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Alternative Self-Help Programs

MOST self-help programs are based on the 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous. However, some people find that 12-step programs do not fit with their personal beliefs or are not helpful for some other reason. Alternative Self-Help Programs assist people to find paths to recovery through mutual self-help that is not based on the 12 steps.

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(831) 818-9132


Never alone...making recovery a partnership

Coach for Recovery offers comprehensive services for people seeking recovery, emphasizing on Recovery Coaching, Interventions, and Counseling. We bring a unique and powerful approach to serving people based on many years of practice and a deep insight into human nature. We will work with you on a one-on-one basis to guide you through the difficult task of recovery.

Contact: Monique Cook, founder and owner

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Meets on Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m. in the Community Room at
St. Phillips Episcopal Church
5271 Scotts Valley Dr.
Scotts Valley, CA 95066

(408) 472-9025

Organization whose purpose is to help all women recover from problem drinking through the discovery of self, gained by sharing experiences hopes and encouragement with other women in similar circumstances. Based on the "New Life" program, a recovery program designed especially to address women's issues.

Contact: Jennifer Gomon

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Santa Cruz Bible Church
440 Frederick St.
Santa Cruz, CA 95062

(831) 429-1162

A fellowship of men and women where recovery is based on the Bible and eight principles, addresses all kinds of addictions and is not based on age, sex, race or religious background. Disabled accessibility not known. Meets Friday's at 7:00 p.m. in the Santa Cruz Bible Church Student Center.

Contact: Penny Neudeck  (831) 429-1162 x217

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1010 Emeline Avenue, #C
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Monday, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Thursday, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.


MOAB is a self-facilitated men's support group originally founded by a few local men who endeavored to find ways to recognize and deal with their anger and the abusive behaviour in their relationships. Over the years MOAB has become a safe and confidential environment to talk with other men about things that we may ordinarily harbor or conceal. Listening to others helps us to recognize our own hidden issues so they become easier to deal with.

Meetings are FREE (no dues or fees, though we do accept donations for the purchase of necessary supplies). All men are welcome to attend; the only requirement is sobriety during meeting times. If you have questions, please send an email to: moab@moab.org.

Loren (831) 464-3855
Beau (831) 818-6161

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Referral resource information on this website is provided as a courtesy to the public and does not imply endorsement of the providers or services by the County or the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Commission. See Full Disclaimer...

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