Programs

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)

Alcoholics Anonymous® is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.

• The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for A.A. membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions.

• A.A. is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy; neither endorses nor opposes any causes.

• Our primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety.

Copyright © by A.A. Grapevine, Inc.; reprinted with permission

 

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Al-Anon

Al‑Anon is a mutual support program for people whose lives have been affected by someone else’s drinking. By sharing common experiences and applying the Al-Anon principles, families and friends of alcoholics can bring positive changes to their individual situations, whether or not the alcoholic admits the existence of a drinking problem or seeks help.

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Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACOA)

Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACOA) is a recovery program for adults whose lives were affected as a result of being raised in an alcoholic or other dysfunctional family. It is based on the success of Alcoholics Anonymous and employs its version of the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions.

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Alateen

Alateen, a part of the Al-Anon Family Groups, is a fellowship of young people (mostly teenagers) whose lives have been affected by someone else’s drinking. By attending Alateen, teenagers meet other teenagers with similar situations. Alateen is not a religious program and there are no fees or dues to belong to it.

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Double Trouble in Recovery (DTR) - (ON HOLD)

Double Trouble in Recovery (DTR) is designed to meet the needs of the dually diagnosed, those with a substance use disorder and a mood or other psychiatric disorder. People struggling with alcohol or drugs while coping with anxiety, depression, or bipolar disorder face unique challenges and DTR offers a community of support and recovery to face these challenges.

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Eating Disorder Anonymous

Eating Disorders Anonymous (EDA) is a fellowship of individuals who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problems and help others to recover from their eating disorders. The only requirement for membership is a desire to recover from an eating disorder. There are no dues or fees for EDA membership. Our primary purpose is to recover from our eating disorders and to carry this message of recovery to others with eating disorders. In EDA, we try to focus on the solution, not the problem. Solutions have to do with recognizing life choices and making them responsibly. Diets and weight management techniques do not solve our thinking problems. EDA endorses sound nutrition and discourages any form of rigidity around food.  

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Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous (FA)

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous (FA) is an international fellowship of people who have experienced difficulties in life as a result of their relationship to food and eating. Members have found that this program of recovery and the fellowship of others who share their problem helped them stop abusing themselves with food and begin living fulfilling lives. Through shared experience and mutual support, they help each other to recover from the disease of food addiction.

 

This program of recovery is based on the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous. They make use of AA principles to gain freedom from addictive eating. There are no dues, fees, or weigh-ins at FA meetings.

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Heroin Anonymous (HA)

​Heroin Anonymous (HA) is a fellowship of men and women who have found a better way of life, free from heroin addiction. The fellowship is based on a twelve-step program of recovery—and if you wish to join, members are here to share what they have found. There are no dues or fees for membership; the only requirement is a desire to stay sober. Members are here to assist the next person seeking help with their own addiction.

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Marijuana Anonymous (MA)

Marijuana Anonymous is a fellowship of people who share our experience, strength, and hope with each other that we may solve our common problem and help others to recover from marijuana addiction.

The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop using marijuana. Our primary purpose is to stay free of marijuana and to help the marijuana addict who still suffers achieve the same freedom. We can do this by practicing our suggested Twelve Steps of recovery and by being guided as a group by our Twelve Traditions. Marijuana Anonymous uses the basic 12 Steps of Recovery founded by Alcoholics Anonymous, because it has been proven that the 12 Step Recovery program works!

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Medicated-Assisted Treatment (MAT)

Medication-assisted treatment (MAT), including opioid treatment programs (OTPs), combines behavioral therapy and medications to treat substance use disorders.

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Nar-Anon Family Group (ON HOLD)

The Nar-Anon Family Groups is primarily for those who know or have known a feeling of desperation concerning the addiction problem of someone very near to you.  Our program, which is not a religious one but a spiritual way of life, is based on the Twelve Steps of Nar-Anon. We've found that the working of these steps will bring the solution to practically any problem.  With the understanding that addiction is a disease, and the realization that we are powerless over it, as well as over other people's lives, we are ready to do something useful and constructive with our own. Then, and only then, can we be of any help to others.

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Narcotics Anonymous (NA)

Narcotics Anonymous (NA) is a nonprofit fellowship or society of men and women for whom drugs have become a major problem. There is no cost to attend, and the program is open to anyone who wants to overcome any substance dependence. The NA recovery method uses 12 steps that emphasize reliance on social support and a Higher Power. Even though the NA 12 steps use the Higher Power concept, the program is not affiliated with any religion. Sharing at meetings is voluntary and attendance is confidential.

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Recovery Infused Yoga

Recovery Infused Yoga is taught by a new professional yoga instructor Lindsay who is also part of the recovery community. She started Recovery Infused Yoga as a way to improve the wellness of her classmates lives in recovery.  Class will continue to meet in the Lower Balcony every Wednesday at 7:00pm!  Come join in a new approach to mindfullness and meditation through yoga to enhance your spirituality in recovery.  Check the link below for information on what Lindsay and Recovery Infused Yoga have to offer.

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Refuge Recovery

Refuge Recovery is a mindfulness-based addiction recovery community that practices and utilizes Buddhist philosophy as the foundation of the recovery process. Drawing inspiration from the core teachings of the Four Noble Truths, emphasis is placed on both knowledge and empathy as a means for overcoming addiction and its causes. Those struggling with any form of addiction greatly benefit when they are able to understand the suffering that addiction has created while developing compassion for the pain they have experienced.

 

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Secular Alcoholics Anonymous

Secular A.A. is an international movement within Alcoholics Anonymous that seeks to maintain long-term sobriety regardless of a belief or lack of belief in a God. A.A atheist/agnostic/secular meetings strive to continue a tradition of free expression, where meetings are conducted so that alcoholics may feel free to express any doubts or disbeliefs they may have and to share their own personal form of spiritual experience, their search for it, or their rejection of it. In keeping with A.A tradition, we do not endorse nor oppose any kind of religion or atheism. Our only wish is to ensure that we can find sobriety in A.A without having to accept anyone else's beliefs or having to deny our own. The meeting follows a God-free adapted 12 steps of A.A. and honors the 12 Traditions of A.A. It is open to ALL those who believe they have a problem with alcoholism, regardless of their religious belief or disbelief. 

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SMART Recovery

SMART Recovery (Self Management and Recovery Training) provides assistance to individuals seeking abstinence from addictive behaviors. The approach used is secular and scientifically-based using non-confrontational motivational, behavioral, and cognitive methods.

The purpose of SMART Recovery is to support individuals who have chosen to abstain, or are considering abstinence from any type of addictive behaviors (substances or activities), by teaching how to change self-defeating thinking, emotions, and actions; and to work toward long-term satisfaction and quality of life.

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Zen Meditation

Facilitated by the Grand Rapids Buddhist Temple and Zen Center, each group begins with guided meditation followed by a meeting.

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