Central Indiana Area of Narcotics Anonymous
- GRATITUDE PRAYER
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.
Just For Today
Central Indiana Area of Narcotics Anonymous (CIANA) centers around Indianapolis and the surrounding cities of Greenwood, Carmel, Fishers, Noblesville, Zionsville, Avon, Plainfield, Lawrence, and Greenfield. CIANA currently provides support for 105 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%
- Social Connection 88%
- Hobbies/Interest 81%
- Stable Housing 77%
- Employment 75%
- Education Advancement 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
The IT Subcommittee meets the third Tuesday of every month. If you’d like to participate on the subcommittee please call Charles for information.
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!
The Multi-Zonal Service Symposium offers an opportunity for the exchange of experience, strength and hope between members of NA service. This event, with its broad diversity of our Fellowship, fosters the magic of service that happens when members gather from greater distances to share best practices in serving the suffering addict and fulfilling our primary purpose. Through NA zones working together in a spirit of unity and cooperation to support the groups in carrying our message of recovery, the symposium’s purpose is to inspire and instill in participants the joy of service by mentoring and learning collaboration.
Just For Today
When we were using, we did everything we could to run things our way. We used every scheme imaginable to bring our world under control. When we got what we wanted, we felt powerful, invincible; when we didn't, we felt vulnerable, defeated. But that didn't stop us-it only led to more efforts to control and manipulate our lives into a manageable state.
Scheming was our way of denying our powerlessness. As long as we could distract ourselves with our plans, we could put off accepting that we were out of control. Only gradually did we realize that our lives had become unmanageable and that all the conning and manipulating in the world was not going to put our lives back in order.
When we admit our powerlessness, we stop trying to control and manage our way to a better life-we surrender. Lacking sufficient power of our own, we seek a Power greater than ourselves; needing support and guidance, we ask that Power to care for our will and our lives. We ask others in recovery to share their experience with living the NA program instead of trying to program our own lives. The power and direction we seek is all around us; we need only turn away from self to find it.
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
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...read more
We would like to give a brief history of special interest meetings and discuss how they relate to our Steps, Traditions and Concepts. “The WSC Ad Hoc Committee on Special Interest Meetings was formed by vote of the 1988 World Service Conference (World Service Board of...read more
So now what? I’ve been in the hospital for close to two hours. The doctors, nurses, interns, and other random people in generic blue scrubs have been kind enough. Still, I can almost hear their thoughts settling over me like some kind of malevolent fog. I’m just...read more