Support Meetings

The Center hosts and facilitates a variety of recovery support meetings for both people with substance use problems and affected family or friends. 

This list is a guide of meetings available in the community. Please note that meeting days/times/locations are subject to change/cancellation.

For people with addiction issues:

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) – If you have a desire to stop drinking
Narcotics Anonymous (NA)
– If you have a desire to stop using substances
All Recovery – Open discussion meeting for anyone affected by addiction
Celebrate Recovery – Christ centered program for people with addictions and/or compulsive behaviors
SMART Recovery – Science based program to recover from addiction
Nicotine Anonymous – If you have a desire to stop smoking
Overeaters Anonymous – If you have a desire to stop eating compulsively
Gamblers Anonymous – If you have a desire to stop gambling
Debtors Anonymous – If you have a desire to stop incurring unsecured debt
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) – for people recovering from mental illness

For concerned family/friends:

Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACOA) – If you are an adult whose life was affected by being raised in an alcoholic or other dysfunctional family
AL-ANON – If you have been affected by a loved one’s alcohol use
ALATEEN – If you are a teen affected by a loved one’s alcohol use
All Recovery – Open discussion meeting for anyone affected by addiction
Codependency Anonymous – If you have a desire for healthy and loving relationships
CRAFT Family Group – If you are concerned about a loved one’s substance use
Families Anonymous (FA) – If you are concerned about a loved one’s substance use or behavioral problems
Matters of the Heart – Counselor led codependency group for adults
NAR-ANON – If you have been affected by a loved one’s substance use
NAMI Family Support Group – for families of people with mental illness
Caregiver Support Group – For parents and caregivers of children with emotional or mental health challenges
Parents Helping Parents - Counselor-led grief group for parents who have lost a child to addiction

12-step meetings may use codes to describe the format of the meeting, what will be discussed and who may attend. This chart serves as an overview to explain commonly used codes. 

Codes
Code Description Comment
B Beginner Usually led by more experienced group members with the primary focus on introducing new members to the tools available for the maintenance of sobriety.
BB Big Book The book Alcoholic Anonymous (the Big Book) is the text for these meetings.
BS Big Book Step Study Focuses on material from the Big Book and the book Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions (12 & 12).
BK Book Study Focuses on material from approved N.A. books
C Closed Meeting You should attend only if you believe that you may have a problem with substance or alcohol use.
CTB Came to Believe Focuses on what "spiritual awakening" means
D Discussion A chairperson is designated for a meeting; the chairperson speaks briefly about their "experience, strength and hope". Following this the chairperson may suggest a topic for sharing by other attendees.
GV Grapevine These are chairperson led meetings focusing on the monthly publication of the Grapevine.
H&W How and Why This type of meeting focuses on specific material from the book “It works, How and Why”
I Interpreter Sign Language Interpreter Provided
LS Living Sober A chairperson leads the meeting in a discussion of material drawn from the AA publication Living Sober.
O Open Meeting Everyone is Welcome. The group has voted to allow all comers to attend the meeting, although usually only members speak.
SD Speaker / Discussion Initial speakers kick off the group’s discussion of matters brought up by the speakers.
Span Spanish Spanish is spoken at meeting.
ST Step / Tradition Focuses on both the 12 Steps and the 12 Traditions. The formats of these meetings vary.
T Tradition The second half of the 12 and 12 are the focus of these meetings.