Mid-Michigan Self-Help Meetings
This directory was updated in March, 2007   

Use this alphabetical link to get to where you want to go:

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 call (800) 872-AIDS or visit www.aidspartnership.org.

Alanon- Bay City:  For persons in a relationship with an alcoholic or addict.   For meeting times, call 517-894-1949 or visit www.concentric.net/~bgcrod/AA/HomePage.shtml.   
Alanon- Flint:  For persons in a relationship with an alcoholic or addict.   For meeting times, call 810-234-1460.  
Alanon- Tri-City:  For persons in a relationship with an alcoholic or addict.   For meeting times, call (989) 695-2953.

Alcoholics Anonymous- Bay City:    For meeting times, call 517-894-1949 or visit or visit www.mhweb.org/midmichigan/selfhelp_tricityaa.htm.
Alcoholics Anonymous- Flint:  For meeting times, call 810-234-0815 or visit www.mhweb.org/midmichigan/selfhelp_flintaa.htm.
Alcoholics Anonymous- Midland:  For meeting times, call 989-695-2975 or visit www.mhweb.org/midmichigan/selfhelp_tricityaa.htm.
Alcoholics Anonymous- Saginaw:  For meeting times, call 989-776-1241 or visit www.mhweb.org/midmichigan/selfhelp_tricityaa.htm.

Alcoholics for Christ: 12-Step groups with a Christian emphasis, for persons who have substance abuse problems & for their families. For information on a meeting near you, visit www.alcoholicsforchrist.com.

Alliance for the Mentally Ill : For information on a meeting near you, visit mi.nami.org.

Alzheimer’s Family Support Groups/Flint- Call the East Central Michigan Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association office (G-3287 Beecher Road, Flint) at 810-720-2791 or 800-337-3827 or visit www.alzgmc.org for more information.

Anxiety Disorder Support Groups: For meeting schedules and locations in Michigan, visit www.anxietypanic.com/michigan.htm.

Attention Deficit Disorder of Children & Adults (CHADD): Self help group for parents & professionals that deal with children with ADD. Visit www.chaddmi.com for meeting days & times.

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/find.vml to find a hospice near you.

Bereavement Support Group (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/location for Lansing, call toll-free 877-969-0010; for more information about Compassionate Friends, visit www.compassionatefriends.org.

Cancer Support Groups: Call American Cancer Society, 810-733-3702 (Flint), 989-895-1730 (Essexville) or visit www.cancer.org for support group meeting times and locations.

Chronic Fatigue & Fibromyalgia:
Visit the Michigan website at www.cfs-fms-michigan.net

Chronic Pain Association- Tri-City Chapter: 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 for the time/location of the Saginaw & Bay City meetings. Visit www.theacpa.org for more information about the association.

Cleptomaniacs and Shoplifters Anonymous: 7:00-8:00PM Wednesdays at the Northwest Unitarian Universalist Church at 23925 S.B. Northwestern Hwy Service Drive, Southfield and 7:00-8:00PM, Tuesdays at the Brighton Hospital Cafeteria, 12851 Grand River Road, Brighton. Call Terry, 248-358-8508 or visit www.shopliftersanonymous.com or www.shopaholicsanonymous.org.

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 more information about CoDA.

Compulsive Eaters Anonymous- For meeting times and locations, visit www.ceahow.org.

Debtors Anonymous:
For more information or to find a meeting, call the hot line at 734-489-0252 or visit www.debtorsanonymous.org.

Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance:
Peer- led support groups. Visit www.dbsalliance.org. for a meeting time and location near you.

Depressed Anonymous: www.depressedanon.com

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

Emotions Anonymous:  A self-help group shares experiences, hopes and strengths with each other using 12-Step program to gain better emotional health  Visit www.emotionsanonymous.org or www.earegion5.com for general national & regional information or http://allone.com/12/ea/ for EA meeting times and locations.

Families Anonymous: Self-help & 12 Step groups for families coping with a drug/alcohol and behavioral problems in the family. Visit www.familiesanonymous.org. for a meeting time/location near you.

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.ncfc.org/ for a meeting time/location near you.

Food Addicts Anonymous:  
For meeting times and locations, visit www.foodaddictsanonymous.org 

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous: Visit www.foodaddicts.org for meeting times and locations..

Gamblers Anonymous: Click here for the meeting times and locations for the 40 Gamblers Anonymous groups in Michigan.

Gambling Help Support Group: Compulsive gambling addiction support for those who have a problem with gambling and for those who know a friend or family member who may have a compulsive gambling addiction problem. To access this online chat room, go to Yahoo groups at groups.yahoo.com and type in: gamblenomore2007.

Gays, Lesbians, Parents, Families and Friends of (PFLAG): Groups for parents of Gay & Lesbian loved ones; gays, lesbians, bisexuals, straight or gay spouses also welcome. Visit www.pflag.org for information about group locations and times.

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 Groups (Compassionate Friends): The mission of The Compassionate Friends is to assist families toward the positive resolution of grief following the death of a child of any age. For meeting time/location near you, call toll-free 877-969-0010 or visit www.compassionatefriends.org.

Herpes Support Groups- 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 about a meeting near you, visit www.resolveofmichigan.homestead.com.

Interracial Families Society: Self-help group for interracial and intercultural families with social & educational goals. Visit www.webcom.com/~intvoice/advocacy.html for information about support groups nationwide.

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/

Mothers Against Drunk Driving: Genesee County Chapter, P.O. Box 456, Grand Blanc, MI 48439, 810-238-6233. Visit www.madd.org for national and local information.

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.ne

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..

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

Obsessive Compulsive Foundation of Michigan:
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/meetings/find-a-meetingto find a current meeting near you.

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

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: The mission of Schizophrenics Anonymous is to add the element of self-help group support to the recovery of process of people suffering from schizophrenia. To determine the time and location of a meeting near you, contact (800) 482-9534 x109 or visit (www.nsfoundation.org/sa/index.html).

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 ISO of the SAA office at (800) 477-8191 or visit www.sexaa.org for information about a meeting near you.

Sexaholics Anonymous: Visit  www.sa.org for general information and for how to find meetings in the Detroit Metro Area.

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

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

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

Stop Smoking (Freshstart): American Cancer Society. Visit www.cancer.org for more infomation about a program near you.

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:
Catholic Social Services, 901 Chippewa Street, Flint.. Contact Laurie Powell, lauriep52@sbcglobal.net
Child & Family Services, 2806 Davenprot Avenue, Saginaw. Contact Barb Smith, (989) 781-5260.
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 Bay City, Essexville, Flint, Midland, Saginaw.

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 or tsamichigan@msn.com 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/find.vml to find a hospice near you.

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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