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Adult Children of Alcoholics – World Service Organization

Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACA)/Dysfunctional Families is a Twelve StepTwelve Tradition program of men and women who grew up in dysfunctional homes.

We meet to share our experience of growing up in an environment where abuse, neglect and trauma infected us. This affects us today and influences how we deal with all aspects of our lives.

ACA provides a safe, nonjudgmental environment that allows us to grieve our childhoods and conduct an honest inventory of ourselves and our family—so we may (i) identify and heal core trauma, (ii) experience freedom from shame and abandonment, and (iii) become our own loving parents.

Location

PO Box 811 Lakewood CA 90714


Adult Children of Alcoholics Minnesota Intergroup

WHAT IS ACA?

ACA is a 12 Step/12 Tradition program of recovery dedicated to people who were raised in dysfunctional families. ACA does not seek to assign blame to parents or caretakers, but we seek to understand the reality of how family dysfunctions affected us as children and still affects our adult behavior today.

Family dysfunction can include alcoholism, abandonment, neglect, or any type of addiction or abuse. ACA is synonymous with ACoA; Adult Children Anonymous; & Adult Children of Alcoholics and Dysfunctional Families.

Location

7179 S Washington Ave, Edina, MN 55439


Al-Anon Family Groups Greater Minneapolis and St. Paul

Al‑Anon Family Groups, which includes Alateen and Al‑Anon Adult Children, has been in existence for 65 years as a community resource providing support to those affected by someone else’s drinking.

Today, there are more than 25,000 Al‑Anon and 1,700 Alateen groups meeting in 133 countries. There are more than 280 Al‑Anon and Alateen meetings in the Minneapolis and St. Paul metropolitan area.  Meetings are anonymous and confidential. There are no dues or fees for membership.

Find out if Al‑AnonAlateen, or Al‑Anon Adult Children might be right for you.  Learn about alcoholism as a family disease and its effect on us.

Location

7204 West 27th Street Suite 101 St. Louis Park, MN 55426 USA


Al-Anon Minnesota North

If you’d like even more information, please consider joining our website as an Al-Anon or Alateen community member. This will give you access to additional Minnesota North Area Assembly meetings and other Al-Anon Family Group program information. It’s easy to become a member. Just click here and follow the instructions. Here’s all the information that’s available to members:

  1. Get more information on recovery in the Recovery Tools.
  2. View MN North Area Assembly information by going to North Area Information.
  3. Select and print needed forms by going to Forms.
  4. Read the latest newsletter by going to Northern Triangle Newsletter.
  5. Browse images of wonders with words in the Word Gallery.
  6. Search creative ideas for carrying the message at Public Outreach.
  7. Consider more resources by going to Information Service Center.
  8. Seek Al-Anon or Alateen program information outside of the North Area by going to Links.

Al-Anon Minnesota South

The keystone of Al-Anon’s structure is the membership. The basic unit is the Al-Anon or Alateen group, which consists of two or more individuals whose lives have been adversely affected by alcoholism coming together for mutual help.

Two principle lines of communication exist between the individual group and Al-Anon as a whole:

1) the World Service Conference, directly serving Al-Anon groups in the U.S. and Canada as well as groups and structures in other countries who communicate through the International Coordination Committee.

2) the World Service Office (WSO), headquarters for the Al-Anon Family Groups, providing service information and service to groups throughout the world, and link to other national General Service Offices (GSO).

Local Al-Anon and Alateen groups comprise a district. There are 21 Al-Anon/Alateen Districts in Minnesota South Area which consists of the southernmost third of Minnesota. Districts and Areas help facilitate communication among groups, the World Service Conference, and the World Service Office.


Alcoholics Anonymous – International

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.

Phone

(212) 870-3400

Website

https://www.aa.org/

Location

475 Riverside Drive at West 120th St. - 11th Floor New York, NY 10115


Alcoholics Anonymous / Greater Minneapolis Intergroup

What is Intergroup?
Intergroup is a local service office dedicated to helping newcomers who are seeking Alcoholics Anonymous.

How is it operated?
A small staff of special workers, including an Office Manager and Staff Assistants carry out daily office activities and facilitate 12 Step work. There are 12 elected board members.

What services are provided by Intergroup?
• Phones answered 24 hours a day
• Maintains online A.A. Meeting Directory
• 12-Step calls
• A.A. Literature – English, Spanish, non English languages
• A.A. Grapevine publications
• A.A. Orientation Meetings
• MIRUS monthly newsletter (Minneapolis Intergroup Recovery Unity and Service)
• Public information
• Publication of Meeting Directories
• Cooperation with Outside Agencies

Location

7204 West 27th Street Suite 113 St. Louis Park MN 55426-3112


Alcoholics Anonymous Saint Paul & Suburban Area Intergroup

Need help?

If you want to drink, that’s your business.  If you want help to stop drinking, that’s our business.

We are here for you.  Telephone answered 24 hours per day.

You can reach a recovering alcoholic who has been where you are at any minute of any day by calling.

