Message of Hope


Message of Hope welcomes submissions. All submissions become property of Message of Hope and that Message of Hope reserves the right to edit all content in order to preserve the Narcotics Anonymous message. Please sign all submissions. Submissions submitted by email; an email address will be considered as a signature and the authorization to print a submission. Anyone may request to remain anonymous. Please send articles, clean dates, events, celebrations, poems, cartoons and jokes to newsletter@centralindianana.org or contact Robert J. 765-609-0485. ** Submission Deadline is July 15, 2018


  • 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 of the South Central area, Bloomington groups belonged to Central. Mad Hatter’s was […]
  • 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 rooms, was to […]
  • 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 feel is newsworthy for the area to please submit […]
  • 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 replied. “We have to eat […]
  • A Vision of Hope Concerning Special Interest Groups (Reprint with Commentary)
    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 Trustees Bulletin (WSBoTB) 1988 #18).  The intent of this […]
  • Breaking Point
    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 another overdose. I’m a dope fiend they have […]