Central Ohio Area of Narcotics Anonymous

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

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Monday 9AM-5PM
Tuesday CLOSED
Wednesday 9AM-530PM
Thursday 3PM-6PM
Friday 3PM-5PM
Saturday 10:00am -1:00pm

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Welcome to Cleanzine

Welcome to the Spring 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.

In this issue we focus on sponsorship – “the two-way street...a loving, spiritual, and compassionate relationship that helps both the sponsor and sponsee” (IP No11). Two of our area seniors share their experience, strength, and hope with sponsorship. One of the articles mentions sponsorship as one of the first loving and trusting relationships the addict had known after years of using and being confused about intimacy and love. Another addict recalls their experiences of working with sponsors and sponsees over years gone by. The addict invites all of us to take a leap of faith and trust with our sponsors.

Our literature tells us “a sponsor is not necessarily a friend, but maybe someone in whom we confide. We can share things with our sponsor that we might not be comfortable sharing in a meeting” (IP No 11). Learning to trust a sponsor is key to working the steps. Our sponsor guides us through the steps, traditions and concepts, takes our phone calls, and shares their own experience, strength and hope with us. The relationship with our sponsor reflects our ability to trust another human being, and the capacity to practice kindness and love. I could not be eighteen months and a few days clean without the generous support and guidance of my sponsor. Recently, I have been gifted with two young men who continue to show their trust in me as their Sponsor. Sponsorship is truly a two way street. Each time I take their phone-calls or go over step work with them, I am filled with hope and gratitude. Listening to their struggles with insanity and journey to surrender helps me understand different aspects of recovery. We sincerely hope the two feature articles help you with understanding “that special person” in our lives.

The key to our recovery is working the steps. An addict shares his experience of working Steps Four and Five. The addict mentions how taking a moral inventory and sharing the inventory with a sponsor helped him develop a deeper relationship with another human being. Steps Four and Five allowed him to understand patterns in his life. Instrumental in his realizations was his sponsor’s guidance. Once again, we are reminded that finding a sponsor who is willing to help us with step work is vital for our recovery. We......

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Just For Today

May 24, 2015

Risking vulnerability

Page 150

"As we grow, we learn to overcome the tendency to run and hide from ourselves and our feelings."

Basic Text, p. 85

Rather than risk vulnerability, many of us have developed habits that keep others at a safe distance. These patterns of emotional isolation can give us the feeling we are hopelessly locked behind our masks. We used to take risks with our lives; now we can take risks with our feelings. Through sharing with other addicts, we learn that we are not unique; we do not make ourselves unduly vulnerable simply by letting others know who we are, for we are in good company. And by working the Twelve Steps of the NA program, we grow and change. We no longer want or need to hide our emerging selves. We are offered the opportunity to shed the emotional camouflage we developed to survive our active addiction.

By opening ourselves to others, we risk becoming vulnerable, but that risk is well worth the rewards. With the help of our sponsor and other recovering addicts, we learn how to express our feelings honestly and openly. In turn, we become nourished and encouraged by the unconditional love of our companions. As we practice spiritual principles, we find strength and freedom, both in ourselves and in those around us. We are set free to be ourselves and to enjoy the company of our fellow addicts.

Just for Today: I will openly and honestly share with another recovering addict. I will risk becoming vulnerable and celebrate my self and my friendship with other NA members. I will grow.

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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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