Location

608 7th Street West, Saint Paul, MN 55102


Clutterers Anonymous

“Clutterers Anonymous℠ is a Fellowship of compulsive clutterers who practice a 12-Step and 12-Tradition program modeled after Alcoholics Anonymous® (A.A.®). Just as alcoholics join A.A. to arrest the disease of alcoholism, and gamblers join Gamblers Anonymous to arrest the compulsion to gamble, we join CLA℠ to arrest the compulsion to clutter, one day at a time.

“Anyone may join CLA, regardless of age, gender, race, color, nationality, or creed. To begin our program, it is not necessary to understand fully why we clutter. There is only one requirement for CLA membership: the desire to stop cluttering.

“There are no strings attached to the CLA program of recovery. There are no initiation fees or dues. We are self-supporting through our own contributions. We are not affiliated with any religious, legal, or political group or connected to any outside enterprise. Our Fellowship is based on suggestion, interchange of experience, rotation of leadership, and service.”


Co-Dependents Anonymous

Co-Dependents Anonymous is a Fellowship of men and women whose common purpose is to develop healthy relationships. The only requirement for membership is a desire for healthy and loving relationships. We gather together to support and share with each other in a journey of self-discovery––learning to love the self. Living the program allows each of us to become increasingly honest with ourselves about our personal histories and our own codependent behaviors.

We rely upon the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions for knowledge and wisdom. These are the principles of our program and guides to developing honest and fulfilling relationships with ourselves and others. In CoDA, we each learn to build a bridge to a Higher Power of our own understanding, and we allow others the same privilege.

This renewal process is a gift of healing for us. By actively working the program of Co-Dependents Anonymous, we can each realize a new joy, acceptance, and serenity in our lives.

Location

PO Box 33577 Phoenix, AZ 85067-3577


Cocaine Anonymous

Cocaine Anonymous is a Fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others recover from their addiction.

The best way to reach someone is to speak to them on a common level. The members of C.A. are all recovering addicts who maintain their individual sobriety by working with others. We come from various social, ethnic, economic and religious backgrounds, but what we have in common is addiction.

The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop using cocaine and all other mind-altering substances.

Anyone who wants to stop using cocaine and all other mind-altering substances (including alcohol and other drugs) is welcome

Location

21720 S. Wilmington Ave., Ste. 304 Long Beach, CA 90810-1641


Crossroads Aftercare

OUR FOCUS & GOAL

To help individuals in early recovery rebuild their lives while assisting them in developing and maintaining a support network to guard against relapse.  To help residents attain the necessary skills to live an addiction free life. We accomplish this by:

  • Assisting residents in addressing the issues that have kept them in a cycle of addiction.
  • Guiding development of a support network that encourages positive change and recovery.
  • Teaching how to reach for help and how to implement the feedback received.
  • Encouraging short- and long-term goals that create the life each resident deserves.

Location

2823 South Wayzata Blvd Minneapolis, MN 55405


Crystal Meth Anonymous – Minnesota

Crystal Meth Anonymous is a fellowship of people who share their experience, strength and hope with each other, so they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from addiction to crystal meth. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop using. There are no dues or fees for CMA membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions. CMA is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy; and neither endorses nor opposes any causes. Our primary purpose is to lead a sober life and to carry the message of recovery to the crystal meth addict who still suffers.

We have found that we relate best to other crystal meth addicts because they understand the darkness, paranoia and compulsions of this particular addiction. The Twelve Steps of CMA were adapted from Alcoholics Anonymous. We do not believe we are better or worse than those in other Twelve Step fellowships. At the same time, many of us fail to fully identify with “a falling-down drunk” or, in the case of a heroin addict, “a nodding-off junkie.” The hyper-extended length and intensity of crystal meth’s effects, be it compulsive cleaning or sexual activity, were unique. Many of us have attended other Twelve Step meetings, but the feeling of identification in the Rooms of CMA has helped us to keep coming back. After all, who but another meth addict understands the insanity that accompanies the high and, finally, that seemingly bottomless drop into depression that makes us desperate to use still more?

Location

PO Box 710 Anoka, MN 55303


Crystal Meth Anonymous – National

Crystal Meth Anonymous is a fellowship of people who share their experience, strength and hope with each other, so they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from addiction to crystal meth. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop using. There are no dues or fees for CMA membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions. CMA is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy; and neither endorses nor opposes any causes. Our primary purpose is to lead a sober life and to carry the message of recovery to the crystal meth addict who still suffers.

We have found that we relate best to other crystal meth addicts because they understand the darkness, paranoia and compulsions of this particular addiction. The Twelve Steps of CMA were adapted from Alcoholics Anonymous. We do not believe we are better or worse than those in other Twelve Step fellowships. At the same time, many of us fail to fully identify with “a falling-down drunk” or, in the case of a heroin addict, “a nodding-off junkie.” The hyper-extended length and intensity of crystal meth’s effects, be it compulsive cleaning or sexual activity, were unique. Many of us have attended other Twelve Step meetings, but the feeling of identification in the Rooms of CMA has helped us to keep coming back. After all, who but another meth addict understands the insanity that accompanies the high and, finally, that seemingly bottomless drop into depression that makes us desperate to use still more?

