Speaker Panel Volunteers Needed

I received a call from Mario who is a counselor at a treatment facility in LA that is going smoke-free and wondered if we could send a panel and maybe even start a regular evening meeting of Nicotine Anonymous.  They currently have an AA panel.

Health Right 360

2307 W 6th Street

Los Angeles CA  90057

Tradition 5:  Each group has but one primary purpose - to carry its message to the nicotine addict who still suffers.

 

Please call me if you can coordinate this panel or just be a part of it.  Angela (949) 302-8465.

General Information

Southern California Intergroup Nicotine Anonymous (SCINA)
19744 Beach Blvd. #247
Huntington Beach, CA  92648

To Notify SCINA about Meeting Schedules or Changes:  Email:  scina_updates@yahoo.com;  USPS (snail) Mail:  Rick Wood, 7657 Winnetka Ave #171, Winnetka, CA  91306-2677  Phone:  (818) 882-6952 (Voice Mail)

For Telephone Information Regarding Meetings in Los Angeles and Orange Counties, call (800) 642-0666 and leave a voice mail message; someone will call you back.  Please remember to say your name and phone number clearly.  You can also email your request to communications@scina.org.

 

For information about Hospitals and Institutions Panels, either participating or having one at your location call Angela at (949) 302-8465 or email us at info@scina.org.  Please remember to say your name and phone number clearly if leaving a voicemail message.

 

National Internet Site:  http://nicotine-anonymous.org
Email:  info@nicotine-anonymous.org
Southern California Web Site:  http://www.scina.org or http://QuitNowLA.com

 

For information about Nicotine Anonymous Online Meetings and Telephone Meetings, go to:  http://www.nicotine-anonymous.org and click on 'Meetings,' and then 'Internet Meetings'

 

Memorial for long-time servant Stephen Fisher

Click here for flyer you can print.

A Celebration of the life of

Stephen Fisher

October 1st, 2016

2:00 PM

Our Savior’s Lutheran Church

370 Junipero Avenue

Long Beach, CA 

 

His family has requested donations to

Nicotine Anonymous in lieu of flowers.

Southern California Intergroup of Nicotine Anonymous (SCINA)

19744 Beach Boulevard #247

Huntington Beach, CA 92648

(800) 642-0666

www.scina.org or www.QuitNowLA.com

 

Saturday 9:00 AM Long Beach Mtg location

Intercity Fellowship Hall, 5881 Cherry Avenue, Long Beach will be open again for use Saturday 12/19/2015.  The meeting  Clubhouse had been undergoing some construction work and the meetings were held at another location for a while.  Please Call either Gregory (562) 896-2305 or Launie M. (562) 619-2080 if you need additional information.

This meeting needs help - attendance is down and we need bodies in the seats in order to pay the room rental.  Please give back what was so freely given by attending meetings on a regular basis.

 

IRVINE - New Mtg starts 1/6/2016 7:00 PM THIS MEETING IS NOW CLOSED

Temple of Light

11 Goddard, Irvine, CA 92618 

Meetings on Wednesdays 7:00 p.m.

Come join our support group to get help and help others stay off nicotine.

 

 

Come join us at a new meeting starting in Irvine on Wednesdays @ 7:00 pm. First meeting is 1/6/2016 at the Temple of Light which has graciously allowed us to have a Nicotine Anonymous meeting at their location in support of people who are trying to quit using nicotine.

CARRY THE MESSAGE

January is a fresh start for most people so that's why we call it Carry The Message Month.  We expect to see new faces in our meetings, and want to make them feel welcome. We also want to get the word out as much as possible all year long.  Please think about purchasing some extra pamphlets or making extra copies of meeting lists and giving them to your personal doctors and dentist, asking that they put a few out each day for their clients. For this to truly work, please think about committing to stopping by their offices each month with updated information, new meeting lists, and/or pamphlets and business cards.

Tradition 5:  Each group has but one primary purpose - to carry its message to the nicotine addict who still suffers.

Click here for the Carry The Message flyer

Meeting in Covina!

One-Year Anniversary MARCH 4th 2015

“BUTT KICKERS”

 

Wednesday @ 6:30 – 7:30pm

AURORA CHARTER OAK HOSPITAL

1161 E. Covina Blvd

Group Room

Covina CA 91724

It is not necessary for you to have already stopped using nicotine in order to come to these meetings.

 

All you need to bring is your desire to stop using nicotine.

There is no pressure or shame from the group to get you to quit. We've all been there, we understand. 

It is suggested you come to at least six meetings before deciding if this program can help you. Take what you need for now and leave the rest for another time.

If you need time to come to believe it is possible to live without nicotine or to set a quit date, then take your time. 

Listen and then share your story, read the literature, use the phone, study the steps in the book, keep showing up! 

Recovery is a process that we practice each day.

Keep in mind that many have come before you with just as much fear and doubt and now live free and clean. 

