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["nicotine anonymous twin cities"]
["twin cities nicotine anonymous"]
***Frequently asked question: Is there an official Twin Cities Nicotine Anonymous web site?
Comments, Corrections, please not for my sake but for the sake of those trying to find a meeting:
Email: jalars (atsign) compuserve.com
NICOTINE ANONYMOUS® MEETINGS, TWIN CITIES METRO AREA, 2/14/13 @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@ Matches the 952-404-1488 phone message that was updated 2/6/13. Click here for Meetings outside of metro area. 24 - hour Twin Cities Nicotine Anonymous Information Line For All Meetings: (952) 404-1488 Date/Time Location --------- ----------------------- Mon 700 pm Maplewood Maplewood Professional Building, 1655 Beam Avenue (Just east of the St. Johns Hospital and 2 blocks west of Maplewood Mall -- Maplewood Mall is just northwest of the intersection of Beam Ave. & White Bear Ave. N.). Enter on Kenard Street Go to 2nd Floor, Suite 202 in the St. Johns Watson Education Center Tue 700 pm Edina Christ Presbyterian Church, ROOM 201, or look for a meeting room change notice on the bulletin board by the elevator. Or try room 116 or 306 or Room 10N in the basement. 6901 Normandale Road. (This is one block EAST of Hiway 100 and less than one block north of 70th) Map: http://www.christpresbyterian.com/content.cfm?id=2088 Exit Hiway 100 onto 70th and go east to Normandale Road and the church is right about there (look north). Sat 1000 am South Minneapolis, about 1/4 mile West of Lake Harriet Linden Hills Congregational Church - 2nd Floor 4200 Upton Ave. S. (corner of 42nd St. & Upton Ave. S.) - Enter thru back door =============== Comments on all meetings ================================== The list above might not agree with what you hear on the 952-404-1488 Info Line. Usually the Info Line is more up-to-date and I usually update the above listing by checking the Info Line every 2 months. The main purpose of this web page is to provide more detailed location information for the meetings than a phone voice recording can provide, and that one can print. If it doesn't agree, or if you think something is wrong, PLEASE send me an email (see top of this page for email address). The Info Line doesn't list the Monday 7pm Smokers Anonymous Mental Health Group because it is not affiliated with Nicotine Anonymous. But it exists. Phone Meetings and Internet Meetings -- there is a national phone meeting on Sunday night. Also, there are several online Nicotine Anonymous meetings. See http://www.nicotine-anonymous.org for further information \==============================================================================Greater Minnesota Meetings
For Greater Minnesota Area listings (Bemidji, Rochester, Winona, and maybe others)
Please see the Nicotine Anonymous web site at http://www.nicotine-anonymous.org. Currently the exact URL to the meeting page is at http://www.nicotine-anonymous.org/meetings.asp. For best results, choose EASY SEARCH and then click on MINNESOTA to see all listings in Minnesota. The city search does not work well because often a meeting is not located in the city proper, but rather in some suburb or nearby town.
The Smokers Anonymous Mental Health Group is *NOT* affiliated with Nicotine Anonymous but, heck, neither is this web page, that's why it says "Unofficial". Historic note: Nicotine Anonymous used to be Smokers Anonymous until it was threatened by a lawsuit several years ago from a New York for-profit treatment program that had previously registered or trade-marked that name. Also, some members strongly felt that the name should be changed from Smokers Anonymous to Nicotine Anonymous to make it clear that non-smoking users of tobacco and nicotine -- such as chewers, and people who can't get off nicotine replacement therapies (patch, gum, etc.) -- are welcome. As for the Smokers Anonymous Mental Health Group in Edina, they feel that the name Smokers Anonymous Mental Health Group distinguishes them from Smokers Anonymous. I didn't ask, but I'm sure they welcome nicotine addicts of all kinds (not just smokers) who are also dealing with mental health issues.
Nicotine Anonymous® is a fellowship of men and women helping each other to live our lives free of nicotine. We share our experience, strength and hope with each other so that we may be free from this powerful addiction. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop using nicotine. There are no dues or fees for Nicotine Anonymous membership; we are self supporting through our own contributions. Nicotine Anonymous is not allied with any sect, denomination, political entity, organization or institution; does not engage in any controversy, neither endorses nor opposes any cause. Our primary purpose is to offer support to those who are trying to gain freedom from nicotine.
Copyright by the AA Grapevine Inc.; adapted with permission. Permission to adapt the AA Preamble does not in any way imply any affiliation with or endorsement of any other Twelve Step program or any other outside entity.
Nicotine Anonymous® meetings consist of two or more people getting together to share a common desire to be free of nicotine. People share their experience, strength and hope. They learn what others have experienced while withdrawing from nicotine and how they use the Nicotine Anonymous program to obtain and keep their "smobriety".
Telephone numbers are exchanged and friends are made. Sponsors are found to help us with the program. Perhaps most important, we find we are not alone in our struggle against nicotine.
Anyone with a desire to kick the nicotine habit can join Nicotine Anonymous.
No members of Nicotine Anonymous pays dues or fees. Each group pays its rent, refreshment and literature costs from money contributed voluntarily by its members at each meeting.
Source: The above statements are taken from the "Introducing Nicotine Anonymous" pamphlet and are copyrighted by Nicotine Anonymous.
This section has additional unofficial personal remarks in response to commonly asked questions.
Nicotine Anonymous® is an organization to help people quit using nicotine, or to stay quit. Many of our members have just quit smoking or chewing tobacco. Others have not quit yet, but have a desire to quit. Others have quit for many years, yet still attend meetings to avoid slipping back into the addiction.
Most meetings use the Twelve Steps of recovery, which are essentially the same as the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous, but adapted for nicotine addicts.
As stated above, "Each group pays its rent, refreshment and literature costs from money contributed voluntarily by its members at each meeting." At Twin Cities Nicotine Anonymous, it has been my (Jim L) observation that most people contribute $1 per meeting. Some more, some less. All who wish to quit the nicotine habit or to stay quit are welcome regardless of their ability to contribute.
For more information on Twin Cities Nicotine Anonymous meetings, please call our information line at (952) 404-1488. For more information about Nicotine Anonymous in general, phone us, or click on the link to the official world Nicotine Anonymous site at http://nicotine-anonymous.org Or email jalars (atsign) compuserve.com. Or email the world Nicotine Anonymous office at firstname.lastname@example.org
Email me (Jim L) at jalars (atsign) compuserve.com for further information
Email the Nicotine Anonymous world office at email@example.com for more information
Nicotine Anonymous world home page, including list of all meetings in the world at http://www.nicotine-anonymous.org
Minnesota Help Page ( http://www.green5.org/minnhelp.html ) Some Minnesota web page directories of organizations for those dealing with addictions, coping with difficult situations, mental health issues, etc. 12-step and non-12-step groups. Also, United Way's First Call For Help.
Index page of this site (not affiliated with Nicotine Anonymous) -- at http://www.green5.org/QuitSmokingIndex.html
The Visibility Project -- Making small 12 step organizations and other support groups better known and easier to find. Currently it has my experience with trying to get a phone book listing for the Twin Cities Nicotine Anonymous, and for trying to get Twin Cities NicA listed in regional web directories, including finding a free web page host (www.orgsites.com sounds free and ad-free for small non-profit sites but I haven't investigated thoroughly) . I am very interested in discussing with other small support - group type organizations how to increase our visibility in the community. The Visibility Project is not affiliated with Nicotine Anonymous
go to index page of this web site (QuitSmokingIndex.html)