LOCAL SUPPORT GROUP DIRECTORY
Getting information about recovery support groups during the COVID-19 pandemic has proved very difficult. It can be hard to tell which groups are meeting in-person, which have moved to virtual or hybrid, and which have suspended their meetings until further notice. We would be happy to assist you in finding a support group that meets your needs. Call: 603-554-8142 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
What is Alcoholics Anonymous?
“Alcoholics Anonymous is an international fellowship of men and women who have had a drinking problem. It is nonprofessional, self-supporting, multiracial, apolitical, and available almost everywhere. There are no age or education requirements. Membership is open to anyone who wants to do something about his or her drinking problem.” -from aa.org
Find an AA Meeting
The nearest AA meeting to ARCNH is located in Milford at the ARCNH center, hosted by the Milford Beginners Meeting of AA. They meet on Saturdays from 6:30pm-7:30pm at ARCNH located at 180 Elm Street, Suite E, Milford, NH.
On the Web
The Meeting Finder App
Download the app managed by AA World Services to easily find meetings near you.
What is All Recovery?
All Recovery meetings are an alternative support group for individuals in recovery or who support a loved one in recovery. All pathways to recovery are recognized, supported and celebrated. Participants share their experience with their recovery pathway, what is working for them and support others who are on their journey of recovery.
Find an All Recovery Meeting
The nearest All Recovery meeting to ARCNH is located in Milford at the ARCNH center. All Recovery meets on 4 days a week at ARCNH located at 180 Elm Street, Suite E, Milford, NH. You can view days/times on the schedule here>>
What is Celebrate Recovery?
“Celebrate Recovery is a biblical and balanced program that helps us overcome our hurts, hang-ups, and habits. It is based on the actual words of Jesus rather than psychological theory. 26 years ago, Saddleback Church launched Celebrate Recovery with 43 people. It was designed as a program to help those struggling with hurts, habits and hang-ups by showing them the loving power of Jesus Christ through a recovery process. Celebrate Recovery has helped more than 21,000 people at Saddleback, attracting over 70% of its members from outside the church. Eighty-five percent of the people who go through the program stay with the church and nearly half serve as church volunteers. Celebrate Recovery is now in over 30,000 churches worldwide!” -from celebraterecovery.com
Find a Celebrate Recovery Meeting
6:00 PM, Thursday
180 Elm Street, Suite E, Milford, NH
General Contact: Chris Horrell, 603-316-8029
Find other meetings on the Celebrate Recovery Website>>
LifeRing Secular Recovery
What is LifeRing Secular Recovery?
“LifeRing is about providing an abstinence-based, secular, and self-empowered addiction recovery pathway through our meetings and support network. LifeRing Secular Recovery is an organization of people who share practical experiences and sobriety support. There are as many ways to live free of drugs and alcohol as there are stories of successful sober people. Many LifeRing members attend other kinds of meetings or recovery programs, and we honor those decisions. Some have had negative experiences in attempting to find help elsewhere, but most people soon find that LifeRing’s emphasis on the positive, practical present-day can turn anger and despair into hope and resolve. LifeRing respectfully embraces what works for each individual.” -from lifering.org
Find a LifeRing Meeting
LifeRing does not currently have any in-person meetings local to ARCNH. However, LifeRing has a significant number of online-only meetings available.
MARA (Medication Assisted Recovery Anonymous)
What is MARA?
“One Size Does Not Fit All. Do you use prescribed medication to treat various drug and alcohol use disorders? Many people who utilize evidence-based science to aid in their recovery sometimes feel uncomfortable in their day to day lives. Additionally, a multitude of people on this healing path have even felt unwelcome at traditional recovery meetings. We understand. At Medication-Assisted Recovery Anonymous (MARA), you’re always welcome! Recovery is simply to recover from an unsafe lifestyle!” -from mara-international.org
Find a MARA Meeting
The nearest MARA meeting to ARCNH is located in Milford at the ARCNH center. They meet on Wednesdays at 1:00pm at ARCNH located at 180 Elm Street, Suite E, Milford, NH.
On the Web
What is Narcotics Anonymous?
“NA is a nonprofit fellowship or society of men and women for whom drugs had become a major problem. We are recovering addicts who meet regularly to help each other stay clean. This is a program of complete abstinence from all drugs. There is only one requirement for membership, the desire to stop using. We suggest that you keep an open mind and give yourself a break.” -from na.org
Find a Narcotics Anonymous Meeting
The nearest NA meeting to ARCNH is located in Milford at the ARCNH center. They meet on Tuesdays from 7pm-8pm at ARCNH located at 180 Elm Street, Suite E, Milford, NH.
