group
Just for Today Drop In Center
1008 E. Livingston Ave., Columbus

5:00 pm Bridge to Recovery Group
The Bridge Community Center Room 147
3750 Sullivant Ave, Columbus

6:00 pm Steps Light the Way
Just for Today Drop In Center
1008 E Livingston Ave, Columbus

6:30 pm Grandview Early Birds Group
First Community Church Annex
1320 Cambridge Blvd., Grandview


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Area Office Hours


Monday 4-6PM
Tuesday CLOSED
Wednesday 4-6 PM
Thursday 3-6PM
Friday 11AM - 1PM
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

March 30, 2017

God-centeredness

Page 92

"Gradually as we become more God-centered than self-centered, our despair turns to hope."

Basic Text, p. 95

What a glorious thing to have hope! Before coming to Narcotics Anonymous, many of us lived lives of utter hopelessness. We believed we were destined to die from our disease.

Many members speak of being on a "pink cloud" their first months in the program. We've stopped using, made some friends, and life looks promising. Things are going great. Then reality sets in. Life is still life-we still lose jobs, our partners still leave us, friends still die, we still get sick. Abstinence is no guarantee that life will always go our way.

When the reality of life on its own terms sets in, we turn to our Higher Power and remember that life happens the way life happens. But no matter what occurs in our recovery we need not despair, for there is always hope. That hope lies in our relationship with our Higher Power.

This relationship, as expressed by the thought in our text, develops over time: "Gradually we become more God-centered". As we rely more and more on the strength of our Higher Power, life's struggles don't have to drag us into the sea of despair. As we focus more on God, we focus less on ourselves.

Just for Today: I will rely on my Higher Power. I will accept that, regardless of what happens, my Higher Power will provide me with the resources to live with it.

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NA was simultaneously started in California and New York? New York had more focus on autonomy of groups, while the California version had a more unified approach which eventually succeeded.