Alcohol and drug addiction
Abutment Group.  An informal group for people who have a dual diagnosis of substance abuse and mental illness. They meet weekly at Ascension Lutheran Church (near CMC). They strive for an atmosphere where members feel free to talk about any issue knowing that they will not be judged. Call Craig (a group member) at 704-807-5095 any day 9am-6pm or Frank (another group member) at 704-860-3395 any day 11am-5pm. http://www.abutmentgroup.com/
Al-Anon and Alateen.  A 12 step fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics sharing experience, strength, and hope with one another. See their website for a complete meeting list. Call the office at 704-523-1159 Mon-Fri 10am-2pm for details. http://www.charlottealanon.org
Celebrate Recovery (Providence Road Church of Christ).  A Christian 12 step program for people with any addiction or with hurts, habits, or hangups that get in the way of living life successfully. Meetings open with prayer but the rest of the meeting (type and issues addressed) are set by the needs of the members. They may address everything from drug and sex addiction to compulsive gambling. Please consult their national web site for details at http://www.celebraterecovery.com. Call the church office at 704-364-0748 Mon-Fri 9-5. http://www.prcoc.org/adults/recovery-groups
Dual Recovery Anonymous (DRA).  An informal group for addicts or alcoholics in recovery who are dealing with issues of depression or bipolar disorder. Their regular meetings occur near Carolinas Medical Center (Ascension Lutheran Church). Please call to check in before attending your first meeting. Call a member of the group at 704-277-8696 Mon-Fri 9am-noon.
LifeLine at Central Church of God.  A 12-step Christian program for people with any addiction issue including in part alcoholism drug addiction, pornography, smoking, gambling, and relational co-dependency. Call the Life Care Center at 704-365-6112 Mon-Fri 9am-5pm. http://www.centralchurchofgod.org/event/?category=Life%20Care%20Center
Mecklenburg's Promise (PSI).  This community resource offers a variety of services for those with mental health and/or substance abuse issues. As of this moment, they sponsor support groups for the following: Aspergers, dual recovery (mental health / substance abuse), and a group for men and a group for women with mental health and/or substance abuse concerns. They are also enthusiastic about starting a new group given community need. Anyhow, how could anyone resist a recovery organization with a class named, "How Big is Your But?" Call the office at Meck Promise at 980-321-4021 Monday through Friday from 9am-4pm. http://www.meckpromise.com
Nar-Anon (sometimes incorrectly spelled Naranon).  A 12 step program for family and friends of addicts based on the 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous. Check out the website to find a contact person for each of their meetings; be sure to call that person to confirm time and place before attending for the first time. http://www.carolina-naranon.org/uploads/1/0/5/7/10576116/meeting_schedule_tri-fold_revised_4-2-13.pdf
Narcotics Anonmous (NA).  Fellowship of people who meet regularly using the 12 steps of AA to help each other with the disease of addiction. There are meetings all over Charlotte and the region at different locations and times. The web site contains an up to date list of local NA meetings. Call their hotline at 980-200-9349 with questions or if you feel the need to use. http://crna.org/ascs/8/
Nurses Support Group.  A group for nurses recovering from any type of substance addiction. They have open sharing meetings which are supportive of the 12 steps. Call the group leader at 704-968-5174 Mon-Fri 9am-5pm.
Shelter for Battered Women (all groups).  The Shelter provides support services and safety for women and children who are in or who have been in an abusive relationship with an intimate partner. They also sponsor professionally facilitated free support groups. For adult women these include groups addressing making decisions about abusive relationships, parenting, trauma recovery, and substance abuse. They also work with children regarding trauma and offer free childcare. Call the Shelter to reigster for a support group at 704-944-0168 Mon-Fri 9am-5pm or the Shelter hot-line for a domestic violence emergency at 704-332-2513 any time any day to speak confidentially to a counselor. http://www.unitedfamilyservices.org/shelter-for-battered-women/
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