Alcohol & Drugs
Self Help Meetings
Alcoholics Anonymous - Alcoholics Anonymous ®, otherwise known as AA, is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. You can find the location and times of local meetings by visiting this website. Click here for a comprehensive list of meetings in the local LA area.
Narcotics Anonymous - Similar to AA, Narcotics Anonymous (NA) is designed to help to help people with drug problems. As with AA, the only requirement for membership is a desire to stop using drugs. Locations and meeting times can be found by visiting the website.
SMART Recovery - An Alternative to AA and NA, Smart Recovery works to support individuals who have chosen to abstain, or are considering abstinence from any type of addictive behaviors (substances or activities), by teaching how to change self-defeating thinking, emotions, and actions; and to work towards long-term satisfactions and quality of life. In addition to a listing of local meetings, the SMART Recovery model offers many on-line meetings per week, where you can participate in a meeting in front of your computer.
Alanon/Alateen - Al-Anon (which includes Alateen for younger members) has been offering hope and help to families and friends of alcoholics. It is estimated that each alcoholic affects the lives of at least four other people... alcoholism is truly a family disease. No matter what relationship you have with an alcoholic, whether they are still drinking or not, all who have been affected by someone else's drinking can find solutions that lead to serenity in the Al-Anon/Alateen fellowship. Los Angeles County meetings can be found at http://www.alanonla.org
Listed below are a few local meetings known for a stronger young adult presence.
|Sunday||NA 8:30 pm Club Malibu 22669 PCH Soba transitional living.|
|Monday||AA Meeting - 7:30 pm at Oceanside Transitional Living- 21022 PCH - great meeting on the beach just south of Dukes|
|Tuesday||NA Meeting - 8 pm at Lady of Malibu 3625 Winter Canyon Rd.|
|Wednesday||Youth Echo Meeting 8 pm at Boys and Girls Club at Behind swimming pool at Malibu High School 30215 Morning View|
|Thursday||AA 26th and Broadway, Santa Monica 8pm
Youth Meeting at Hill/2nd in Santa Monica 8pm