PeerGalaxy Original Calendar

Welcome to PeerGalaxy Calendar featuring over 99,000+ monthly offerings of FREE telephone- and online-accessible peer support, recovery support + wellness activities!

Over 30+ warmlines plus webinars, workshops, job postings, special events, consumer input opportunities and more.

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How Events are Sorted:

First, at the top of the list: SAMHSA Disaster Helpline and similar links.

Next in the list: Bundled “All Day” Events for organizations with events happening at multiple times throughout the day and/or in many formats or locations; these are bundled into a single listing to prevent endless scrolling.  Usually these offer a lookup by zip code or other criteria. 

Lastly, Time-Specific Events listed by start time from 12:01am early morning to 11:59pm late night.  Warmlines and places east of Oregon’s time zone tend to start earlier (e.g. 4am in Oregon is 7am in New York).

Feb
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Tue
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01 – Helpline – LFL – Lines for Life Alcohol and Drug Helpline @ 800-923-4357 – 24/7 Weekdays and Weekends @ Phone
Feb 20 all-day

Alcohol and Drug Helpline

Call 800-923-4357 (24/7/365) or
Text RecoveryNow to 839863 Monday-Friday, 2-6pm PT.

Crisis Worker On the Phone

The Alcohol and Drug Helpline serves anyone who needs information, support, or access to resources and treatment for alcohol or drug use. If you or someone you know needs help, the Alcohol and Drug Helpline is free, confidential, and available for calls 24/7/365. The Alcohol and Drug Text Line is open Monday through Friday, 2pm to 6pm PST.

Call or text us for help understanding or dealing with alcohol and drug use or addiction. When you call us, we listen and support. We provide hope, referrals, resources, and information. Our highly trained staff and volunteers provide immediate assistance, non-judgmental listening, and compassionate support that can put you on a path to healing.

Para Ayuda en Español

llama al número 1-888-628-9454

https://988lifeline.org/help-yourself/en-espanol/

 

For Youth

If you are under age 21 and would like to talk with a peer about alcohol and drug use or abuse, contact our YouthLine. YouthLine is a free, confidential, teen-to-teen crisis and help line.

Call (877) 968-8491
Text ‘teen2teen’ to 839863
Chat https://www.oregonyouthline.org
We listen. We support. We keep it to ourselves.

Visit link:

https://oregonyouthline.org/

Excerpt(s):

Teens are available to help daily from 4-10pm PST (adults are available by phone at all other times!).

YouthLine is a free teen-to-teen crisis support and help line.

YouthLine is confidential to a point- while we will never share conversations had on the lines, we are mandatory reporters. If a young person is unable to agree to safety for themselves or another person, or if abuse is occurring, YouthLine contacts other agencies to ensure the best support and safety for the young person in crisis.

01 – Helpline – NCPG – National Council on Problem Gaming – National Problem Gaming Chatline @ ncpgambling.org/chat – 24/7 @ Online Via Chat
Feb 20 all-day
01 - Helpline - NCPG - National Council on Problem Gaming - National Problem Gaming Chatline @ ncpgambling.org/chat - 24/7 @ Online Via Chat

 

National Problem Gambling Helpline

Chatline

www.ncpgambling.org/chat

Click the link below to chat with a helpline specialist.

Free, confidential and available 24/7. Works in all 50 states.

Online. Click here to enter.

Below are state helpline text/chat numbers. Hyperlinked items with take you directly to their contact page:

Arizona: Text NEXTSTEP to 53342

California: Text SUPPORT to 53342

Connecticut: Text CTGAMB to 53342

Illinois:  Text ILGAMB to 53342

Indiana: Text INGAMBÂto 53342

Minnesota: Text HOPE to 53342

Mississippi: Text to MSGAMB 53342

North Carolina:  Text MORETHANAGAMENC 53342

If you would like to call the National Problem Gambling Helpline, dial 1-800-522-4700

If you would like to text the helpline, text 1-800-522-4700.

NCPG also supports GamTalk, a 24/7 moderated online peer support forum, www.gamtalk.org.

 

05 – Warmline – CA/OSA – Cocaine Anonymous Online Service Area – OSA HELP LINE – EMAIL BASED – 24/7 @ email
Feb 20 all-day
05 - Warmline - CA/OSA -  Cocaine Anonymous Online Service Area - OSA HELP LINE - EMAIL BASED - 24/7 @ email

CA/OSA – Help Line

Need Help? There is a solution!

