ADULT CHILDREN OF ALCOHOLICS: For people whose lives have been affected by alcohol or other dysfunctional behavior. Meets 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Christ Unity Baptist Church, 1320 L Street, Modesto. Call Jeff at 527-2469. www.adultchildren.org.
ALCOHOL/CHEMICAL TEACHING SERIES: A series of classes for families with substance-abuse problems; 20 sessions, ongoing; $20 for textbook. Meets 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Modesto Youth Center, 140 Calaveras Ave. 522-5365.
AL-ANON: A number of 12-step groups for spouses, family members and friends of alcoholics. Hotline: 524-3907. www.al-anon.org.
ALATEEN: There are several 12-step groups in Turlock, Ceres and Modesto for youth (7 to 20 years old) whose lives have been affected by alcohol. 524-3907. www.alateen.org.
ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS: A number of 12-step groups to aid the alcoholic person to achieve and maintain sobriety. Groups for Spanish-speaking, nonsmokers, gays. Hotline: 572-2970. www.cviaa.org.
ALUMNI ASSOCIATION IN STANISLAUS COUNTY: Open to people in Stanislaus County who have been participants and graduates of alcohol/drug treatment programs. A dance or barbecue is held the first Saturday of every month. Call for location. Interpreters available. Meets 5:30 p.m. second and fourth Thursday, 1733 Yosemite Blvd., Modesto. Kathy, 578-4279 or 605-0194; or Jeff, 613-3593.
AVENUE: A safe, confidential group for men who want to conquer inappropriate sexual behavior or anger. Meets weekly to focus on identifying and healing root causes, changing detrimental habits, encouragement through accountability, education to overcome faulty beliefs, and transforming lives through Christ's love, truth and grace. Contact Phil Caulkins, 656-8970.
AVENUE FOR MEN: A Christian support group which helps men struggling with inappropriate sexual addiction or pornography. For information call Brett 667-5433.
CELEBRATE RECOVERY: A class dealing with past hurts, habits and hang-ups. Participate in a journey to wholeness and invite the Holy Spirit to bring freedom and victory into your life. Mondays, 6:30 p.m., Neighborhood Church, 3200 Tully Road at Woodrow, Modesto, Activity Center. Contact Anthony, 551-4296.
CELEBRATE RECOVERY FOR MEN: A group for anyone with habits, hurts and hang-ups. Discover how God can bring healing and wholeness. Contact Rob Davis, 410-1250.
CHANGING ATTITUDES IN RECOVERY: For people seeking personal growth in their lives. Meets at various times and places. For more information, call Psychological Associates, 577-1667, or www.careforyou.com.
C.A.I.R.ing GRACE GROUPS: For people committed to learning a healthier way of living in God's grace. Meets at various times and places. For information, call Psychological Associates, 577-1667, or www.careforyou.com.
CO-DEPENDENTS ANONYMOUS (C.O.D.A.): A 12-step program for men and women overcoming co-dependency, and seeking healthier relationships. Meets Wednesdays from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Health Conference Center at McHenry Village, behind Valley Sporting Goods and Keller's, 1700 McHenry Ave., Modesto. Call 575-4596.
COED DUAL RECOVERY SUPPORT GROUP: Offers emotional support and information to people trying to stay clean and sober while taking prescription medicines. Call 558-4081.
COUPLES IN RECOVERY: For married couples seeking to repair the damage addiction has done to their relationship with each other and God. Meets 7 p.m. Wednesday, Family Life Pavilion, First Baptist Church, 12th and Needham streets, Modesto. 521-0181, ext. 2607. www.fbcmodesto.com.
EVERY MAN'S BATTLE: Dealing with sexual addictions, for men only. Child care provided for newborns through grade six. Meets 7 p.m. Thursdays, First Baptist Church, Family Life Pavilion, 1325 12th St., Modesto. 521-0181, ext. 2621; www.fbcmodesto.com.
