Central Ohio Area of Narcotics Anonymous

Office Hours & Location
Next Meeting: 3:00 pm New Beginnings Group - Desert Island Group

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Area Office Hours






Monday

4-6PM

Tuesday

CLOSED

Wednesday

Variable- Call ahead of time

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 Sunday, January 22


3:00 pm New Beginnings Group
Desert Island Group
501 Josephine Ave, Columbus

4:00 pm Living in the Solution Group
St. Peter's Episcopal Church
45 W Winter St, Delaware

6:00 pm Back to Basics Group
Talbot Hall - OSU Hospitals East
1441 Phale D. Hale Drive (Clifton Avenue and Taylor), Columbus

6:00 pm Sunday Night Restore To Sanity
Charles Mill Center – Drug Court location (Door on left)
715 S Plum St, Marysville


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Area Office Hours


Monday 4-6PM
Tuesday CLOSED
Wednesday Variable- Call ahead of time
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

January 22, 2017

The school of recovery

Page 22

"This is a program for learning."

Basic Text, p. 16

Learning in recovery is hard work. The things we most need to know are often the hardest to learn. We study recovery to prepare ourselves for the experiences life will give us. As we listen to others share in meetings, we take mental notes we can refer to later. To be prepared, we study our notes and literature between "lessons." Just as students have the opportunity to apply their knowledge during tests, so do we have the opportunity to apply our recovery during times of crisis.

As always, we have a choice in how we will approach life's challenges. We can dread and avoid them as threats to our serenity or we can gratefully accept them as opportunities for growth. By confirming the principles we've learned in recovery, life's challenges give us increased strength. Without such challenges, however, we could forget what we've learned and begin to stagnate. These are the opportunities that prod us to new spiritual awakenings.

We will find that there is often a period of rest after each crisis, giving us time to get accustomed to our new skills. Once we've reflected on our experience, we are called on to share our knowledge with someone who is studying what we've just learned. In the school of recovery, all of us are teachers as well as students.

Just for Today: I will be a student of recovery. I will welcome challenges, confident in what I've learned and eager to share it with others.

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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.