To Reach the CA/OSA – Email Help Line, Use the Link Below

helpline@ca-online.org

Cocaine Anonymous is a Fellowship of, by, and for addicts seeking recovery. Friends and Family of addicts should contact Co-Anon Family Groups, a Fellowship dedicated to their much different needs. Some items contained in these pages are published with permission of C.A. World Services, Inc., but this does not imply endorsement of this website by the C.A. World Service Conference or the C.A. World Service Office. The information provided within this website is intended to be a convenience for those who visit our website. Such inclusion does not constitute or imply endorsement by, or affiliation with, the Area or the Districts within. “Cocaine Anonymous World Service Conference Approved Literature. Copyright © 2022 Cocaine Anonymous World Services, Inc. “C.A.”, “Cocaine Anonymous” and the C.A. logo are registered trademarks of Cocaine Anonymous World Services, Inc. All rights reserved.” “In the spirit of Tradition Six, C.A. is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization, or institution. As such, in the Area, District, Service Committees of Cocaine Anonymous and Cocaine Anonymous as a whole does not endorse and is not affiliated with or any of the companies and/or services offered on the site. Any links to external websites or services are only provided as a convenience to our members.”

webmaster@ca-online.org

05 – Warmline – GA – Gamblers Anonymous and more – (855) 222-5542 – Weekdays and Weekends @ Phone
Feb 20 all-day

 

GAMBLERS ANONYMOUS 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. Gamblers Anonymous is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy; neither endorses nor opposes any cause. Our primary purpose is to stop gambling and to help other compulsive gamblers do the same.”

From the Gamblers Anonymous Website:

Types of Meetings

Closed Meeting:
Only those with a gambling problem, or those who think they may have a gambling problem, and have a desire to stop gambling, may attend and participate.

Modified Closed Meeting:
Same as a “Closed Meeting” but the members would vote to include certain groups such as health professionals, guests attending with first time members, and persons with other addictions in need of a meeting

Open Meeting:
Spouses, family, and friends of the gambler are welcome
to attend and observe the meeting.

Chat:
https://m2.icarol.com/ConsumerRegistration.aspx?org=66046&pid=454&cc=en-US

Gamblers Anonymous:
http://www.gamblersanonymous.org/ga/locations/zip/table/0/na/na/na/21401/50?#gmap-nodemap-gmap0

National GA Telephone Meetings
Day and Time
Call-in Number and Meeting Code
Contact Email

Sunday 6pm PT
1-712-770-5338 code 836083 #
Sunday9pmHelp@gmail.com

Monday 6pm PT
1-712-770-4925 code 554671 #
Monday9pmHelp@gmail.com

Tuesday 6pm PT
1-712-770-4943 code 253824 #
Tuesday9pmHelp@gmail.com

Wednesday 6pm PT
1-712-770-4160 code 611704 #
Wednesday9pmHelp@gmail.com

Thursday 6pm PT
1-712-770-4981 code 872853 #
Thursday9pmHelp@gmail.com

Friday Noon PT
1-712-770-4979 code 703758 #
Friday3pmHelp@gmail.com (TBD)

Friday 6pm PT
1-712-770-4996 code 595094 #
Friday9pmHelp@gmail.com

Saturday 6pm PT
1-712-770-5335 code 491301 #
Saturday9pmHelp@gmail.com

Gamblers Anonymous 12-Steps Virtual Online Support Groups in California:

https://gasteps.org/virtual-meeting-directory

Gamblers Anonymous Support Groups in Oregon:
http://www.gamblersanonymous.org/ga/locations/state/table/OR/na/na/na/na/10?#gmap-nodemap-gmap0

Gamblers Anonymous Hotlines Website:
http://www.gamblersanonymous.org/ga/hotlines

Oregon Toll-Free Hotline Number:
1-855-2CALLGA (855-222-5542)

Gam-Anon for Family and Friends Website:
http://www.gam-anon.org/
http://www.gamblersanonymous.org/ga/content/gam-anon-help-family-friends

AA OR A58 – Alcoholics Anonymous Oregon Area 58 – Find A Meeting In Oregon – English, Spanish, Hearing Impaired – Weekdays & Weekends
Feb 20 all-day

 

 

Find an AA Meeting In Oregon

Meetings in Spanish – Hearing Impaired Meetings – Online & In-Person – Hot Lines – Phone Apps

Looking for a local AA meeting?

