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Support Groups

  • Athens, GA

    Alcoholics Anonymous

    If you think you have a problem with alcohol, call the AA hotline or visit the website for a schedule of meetings in Barrow, Clarke, Jackson and Oconee Counties. 706-389-4164, www.athensaa.org

  • ALS Support Group

    (Oconee Veterans Park, Watkinsville) Provides awareness and education to individuals living with ALS. Meets fourth Wednesday of every month, 11 a.m.–1 p.m. November and December meetings will be held on the third Wednesday due to holidays. 706-207-5800

  • Contact for Location

    Chronic Illness Support Group

    Meet others who are dealing with chronic illness such as ME/CFS, Fibromyalgia and Chronic Lyme. Third Wednesdays, 12:30 p.m. athenschronicillness@gmail.com

  • Multiple Locations

    NAMI

    "NAMI Connections" is a support group for adults living in recovery with mental illness. "NAMI Family Support" is for family members, friends and caregivers of individuals with mental illnesses. Both groups meet every fourth Tuesday, 6:30–8 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church of Athens. (No meeting Dec. 24). 770-225-0804. NAMI Family Support Groups are also available the second Monday at 6:30 p.m. at Oconee Presbyterian Church in Watkinsville; and every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at Ridgeview Institute in Monroe (No meetings Dec. 25 or Jan. 1). namihallga@gmail.com, www.namihall.org

  • Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Athens

    Emotions Anonymous

    EA is a 12-step program open to anyone with a desire to become well emotionally. Meets Sundays, 4–5 p.m. 706-202-7463, www.emotionsanonymous.org

  • Athens, GA

    Sex Addicts Anonymous

    (Email for Location) Athens Downtown SAA offers a message of hope to anyone who suffers from a compulsive sexual behavior. Write an email through athensdowntownsaa.com for help beginning your recovery process

  • Recovery Dharma

    (Recovery Dharma, 8801 Macon Hwy., Suite 1) This peer-led support group offers a Buddhist-inspired path to recovery from any addiction. Thursdays, 7–8 p.m. FREE! Find "Refuge Recovery Athens GA" on Facebook

  • Multiple Locations

    Al-Anon 12 Step

    Recovery for people affected by someone else's drinking. Meetings are held daily at various times and locations. 888-425-2666, www.ga-al-anon.org

  • Fight 4 Change

    (Email for Location) Help advocate for a mental health system that serves everyone. Meets the fourth Monday of each month. letsfight4change@gmail.com

  • ACC Library

    Nicotine Anonymous Meetings

    A 12-step recovery program of mutual support for those who want to live free of nicotine in any form. Join at any time. Tuesdays, 7 p.m. nicotine-anonymous.org

  • Athens, GA

    Restless Legs Syndrome Support Group

    Forming a support group for people who have Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS sufferers). Call Carol, 706-612-6934