Central Indiana Area of Narcotics Anonymous

Central Indiana Area COVID-19 Information

There are many meetings cancelled due to COVID-19.  It’s become unmanageable to list them all individually.  Please be sure to go out to the meetings page to check the meeting individually for cancellation before attempting to attend.  Please also note the virtual meetings page that has direct links to zoom meetings that are held daily.

Please spread the word If your meeting is closing due to COVID-19 to contact Tony R at 317-869-8977. The outreach subcommittee is working diligently with IT and directory subcommittees to make sure this information is updated as soon as possible but we need confirmation from GSR’s or secretaries.

 

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

Agenda view:

Apr
4
Sat
Marathon Meeting Subcommittee Meeting @ Starbucks
Apr 4 @ 11:15 am – 12:00 pm
Apr
29
Wed
***CANCELLED*** H&I Subcommittee Meeting @ Central Christian Church
Apr 29 @ 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!

 

May
3
Sun
Area Service Committee Meeting @ Broadway United Methodist Church
May 3 @ 4:00 pm
May
25
Mon
Memorial Day Marathon Meeting @ Ellenberger United Church of Christ
May 25 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 pm
May
27
Wed
***CANCELLED*** H&I Subcommittee Meeting @ Central Christian Church
May 27 @ 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

March 29, 2020
Our own true will
Page 91
"God's will for us consists of the very things we most value. God's will... becomes our own true will for ourselves."
Basic Text, p. 48

It's human nature to want something for nothing. We may be ecstatic when a store cashier gives us back change for a twenty though we only paid with a ten. We tend to think that, if no one knows, one small deception won't make any difference. But someone does know-we do. And it does make a difference.

What worked for us when we used, frequently doesn't work long in recovery. As we progress spiritually by working the Twelve Steps, we begin to develop new values and standards. We begin to feel uncomfortable when we take advantage of situations that, when we used, would have left us gloating about what we had gotten away with.

In the past, we may have victimized others. However, as we draw closer to our Higher Power, our values change. God's will becomes more important than getting away with something.

When our values change, our lives change, too. Guided by an inner knowledge given us by our Higher Power, we want to live out our newfound values. We have internalized our Higher Power's will for us-in fact, God's will has become our own true will for ourselves.

Just for Today: By improving my conscious contact with God, my values have changed. Today, I will practice God's will, my own true will.

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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