Meeting lists are provided by local Districts, Intergroups and Central Offices.

You can use the district map page to find the District you’re interested in and then visit the meeting list and/or website for that district.  If a District has no website, the nearest Intergroup or Central Office may be listed.

Hotline phone numbers listed below may also help.

If interested, you can download the meeting guide app from following the links below.

 

District Websites With Meeting Lists

Link: 

https://www.aa-oregon.org/find-meetings/#districtlinks 

Click the link above for the List of Oregon AA Districts with AA Meetings and Hotlines plus Phone Apps.

AA Portland Districts map page.

For a detailed view of Districts in the Portland area, visit the map page.

Link:

https://www.aa-oregon.org/portland-districts/

NOTE: Districts, Intergroups and Central Offices are independent service entities; Oregon Area 58 is not responsible for the content of their web sites.

Higher resolution maps of the District boundaries in Portland and in Oregon are also available for download.

District Websites

 

Hotlines

Tel: (971) 601-9220  Astoria / Seaside

Tel: (503) 739-4856  Tillamook

Link: Website & meeting list

 

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District 2

Depoe Bay, Lincoln City, Newport, Siletz, South Beach, Toledo and Waldport

24-Hour Hotline

Tel: (541) 265-1953

 

Para Preguntas Llamar:

Tel: (541) 574-7842

 

Link: Website & meeting list

 

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District 3

Arlington, Boardman, Condon, Fossil, Hepper, Hermiston, Ione, Mission, Pendleton and Pilot Rock

 

Hotline

Tel: (800) 410-5953

Link: Website & meeting list

 

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Districts 4 & 28

Salem, Dallas

 

Hotline

Tel: (503) 399-0599

Link: Website & meeting list

 

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District 5

Bend, Burns, Chemult, Culver, John Day, La Pine, Madras, Metolius, Mt. Vernon, Prineville, Redmond, Sisters, Sunriver, Terrabonne, Tumalo, and Warm Springs

 

24-Hour Hotline:

Tel: (541) 548-0440

Link: Website & meetings list

 

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District 6

Emerald Valley Intergroup:

Eugene, Alvadore, Cottage Grove, Creswell, Junction City, Lowell, Springfield, Veneta

 

24-Hour Hotline:

Tel: (541) 342-4113

Link: Website & meetings list

 

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District 7

Josephine County Intergroup & Central Office

 

24-Hour Hotline:

Tel: (541) 474-0782

Link: Website & meeting list

 

District 8

Coos Bay, Florence, Gardiner, Lakeside, Mapleton, North Bend, Reedsport

 

24-Hour Hotline:

Tel: (541) 269-3265

Link: Website & meeting list

 

District 9

Northwest/Downtown Portland

 

24-Hour Hotline:

Tel: (503) 223-8569

Link: Website & meeting list 

 

District 10

Beaverton, Portland, Tigard

 

24-Hour Hotline:

Tel: (503) 223-8569

Link: Website & meeting list

 

District 11

Gresham & East County

 

24-Hour Hotline:

Tel: (503) 223-8569

Link: Website & meeting list

 

District 12

Eastside Portland

 

24-Hour Hotline:

Tel: (503) 223-8569

Link: Meeting schedule (on Portland Intergroup web site)

 

District 13

Roseburg, Canyonville, Drain, Glendale, Riddle

 

24-Hour Hotline:

Tel: (541) 673-7552

Link: Website & meeting list

 

District 14

Bingen/White Salmon WA, Carson WA, Goldendale WA, Hood River, Maupin, Moro, Odell, Parkdale, Stevenson WA, The Dalles, Tygh Valley

 

24-Hour Hotline:

Tel: (833) 423-3683 = (833-HAD-ENUF)

Link: Website & meeting list

 

District 15

Clackamas, Milwaukie, West Linn

 

24-Hour Hotline:

Tel: (503) 223-8569

Link: Website & meeting list

 

District 16

Applegate, Ashland, Butte Falls, Central Point,
Eagle Point, Gold Hill, Jacksonville, Medford,
Phoenix, Prospect, Rogue River, Ruch, Talent,
& White City

 

24-Hour Hotline:

Tel: (541) 773-4848

Link: Website & meeting list

 

