Jackson, Michigan Self Help Meetings
The following listings were last updated in March, 2009 


Adult Children of Alcoholics: A list of meetings anywhere in the U.S. Visit www.allone.com/12/aca/

AIDS Partnership- Michigan: Self-help groups for people who have HIV+/AIDS, families, friends and the bereaved. For more information about services and support groups in Michigan call (800) 872-AIDS or visit www.aidspartnership.org.

Alcoholics Anonymous: Visit http://area32d2.org for the latest meeting list for Jackson, Lenawee & Hillsdale Counties.

Alcoholics for Christ: For meeting times and locations in Michigan, visit www.alcoholicsforchrist.com.

Alanon: Visit www.afgmichigan.addr.com for meeting times and locations.

Alliance for the Mentally Ill: Self-help groups for people with a mental illness often with separate meeting for family & friends at the same time. For meeting times and locations in Michigan, visit www.nami.org.

Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Groups: For meeting days, times & locations in Michigan visit www.alz.org.

Anonymous One Self-Help U.S. Database:
 Substance abuse treatment centers, sober clubs, sober clubs and more. Visit www.anonymousone.com/main.htm

Anxiety Disorder Support Groups- Michigan: For meeting schedules and locations in Michigan, visit www.aim-hq.org/

Attention Deficit Disorder of Children & Adults (CHADD): Visit www.chaddmi.com for support group meeting times and locations.

Autism Society of Michigan: Contact 800-223-6722 or visit www.autism-mi.org for state resources.

Bereavement Support Groups: Self-help groups for people going through the bereavement/grieving process. Hospices typically have groups; visit the Michigan Hospice & Palliative Care Organization at www.mihospice.org to find a hospice near you.

Bereavement Support Groups (Compassionate Friends): The mission of Compassionate Friends is to assist families toward the positive resolution of grief following the death of a child of any age. For meeting time/locations, call toll-free 877-969-0010; for more information about Compassionate Friends, visit www.compassionatefriends.org.

Beyond Affairs Network (BAN):  Support group for dealing with a partner's affair.  BAN is a non-profit, volunteer, grass-roots organization which provides men and women who are dealing with a partner's affair to come together for strength, insight and mutual support.  Visit BAN's website at www.dearpeggy.com or contact westmichiganBAN@excite.com for information on Michigan support group meetings.

Cancer Support Groups:
Call American Cancer Society, 734-971-4300 or visit www.cancer.org for support group meeting times and locations.

Chronic Fatigue & Imnune Dysfunction Syndrome Association of America:
Visit the website at www.cfids.org

Chronic Pain Association: Self -help for people with chronic pain to cope with their situation (pain that lasts six months or longer). Contact the American Chronic Pain Association at (800) 533-3231 or visit www.theacpa.org for more information. 

Cocaine Anonymous: A fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other to overcome their common problem. Visit www.camichigan.org to access contact numbers and meeting times in Ann Arbor, Flint, Grand Rapids, Jackson & Lansing.

Codependents Anonymous: Visit www.codependents.org for a meeting close to you or more information about CoDA.

Compulsive Eaters Anonymous: For times and locations of meetings in Michigan, visit www.ceahow.org.

Deaf & Hard of Hearing Support: WASHHH is a chapter of the National Self Help for Hard of Hearing People (SHHH). For more information visit www.mi-shhh.org.

Debtors Anonymous: Visit www.debtorsanonymous.org for more information about DA.

Depressed Anonymous: Visit www.depressedanon.com for meeting times in the U.S.

Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance: Peer-led support groups. Visit www.dbsalliance.org for more information and meeting locations & times.

Divorce Support Groups: Self-help meetings for separated, or divorced persons in Michigan. Visit www.divorcesource.com/groups/michigan.shtml.

Emotions Anonymous:  Self-help groups sharing experiences, hopes and strengths with each other using 12-Step program to gain better emotional health  Visit www.emotionsanonymous.org for information or http://allone.com/12/ea/ for EA meeting times and locations.

