Central Indiana Area of Narcotics Anonymous

Central Indiana Area COVID-19 Information

For The Newcomer

Our gratitude speaks, when we care and when we share with others the N.A. way, that no addict seeking recovery need ever die from the horrors of addiction.

- GRATITUDE PRAYER

Just For Today

Just For Today Recovery Meditation

Central Indiana Area of Narcotics Anonymous (CIANA) centers around Indianapolis and the surrounding cities of Avon, Brownsburg, Camby, Carmel, Cicero, Clermont, Danville, Fishers, Franklin, Greenfield, Greenwood, Martinsville, Noblesville, Plainfield, Rushville, Shelbyville, Whiteland, Zionsville. CIANA currently provides support for meetings in 9 counties. Our Basic Text, Narcotics Anonymous, provides the best description of who we are and what we do: “NA is a nonprofit fellowship or society of men and women for whom drugs had become a major problem. We are recovering addicts who meet regularly to help each other stay clean.” The Twelve Steps of NA are the basis of our recovery program. Our meetings are where we share recovery with one another, but applying our program consists of much more than simply attending NA meetings. People have all sorts of reasons for attending NA meetings, but the purpose of each meeting is to give NA members a place to share recovery with other addicts.

How Recovery Has Improved Our Lives

  • Family Relationships 92% 92%
  • Social Connection 88% 88%
  • Hobbies/Interest 81% 81%
  • Stable Housing 77% 77%
  • Employment 75% 75%
  • Education Advancement 56% 56%

* Survey completed by 22,803 NA members. The survey was made available at the 2015 World Convention of NA in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Additionally, this survey was available for members who chose to participate online and via mail and fax.

Central Indiana Area Helpline

(317)-875-5459

Upcoming Events

Agenda view:

Jan
27
Wed
H&I Subcommittee Meeting- virtual via Zoom @ link below
Jan 27 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88616750007?pwd=Uk1Rc1Iremp6eGpvUllHWGgrdkRQQT09

Any NA member who wants to learn more about these and other opportunities is invited to attend our next H&I subcommittee meeting. In order to be a panel member, an NA member must attend this subcommittee meeting at least once. All NA members are welcome to attend our subcommittee meeting and encouraged to get involved in carrying our message into places where the residents, patients, or inmates cannot attend regular meetings.

We are growing and need support from our fellow NA members! This is a great opportunity to be of service and carry out our primary purpose!

 

Feb
14
Sun
Area Service Committee Meeting @ Virtual via Zoom
Feb 14 @ 4:00 pm
Feb
24
Wed
H&I Subcommittee Meeting- virtual via Zoom @ link below
Feb 24 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88616750007?pwd=Uk1Rc1Iremp6eGpvUllHWGgrdkRQQT09

Any NA member who wants to learn more about these and other opportunities is invited to attend our next H&I subcommittee meeting. In order to be a panel member, an NA member must attend this subcommittee meeting at least once. All NA members are welcome to attend our subcommittee meeting and encouraged to get involved in carrying our message into places where the residents, patients, or inmates cannot attend regular meetings.

We are growing and need support from our fellow NA members! This is a great opportunity to be of service and carry out our primary purpose!

 

Mar
31
Wed
H&I Subcommittee Meeting- virtual via Zoom @ link below
Mar 31 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88616750007?pwd=Uk1Rc1Iremp6eGpvUllHWGgrdkRQQT09

Any NA member who wants to learn more about these and other opportunities is invited to attend our next H&I subcommittee meeting. In order to be a panel member, an NA member must attend this subcommittee meeting at least once. All NA members are welcome to attend our subcommittee meeting and encouraged to get involved in carrying our message into places where the residents, patients, or inmates cannot attend regular meetings.

We are growing and need support from our fellow NA members! This is a great opportunity to be of service and carry out our primary purpose!

 

Apr
28
Wed
H&I Subcommittee Meeting- virtual via Zoom @ link below
Apr 28 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88616750007?pwd=Uk1Rc1Iremp6eGpvUllHWGgrdkRQQT09

Any NA member who wants to learn more about these and other opportunities is invited to attend our next H&I subcommittee meeting. In order to be a panel member, an NA member must attend this subcommittee meeting at least once. All NA members are welcome to attend our subcommittee meeting and encouraged to get involved in carrying our message into places where the residents, patients, or inmates cannot attend regular meetings.

We are growing and need support from our fellow NA members! This is a great opportunity to be of service and carry out our primary purpose!

 

Just For Today

January 20, 2021
One promise, many gifts
Page 20
"Narcotics Anonymous offers only one promise, and that is freedom from active addiction..."
Basic Text, p. 106

Imagine how it might be if we had arrived at the doors of Narcotics Anonymous, desperate, wanting to stop using drugs, only to be met by a sales pitch: "If you just work the steps and don't use drugs, you'll get married, live in the suburbs, have 2.6 children, and start wearing polyester. You will become a responsible, productive member of society and be fit company for kings and presidents. You will be rich and have a dynamic career." Most of us, greeted with such a heavy-handed spiel, would have shrieked and bolted for the door.

Instead of high-pressure nonsense and frightening predictions, we are greeted with a promise of hope: freedom from active addiction. We feel a blessed relief come over us when we hear that we never have to use drugs again. We aren't going to be forced to become anything!

Of course, after some time in recovery, good things start happening in our lives. We are given gifts-spiritual gifts, material gifts, gifts that we've always dreamed of but never dared hope we'd get. These, however, are truly gifts-they are not promised to us just because we become NA members. All we are promised is freedom from addiction-and it's more than enough!

Just for Today: I have been promised freedom from active addiction. The gifts I receive are the benefits of recovery.

CIANA Summer Camp

The 2018 annual Central Indiana Area camp out will take place August 17 – 19 at Camp Rotary in Crawfordsville Indiana. This is a great weekend filled with recovery, music, fellowship and fun. Register early and get a free t-shirt commemorating the event. Event Flyer

Register w/ an Early Bird before July 1st & you get the full package AND event t-shirt!

If you’re bringing your kids 12 and under are free and 13 – 16 are $15/$10 for 3 or 2 day respectively.


Message Of Hope

This Month In NA History

In Indiana the month of March means crocuses and daffodils, setting clocks forward, basketball championships . . . and Mad Hatter’s! This event has always been associated with Bloomington, but did you know that it originated in CIASCNA? Until the 1988/1989 development...

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The Decision

“Yet another way we can practice our Third Step decision is to continue with our recovery by working the remainder of the steps.” I had to give up the idea, and surrender to the fact, that nothing I do in life will be perfect. My only option, having made in to the...

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The Newsletter Needs Help

The Area is in need of people willing to step up and help with writing articles for the newsletter. We're in need of both a newsletter chair and members with experience writing to help reinvigorate your newsletter. We're asking groups that if they have anything they...

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