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CRISIS AND HELP LINES Food or other services (Kalamazoo) call: 211 or Text: 898-211 Crisis Phone Number (Kalamazoo): 381-HELP Crisis Text (National): 741741 Mental Health Concerns (Kalamazoo) call: 269-373-6000 National Help Line 1-800-662-HELP (4357) https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/national-helpline SAMHSA’s National Helpline TTY: 1-800-487-4889 is a confidential, free, 24-hour-a-day, 365-day-a-year, information service, in English and Spanish, for individuals and family members facing mental and/or substance use disorders. This service provides referrals to local treatment facilities, support groups, and community-based organizations. Callers can also order free publications and other information. ONLINE MEETINGS & SUPPORT GROUPS
12 Step Groups (listed alphabetically):
Alcoholics Anonymous or AA On-Line: http://www.aa-intergroup.org/directory.php [Utilizes ZOOM.] This includes meetings, chats and other forums. Alcoholics Anonymous is an international mutual aid fellowship with the stated purpose of enabling its members to "stay sober and help other alcoholics achieve sobriety." AA is nonprofessional, self-supporting, and apolitical. Its only membership requirement is a desire to stop drinking.
Miscellaneous 12 Step On-Line Groups: https://www.12step.org The meetings for 12 step groups originally took place (and still do) in physical buildings like churches, hospitals, schools, mission houses or any place that freely allow such meetings. Over the years, with improving technology and especially with the advent of the internet, the meeting venues have expanded to also include online meetings or tele-meetings (meetings on a shared phone line). The online meetings may take place using different means of communications like text-only chat, voice or video (e.g., Skype).
Narcotics Anonymous On-Line: https://virtual-na.org/ All the meetings on the Virtual NA meetings lists are sorted by language and day of the week. The meeting times are based on local device time. Narcotics Anonymous describes itself as a "nonprofit fellowship or society of men and women for whom drugs had become a major problem". Narcotics Anonymous uses a traditional 12-step model that has been expanded and developed for people with varied substance abuse issues and is the second-largest 12-step organization.
Mental Health On-Line Recovery and Supports (listed alphabetically): Anxiety & Depression Association of America: https://adaa.org/adaa-online-support-group[Join by entering your email address] ADAA’s anonymous peer-to-peer online anxiety and depression support group (now with more than 20,000 subscribers from around the world) is a friendly, safe and supportive place for individuals and their families to share information and experiences. As a member you can connect with other people experiencing anxiety and depression and related disorders, contribute to ongoing conversations or start your own conversation with a question or a post about your journey.
Depression and Bi-PolarSupport [DBSA online support groups are being offered for existing members only at this time!)
Alternative Addiction Recovery On-Line Approaches (Listed Alphabetically) . Dual Diagnosis Support: https://dualdiagnosis.org/support-groups/[Live Chat] The addiction recovery process is sometimes described in mystical terms. People who get sober often say that they “hit bottom,” “change their lives” and make connections with “something bigger.” They do more than simply put down the bottle or throw away the pills. They come to a new understanding about how life should be lived, and what role they should play in a life that’s both healthy and happy.
Hello Sunday Morning: https://www.hellosundaymorning.org/ Since 2010, Hello Sunday Morning has grown to be the largest online movement for alcohol behaviour change in the world. For those that need extra support to change, we have developed an alcohol support app called Daybreak. It is the world’s leading online support community of people working together to change their relationship with alcohol in an anonymous, safe, and secure environment.
If you are seeking information to help a loved one who is addicted and needs immediate help, please click the “Seeking Help” icon. Friends, family and loved ones are all welcome to support the members of the InTheRooms,com network. We have Live Online Video Meetings for Alanon and Naranon every week for your support. You can create your own profile and experience all the benefits that all of our members enjoy as well as connect with other friends in recovery and their families that provides an invaluable online network of support for you and your family.
SMART Recovery Groups: https://www.smartrecovery.org/ [Utilizes ZOOM Online registration and meeting schedule available] Self Management and Recovery Training philosophy is largely focused on using cognitive behavioral therapy to change bad habits surrounding alcohol use disorder, eating disorders, sex addictions, and more
Sober Mommies Support: https://www.facebook.com/groups/OfficialSoberMommies/ This is an official support group for Sober Mommies, Inc. - sobermommies.com. Sober Mommies, Inc. is a registered 501(c)3 dedicated to providing a safe, understanding, judgment-free support system for mothers in and contemplating recovery from substance use/misuse. Our mission is to empower women to reach their full recovery and parenting potential through peer-to-peer support and mentorship. Our groups offer support, resources, and encouragement to women balancing recovery and parental responsibilities; while providing opportunities to build their recovery tribe.
Southwest Michigan behavioral health phone app.https://app.mystrength.com/signup/Code: SWMBH You can create an account here and gain access to many apps for depression, anxiety, trauma/PTSD and addiction.