Area support groups
Posted: Wednesday, May 12, 2010 8:01 pm
Al-Anon and Alateen are simple and positive 12-step programs that work for those with family members or friends who have drinking problems or are alcoholics. There is help! Meetings are at 8 Tuesday nights at St. James Episcopal Church at 422 Church St. in Union City. For more info., call 885-3039 or 335-3228.
Alcoholics Anonymous meetings in Union City are open to anyone who has a desire to stop drinking. Meetings are held 8 p.m. Tuesdays at 422 East Church Street. This is a closed meeting. Open meetings are held 8 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays and 8 p.m. Fridays at St. James Episcopal Church. Closed meetings are for alcoholics and addicts only. Open meetings are for anyone interested in attending.
American Cancer Society is headquartered at 2935 U.S. Highway 45 By-Pass in Jackson. Call (731) 664-4663 or toll free at 1 (800) 227-2345.
Anchor House is a transitional center for men coming out of alcohol or drug treatment pro-grams. Limited to six men, the home is in a rural setting outside Union City and offers a supervised living environment. Food and board are provided for a low cost by this non-profit organization. For more info., call (731) 363-2778 or 885-2439.
Angels in Recovery Center is a transitional center for women coming out of alcohol or drug treatment programs. For more info., call 885-3039.
Cancer Support Group, a support group open to all cancer patients, meets the fourth Friday of each month. Those attending may enjoy a dutch treat luncheon at Snappy Tomato Pizza in downtown Union City. For info., call Allyson Thompson at 885-3158.
CASA/Lifeline is a support group with a Christian perspective, relying on anonymity, for those with addictions. The group meets Mondays at 7 p.m. Call (731) 592-2151 or 592-1718 for info. about location and program.
Celebrate Recovery meets at Ridgely First Baptist Church and is a 12-step Christian-based program for those battling any kind of addiction, habit or hang up. Call (731) 264-5972 or (731) 343-0862 for times.
Cocaine Anonymous (Tenn. location) is a 12-step recovery program open to anyone who has a desire to stop using cocaine or any mood-mind altering substance. Meetings are held each Thursday at 8 p.m. at the Casey/Johnson Community Center, located at the corner of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive and Greenwood Street in Union City.
Cocaine Anonymous (Ky. location) fellowship has temp-orarily changed its meeting location to First Church of God at 405 West Main St. in Hickman, Ky. Meetings are 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and 10 a.m. Saturdays. Cocaine Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other so they may solve their common problem and help others recover from addiction. Anyone who has the desire to stop using cocaine and other mind-altering substances is encouraged to attend. For more info., call (270) 236-1792 to speak to a female spokesman for the group or (270) 236-2400 to speak to a male representative. These sessions are smoke-free.
Codependents Anonymous meetings are held Fridays at 2 p.m. at the Fulton Counseling Center at 309 North College St. For more info., call (270) 472-3678.
COPE (Comforting Other People Emotionally) is a support group aimed at helping people deal with the gamit of emotions brought on by the suicide of a friend or family member. The group meets at 7 p.m. the first Friday of each month at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church near Rives. For more info., contact Jimmy Brown or Judy Brown at 536-0443 or 536-5596 or call Julie Griffin at 536-4437.
Divorce Care is a 13-week pro-gram being offered Wednesdays at 6 p.m. at Union City Second Baptist Church at 831 North Everett Blvd. Call 885-5223 for information.
Divorce Care 4 Kids meets Wednesdays from 3:30-5 p.m. at Union City Second Baptist Church at 831 North Everett Blvd. Call 885-5223 or visit www.dc4k.org for more information.
Gamblers Anonymous meets every Friday from 7:30-9 p.m. in the parlor of Martin First United Methodist Church.
Halo of Love Parents’ Support Group is open to parents only who have had a child die and meets 7 p.m. monthly at Methodist Healthcare Volunteer Community Hospital in Martin. For more info., call Peggy Rainone at 1 (731) 587-4847.
La Leche League International meets the third Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at Martin at First United Methodist Church education annex on Main and McComb streets. For more info., or for answers to breastfeeding questions, call LLLI leader Sandy Davis at (731) 587-9134.
