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At this point in time all face-to-face meetings in the Finally Free Area have been closed by Ohio Governor Dewine’s stay-at-home order. We are working as quickly as possible on getting our meetings online through 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!


Saturday Serenity Group — 12:00 PM Eastern Time — Meeting ID: 236 970 870

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

Bucyrus Saturday Living the Dream Group — 5:00 PM Eastern Time — Meeting ID: 996 634 571

Marion Wednesday New Hope Group — 6:45 PM Eastern Time — Meeting ID: 703 836 882

Marion Friday Fueled by Hope Group — 6:30 PM Eastern Time — Meeting ID: 519 769 5057

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:

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

Just for Today

Just for Today Meditation

April 09, 2020

Acting out

Page 103

"We learn to experience feelings and realize they can do us no harm unless we act on them."

IP No. 16, For the Newcomer

Many of us came to Narcotics Anonymous with something less than an overwhelming desire to stop using. Sure, the drugs were causing us problems, and we wanted to be rid of the problems, but we didn't want to stop getting high. Eventually, though, we saw that we couldn't have one without the other. Even though we really wanted to get loaded, we didn't use; we weren't willing to pay the price anymore. The longer we stayed clean and worked the program, the more freedom we experienced. Sooner or later, the compulsion to use was lifted from us completely, and we stayed clean because we wanted to live clean.

The same principles apply to other negative impulses that may plague us. We may feel like doing something destructive, just because we want to. We've done it before, and sometimes we think we've gotten away with it, but sometimes we haven't. If we're not willing to pay the price for acting on such feelings, we don't have to act on them.

It may be hard, maybe even as hard as it was to stay clean in the beginning. But others have felt the same way and have found the freedom not to act on their negative impulses. By sharing about it and seeking the help of other recovering people and a Power greater than ourselves, we can find the direction, the support, and the strength we need to abstain from any destructive compulsion.

Just for Today: It's okay to feel my feelings. With the help of my sponsor, my NA friends, and my Higher Power, I am free not to act out my negative feelings.

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