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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Monday

BLDG CLOSED FOR HOLIDAY

Tuesday

CLOSED

Wednesday

4-6PM

Thursday

3-6PM Closed

Friday

1-3PM

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 Monday, May 30


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

4:30 pm U Grow Girl Group
First English Lutheran Church
1015 E. Main St, Columbus

6:00 pm Addicts in Recovery
Just for Today Drop In Center
1008 East Livingston Ave, Columbus

7:00 pm Write On Group
Columbus Public Health Department
240 Parsons Avenue, Room 119C, Columbus


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Area Office Hours


Monday BLDG CLOSED FOR HOLIDAY
Tuesday CLOSED
Wednesday 4-6PM
Thursday 3-6PM Closed
Friday 1-3PM
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

May 30, 2016

Loneliness vs. being alone

Page 156

"Sharing with others keeps us from feeling isolated and alone."

Basic Text, p. 85

There is a difference between being alone and being lonely. Being lonely is a state of the heart, an emptiness that makes us feel sad and sometimes hopeless. Loneliness is not always alleviated when we enter into relationships or surround ourselves with others. Some of us are lonely even in a room full of people.

Many of us came to Narcotics Anonymous out of the desperate loneliness of our addiction. After coming to meetings, we begin to make new friends, and often our feelings of loneliness ease. But many of us must contend with loneliness throughout our recovery.

What is the cure for loneliness? The best cure is to begin a relationship with a Higher Power that can help fill the emptiness of our heart. We find that when we have a belief in a Higher Power, we never have to feel lonely. We can be alone more comfortably when we have a conscious contact with a God of our understanding.

We often find deep fulfillment in our interactions with others as we progress in our recovery. Yet we also find that, the closer we draw to our Higher Power, the less we need to surround ourselves with others. We begin to find a spirit within us that is our constant companion as we continue to explore and deepen our connection with a Power greater than ourselves. We realize we are spiritually connected with something bigger than we are.

Just for Today: I will take comfort in my conscious contact with a Higher Power. I am never alone.

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