Alcohol and drug addiction
Abutment Group. 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). Call Jay at 704-576-6049 Mon 8pm-10pm or weekends 1pm-5pm or Frank at 704-860-3395 any day 10am-10pm or Craig at 704-817-1058 any day 9am-6pm. (updated 4/18/2014) [report error]

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. Text the office at 704-523-1159 Mon-Fri 9am-1pm for details (updated 5/6/2014) [report error]

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 Call the church office at 704-364-0748 Mon-Fri 9-5. (updated 3/6/2014) [report error]

Charlotte Domestic Violence Shelter (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.  In addition to direct services for residents and their children, they provide two groups for adult women survivors: 1) a general recovrery group and 2) parenting issues. Call the Shelter to register for a support group or to ask any non-emergency questions 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. (updated 4/23/2014) [report error]

Crystal Clear Group (methamphetamine addiction). A 12 step recovery program for people with crystal meth addiction. They have open discussion, book study, and speaker meetings. They meet twice a week at Ascension Lutheran Church, 1225 East Morehead Street in Charlotte. The members often share support beyond the meetings.  Please check the website or email the group at before attending your first meeting to confirm time and location. (updated 8/21/2014) [report error]

LifeLine at Central Church of God (Dormant). 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. (updated 4/29/2014) [report error]

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 phone number for each of their meetings; be sure to call to confirm time and place on their web site. (updated 4/30/2014) [report error]

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. (updated 4/2/2014) [report error]

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.  (updated 4/25/2014) [report error]

Promise Resource Network (formerly Mecklenburg's Promise). 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. (updated 4/29/2014) [report error]

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