Recovery Groups

Various Recovery (Anonymous) groups meet throughout the week in our facility.

BACK TO BASICS – WINTER SESSION — TUESDAYS January 23 through February 13, 2018 at 6:00pm in the Fellowship Hall.

In these 1 hour CLOSED meetings, we take the 12 Steps in four consecutive weeks as AA’s founding groups did. We explore these principles together, take the steps together, and recover together. This is a Big Book based introduction to the AA program of recovery and is designed to quickly get power into the lives of alcoholics. It has proven to be an effective beginning and ongoing support for a personal recovery process.  It is based on the format of the AA Beginners Meetings from the 1940s.

This was a a time the program produced 50 PERCENT PLUS recovery rates from alcohol. Most alcoholics who came to AA went to the beginners meetings, took the 12 Steps, began to help others, and never drank again! Veteran AA’s also attended these meetings to help carry the message and to strengthen their own grasp on these all important principles.

All those who desire to stop drinking are invited and encouraged to attend any of our meetings – ANY TIME, ANY ORDER — REGARDLESS OF STEP WORK OR TIME IN RECOVERY. Rides or Info 518.669.7210

 

The following list is current as of 12/13/2017. All groups meet in the Adkins Room except where otherwise specified:

Mondays:

12:00pm Alcoholics Annonymous (AA) in the Fellowship Hall. Alcoholics Anonymous is an international fellowship of men and women who have had a drinking problem. It is nonprofessional, self-supporting, multiracial, and apolitical. There are no age or education requirements. Membership is open to anyone who wants to do something about his or her drinking problem.

7:00pm Food Addicts In Recovery (FARA, or FA). Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous is an international fellowship of people who have experienced difficulties in life as a result of our relationship to food and eating. We joined FA because we were obsessed with food. We have found that we need this program of recovery and the fellowship of others who share our problem in order to stop abusing ourselves with food and begin living fulfilling lives. Through shared experience and mutual support, we help each other to recover from the disease of food addiction. 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.

Tuesdays:

3:00pm Tuesday Women’s Group (AA)

7:30pm Alanon The Al-Anon Family Groups are a fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics who share their experience, strength, and hope in order to solve their common problems. We believe alcoholism is a family illness and that changed attitudes can aid recovery. Al-Anon is not allied with any sect, denomination, political entity, organization, or institution. There are no dues for membership. Al-Anon has but one purpose: to help families of alcoholics. We do this by practicing the Twelve Steps, by welcoming and giving comfort to families of alcoholics, and by giving understanding and encouragement to the alcoholic. “In Al-Anon we discover that no situation is really hopeless, and that it is possible for us to find contentment, and even happiness, whether the alcoholic is still drinking or not.”

Wednesdays:

6:00pm  Women’s Meeting (AA)

Thursdays:

12:00pm Time for Yourself Group (AA) – meets in the Fellowship Hall

NO LONGER MEETING AT THIS LOCATION– Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACOA)  is an organization that is intended to provide a forum to individuals who desire to recover from the effects of growing up in an alcoholic or otherwise dysfunctional family. ACA membership has few formal requirements. ACA does not receive any outside economic contributions, but is self-supporting through donations from its members. The organization is not related to any particular religion and has no political affiliation. “By attending these meetings on a regular basis, you will come to see parental alcoholism or family dysfunction for what it is: a disease that infected you as a child and continues to affect you as an adult.”

6:00pm Debtors Annonymous (DA) in Kitchenette 2. Most people incur debt at various points in their lives, whether taking out a student loan for college or buying a first car or a house. For some people, unsecured debt, which is debt not secured by some form of collateral such as a house or car, becomes an addictive and unmanageable part of their lives. For many it is a false crutch that feeds fantasy and magnifies obsession. Many debtors are thousands of dollars in debt to credit-card companies, student-loan providers, the IRS, or to family members. Compulsive debtors often engage in compulsive shopping or underearning, or alternate between overspending and deprivation. Eventually, a person with a compulsive debting problem finds that life has become unmanageable. In D.A., our purpose is threefold: to stop incurring unsecured debt, to share our experience with the newcomer, and to reach out to other debtors.

7:30pm Backstretch Winners Group (AA)

Fridays:

5:30pm Back To Basics Foundation Group (AA)

7:00pm Co-Dependents Annonymous (CODA) is a twelve-step program for people who share a common desire to develop functional and healthy relationships. A straightforward definition of codependency is “the chronic sacrifice of self for the maintenance of a relationship”; in this definition ‘relationship’ means any interaction. CoDA itself avoids rigidly defining codependence, and the understanding of codependence with CoDA continues to adapt over time.

If you have a need to find a group, you may contact the office at 518.584.3270 or office@saratogaumc.org, for information, times, and locations.