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SUNDAY

Singleness of Purpose

Times: 8:00 pm

Address: Harbor United Methodist Church 322 Lake Avenue Ashtabula, Ohio

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Saybrook Sunday Disc

Times: 8:00 pm

Address: Saybrook United Methodist Church 7900 S. Depot Road Ashtabula, Ohio

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Geneva Sunday

Times: 8:00 pm

Address: Assumption Church 594 W. Main Street Geneva, Ohio

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Sunday Night B.B. & 12x12 Disc

Times: 6:30 pm

Address: Immaculate Conception Church 2846 Hubbard Rd Madison, Ohio

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MONDAY

Monday Nite Young People

Times: 7:30 pm

Address: St Joseph Church 3330 Lake Avenue Ashtabula, Ohio

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TUESDAY

Ashtabula Eastside Serenity

Times: 8:00 pm

Address: Saybrook United Methodist Church 7900 S. Depot Road Ashtabula, Ohio

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Austinburg Grateful

Times: 8:00 pm

Address: First United Church of Christ 2870 OH-307 Austinburg, Ohio

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Madison Crossroads

Times: 8:00 pm

Address: Crossroads Church 6685 Middle Ridge Madison, Ohio

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WEDNESDAY

Ashtabula Wednesday Morning AA

Times: 10:00 am

Address: St Peter’s Episcopal Church 4901 Main Avenue Ashtabula, Ohio

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A Better Way of Life

Times: 8:00 pm

Address: Assumption Church 594 W. Main Street Geneva, Ohio

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There is a Solution

Times: 7:30 pm

Address: Sacred Heart Church 3409 N. Main St. Rock Creek, 44084

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Wednesday Nite Closed Discussion

Times: 8:00 pm

Address: Immaculate Conception Church 2846 Hubbard Rd Madison, Ohio

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THURSDAY

Geneva Noon Meeting

Times: 12:00 pm

Address: Geneva Church of Christ 1007 S. Broadway Geneva, Ohio

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Ashtabula Thursday Nite

Times: 8:00 pm

Address: St Joseph’s Church 3330 Lake Avenue Ashtabula, Ohio

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Ashtabula Harbor

Times: 8:00 pm

Address: Goodwill Industries 621 Goodwill Drive Ashtabula, Ohio

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Geneva Freedom Thru Sobriety

Times: 8:00 pm

Address: Geneva Church of Christ 1007 S. Broadway Geneva, Ohio

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Conneaut Thursday Night

Times: 8:00 pm

Address: American Legion 271 Broad Street Conneaut, Ohio

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FRIDAY

Plymouth Friday Morning Disc.

Times: 11:00 am

Address: Plymouth United Methodist Church 970 Plymouth Road Ashtabula, Ohio

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Grand River Men Discussion

Times: 8:00 pm

Address: First United Church of Christ 2870 OH-307 Austinburg, Ohio

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Conneaut Friday

Times: 8:00 pm

Address: Amboy United Methodist Church 554 West Main Road Conneaut, Ohio

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Madison Living Sober

Times: 8:00 pm

Address: Stratton Place 33 East Main St Madison, Ohio

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SATURDAY

Ashtabula Saturday St. Pete’s

Times: 8:30 pm

Address: St Peter’s Episcopal Church 4901 Main Avenue Ashtabula, Ohio

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Conneaut Grapevine

Times: 9:00 am

Address: United Church of Christ 211 Buffalo Street Conneaut, Ohio

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CHOOSE A DAY TO SEE AVAILABLE FAMILY MEETINGS

SUNDAY

Mentor Serenity Sunday Adult Children AFG

Times: 7:30 pm

Address: Hope Ridge United Methodist Church 9870 Johnnycake Ridge Rd Mentor, Ohio

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AFG Sunday Morning Coffee

Times: 10:00 am

Address: Sahara Club II 2345 Youngstown Rd Warren, Ohio

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MONDAY

Jefferson AFG

Times: 8:00 pm

Address: St Paul’s Lutheran Church 89 E Satin St Jefferson, Ohio

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Madison Monday Morning AFG

Times: 10:30 am

Address: Chapel United Methodist Church 209 Hubbard Rd Madison, Ohio

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TUESDAY

Tuesday PM Let it Begin With Me AFG

Times: 8:00 pm

Address: Trinity Presbyterian Church 1342 W Prospect Rd Ashtabula, Ohio

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Painesville Tuesday Morning AFG

Times: 9:30 am

Address: St Mary Catholic Church 242 N State St Painesville, Ohio

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WEDNESDAY

Fairport Harbor AFG

Times: 7:30 pm

Address: Fairport Congregational Church 308 3rd St Fairport Harbor, Ohio

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Chagrin Valley Wednesday Night AFG

Times: 7:00 pm

Address: Bainbridge Recovery Club 8231 W. Washington St Chagrin Falls, Ohio

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THURSDAY

Living With Hope AFG

Times: 7:00 pm

Address: Trinity Lutheran Church 6345 Chapel Rd Madison, Ohio

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Stepping Up AFG

Times: 7:30 pm

Address: First Presbyterian Church 4785 Shankland Rd Willoughby, Ohio

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FRIDAY

Chardon Care and Share AFG

Times: 7:30 pm

Address: St Luke’s Episcopal Church 11519 Wilson Mills Rd Chardon, Ohio

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Friday Freedom AFG

Times: 8:00 pm

Address: Center for Pastoral Leadership 28700 Euclid Avenue Wickliffe, Ohio

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SATURDAY

Mentor Plains Serenity AFG

Times: 9:00 pm

Address: Mentor Plains United Methodist Church 7271 Lake Shore Blvd Mentor, Ohio

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Willoughby 4th Step Saturday AFG

Times: 10:00 am

Address: Body of Christ Community 38057 Erie Rd Willoughby, Ohio

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What is Alcoholics Anonymous?

