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Family Self-Help Support    

THROUGH the shared experience and wisdom of the group, families learn how to support themselves and each other in dealing with a family member who has an addiction problem. Most family self-help support groups are based in the 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous.

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(District 23)
P.O. Box 713
Soquel, CA 95073

(831) 462-1818 (24 hrs)
(831) 662-4696

ACA-Bay Area
(415) 641-7373
(415) 442-7998

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 
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147 S. River St. Suite 234-A
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

(831) 234-2010


Coastal Turning Point provides integrated behavioral health care that meets the differing needs of the community with an individualized approach, and various evidence-based treatments. This wellness center offers individual, group and family counseling as well as intensive outpatient and day treatment for substance abuse offered to teens and adults. Comprehensive testing for brain health, Biofeedback and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) are also available for whom it is appropriate.

Contact: Cassia Bloom or Shawm Smith

P.O. Box 1415
Santa Cruz, CA 95061

(831) 469-6096 Admin.
(831) 429-1478 Crisis Line

This service follows a 12-step program (like Alcoholics Anonymous). It is designed for persons suffering from compulsiveness in the conduct of their interpersonal relationships. They also invite people who have (or have had) substance abuse problems which have complicated their ability to act responsibly in relationships. Free. Disabled Accessibility: Not known. Call for meeting times.
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Santa Cruz
Sutter Hospital
2900 Chanticleer Dr.
(Chanticleer and Soquel Dr.)
Meetings Sunday 6:30 - 8:00PM
"Saving Ourselves" (SOS)

HELPLINE: (831) 291-5099

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.

Santa Cruz Sunday: Sutter Room is near the back door.
Newcomers: Please come 15 minutes early.

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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. Full Disclaimer...

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