Central Ohio Area of Narcotics Anonymous

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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 Saturday, February 25


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 4-6 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

February 25, 2017

Sick as our secrets

Page 57

"It would be tragic to write [out an inventory only to] shove it in a drawer. These defects grow in the dark and die in the light of exposure."

Basic Text, p. 32

How many times have we heard it said that we are only as sick as our secrets? While many members choose not to use meetings to share the intimate details of their lives, it is important that we each discover what works best for us. What about those behaviors we have carried into our recovery that, if discovered, would cause us shame? How much are we comfortable disclosing, and to whom? If we are uncomfortable sharing some details of our lives in meetings, to whom do we turn?

We have found the answer to these questions in sponsorship. Although a relationship with a sponsor takes time to build, it is important that we come to trust our sponsor enough to be completely honest. Our defects only have power as long as they stay hidden. If we want to be free of those defects, we must uncover them. Secrets are only secrets until we share them with another human being.

Just for Today: I will uncover my secrets. I will practice being honest with my sponsor.

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Did You Know?

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.