Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is an international fellowship of men and women who have had a drinking problem. It is nonprofessional, self-supporting, multiracial, apolitical, and available almost everywhere. There are no age or education requirements. Membership is open to anyone who wants to do something about his or her drinking problem. Click below for meeting lists and a useful website - the first document is meetings around the La Crosse Area and the second is outside of the La Crosse Area.
Al-Anon’s purpose is to help families and friends of alcoholics recover from the effects of living with the problem drinking of a relative or friend. Similarly, Alateen is our recovery program for young people. Alateen groups are sponsored by Al-Anon members. Our program of recovery is adapted from Alcoholics Anonymous and is based upon the Twelve Steps, Twelve Traditions, and Twelve Concepts of Service. The only requirement for membership is that there be a problem of alcoholism in a relative or friend. Al-Anon/Alateen is not affiliated with any other organization or outside entity.
Narcotics Anonymous (NA) is a nonprofit 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. There is only one requirement for membership, the desire to stop using. Click below for a NA meeting list.
The Nar-Anon Family Group is primarily for those who know or have known a feeling of desperation concerning the addiction problem of someone very near to you. Those that attend Nar-Anon meetings have traveled that unhappy road too, and found the answer with serenity and peace of mind. Click below for a Nar-Anon meeting list.
According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), Dual diagnosis is a term for when someone experiences a mental illness and a substance abuse problem simultaneously. Dual diagnosis is a very broad category. It can range from someone developing mild depression because of binge drinking, to someone’s symptoms of bipolar disorder becoming more severe when that person abuses heroin during periods of mania. - See more at: http://www.nami.org/Learn-More/Mental-Health-Conditions/Related-Conditions/Dual-Diagnosis#sthash.bWheMQT3.dpuf A Support group is available on SATURDAY mornings from 11:30-12:30 in the Coulee Council on Addictions Lobby. Call Coulee Council for more information if need it - 608-784-4177.
Gamblers Anonymous (GA) 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 a gambling problem. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop gambling. There are no dues or fees for Gamblers Anonymous membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions. Click below for a GA meeting list.
Get Your Loved One Sober program is a 6 week class, utilizing Community Reinforcement and Family Training principles. This program provides spouses and family members the guidance and tools needed to promote awareness of how an individual with a substance use disorder and his or her loved one interact, and to change unhealthy patterns to achieve healthier and happier results. The program is free, yet facilitators suggest participants purchase the book "Get Your Loved One Sober" prior to class starting. Books can be purchased at Coulee Council. Click on the document above to print the flyer for the next class. Contact Coulee Council at 608-784-4177 for more information and dates of the next class.
After the six week class participants are provided the opportunity to participate in the "Restoring the Sanity" Support Program. This post-Get Your Loved One Sober support group offers hope and problem-solving techniques through specifically designed activities. The goal is to encourage participants to open up in a safe environment about current and on-going struggles. (Prior attendance at the Get Your Loved One Sober Class is not required to participate in the Restoring the Sanity Support Program. This support group is open to anyone who could benefit from the support.) Click on the document above to print the flyer for the support group.This support group is held every Wednesday from 5:30-7 at Coulee Council, anyone is welcome.
Self Management And Recovery Training is a non-12 step alternative recovery meeting. No higher power or religious affiliation is required and the program is provided for any individual who deals with alcohol, drugs or any self-destructive behavior. SMART Recovery is a psychological approach to recovery that empowers the individual to choose abstinence. Meetings are provided at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Building on Mondays from 5:30-7pm, Coulee Council on Wednesday and Friday from 5:30-7 pm and a Women's group on Saturdays from 1-2pm at Coulee Council. . Click on the document above to print the flyer for the SMART Recovery. Feel free to contact Coulee Council for more information - 608-784-4177.