Location

4470 W Sunset Blvd Ste 107 PMB 555 Los Angeles CA 90027


Damascus Way

Damascus Way is a halfway house program serving men with criminal histories. Assistance in finding employment, permanent housing, and a support community is offered. But more than that, we provide opportunities for our residents to consider the deeper issues of their lives. Those who come to Damascus Way are here because they have lost their freedom. The misuse of freedom results in being locked up in addictions, destructive behaviors, and ultimately, behind iron bars.

The Minneapolis facility, located in Golden Valley, has 18 beds.  Men involved with the Minnesota Department of Corrections on Supervised Release, Intensive Supervised Release, and Work Release are all eligible for referrals along with those who have a criminal past.  We also accept those who are seeking a sober living environment.  Features include:

  • Near the bus line, just minutes from downtown Minneapolis
  • Weekly meetings and coaching sessions
  • Assistance in Job and Housing search
  • Private yard with woods and recreation
  • 2 Community Rooms/Lounges
  • Hot meals served every day
  • Washer, Dryer

The Rochester program, serving the Tri-County area of Dodge-Fillmore-Olmsted and all of southeastern MN, has 55 beds in two locations.  Men involved with the Minnesota Department of Corrections on Work Release and DFO Community Corrections referrals are all eligible along with those who have a criminal past.  We also accept those who are seeking a sober living environment.  Features include:

  • Apartment style living in two-bedroom units
  • Private Kitchens/Bathrooms/Showers
  • Weekly meetings and coaching sessions
  • Assistance in Job and Housing search
  • Near the bus line, just minutes from downtown Rochester
  • Game room/Lounge with Television and Pool Table
  • Washer/Dryer

For more information go to the CONTACT page and send us an email


LifeRing

LifeRing Secular Recovery is an abstinence-based, worldwide network of individuals seeking to live in recovery from addiction to alcohol or to other non-medically indicated drugs. In LifeRing, we offer each other peer-to-peer support in ways that encourage personal growth and continued learning through personal empowerment. Our approach is based on developing, refining, and sharing our own personal strategies for continued abstinence and crafting a rewarding life in recovery. In short, we are sober, secular, and self-directed. There are as many ways to live free of drugs and alcohol as there are stories of successful sober people. LifeRing respectfully embraces what works for each individual.

Location

Recovery Church, Bill Wilson Room 253 State Street South, Saint Paul, MN 55107


The Joy Project for Eating Disorders

SUPPORT GROUPS
Anyone who struggles with eating disorder or body image issues is welcome to attend. No pre-registration necessary.  For more information on ANAD, check out www.anad.org. Click here for a map to the Monday night support group location

RECOVERY-SUPPORT ONLINE MESSAGE BOARDS 
Our Message Boards, located at Joy Project Online give people in recovery the ability to chat with other people in recovery to support each other, give and receive feedback, share helpful information, and challenge each other to continue to fight their eating disorder. Features include: Option to create a personal online diary, daily challenge projects, weekly ‘Challenge Food Challenge’ contests, interactive polls, and permanent threads with useful info and links to more information. 

TREATMENT DIRECTORY
We have collected information on treatment centers throughout the US into our searchable Treatment Finder database. Our goal is to help people find a treatment center that is the right fit for them by providing detailed information about what each center specializes in, which insurance they accept, average wait list time, and a number of other criteria.

Location

PO Box 16488 St Paul, MN 55116


Thrive! Family Support

Thrive! Family Support exists to help support those who have family members or other key relationships that are struggling with substance abuse or other destructive behaviors.  Thrive Family Support seeks to bring hope and restoration to those families by providing resources, support, education, advocacy and healing connections with compassion, understanding and love.

It has been said by many that there must be a better way through these difficulties than merely learning to survive.  And, there is!  We want to help people not just survive but, thrive!  Our in-person support groups are a unique combination of topics and support that provide real solutions to families going through real struggles, with compassion, understanding and love.   Meetings are held throughout the Metro area.

Phone

844.349.2911

Website

http://thrivefamilysupport.org/

Location

1020 E 146th St., Burnsville, MN


Twin Cities Men’s Center

TCMC offers a variety of support groupsworkshops, brunches, retreats,  play shops, presentations  and conferences. Presenters participate in weekly programs on Wednesday nights at the Men’s Center. TCMC provides speakers and custom-designed programs for schools and community organizations.

Since 1996, The Men’s Center began offering Men Helping Men with Anger Management classes, pioneering this vital healing field. We continue to serve as a clearinghouse of Resources for Twin Cities Men.

Our Mission

The Men’s Center provides resources for men seeking to grow in body, mind and spirit, and from that foundation advocates for healthier family and community relationships.

Support Group Mission

The mission of the Men’s Center Support Groups is to create a safe place, in times of personal and social challenge, for any men and women to receive and to give support to one another. Attendees share feelings and experiences which facilitate Self-Acceptance and Personal Growth.

Location

3249 Hennepin Avenue South, Suite 55 Minneapolis, MN 55408


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Contact

How can we support your recovery today?

800 Transfer Road, Suite 31 • Saint Paul, MN 55114 • 612.584.4158

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