Support Groups – Substance Use Disorder
Many support groups exist in the community. Some are offered as part of large substance use disorder agency programs, faith-based organizations, peer support services and recovery communities. We have not listed all the many groups offered through Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous. We have tried to list support groups open to the public and do not require being a patient or client. Ask your provider about support groups that may be available within their agency if you receive care in an agency setting.
Support Group Resources
Supports groups for persons attempting to maintain sobriety. Teaches twelve guidelines which aid persons in developing lifestyle without alcohol use. Meetings held at numerous times, days and locations. Also information on support groups for spouses and children of alcoholics at 856-2520.
Support group for anyone, including youth, whose life has been affected by drinking. Numerous meetings are available throughout the WNY area. Walk in to an open meeting. Local meeting schedule is available online or by calling answering service. If no answer, leave a message and someone will return your call.
Service Area: WNY.
A support group for recovering addicts who are on Medication Assisted Treatment or MAT. Sponsored by the Addict 2 Addict, Family 2 Family program. Walk in.
Addict 2 Addict Virtual Support Group – MHPC
WNY Independent Living
3108 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14214
A virtual support group for peers to help peers through the obstacles of addiction and recovery. This group is a judgment free zone for peers to help one another recover. Peers meet through phone, web, or app.
Service Area: Erie County.
Help people in all stages of recovery and their families reclaim their lives. Offers a wide range of personalized services to promote healthy lifestyles, from support groups and life skills training to nutrition seminars and exercise classes. People in all stages of recovery are welcome, and there are many ways to get involved. English and Spanish.
Service Area: Erie & Niagara Counties.
A 12-step fellowship for recovering addicts; various meetings throughout the community. Call for schedule. Sole requirement for membership is a desire to stop using.
Service Area: WNY
Finding Joy Support Group
Support group which leads participants through identifying and examining common self-defeating behaviors and irrational thoughts, as well as developing mindfulness skills and learning how to build and utilize a healthy support network.
Support for individuals currently in recovery from or struggling with substance use.
Recover Like a Rock Star
Support group using music of all different genres to examine the pain, destruction, and negative consequences of active addiction and the lifestyle that surrounds it, as well as the new excitement, joy, and freedom that is available in recovery.
For women who have struggled with substance use.
Breaking Chains or Collateral Hope
Faith based recovery group for individuals currently in recovery from or struggling with substance use.
A recovery group for Lockport drug court participants.
Support group for recovering substance abusers which takes a non-religious, rational approach to recovery. Please check website for most up-to-date meeting information: http://www.sos-nys.org
A recovery support center for people in recovery or seeking recovery from addiction, along with their family members and loved ones. Provides a safe and sober drop-in space five times each week. Also allows 12-step and recovery groups to meet at the facility.
Service Area: Erie County