GAMBLERS ANONYMOUS: A 12-step program for compulsive gambling. Meets 6:45 p.m. Tuesdays, SBHC (meet in reception), 1501 Claus Road, Modesto. Nancy, 558-4700. www.gamblersanonymous.org.
HOPE FOR COMPULSIVE OVEREATERS: 12-step approach helps overeaters with compulsive food addictions. For women only. Child care provided for newborns through grade six. Meets Thursdays, 7 p.m., First Baptist Church, Family Life Pavilion, 1325 12th St., Modesto. 576-1055, ext. 2621. www.fbcmodesto.com.
MEN'S SUPPORT GROUP: For men recovering from mental illness and drug or alcohol addiction. Meets at noon Tuesdays, Wellness Recovery, 920 12th St., Modesto. 558-4076 or 558-4081.
MEN'S SUPPORT GROUP: Deals with addictions to pornography and other sexual issues. Group follows Christian based recovery book "Every Man's Battle." Meets 7:30 p.m. Thursdays. Call 765-2460 for more information.
NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS: A number of 12-step self-help groups for people of all ages recovering from drug addiction. Times and places of meetings vary. Call 526-1817. www.svgna.org.
OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS: A 12-step fellowship to overcome compulsive eating. Times and places of meetings vary. Hotline 550-4141; or Maxine, 538-8175. www.overeatersanonymous.org.
OVERCOMERS: A Bible-based, addictive or compulsive behavior class and support group for men and women meets at 7 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays, at Modesto Gospel Mission, 1400 Yosemite Blvd., Modesto. Call 529-8259.
OVERCOMERS OUTREACH: A Christian recovery group with addictive or compulsive behavior meets Thursdays, 7-8 p.m. at Modesto Covenant Church, 913 Floyd Ave., Room D204, Modesto. Contact Christine Champion, firstname.lastname@example.org.
PRODIGAL SONS AND DAUGHTERS: A Christ-centered, Bible study/support group for adolescents. It uses the 12-step program of Alcoholics Anonymous with discussions and Bible stories. Youth meet three times a week and their parents once a week. Meets Monday through Thursday, 7 p.m., Tuesday 1 p.m. (women only). 28725 Quincy Road, Turlock. For more information call 652-2267. email@example.com
RECOVERY IN CHRIST: Separate 12-step groups for men or women wanting to overcome drug or alcohol addiction. Child care provided for newborn through grade six. First Baptist Church, Family Life Pavilion, 1325 12th St. Call 521-0181, ext. 2607. www.fbcmodesto.com.
FRESH HOPE: Christian-based recovery group for men and women. Meets 6 p.m. Thursdays, Trinity Church of the Nazarene, 2200 Sunrise Ave., Modesto. Church, 577-2374, or Larry Booker, 521-2075.
SEXAHOLICS ANONYMOUS: A 12-step program that teaches abstinence outside of marriage and with oneself. Meets 6 p.m. Tuesdays, St. Paul's choir room, 1528 Oakdale Road, Modesto. Mike at 918-8711. www.sa.org
SART GROUP: A group for alcohol and drug abuse education, peer support, relapse prevention techniques and referrals. Must be sober at the time of the meeting. Call 557-6213. Veterans Outpatient Clinic, 1524 McHenry Ave., Suite 450, Modesto.
WOMEN FOR SOBRIETY: A Jean Kirkpatrick self-help group for women who are maintaining sobriety and raising self-esteem and overcoming the debilitating feelings of guilt. Meets 7 p.m., Mondays, Memorial Medical Center's Health Education and Conference Center, 1700 McHenry Ave., Modesto. Call 523-7052. www.womenforsobriety.org.
VICTORY LIFE CENTER, RENEWED MINDS: A Christian-based, 12-step recovery program for any addiction. There are men's and women's groups. Meets, Thursdays, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Victory Life Center Foursquare Church, 2118 Woodland Ave., Modesto. Contact Marcus and Nina Martinez, 538-8093.
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