Oakland County, MI Self-Help Meetings
This directory was last updated in March, 2011


ACOA/ACA Intergroup: Self help groups for adult children of alcoholics or dysfunctional families. for meeting times and locations, visit the Alanon Metro Detroit website at www.detroitafg.addr.com/alanonoffice.htm.

ADHD Support Group: For individuals with ADHD and family members of those with ADHD.  All meetings led by professional therapist.  Free. For more information, visit: http://www.meetup.com/Emotional-Support-Collaborative/

Adolescent Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse, Adult Sexual Assault & Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Assault Support Groups: Contact Haven Support Line, 248-334-1274.

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

AIDS Partnership- Contact Michigan AIDS Hotline 800-872-AIDS or visit www.aidspartnership.org for meeting times and locations in Oakland County.

Al-Anon & Alateen Family Groups:
Call 248-706-1020 or visit www.oaklandafg.org for meeting times and locations in Oakland County.

Alcoholics Anonymous: For meeting days, times & locations in Oakland County, click here

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

Alliance for the Mentally Ill: For meeting schedules in North Oakland contact 248-706-0591, for South Oakland, 248-557-6440 or visit amioakland.org for more information.

Alzheimer’s Family Support Groups: Call the Greater Michigan Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association office, 20300 Civic Center Drive, Suite 100, Southfield at 248-351-0280 or 800-337-3827 or visit www.alzgmc.org for more information.

Anxiety Disorder Support Groups: For meeting schedules and locations in Auburn Hills, Dearborn, Huntington Woods, Lansing, Livonia, Roseville, Royal Oak & Waterford, visit www.anxietypanic.com/michigan.htm

Attention Deficit Disorder of Children & Adults (CHADD): Contact the CHADD Hotline at (313) 438-3763 or 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.

Autism Society of Oakland County: Contact 248-393-3131 or visit www.asaoakland.org for county 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 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/locations, call toll-free 877-969-0010; for more information about Compassionate Friends, visit www.compassionatefriends.org.

Bereavement (Compassionate Friends- Commerce Township): 7-9:00PM third Tuesday of the month at the Richardson Senior Citizen Center, 1485 Oakley Park Road in Commerce Township across from the Walled Lake Central High School. Visit www.lakesareatcf.org/ for more up-to-date chapter information.

Bereavement (Compassionate Friends- Troy): 7-9:00PM on the third Thursday of the month at St. Paul's Methodist Church, 620 Romeo Street, Rooms 128 & 129, Rochester. For more chapter information, visit www.geocities.com/tcf-troy/.

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.

Bi-Identified Women’s Social and Support Group: This group is for all who self identify as a woman and bi-sexual, regardless of marital status.  For more information, contact Jennifer Simoneau at jsimoneau@wayne.edu, or call the Affirmations Center at (248) 398-7105 or visit www.goaffirmations.org.

Bi-Married Men’s Group (Professional Men’s Association):
Self-help group for married gay or bi-sexual men. Affirmations, 195 West Nine Mile Rd, Suite 110, Ferndale. For more information, visit www.goaffirmations.org.

Cancer Support Groups: Call American Cancer Society, 248-557-5353 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- Oakland 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 meetings near you. Visit www.theacpa.org for more information.

Cleptomaniacs & Shoplifters Anonymous (CASA): Self-help group founded in 1992 for persons with theft behaviors.
Mondays 7:00-8:00PM, Renaissance Unity Church, 11200 East 11 Mile Road, Room 313, Warren
Mondays 7:00-8:00PM, St. Phillips Episcopal Church Basement Vesting Room, 100 Romeo Rd. & North Main, Rochester
Tuesdays 7:00-8:00PM, Brighton Hospital Chapel, 12851 E. Grand River, Brighton
Wednesdays 7-8:00PM, Northwest Unitarian Church, 23925 S.B. Northwestern Hwy. Service Dr., Southfield
Thursdays 7-8:00PM, Commerce United Methodist  Church Wesley Room, 1155 North Commerce Road, Commerce
For more information, contact Terrence Shulman, 248-358-8508, terrenceshulman@theshulmancenter.com or visit www.kleptomaniacsanonymous.org

Co-Dependency Support Groups: Learn about codependency, tools for dealing with issues related to it and all the ways that it could be negatively affecting your life, relationships and children.  Adult groups and also groups for teens/young adult issues related to codependency.  Wayne, Oakland & Washtenaw Counties.  734-420-8175 or email us at northvilleclasses@yahoo.com 

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

Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance: Peer-led support groups. For meeting times/locations in Bloomfield Hills, Novi, Rochester Hills, Royal Oak & Southfield, visit www.dbsa-metrodetroit.org or www.dbsalliance.org.

Disabilities Support Group: 'Common Thread', a support group for all people with disabilities plus a separate support group for caregivers. Meets on the second Wednesday of each month from 1:00-2:30pm at the Disability Network office, 16645 Fifteen Mile Road, Clinton Township. Phone (586) 268-4160 for more information.

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

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.

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.

Gay & Lesbian Issues Affirmations/Group:
Meets at Affirmations, 195 West Nine Mile Rd, Ferndale. For more information, visit www.goaffirmations.org. or call 248 398-GAYS for meeting times.

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. Call 248-656-2875 or 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 Group (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- Detroit Metro:  Self-help group for persons 18 years and older with herpes.  Contact (586) 447-2699, email info@metrodetroithelp.org or visit www.metrodetroithelp.org for more information. 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 group times and locations, 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/

Mothers Against Drunk Driving: Oakland County Chapter, 3525 Elizabeth Lake Road, Suite B, Waterford, MI 48328, (248) 682-2220. Visit www.madd.org for national and local information.

Narcotics Anonymous: For meeting days, times & locations in Oakland County, click here

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

Obsessive Compulsive Foundation of Michigan: Visit www.ocfoundation.org for information about statewide and nationwide programs.

Parenting Support Group, "It Takes a Village": The joys and challenges of new parenthood can be overwhelming, and exhausting and can leave us feeling lost and isolated in our new world. This group is a chance to discuss some of these experiences in a friendly, supportive environment, full of people who are going through the same ups and downs and adjustments as you. Come to feel supported, build friendships, and share with each other the tools we've learned to manage the first months of parenthood. This group is free. We meet the second Friday of each month at 11:30am. No registration necessary. Children are welcome. Nature’s Playhouse, 318 West 9 Mile Ferndale, MI  48220, 248-955-3219 or info@naturesplayhouse.com.

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

Parents of Murdered Children Support Groups: Visit www.pomc.com/metrodetroit/index.html for meeting locations and times.

Postpartum Depression Support Groups: For meeting locations and times, 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.

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.

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 Farmington Hills, Novi, Ortonville, Pontiac, Rochester Hills & Waterford. For more information, contact Angela Farley, (313) 743-3142, AMFarleyTOPSAC@aol.com or the TOPS phone number of (800) 932-8677.

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.

Women for Sobriety: a non-profit organization dedicated to helping women overcome alcoholism and other addictions 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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