Families Anonymous- SE Michigan Intergroup: Self-help & 12 Step groups for families coping with a drug/alcohol and behavioral problems in the family. For meetings in Michigan, call (800) 736-9805 or visit www.familiesanonymous.org.  

Fathers & Children, National Congress of:
Self-help group for the rights of children of divorce to have equal access/parenting from both parents. Call the national office at (800) SEE-DADS or visit www.ncfcnh.org/ for a meeting time/location.

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous: Are you having trouble controlling the way you eat? Are you underweight? Overweight? Obsessed with food, weight, or dieting? Our program of recovery is based on the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous. We make use of AA principles to gain freedom from addictive eating. There are no dues, fees, or weigh-ins at FA meetings. Membership is open to anyone who wants help with food. Visit www.foodaddicts.org/ for a meeting time/location near you. 

Gamblers Anonymous: Click here for the meeting times and locations for the 40 Gamblers Anonymous groups in Michigan. For more information about GA, visit www.gamblersanonymous.org.

Self help meetings for the spouse, family or close friends of compulsive gamblers. For meeting times and locations, visit www.gam-anon.org

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender National Help Center
: A non-profit, tax-exempt organization that is dedicated to meeting the needs of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community and those questioning their sexual orientation and gender identity. Visit www.glnh.org for more information.

Gays & Lesbians, Friends, Parents & Family Support Group (PFLAG): For meeting times and locations, visit www.pflag.org.

Grief Support Groups: Hospices almost always have support groups for families and individuals. For a list of Hospices in Michigan, visit www.mihospice.org

Grief Support Group (Compassionate Friends): Self-help group for parents whose child has died. For more information, visit www.compassionatefriends.org.

Herpes Support Group:  For information about the National Herpes Resource Center, visit www.ashastd.org/hrc/index.html

HIV/AIDS Partnership Michigan: Call AIDS Partnership, 800-872-AIDS or visit www.aidspartnership.org for up-to-date support meeting times and locations.

Infertility Support Group (Resolve of Michigan): Peer-led groups providing people with opportunities to meet others who are experiencing infertility, form friendships, build a support system, and gather information and knowledge. These are non-professional led, informal disucssion groups. For information, visit http://greatlakes.resolve.org/.

Learning Disabilities Association of Michigan: Education & information group for parents & professionals & support groups for parents. For more information, contact 888-597-7809 or visit www.ldaofmichigan.org/.  

Mental Illness Support Groups:
Visit www.nami.org for more information.

Miscarriage & Newborn Loss Support Group: Monthly support meetings, parent to parent program. For more information, contact (734) 973-1014 or visit www.lamaze.org/.

Mothers Against Drunk Driving: Visit www.madd.org for national and local information.

Nar-Anon Family Groups: Self help groups for families and friends of people with substance abuse problems. Visit www.nar-anon.org/naranongroups.htm for Michigan meeting locations or general information.

Narcotics Anonymous: For meeting days, times & locations in Jackson County, visit www.michigan-na.org/s_mid_michigan/s_mid_mich_meetings.htm.

National Association for the Physically Handicapped (NAPH):  A support group for people with physical disabilities focusing on improving the social, economic & physical welfare of all the physically handicapped. For more information, visit www.naph.net

Nicotine Anonymous: Visit http://nicotine-anonymous.org for up-to-date listings of meetings in the state.

Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder Support Groups:  Visit www.ocfoundation.org for information about statewide and nationwide programs.

Overcomers Anonymous: Support groups that use the Bible and the 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous to minister to individuals who are affected by alcohol, mind altering drugs, sexual addiction, gambling, food and other compulsive behaviors or dependencies. Family members are welcome to meetings. Contact (800) 310-3001 for meeting times in Michigan or visit www.overcomersoutreach.org for more information.

Overeaters Anonymous: Visit the OA website at www.oa.org/ to find a meeting near you.

