A TWELVE-STEP program is a guiding set of principles that, when practiced, leads to recovery from addictive behavior. The steps were originally developed by the fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous ("AA") to guide recovery from alcoholism. AA's purpose is to provide the recovering alcoholic (addict) with the tools to stay sober and help others achieve sobriety. Participants benefit from the shared camaraderie among group members. The AA method has been adopted as the foundation of other twelve-step programs such as Narcotics Anonymous, Cocaine Anonymous, Crystal Meth Anonymous, and Marijuana Anonymous.
Working the Twelve Steps involves:
The following Twelve-Step Programs are active in the Santa Cruz Area. Some have 24-hour Help-lines to serve the community.
ANONYMOUS OF SANTA CRUZ COUNTY
5732 Soquel Drive
Soquel, CA 95073
(831) 475-5782 (24 hrs)
|Fellowship of men and women with drinking problems with the purpose of staying sober and helping other alcoholics achieve sobriety. Immediate contact with a recovering alcoholic; information; and literature. Free, No Fees or Dues. Disability Accessibility: none. Current meeting schedules can be obtained at Alcoholic Anonymous office at 5732 Soquel Drive, in Soquel Monday-Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Se Habla Español|
Meeting Referral Line
fellowship of men and women who come together to obtain freedom
from addiction to cocaine and all other mind altering
Disabled Accessibility: Not known.
Mental Health Client Action Network
1051 Cayuga St.
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Recovery Anonymous (DRA) is a 12-Step self-help program for men and women who are affected
with an emotional or psychiatric illness along with a chemical
dependency. The primary purpose of DRA is to help one another achieve dual recovery, to prevent relapse and to carry the message of recovery to others who experience a dual disorder. The DRA program is based on the principles of the Twelve Steps and the personal experiences of men and women in dual recovery.
Contact: Ron Myers, Director of Operations
| Self-help (non-religious) fellowship group for those who
cannot control their marijuana use and are experiencing adverse
effects in other areas of their life. No fee is charged. Meetings
at Louden Nelson Center on Wednesdays 7-8:15 p.m. Call to
confirm at 420-6177. Also, Calvary Church, Fireside Room, 532 Cedar St. And New Life Center, 707 Fair Ave. on Saturdays from 8:00-9:00 p.m.
Can also contact: Marijuana Anonymous at (800) 766-6779 or write: P.O. Box 2912; Van Nuys, CA 91404. Se Habla Español
| NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS
24 hour HELPLINE
|Call for current open meeting schedules. Disabled Accessibility.|
P.O. Box 713
Soquel, CA 95073
(831) 462-1818 (24 hrs)
|Alanon is an anonymous fellowship of men and women whose lives have been affected by the drinking of a family member or friend. Alateen meetings are for those of ages 12 through 20. We meet to share experiences, strength and hope and to study the 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous. No dues or fees. Bilingual meetings in Hollister and Watsonville. Disabled Accessibility: Wheelchair. Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACA) 12 step group support. And "Parents with Hope" meetings Sunday evenings at 6:00 pm at Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church, 2402 Cabrillo College Drive, Soquel, CA. Call Rachel (831)688-1792 or Rodney (831)588-4103 for more information. To confirm all other meeting times, call (831) 420-6177. Se Habla Español|
|NAR-ANON FAMILY GROUPS
Aptos Christian Fellowship
7200 Freedom Blvd.
Meetings Tuesdays 7:00 - 8:30PM
|A twelve-step program designed to help relatives and friends of addicts recover from the effects of living with an addicted relative or friend. Nar-Anon's program of recovery is adapted from Narcotics Anonymous and uses Nar-Anon's Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions. The only requirement to be a member and attend Nar-Anon meetings is that there is a problem of drugs or addiction in a relative or friend. Nar-Anon is not affiliated with any other organization or outside entity.
Aptos: Park in back of church and enter through the back door. Please come 15 minutes early to get acquainted.
Santa Cruz: Just walk in the front door and head for the back door - you'll see our sign!