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

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 99 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

(317)-875-5459

Upcoming Events


Sep
24
Fri
Central Indiana Area Convention of Narcotics Anonymous
Sep 24 @ 12:00 pm – Sep 26 @ 1:00 pm
Sep
26
Sun
PR Subcommittee Meeting
Sep 26 @ 11:00 am – 12:15 pm

ZOOM ID: 897 4031 7089

Download Flyer

Sep
27
Mon
Helpline Subcommittee Meeting
Sep 27 @ 7:00 pm

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88048140796?pwd=dVBIQ1haMnNnTXN5THhqajNLaGxLdz09

Meeting ID: 880 4814 0796
Passcode: 863289

Sep
29
Wed
H&I Subcommittee Meeting- virtual via Zoom @ link below
Sep 29 @ 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!

 

Oct
3
Sun
Area Service Meeting @ Broadway United Methodist Church
Oct 3 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Just For Today


September 17, 2021
Going beyond Step Five
Page 271
"We may think that we have done enough by writing about our past. We cannot afford this mistake."
Basic Text, p.32

Some of us aren't too keen on writing out our Fourth Step; others take it to an obsessive extreme. To our sponsor's growing dismay, we inventory ourselves again and again. We discover everything there is to know about why we were the way we were. We have the idea that thinking, writing, and talking about our past is enough. We hear none of our sponsor's suggestions to become entirely ready to have our defects removed or make amends for the harm we've caused. We simply write more about those defects and delightedly share our fresh insights. Finally, our worn-out sponsor withdraws from us in self-defense.

Extreme as this scenario may seem, many of us have found ourselves in just such a situation. Thinking, writing, and talking about what was wrong with us made us feel like we had it all under control. Sooner or later, however, we realized we were stuck in our problems, the solutions nowhere in sight. We knew that, if we wanted to live differently, we would have to move on beyond Step Five in our program. We began to seek the willingness to have a Higher Power remove the character defects of which we'd become so intensely aware. We made amends for the destruction we had caused others in acting out on those defects. Only then did we begin to experience the freedom of an awakening spirit. Today, we're no longer victims; we are free to move on in our recovery.

Just for Today: Although necessary, Steps Four and Five alone will not bring about emotional and spiritual recovery. I will take them, and then I will act on them.