Ninth Tradition News

At this point in time many face-to-face meetings in the Finally Free Area are still closed. We are working as quickly as possible on finding alternative locations, or getting our meetings online through https://www.zoom.us. Find out more about Zoom’s service here.

PLEASE don’t pick up, no matter what, stay connected to your fellow recovering addicts by telephone, stay healthy, and keep coming back!

FFASCNA

Saturday Serenity Group — 12:00 PM ET

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/236970870 — Meeting ID: 236 970 870

Join by phone +1 541-626-6089 (PIN: 401324160)

Bucyrus Saturday Living the Dream Group — 5:00 PM ET

This meeting is reopened at its usual location with social distancing. Masks are encouraged. Bring your own coffee.

Bucyrus Tuesday Face Everything and Recover Group — 8:00 PM ET

This meeting is reopened at its usual location with social distancing. Masks are encouraged. Bring your own coffee.

Marion Wednesday New Hope Group — 7:00 PM ET

This meeting is now held weekly at Forest Lawn Presbyterian Church, 908 East Center Street, Marion, OH 43302. Social distancing and masks required. A mask will be provided for free if you don’t have one.

Mansfield Wednesday Night Recovery at Work Group — 7:30 PM ET

This meeting is reopened at its usual location with social distancing.

Mansfield Thursday Night Recovery in Progress (RIP) — 7:00 PM ET

This meeting is now held weekly at the Linden Road Presbyterian Church, 160 Linden Road, Mansfield, OH 44906. Social distancing and masks are encouraged. Bring your own coffee.

Marion Friday Fueled by Hope Group — 6:30 PM ET

This meeting is now held weekly at Forest Lawn Presbyterian Church, 908 East Center Street, Marion, OH 43302. Social distancing and masks required. A mask will be provided for free if you don’t have one.

Other Online Meetings:

FFASCNA has no say over the content of these meetings, and presents them only as a courtesy to those members seeking a connection:

https://www.virtual-na.org

For individuals without a smart phone, or using a land line:

http://www.nabyphone.com

Just for Today

Just for Today Meditation

July 09, 2020

We do recover!

Page 199

"...the time has come when that tired old lie, 'Once an addict, always an addict,' will no longer be tolerated by either society or the addict himself. We do recover."

Basic Text, p. 89

From time to time, we hear speakers share that they don't really understand spiritual principles yet. They tell us that if we knew what went on in their minds, we'd be amazed at how insane they still are. They tell us that the longer they're clean, the less they know about anything. In the next breath, these same speakers tell us about the profound changes recovery has made in their lives. They have moved from complete despair to unfailing hope, from uncontrollable drug use to total abstinence, from chronic unmanageability to responsibility through working the Twelve Steps of Narcotics Anonymous. Which story is true? Do we or don't we recover?

We may think we demonstrate humility or gratitude by underplaying the change that recovery has brought to our lives. True, we do injustice to the program when we take credit for this miracle ourselves. But we do an equal injustice-to ourselves and to those we share with-when we don't acknowledge this miracle's magnitude.

We do recover. If we have trouble seeing the miracle of recovery, we'd better look again. Recovery is alive and at work in Narcotics Anonymous-in our oldtimers, in the newcomers flooding our meetings, and most of all in ourselves. All we have to do is open our eyes.

Just for Today: I will acknowledge the miracle of my recovery and be grateful that I've found it.

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FFASCNA
PO Box 62
Mansfield, Ohio
44901