Central Ohio Area of Narcotics Anonymous

Office Hours & Location
Next Meeting: 6:00 pm Outreach Group - Mt Vernon Avenue A.M.E. Church Community Outreach Center

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Area Office Hours






Monday

2-5 PM

Tuesday

CLOSED

Wednesday

2-5PM

Thursday

3-6PM

Friday

3-5PM

Saturday

10:00am -1:00pm

Sunday

CLOSED








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

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Meetings on Wednesday, April 1


6:00 pm Outreach Group
Mt Vernon Avenue A.M.E. Church Community Outreach Center
1147 Mt Vernon Avenue, Columbus

7:00 pm The White Flag Group
Columbia Heights United Methodist Church
775 Galloway Rd., Galloway

7:00 pm Simply The Basics Group
Maryhaven
88 N Sandusky St, Delaware

7:00 pm Women In Recovery Group
Talbot Hall - OSU Hospitals East
1441 Phale D. Hale Drive (Clifton Avenue and Taylor), Columbus


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Area Office Hours


Monday 2-5 PM
Tuesday CLOSED
Wednesday 2-5PM
Thursday 3-6PM
Friday 3-5PM
Saturday 10:00am -1:00pm
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 Cleanzine



 Welcome to the most recent edition of the Central Ohio Area Narcotics Anonymous newsletter. We call it the Cleanzine. It has been a while since we last published a Cleanzine. Our intention is to publish the Cleanzine seasonally. This is our Fall issue. We hope to publish an issue during Winter, Spring, and Summer. The primary purpose of the Cleanzine is to carry the message of Narcotics Anonymous to addicts who still suffer from the disease of addiction.  Our message is very simple; an addict, any addict, can stop using drugs, lose the desire to use, and learn a new way of life. Our message is Hope and the promise of Freedom. In keeping with our tradition all articles are being published anonymously. The newsletter sub-committee is a collective of fellow addicts working voluntarily in loving service.

In this newsletter we present a range of topics related to recovery. We begin with an article related to Unity. Our first tradition reminds us that our common welfare depends upon NA unity. In this article an addict who has experience with service in the area, shares experience, strength and hope. The addict urges us to operate from a place of love, and to place the wellbeing of our area over our personal recovery. Our personal recovery relies upon NA unity. Another, addict reports back about the Area Service Office (ASO). Many have asked, “what is the purpose of the area service office or area service committee?” In this issue of the CleanZine we offer perspectives about area service, the importance of ASC meetings in promoting unity. The Area Office is a volunteer run space and serves as the centralized location for providing Narcotics Anonymous literature to all the groups in our area. In the Steps section of the CleanZine an addict provides experience with steps 1,2, and, 3. The addict mentions the steps as problem and solution guide for recovery. Similarly, another addict shares hope about learning to live and staying clean for over twenty one years. Another addict speaks about the relationship between trauma and addiction. Trauma according to this addict is deeply connected with the disease of addiction, while recovery for this addict is a pain prevention program.

The program of Narcotics Anonymous offers hope for all sick and suffering addicts. We enter the rooms desperate to quit using drugs, surrender to our disease, and learn a new way of life. Central to recovery is an addict helping another addict. Friendship in recovery ope......

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Just For Today

April 01, 2015

Love and addiction

Page 95

"Some of us first saw the effects of addiction on the people closest to us. We were very dependent on them to carry us through life. We felt angry disappointed, and hurt when they found other interests, friends, and loved ones."

Basic Text, p. 7

Addiction affected every area of our lives. Just as we sought the drug that would make everything alright, so we sought people to fix us. We made impossible demands, driving away those who had anything of worth to offer us. Often, the only people left were those who were themselves too needy to be capable of denying our unrealistic expectations. It's no wonder that we were unable to establish and maintain healthy intimate relationships in our addiction.

Today, in recovery, we've stopped expecting drugs to fix us. If we still expect people to fix us, perhaps it's time to extend our recovery program to our relationships. We begin by admitting we have a problem-that we don't know the first thing about how to have healthy intimate relationships. We seek out members who've had similar problems and have found relief. We talk with them and listen to what they share about this aspect of their recovery. We apply the program to all our affairs, seeking the same kind of freedom in our relationships that we find throughout our recovery.

Just for Today: Loving relationships are within my reach. Today, I will examine the effects of addiction on my relationships so that I can begin seeking recovery.

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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.

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