LOCAL SUPPORT GROUPS
From NA.org: Narcotics Anonymous is a global, community-based organization with a multi-lingual and multicultural membership. NA was founded in 1953, and our membership growth was minimal during our initial twenty years as an organization. Since the publication of our Basic Text in 1983, the number of members and meetings has increased dramatically. Today, NA members hold nearly 67,000 meetings weekly in 139 countries. We offer recovery from the effects of addiction through working a twelve-step program, including regular attendance at group meetings. The group atmosphere provides help from peers and offers an ongoing support network for addicts who wish to pursue and maintain a drug-free lifestyle.
Our name, Narcotics Anonymous, is not meant to imply a focus on any particular drug; NA’s approach makes no distinction between drugs including alcohol. Membership is free, and we have no affiliation with any organizations outside of NA including governments, religions, law enforcement groups, or medical and psychiatric associations. Through all of our service efforts and our cooperation with others seeking to help addicts, we strive to reach a day when every addict in the world has an opportunity to experience our message of recovery in his or her own language and culture.
Visit these sites for local Narcotics Anonymous: Central Western Pennsylvania Area Service Committee of Narcotics Anonymous and Tri-State Region of Narcotics Anonymous or call here: (412) 391-5247
FAMILY GROUP RESOURCES
Al-Anon and Alateen
From Al-Anon.org: 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.
For more information: Call (888) 425-2666
From Nar-Anon.org: The Nar-Anon Family Groups is primarily for those who know or have known a feeling of desperation concerning the addiction problem of someone very near to you. We have traveled that unhappy road too, and found the answer with serenity and peace of mind.
When you come into the family group, you are no longer alone, but among true friends who understand your problem as few others could. We respect your confidence and anonymity as we know you will respect ours. We hope to give you the assurance that no situation is too difficult and no unhappiness is too great to be overcome.
Our program, which is not a religious one but a spiritual way of life, is based on the Twelve Steps of Nar-Anon. We've found that the working of these steps will bring the solution to practically any problem. We urge you to take this program and its twelve steps seriously. It has been as helpful to us as the Narcotics Anonymous program is to the addict.
We only ask for the wisdom and courage to see ourselves as we really are, to do something about ourselves with the help of a Higher Power as we understand this, and for the grace to release our addicts with love and cease trying to change them.
Keep an open mind and attend as many meetings as possible. Feel free to share during the meeting. You may ask questions after the meeting. You'll soon make friends and will feel very much a part of the group.
With the understanding that addiction is a disease, and the realization that we are powerless over it, as well as over other people's lives, we are ready to do something useful and constructive with our own. Then, and only then, can we be of any help to others.
Stepping Stones, the drug and treatment program at Meadville Medical Center (MMC) in Meadville, PA offers both residential and outpatient treatment for drug and alcohol abuse. Serving the area surrounding Meadville, the Stepping Stones program not only treats the individual, also offers family counseling services as well.
Bethel Life Worship Center
LIFE HAPPENS – Happiness and Healing are yours for the choosing. We’ve all been hurt by other people, we’ve hurt ourselves, and we’ve hurt others. And as a result, every single one of us ends up with some sort of hurt, hang-up, or habit. But the question we all face is, Where do we go from here? Life’s Healing Choices offers freedom from our hurts, hang-ups, and habits through eight healing choices that promise true happiness and life transformation.
Hope for Healing Hearts is a support group for the friends, family members and loved ones of drug addicts. The group is run by Not One More | NWPA. Hope for Healing Hearts meets every third Tuesday of the month at 7p. They meet at Meadville Medical Center's Grove Street Campus. Ask the Security Guard for Directions.
Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered recovery ministry for anyone struggling with hurts, hang-ups, and destructive habits, no matter how big or small. Our purpose is to fellowship together and support one another as we celebrate God’s healing power in our lives through the eight recovery principles found in the Bible and in Christ-centered 12 steps. Check out the Oil Creek Celebrate Recovery Facebook page here!
From PASTOP.org: The CPA Campaign to Stop Opiate Abuse is made possible by a grant from the PA Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) and through the joint efforts of seven Pennsylvania-based organizations committed to reducing opiate use and assisting community members in finding help. See the partner organizations in the opposing column.