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Support Groups & Classes


Group Descriptions

12-Step

AA is an international fellowship of men and women who have had a drinking problem. Living Sober is a practical 90-page booklet that demonstrates through simple example how A.A. members throughout the world live and stay sober one day at a time.
NA is a global fellowship or society of men and women for whom drugs had become a major problem. We are recovering addicts who meet regularly to help each other stay clean. This is a program of complete abstinence from all drugs.
A 12-step recovery group based on biblical principals.

Behavior Management

The true goal of anger management isn't to suppress feelings of anger but rather to understand the message behind the emotion and express it in a healthy way without losing control. Invitation only.
Developing skills to deal with self-destructive coping behaviors.
A Biblical path to resolving conflict.

Educational

Focus on the brain and the way active addiction changes the body; discussions on perceptions of experience.
Basics of Mental Health vocabulary, theory, and application.
Peer support focused on treatment courts.
Medication Assisted Recovery Services - Information and support for individuals engaging in Medication Assisted Therapy

Self-Help

Skills building group focused on advocacy and boundaries provided by Housing Options Made Easy
Mental health topic oriented discussion focusing on skills for achieving and maintaining recovery.
Self-Help open discussion on recovery in daily living.
Self-Help based on changing your thinking.

Book Based

Recovery methods derived from evidence-based addiction treatments; secular and scientifically based using non-confrontational, motivational, behavioral, and cognitive methods.
This book, written by addicts for addicts, is a snapshot of our fellowship: addicts in recovery who have helped each other face life on its own terms, without the use of drugs, for consecutive days, months, years, and decades.
A guide for recovery from alcoholism written in layman's terms.

Life Skills

Skills, recipes, and budget development for cooking in recovery from Chef Sean Jones.
Using creative activities to support recovery.
Resume building, interviewing, and job search techniques.
Learn how to use knitting to improve your wellbeing and support your recovery.

Meditation

Meditation skills and group meditation.
A group for people in recovery, led by Jen Raines, exploring recovery in mind, body, & soul.
Recovery program based on Buddhist principles of mindfulness and meditation.
Christian recovery focused worship service. All are welcome. Wherever you are on your faith journey.

PTSD

Focuses on developing skills to heal trauma for people in recovery.
Trauma group using poetry and self-expression to find healing.
Focuses on developing skills to heal trauma for people in recovery. Men only.
Focuses on developing skills to heal trauma for people in recovery. Women only.

Families

Parents who have experienced the tragic death of a child. Invitation only.
Support group for empowering the family unit.
Support for families and friends of those in recovery.

Parenting

Parenting group presented in association with CASAC. Invitation only.
Parenting group presented in association with CASAC aimed at parents of teens and tweens. Invitation only.
Parenting group presented in association with CASAC aimed at parents of children up to five. Invitation only.
Education and support for expecting and new mothers.

Groups

A gender specific open topic on varied subjects. Women only.

Veterans

Mental health and chemical dependency peer support for veterans. Veterans only.
A support group for people who have struggled with suicide attempts or thoughts. For more information: ats@mhachautauqua.org.
A wellness group for the LGBTQIA+ community to support your peers through resources, acceptance, and stories. For more information: stqp@mhachautauqua.org.
Mon - Wed: 8:30am - 7:00pm | Thurs: 8:30am - 8:00pm | Fri: 8:30pm - 4:00pm | Sat: 9:00am - 2:00pm | Sun: Closed
Gateway Building Door 14, 31 Water Street Suite 7, Jamestown NY 14701
Grace Lutheran Church, 601 Eagle Street, Dunkirk NY 14048
Mon - Tues: 10:00am - 3:00pm | Fri: 10:00am - 2:00pm | Sun, Wed, Thurs, Sat: Closed
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