Parents of Children with Any Disability: Contact Family Support Network of Michigan, 800-359-3722 or visit www.projectfindmichigan.org.

Postpartum Depression Support Groups: For meeting locations and times in Michigan, visit www.postpartum.net.

Recovery, International (formerly, Recovery, Inc.).: This self-help program offers its members a free method to regain and maintain their mental health. Our members include people diagnosed with mood disorders including depression, dysthymia and bipolar (manic-depressive) disorders; psychotic disorders including schizophrenia; anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorders; and personality disorders. The program is designed to work in conjunction with professional mental health services. Recovery, International is operated entirely by non-professionals. Visit www.lowselfhelpsystems.org for meeting times and locations.

Self help groups for people who are being affected by another person's sexual addiction. Visit www.sanon.org for more information.

Schizophrenics Anonymous:
For more information, visit www.schizophrenia.com.

Secular Organization for Sobriety: Self help group for people who have a drinking or drug problem; not a spiritual group. Visit www.cfiwest.org/sos/asp/find.asp for up-to-date meeting locations and times for Michigan.

Sex Addicts Anonymous:
Call SAA national office at (800) 477-8191 or visit www.sexaa.org for the time and locations of current meetings in Michigan..

Sexaholics Anonymous:
Visit  www.sa.org for general information and for how to find meetings in Michigan.

Smart Recovery:
An alternative to AA & NA meetings. Visit  www.smartrecovery.org for general information and for how to find meetings in Michigan.

Smokefree.gov: A website created by the Tobacco Control Research Branch of the National Cancer Institute offers an online step-by-step cessation guide, local and state telephone quitlines, NCI's national telephone quitline, NCI's instant messaging service and publications, which may be downloaded, printed, or ordered. Visit: smokefree.gov

Smoking Cessation:
State of Michigan Tobacco Quitline- Free nicotine patches, gum and lozenges are offered by the Michigan Department of Community Health for tobacco users who enroll in free cessation services through the Michigan Tobacco Quitline. The tobacco quitline can be reached 24 hours a day, seven days a week, at 800-784-8669. The quit program also provides personal coaches to help develop individualized quit plans. The coaches provide ongoing support with up to five telephone sessions around the caller's quit date. Spanish-speaking coaches are available. The program is available to all callers 18 and older, regardless of income or insurance status. Website: www.michigan.gov/tobacco

Stop Smoking (Freshstart):
American Cancer Society. Call 1-800-ACS-2345 for information on services or visit www.cancer.org for more infomation.

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Alliance: Tomorrow's Child/Michigan Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the lives of newborns and healing families, one day at a time. and is a resource for grief support, risk reduction, and community education, leading the effort to provide information and assistance to families and the medical community. Call 800-331-7437 or visit www.tomorrowschildmi.org for more information.

Survivors of Suicide Support Groups: Visit www.survivorsofsuicide.com for more information.

Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS): Helps overweight persons attain and maintain their goal weights. Promotes a sensible approach to weight control. Discussion & programs to provide support & motivation. Visit www.tops.org for meeting locations & times in Michigan.

Tourette Syndrome Association:  Self-help group for families with tourette syndrome and associated disabilities such as attention deficit disorder or obsessive compulsive disorder.  Contact the Michigan Chapter at (248) 641-8725 for more information about local resources. Visit www.tsa-usa.org/ for information about the national organization.

Widow(ers) Support Group: Hospices typically have support groups for widows(ers); visit the Michigan Hospice & Palliative Care Organization at www.mihospice.org/to find a hospice near you.

Women for Sobriety:
a non-profit organization dedicated to helping women overcome alcoholism and other addictions through face-to-face and online chat groups. Visit www.womenforsobriety.org for more infomation.

Workaholics Anonymous:
The website of W.A., www.workaholics-anonymous.org, includes information on program literature, W.A. meetings, the W.A. Book of Recovery, conferences and newsletters, and how to contact the organization.

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