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, 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:

Jul
12
Sun
Area Service Committee Meeting @ Virtual via Zoom
Jul 12 @ 4:00 pm
Jul
29
Wed
H&I Subcommittee Meeting- virtual via Zoom @ link below
Jul 29 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

ttps://us02web.zoom.us/j/81166710012

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!

 

Aug
2
Sun
Area Service Committee Meeting @ Virtual via Zoom
Aug 2 @ 4:00 pm
Aug
26
Wed
H&I Subcommittee Meeting- virtual via Zoom @ link below
Aug 26 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

ttps://us02web.zoom.us/j/81166710012

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!

 

Sep
13
Sun
Area Service Committee Meeting @ Virtual via Zoom
Sep 13 @ 4:00 pm

Just For Today

July 11, 2020
Encouragement
Page 201
"We share comfort and encouragement with others."
Basic Text, p. 99

Many of us have watched as babies take their first steps. The mother holds the child on its feet. The father kneels nearby with outstretched arms, encouraging the little one, his face flooded with devotion. The baby takes a few small steps toward its father. An older brother and sister cheer the tyke on. Baby falls down. Its mother, murmuring words of comfort, picks the child up and starts over again. This time, baby stays up until it is close enough to fall into the safety of its father's arms.

As newcomers, we arrive in the rooms of NA much like this small child. Accustomed to living a life crippled by addiction, full of fear and uncertainty, we need help to stand. Just like a child beginning its march toward adulthood, we take our halting first steps toward recovery. We learn to live this new way of life because others who have gone before us encourage and comfort us by telling us what worked-and what didn't work-for them. Our sponsor is there for us when we need a push in the right direction.

Many times we feel like we can't take another step in recovery. Just like a child learning to walk, we sometimes stumble or fall. But our Higher Power always awaits us with outstretched arms. And like the child's brothers and sisters shouting their encouragement, we, too, are supported by other NA members as we walk toward a full life in recovery.

Just for Today: I will seek encouragement from others. I will encourage others who may need my strength.

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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