Central Indiana Area of Narcotics Anonymous

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, 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

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Feb
26
Wed
H&I Subcommittee Meeting @ Central Christian Church
Feb 26 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

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
1
Sun
Area Service Committee Meeting @ Broadway United Methodist Church
Mar 1 @ 4:00 pm
Mar
6
Fri
Hippie Hoedown @ Woodruff Place Baptist Chruch
Mar 6 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Come join Rats NA Drain Ditch as they celebrate another year of carrying the message. Our annual Hippie Hoedown is our way of saying thanks and celebrating our collective recovery.

Hippie Hoedown Flyer

Mar
7
Sat
Marathon Meeting Subcommittee Meeting @ Starbucks
Mar 7 @ 11:15 am – 12:00 pm
Mar
25
Wed
H&I Subcommittee Meeting @ Central Christian Church
Mar 25 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

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

February 17, 2020
Carrying the message, not the addict
Page 49
"They can be analyzed, counseled, reasoned with, prayed over, threatened, beaten, or locked up, but they will not stop until they want to stop."
Basic Text, p. 65

Perhaps one of the most difficult truths we must face in our recovery is that we are as powerless over another's addiction as we are over our own. We may think that because we've had a spiritual awakening in our own lives we should be able to persuade another addict to find recovery. But there are limits to what we can do to help another addict.

We cannot force them to stop using. We cannot give them the results of the steps or grow for them. We cannot take away their loneliness or their pain. There is nothing we can say to convince a scared addict to surrender the familiar misery of addiction for the frightening uncertainty of recovery. We cannot jump inside other peoples' skins, shift their goals, or decide for them what is best for them.

However, if we refuse to try to exert this power over another's addiction, we may help them. They may grow if we allow them to face reality, painful though it may be. They may become more productive, by their own definition, as long as we don't try and do it for them. They can become the authority on their own lives, provided we are only authorities on our own. If we can accept all this, we can become what we were meant to be - carriers of the message, not the addict.

Just for Today: I will accept that I am powerless not only over my own addiction but also over everyone else's. I will carry the message, not the addict.

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

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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Helping the Poor (Humor)

One afternoon a lawyer was riding in his limousine when he saw two men along the roadside eating grass. Disturbed, he ordered his driver to stop and he got out to investigate. He asked one man, “Why are you eating grass?” “We don’t have money for food,” the poor man...

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