NAMI-FULTON, a support group for families dealing with neurobiological brain diseases, such as depression, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia or ADD, ADHD, anxiety disorder, OCD or other emotional disorders, meets the fourth Saturday of each month at 7 p.m. at Fulton Public Library. For more info., call Paula Singleton at (270) 627-2284 or (270) 472-1898.
NAMI-MARTIN, a support group for families dealing with neurobiological brain diseases, such as depression, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia or ADD, ADHD, anxiety disorder, OCD or other emotional disorders, meets the third Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at Weldon Public Library at Lindell and Main Streets in Martin. For more info., call (731) 587-4184, (731) 514-5037, 536-5623 for Jack Leach, (731) 587-6264 or 731 (587)-3737 for Debbie Anderson.
Nar-Anon Family Group meets Tuesdays at 7 p.m. in the fellowship hall of Union City First Christian Church at the corner of South Second and Lee streets. The 12-step program is for those affected by someone else’s addiction. Go to www.nar-anon.org for more information. Call 536-0463.
Narconon is a non-profit public benefit organization which helps people with drug addictions. For more info., call (800) 556-8885.
Narcotics Anonymous Free Spirit Group meets at 207 North Second St. in Union City several times weekly. Weekday meetings are at noon and 6:30 p.m. There are also sessions Saturday at noon and 6:30 p.m.
The National Federation of the Blind Reelfoot Chapter provides phone information and support. For more info., call 885-1132.
Northwest Safeline sponsors weekly support group meetings on Tuesday afternoons and weekday mornings in Obion County for victims of domestic violence. The purpose of the meetings will be to allow those who have lived and suffered in abusive situations to begin to recover by talking about their experiences with others. For more info., call 1 (731) 285-6470 or use the toll-free crisis line, 1 (800) 957-0055, between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.
Parkinson’s Support is a new support group has been organized locally for residents of the Twin Cities area affected by Parkinson’s. The group, which is led by Dr. Jack Acree of Fulton First Baptist Church, will meet at the church Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m. in the conference room. The new local group is open to anyone diagnosed with Parkinson’s and to those who care for someone with the disease. The goal is to offer a better quality of life by helping these people affected by the disease discover ways to cope with Parkinson’s. For more info., call (270) 472-1663 or 472-6314.
Reach for Recovery Support Group provides counseling and support to breast cancer patients. Call Billie Mackin in Weakley County at (731) 235-3039 or (731) 364-5335 or Vickie Exum at (731) 587-9891.
Stroke Support Group will meet 3-4 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month in the inpatient therapy gym at HealthSouth Cane Creek Rehabilitation Center in Martin. For more info. about these once a month meetings, call Jennifer Beard at 1 (731) 587-4231.
Sunrise Grief Support Groups meet in several locations through-out West Tennessee. The Grief Support Group for Widows meets each Tuesday at 10 a.m. in the old high school at 230 North Fifth St. in Selmer. For more information, contact Don Harold Lawrence, Director of SUNRISE, 147 Abernathy Drive, Adamsville, TN 38310 or call 1 (731) 632-4483.
Sunrise Outreach Center offers support services to anyone 18 years old or older receiving mental health services now or in the past. The program provides socialization, education, support and lots of fun. Hours are Tuesdays through Fri-days from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. The center is located at 110 East Church St. in Union City. Transportation is available. Call 884-1549 or 885-8810 for more information.
Support Group for Families and Friends of Those With HIV/AIDS is 7 p.m. each second and fourth Monday at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital.
The Support Group for Those With HIV/AIDS meets 7 p.m. every two weeks. For locations, call 1 (800) 562-3383.
Way of Life, a new fellowship of men and women who have the desire to stop using cocaine and all mind-altering substances, has begun meetings at 7 p.m. on Thursdays and 10 a.m. on Saturdays at the Hickman (Ky.) Public Library. Meetings are open to anyone in need of such help. For more info., call (270) 236-2400 or (270) 236-1792.
Published in The Messenger 5.12.10