Find Support Groups

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A variety of support groups are available to the general public and address a wide range of topics. Groups are often free to attend, or request a small donation. They might be in the “12-Step” format, or can also be less structured. Support groups can be a valuable source of information and advice about problems relating to a shared experience.

Alcoholics Anonymous (Southeastern Pennsylvania Intergroup Association of Alcoholics Anonymous)

Find a meeting, learn about AA, read monthly newsletters.
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LIFEiLEAD

Faith-based nonprofit charitable organization that recognizes the value in leadership development.
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Meetings for young people in the Philadelphia area

The University of Pennsylvania lists support meetings that are geared toward young people. All are welcome to attend – no affiliation with the U. Penn is necessary.
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Narcotics Anonymous

Global, community-based organization to help those struggling with addiction.
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YPR: Young People in Recovery

Young People in Recovery (YPR) is a national grassroots advocacy organization focused on creating recovery-ready communities throughout the nation for young people in, or seeking, recovery.
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Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACA)

Adult Children of Alcoholics/Dysfunctional Families is an anonymous program of women and men over 18 who grew up in an alcoholic or otherwise dysfunctional homes.  LearnMore

Find an ACA meeting here – type in your location at the bottom of the page.  

Al-Anon

An organization dedicated to helping families and friends of problem drinkers recover from the impacts of a loved one’s drinking.  LearnMore

Al-Anon Information Service of the Delaware Valley (AISDV)

AISDV serves the greater Philadelphia area plus Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery counties; our website is here to help you 24/7.  LearnMore

Alateen Meetings in Our Area

Alateen is a fellowship of young Al-Anon members, usually teenagers, whose lives have been affected by someone’s else’s drinking or drug use.  

Find a meeting in your area.  

Nar-Anon

Eastern Pennsylvania listing. The Nar-Anon Family Groups are a worldwide fellowship for those affected by someone else’s addiction. As a Twelve-Step Program, we offer our help by sharing our experience, strength, and hope. The only requirement for membership is that there be a problem of addiction in a relative or friend.  LearnMore

Find a meeting in your area.  FindAMeeting

Find a meeting in Philadelphia.  FindAMeeting

Parent Groups

Join with other parents in a friendly and caring atmosphere. Parent support meetings are taking place in a number of communities. Click the button below to learn more and find a meeting near you.
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GRASP (Grief Recovery After a Substance Passing)

Meetings are held all around the country. Pennsylvania locations include Philadelphia, Ambler, Bristol, Indiana, Kingston, Allentown, and Red Lion)  >> Visit the website to find a meeting near you.
GRASP was founded to help provide sources of help, compassion and most of all, understanding, for families or individuals who have had a loved one die as a result of substance abuse or addiction.
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GriefShare

GriefShare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone.
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Life After Loss Workshop

This group serves to assist participants in furthering resolution surrounding loss of all kinds. After 25 years of helping families cope with destructive behaviors, Fran Gerstein, lost her own son in 2014.

This weekly workshop will focus on surviving and thriving, following the loss of a loved one. Feel free to bring a sketchpad or journal (optional) as this group will offer tips for self-expression as a vehicle for healing.
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Peter’s Place

Peter’s Place provides safe and supportive environments for grieving children and families and acts as a community resource to foster understanding of the effects of death and grief.
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Safe Harbor

Safe Harbor provides support groups for children, teens, young adults and parents/caregivers that have experienced the death of a loved one.  All groups are held at the Abington Health- Schilling Campus, Pennwood Building, 4th floor. Groups are led by trained, experienced facilitators in a caring and supportive atmosphere.
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