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Hope Community Church
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. ARCNH has thoroughly researched local support group options in an attempt to bring the most current information into one centralized location. We are doing our best to frequently update this information to provide you with the most recent information available. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us with questions. We would be happy to assist you in finding a support group that meets your needs. Call: 603-554-8142 or Email: email@example.com
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
On the Web
- Find a meeting in New Hampshire on nhaa.net→
COVID-19 NOTE: The NH AA website is continually updated with the most recent information provided by each group. Upon review, ARCNH has determined that this is a relatively reliable source of accurate meeting info.
- Find a meeting anywhere in the world on aa.org→
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 facilitated by a peer support specialist and are supportive of all pathways to recovery. Individuals with addictions of any kind are welcome to attend.
Find an All Recovery Meeting
The nearest All Recovery meetings to ARCNH are located in Manchester at the Hope for New Hampshire Recovery Center.
All Recovery Meetings at Hope for New Hampshire
293 Wilson Street, Manchester, NH
In-Person meetings are being held both inside and outside in the back lot weather permitting.
12:00 PM, Monday-Friday
7:00 PM, Wednesday (LGBTQ+All)
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
7:00 PM, Monday
Manchester Christian Church
1308 Wellington Road, Manchester, NH
General Contact: Bruce Southerland, 603-622-9677
Crisis Response Contact: Kathy Brown firstname.lastname@example.org (contact Kathy for up-to-date meeting info before attending)
7:00 PM, Friday
Gate City Church
43 Main St, Nashua, NH
General Contact: John and Katie Courtney, 603-557-1651, email@example.com
COVID-19 NOTE: From celebraterecovery.com- During this difficult time, bringing hope and healing through Jesus Christ and the ministry of Celebrate Recovery (CR), and doing so safely for a participant, continues to be our top priority. Restrictions as a result of COVID-19 have greatly impaired our ability to meet together, which is critical to our process. Therefore, we have outlined guidelines and a process for offering Celebrate Recovery Crisis Response (CRCR) online groups through local Celebrate Recovery ministries.
Although the DNA of Celebrate Recovery states that online groups are not permitted (https://www.celebraterecovery.com/resources/cr-tools/dna), as we believe that face-to-face meetings are the safest way to meet, we decided the emotional damage from the isolation caused by the restrictions was too great and we had to do something different.
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. These meetings were online pre-COVID and therefore are designed to operate via a virtual meeting format.
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
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.
COVID-19 NOTE: ARCNH has reviewed these three resources and determined that the NA World Services site is likely not providing up-to-date meeting information. The Granite State and Green Mountain websites appear to be more accurate. To simplify your search for a meeting, we collected the information for NA meetings closest to ARCNH from both websites and combined those details in a single sheet. View ARCNH’s NA Meeting info sheet→
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 meetings to ARCNH are located in Manchester at Hope for New Hampshire Recovery Center.
SMART Recovery Meetings at Hope for New Hampshire
293 Wilson Street, Manchester, NH
In-person meetings are being held both inside and outside in the back lot weather permitting.
- 5:00 PM, Friday
Additional SMART Recovery Meetings
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
There are currently no in-person Recovery Dharma meetings located near ARCNH. There are however two virtual meetings hosted by the local organization Hope for New Hampshire Recovery in Manchester, NH.
5:00 PM Tuesday & Saturday https://zoom.us/j/727381605
Recovery Dharma has a complete list of online and in-person meetings available on their website. View Recovery Dharma meeting list→
ARCNH has created a list of several other Recovery Dharma meetings from NH and MA that have moved to a virtual format. Additionally, this includes Recovery Dharma local Facebook support groups. View ARCNH Recovery Dharma 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
In-person Refuge Recovery meetings can be found on the Refuge Recovery website using the meeting locator tool. View Refuge Recovery Meeting Locator→
COVID-19 NOTE: Upon review by ARCNH, it is unclear whether or not in-person meeting information is being updated on the Refuge Recovery website.
Refuge Recovery also offers a significant amount of online-only meetings. View Refuge Recovery online meeting list→
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and request the joining details.
Other Recovery Groups
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
COVID-19 NOTE: ARCNH has reviewed Al-anon resources and determined that it may be difficult for a newcomer to identify which meetings are suspended, which are meeting in person, and which have moved to a virtual format. We collected the information for Al-Anon meetings closest to ARCNH from a variety of Al-Anon sources and combined those details in a single sheet. View ARCNH’s Al-Anon Meeting info sheet→
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
ARCNH has created a list of several SMART Recovery for Family & Friends meetings from NH and MA . View ARCNH SMART Recovery for Family & Friends list→
Find additional SMART Recovery Family & Friends Meetings by visiting https://www.smartrecoverytest.org/local/
Other Family & Friends Groups
Addiction and Loss
1st Thursdays at 5:30 PM
17 Turnpike Road, Jaffrey, NH