Contact:

Gregory (626) 446-4360

Debbie (626) 422-1577

Ric (503) 367-2291

CARRY THE MESSAGE

January is a fresh start for most people so that's Carry The Message Month.  We expect to see new faces in our meetings, and want to make them feel welcome.  We also want to get the word out as much as possible all year long.  Please think about purchasing some extra pamphlets or making extra copies of meeting lists and giving them to your personal doctor or dentist, asking that they put a few out each day for their clients.  For this to truly work, please think about committing to stopping by their offices each month with updated information, new meeting lists, and/or pamphlets.

Tradition 5:  Each group has but one primary purpose - to carry its message to the nicotine addict who still suffers.

Three Titles of NicA Books on Kindle Reader!

    Good News!  Four Nicotine Anonymous books are now available as Kindle eBooks:

      Don't have a Kindle Reader?  No problem; Ebooks can be read using free Kindle reading apps for Android, BlackBerry and iPhone devices -- click here.
         

        Seven Minutes, NicA's quarterly newsletter, is now on our website so everyone can read it online.  It's an invigorating read.  The paper copy is still mailed to subscribers.

2013 Annual World Services Conference in Long Beach, CA

The 2013 annual conference, April 26 - 28, will be at the beautiful Golden Sails Hotel Golf and Conference Center in Long Beach, California.

It's not too early to make your plans to attend, especially with a room rate of $99 per night for up to four persons plus complimentary full breakfast buffet.   Click here to view the conference flier.  To book your rooms online, go to www.goldsails.com.  Mention NAWS Annual Conference.  This is the best hotel room price at a desirable location in a long time for an annual Nicotine Anonymous conference.

     Early registration is $35 per person before April 10.  If you have not been to a Nicotine Anonymous conference before and would like to visit the Long Beach area of California, hotel room rates will be honored two days before the conference and two days after. 

       The conference needs you, the Nicotine Anonymous member, to help make decisions for the organization.  And you need the conference.  It will  give you encouragement that the work you are doing to help other addicts is of utmost importance to saving lives.

The Nicotine Anonymous Book now on Kindle!

The fellowship's basic text, Nicotine Anonymous: the Book, is now in electronic form as well as hard copy. Both versions contain the updated 7th Step prayer and discussions of all the Traditions as well as sections on the nature of nicotine addiction, results of an addiction survey, and an examination of the Twelve Steps of Nicotine Anonymous. You can order the electronic version at the Amazon Kindle website. Don't have a Kindle Reader? No problem; ebooks can be read on free Kindle reading apps for Android, BlackBerry and iPhone devices.

Hey, Did you know that Nicotine Anonymous Telephone Meetings are available?

You may not be aware - But Telephone Meetings are a valuable resource in working the program.  In Some areas of the Country - there are no in person meetings available, and phone meetings are the only way that some people are able to share the program of Nicotine Anonymous. 

There is a lot of need for People who have Time at the telephone meetings - as many  of those you use the meetings are newcomers.  A great way to be of service - is to participate in Sharing your experience, strength and Hope - or to volunteer to act as a long distance sponsor for someone who is a member of a phone meeting.

One Telephone Group is Based in Southern California.

The Primary Purpose telephone group meets at the following times (PST):

Tuesday at 6:00PM
Wednesday at 4:00PM
Thursday at 6:00PM
Friday at 6:00PM Step Study (10 Min Speaker share)
Saturday at 6:00PM Beginners Meeting
Monday through Friday at 9:00AM 3rd Step Prayer

Phone: 858-707-3071

Enter the PIN -766237#

 

Farewell to a Longtime and Faithful NicA Servant

Dear Nicotine Anonymous Member,

This is a sad moment to share with you all, as one of our dedicated servants of Nicotine Anonymous, Joe S, passed away on Friday, April 1.

The current Treasurer of Nicotine Anonymous and long-time colleague shares the following remembrance:

Many of you knew Joe well through his years of dedicated service. I know I did. He was at my first meeting of NicA when I walked through the doors over 12 years ago, and he helped me start my journey of recovery. He sure had a dry sense of humor and would make me laugh and forget my pain.

Joe was very service oriented through the years. He was heavily involved with our local intergroup (SCINA) as treasurer, worked on outreach, served on panels, was the treasurer of the World Services board in 2000, and ran for chair in 2003, losing to a good fellow member.

He went on to be the World Services fulfillment officer and office manager through early 2011. He participated in annual conferences through the years and attended quarterly board meetings until his health began to fail. One of Joe's trademarks was a recurring no vote when it was obvious the issue in question was going to pass. It was just his thing to do.

Joe did much for our fellowship. I hope you all remember him well and pray for his family and the loved ones he leaves behind. I know I will miss him.

Gary M.

Expressions of sympathy can be sent to:

Family of Joseph Sennott
c/o Shamrock Medical
5486 McFadden Avenue
Huntington Beach, CA 92649

Yours in service,
John R.
Active Chair
Nicotine Anonymous World Services
www.nicotine-anonymous.org

World Services Address Correction - Moved office

The new office manager is Teresa I., and the address is:

                        Nicotine Anonymous World Services

                        6333 E. Mockingbird Lane

                        Suite #147-817

                        Dallas, TX   75214

 

                        Phone (469) 737-9304

                        Fax      (888) 390-5873

                        E-mail:  nic.anon12@gmail.com      

 

All orders and phone calls to the old address in southern California will be forwarded automatically to Texas.