Central Ohio Area of Narcotics Anonymous

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

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

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Meetings on Wednesday, July 29

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
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 9AM-2PM
Tuesday CLOSED
Wednesday 9AM-230PM
Thursday 3PM-6PM
Friday 3PM-5PM
Saturday 10:00am -1:00pm

Please visit our Area Office Page for a map or click the "Office Hours & Location" link at the top of the page.


Welcome to Cleanzine

Welcome to the Summer 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 current issue is all about love. Love is a word we often hear in our meetings. We hug and say, “I love you” to each other. A sponsor and sponsee shares a loving bond between each other. What is love? How will I find love? How will I learn to love myself? These are some of the questions we often ask ourselves at meetings. When I came into the rooms I knew nothing about love. I was wrecked from many years of using. Further, I had broken the trust of my loved ones; I hated my image in the mirror. In the rooms I heard the proverbial saying, “we will love you till you learn to love yourself.” I had no clue what this saying meant. I was needy, broken, and all I knew was to demand attention. My relationships with my sponsee brothers are teaching me about love. I love both of my sponsors. My first sponsor is a patient and caring person. I learnt a lot about love by observing his relationship with all of his sponsees. My new sponsor opens up his life with me, and we share across our differences in order to hold each other up.

Our literature says that one addict honestly sharing with another addict is the heartbeat of recovery. In the basic text love is defined as the flow of life energy from one person to another. In “Living Clean: The Journey Continues” love is defined as an action; we hug each other, we tell each other the difficult truth, we learn to work lovingly across differences in order to achieve unity in the program. In this issue we present multiple perspectives about love. One addict speaks about the ways the NA program is teaching the addict to love oneself and each other, whereas, another addict mentions love as the ability to tell the complete truth. The truth according to this addict is liberating, since telling the truth requires living under no pretension or covering to project a false image. Love is felt in our hugs, phone calls, service commitments, and most of all in the smile of a new comer. Love shared between fellow addicts helps us stay clean and present through all of life’s ups and downs. In a reflection about her journey clean, an addict writes about staying present for her grand mother through the death of her mother. In recovery we learn to love ourselves, be present for life and become responsible members o......

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Just For Today

July 29, 2015


Page 219

"As we realize our need to be forgiven, we tend to be more forgiving."

Basic Text, p. 39

Our behavior toward other people in our life is a mirror of our behavior toward ourselves. When we demand perfection of ourselves, we come to demand it from others around us, too. As we strive to repair and heal our lives in recovery, we may also expect others to work just as hard and to recover at the same pace as we do. And just as we are often unforgiving of our own mistakes, we may shut out friends and family members when they don't meet our expectations.

Working the steps helps us understand our own limitations and our humanity. We come to see our failures as human mistakes. We realize that we will never be perfect, that we will, at times, disappoint ourselves and others. We hope for forgiveness.

As we learn to gently accept ourselves, we can start to view others with the same accepting and tolerant heart. These people, too, are only human, trying to do their best and sometimes falling short.

Just for Today: I will treat others with the tolerance and forgiveness I seek for myself.

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