Alcoholics Anonymous was founded in 1935 as an organization that provides support to people who are in recovery from alcoholism.

They do this through peer support, and though they do not provide any type of professional treatment, going to AA meetings has proven to be very effective.

AA has meetings all over the world, and there are several scheduled each week in Ashtabula, Ohio.

Anyone can attend AA, and the only requirement is to have a desire to stop drinking. The individual does not have to have already stopped drinking.

AA meetings are facilitated by people who are also recovered alcoholics. Members who have been in the program for a while may become sponsors and be paired up with newer people to help them stay on track.

There are quite a few different types of AA meetings, and they include:

  • Closed meetings – Participants must be alcoholics in recovery or who desire to stop drinking. Visitors are not permitted to attend.
  • Open meetings – Anyone can attend these meetings, even people who are not alcoholics, but who want to support a friend or family member while they get help.
  • Beginner’s meetings – These AA meetings are very helpful for people who are new to the organization.
  • Big Book Study meetings – Participants work together as they go through the Big Book of AA.
  • 12-Step meetings – During these meetings, participants go through each one of the 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous.
  • Online meetings – AA meetings are readily available online all over the world.
  • Demographic-specific meetings – There are many AA meetings that appeal to people of certain demographics. This can include men, women, young people and the LGBTQ community.

What to Expect During AA Meetings

It is normal to be nervous about what to expect when going to an AA meeting for the first time. Every meeting typically has a format that they follow.

No one likes to be put on the spot or embarrassed, so please be assured that facilitators try to avoid that while making everyone feel welcome.

There is nothing wrong with sitting and listening for the first few meetings. Once people are ready to participate more actively, they can do so.

It is possible that during the first meeting, participants may be asked to introduce themselves.

Some of the things that may appear on the agenda for an AA meeting include:

  • Open discussion, which means anyone can share about various topics that are on their minds.
  • Topic-specific discussions, during which only certain members are asked to share, and this is usually planned ahead of time.
  • Potluck dinners, snack times or break times that allow participants to socialize.
  • Special speakers.

Millions of people worldwide have found AA to be a valuable resource. Attending AA can be very encouraging, and many people find that it is much easier for them to stop drinking and stay sober with that level of peer support.

What is Al-Anon?

When families have an alcoholic or addicted loved one, they may struggle to get the support they need. That is where Al-Anon can help.

Al-Anon holds weekly support groups for families. Anyone can attend these meetings regardless of their age, although there are also special meetings for young people through Al-Anon as well.

Many families struggle to cope when they have a loved one who is an addict or alcoholic. They often end up enabling destructive behaviors, which only perpetuates the addiction.

When families join Al-Anon, they learn how to end those enabling behaviors and provide the necessary support to their addicted loved ones. The meetings also give them a safe place to talk about the challenges they face on a regular basis.

There are many types of Al-Anon meetings. They include:

  • Regular meetings – These meetings usually have special speakers.
  • Open meetings – Anyone is welcome to attend.
  • Closed meetings – Only the family members with addicted loved ones and prospective members are able to attend.
  • Parents meetings – These meetings are mostly centered around parents, but anyone can attend them.
  • Alateen meetings – These meetings are for young people, including young adults, teenagers and sometimes older children. An adult does facilitate them.
  • Al-Anon Adult Children meetings – The topics during these meetings are mostly focused on family issues.
  • Gay/Lesbian meetings – Anyone can attend these meetings, but they specifically cater to the gay/lesbian community.
  • Literature meetings – A focus on Al-Anon literature.
  • Meditation meetings – A regular meeting that includes a break for individual meditation time.
  • Gender-Specific meetings – There are Al-Anon meetings for men and for women.

What to Expect During Al-Anon Meetings

A lot of people feel nervous about sharing at Al-Anon meetings, but there is no reason to be. Participants are welcome to sit and listen until they feel ready to share about the challenges they are facing.

It is important to note that Al-Anon meetings are not for people with addictions; they are for their family members.

Why is Attending Addiction Recovery Meetings Helpful?

It can be so helpful to get peer support for addiction recovery.

Quite often, people feel alone in their struggles with substance abuse. Peer support groups prove to them that this is not the case at all.

Meetings like AA and Al-Anon are very affirming and they can help people cope and recover.

Traveling to SpringBoard Recovery in Arizona for Addiction Rehab

Traveling for rehab has become a lot more common in recent years. There are many benefits, and there are a lot of people who have traveled to SpringBoard Recovery in Arizona to go to drug and alcohol rehab from Ashtabula, Ohio.

Some of the reasons a person might consider traveling for rehab include:

  • Wanting to avoid any potential triggers that could cause them to relapse or hinder their recovery in some way.
  • Having the desire to receive a certain type of treatment that might not be available in their local area, such as holistic care.
  • Living in a dangerous home situation and needing to relocate for safety purposes.
  • Wanting to get away from stressors at home so they can focus on recovering.
  • Looking for an addiction treatment program that accepts their insurance.

At SpringBoard Recovery, not only do we offer high-quality addiction treatment, but we also have recovery housing available. Please contact us to learn more.