On the Web
NA meetings in NH are not all listed on a single central site. There are three different NA websites from which you can obtain NH NA meeting information.
- The Granite State and Seacoast Areas of Narcotics Anonymous
- Green Mountain Area Narcotics Anonymous
- Narcotics Anonymous World Services
NA Meeting Search App
Download the app managed by NA World Services to easily find meetings near you.
What is SMART Recovery?
“SMART Recovery’s 4-Point Program® helps people recover from all types of addictive behaviors, including: alcoholism, drug abuse, substance abuse, drug addiction, alcohol abuse, gambling addiction, cocaine
addiction, and addiction to other substances and activities.
SMART Recovery (Self-Management And Recovery Training) is not a 12-step group, like Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) or Narcotics Anonymous (NA).
SMART Recovery sponsors face-to-face meetings around the world, and daily online meetings. In addition, our online message board and 24/7 chat room are excellent forums to learn about SMART Recovery and obtain addiction recovery support.” -from smartrecovery.org
Find a SMART Recovery Meeting
The nearest SMART Recovery meeting to ARCNH is located in Milford at the ARCNH center. SMART meets on Monday evenings from 7pm-8pm at ARCNH located at 180 Elm Street, Suite E, Milford, NH.
Find other meetings on the SMART Recovery website>>
What is Recovery Dharma?
“We are a peer-led movement and community that is unified by our trust in the potential of each of us to recover and find freedom from the suffering of addiction. We believe that recovery means empowerment, and we support each other as partners walking the path of recovery together.
Our program uses the Buddhist practices of meditation, self-inquiry, wisdom, compassion, and community as tools for recovery and healing. We believe that recovery is about finding our own inner wisdom and our own path.”-from recoverydharma.org
Find a Recovery Dharma Meeting
Recovery Dharma has a complete list of online and in-person meetings available on their website. View Recovery Dharma meeting list→
What is Refuge Recovery?
“Refuge Recovery is grounded in the belief that Buddhist principles and practices create a strong foundation for a path to freedom from addiction. This program is an approach to recovery that understands: All individuals have the power and potential to free themselves from the suffering that is caused by addiction. We feel confident in the power of the buddha’s teachings, if applied, to relieve suffering of all kinds, including the suffering of addiction. This is a process that cultivates a path of awakening, the path of recovering from the addictions and delusions that have created so much suffering in our lives and in this world.” -from refugerecovery.org
Find a Refuge Recovery Meeting
Refuge Recovery meetings can be found on the Refuge Recovery website using the meeting locator tool. View Refuge Recovery Meeting Locator→
Women for Sobriety
What is Women for Sobriety?
“Women for Sobriety, Inc., is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping women discover a happy New Life in recovery from Substance Use Disorders. Founded in 1975, the WFS New Life Program is based on thirteen Acceptance Statements which encourage emotional and spiritual growth. WFS has certified moderators and chat leaders leading mutual support groups online and in person, as well as phone volunteers available for one-on-one support. Any woman seeking an abstinent New Life is welcome to join WFS, and all expressions of female identity are welcome.” -from womenforsobriety.org
Find a Women for Sobriety Meeting
There is one Women for Sobriety meeting in NH that meets virtually on Wednesdays at 7:00pm. To obtain the virtual meeting info contact email@example.com and request the joining details.
Family & Friends Groups
What is 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.
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 whether they are in your life drinking or not. 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.” -from al-anon.org
Find an Al-Anon or Alateen Meeting
To find an Al-Anon or Alateen meeting near you visit the Al-Anon Website>>
SMART Recovery Family & Friends
What is SMART Recovery Family & Friends?
“Are you looking for resources to help you support someone struggling with addiction? Is someone else’s addiction negatively affecting you? Perhaps you’re seeking an alternative to tough love? We provide effective, easy-to-learn tools to help both you and your loved one. Our methods are based on the tools of SMART Recovery and CRAFT Therapy (Community Reinforcement & Family Training). Our meetings — available both in-person and online — provide concerned significant others the tools they need to effectively support their loved one, without supporting the addictive behavior. These tools also help Family & Friends better cope with their loved one’s situation and regain their peace of mind.” -from smartrecovery.org
Find a SMART Recovery Family & Friends Meeting
Find SMART Recovery Family & Friends Meetings by visiting the SMART Recovery Website>>