District 17

Klamath & Lake Counties

 

24-Hour Hotline:

Tel: (541) 883-4970

Link: Website & meeting list

 

District 18

Clatskanie, Ranier, St. Helens, Scappoose, Vernonia

 

24-hour Hotline:

Tel: (503) 366-0667  Columbia County

Link: Website & meeting list

 

District 19

Southwest of Eugene

 

24 Hour Hotline:

Tel: (541) 342-4113

Link: Website (Emerald Valley Intergroup) & meeting list

 

District 20

Springfield

 

24 Hour Hotline:

Tel: (541) 342-4113

Link: Web site (Emerald Valley Intergroup) & meeting list

 

District 21

Albany, Corvallis, Lebanon, Willamette Valley

 

24-Hour Hotline:

Tel: (541) 967-4252

Link: Web site & meeting list

 

District 22

McMinnville, Newberg

24-Hour Hotlines:
Tel: (503) 472-1172 (McMinnville)
Tel: (888) 472-1172 (Newberg)

Link: Website & meeting list

 

District 23

Tualatin

 

24-Hour Hotline:

Tel: (503) 684-0415

Link: Website (Westside Central Office) & meeting list

 

District 24

Eastside Portland

 

24-Hour Hotline:

Tel: (503) 223-8569

Link: Website & meeting list (on Portland Intergroup web site)

 

District 25

Estacada, Gresham

 

24-Hour Hotline:

Tel: (503) 223-8569

Link: Website & meeting list (on Portland Intergroup web site)

 

District 26

North Portland

 

24-Hour Hotline:

Tel: (503) 223-8569

Link: Website & meeting list (on Portland Intergroup web site)

 

District 27

Southeast Portland

 

24-Hour Hotline:

Tel: (503) 223-8569

Link: Website & meeting list (on Portland Intergroup web site)

 

Districts 28 (and 4)

Salem, Dallas

 

Hotline:

Tel: (503) 399-0599

Link: Website & meeting list

 

District 29

Baker, Union & Wallowa Counties

 

24-Hour Hotline:

Tel: (541) 624-5117

Link: Website & meeting list

 

District 30

Oregon South Coast – Bandon, Brookings, Coquille, Gold Beach, Langlois, Myrtle Point, Port Oxford

 

24-Hour Hotlines:

Tel: (541) 347-1720  Bandon

Tel: (541) 469-2440  Brookings

Link: Website & meeting list

 

District 31

Hillsboro

 

24-Hour Hotline:

Tel: 503-684-0415

Link: Website (Westside Central Office) & meeting list

 

District 32

Canyon City, John Day, Mount Vernon

 

24-Hour Hotline:

Tel: (541) 548-0440

Link: Website & meeting list (Central Oregon Intergroup)

 

Districts 34 & 35

Spanish Language districts for the entire state.

 

Para ayuda llame las 24 Horas al

Tel: (971) 327-5523

Link: Meeting list (en Español)

 

District 36

Southwest Portland and parts of Lake Oswego

 

Link: Website and meeting list

 

District 37

Wilsonville, Sherwood, and West Linn

 

Link: Website (Westside Central Office) & meeting list

 

Download District maps of Portland and Oregon in higher resolution formats:

 

Portland Districts Map 11×17

1 file(s) 670.00 KB

 

Portland Districts Map 36×42

1 file(s) 1.06 MB

 

Oregon Districts Map 11×17

1 file(s) 755.71 KB

 

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Meetings en Español

 

Directorio de Grupos Hispaños:

 

Directory of Spanish-speaking Groups

1 file(s) 105.75 KB

 

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Distrito 28, 34 & 35

Oficina Intergrupal Hispaña De Salem Oregon
2495 Lancaster Dr. NE | Salem, OR 97303
(503) 899-2652

 

Distrito 28

Salem

 

Para ayuda llame las 24 Horas al

Tel: (971) 327-5523

Link: Meeting schedule

 

Distrito 34

Para ayuda llame las 24 Horas al

Tel: (971) 327-5523

Link: Meeting list (en Español)

 

Distrito 35

Para ayuda llame las 24 Horas al

Tel: (971) 327-5523

Link: Website

Link: Meeting list (en Español)

 

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Meetings for the Hearing Impaired

 

AA Meeting Schedule for the Hearing Impaired

Hotline Phone Numbers by City

Albany/Corvallis:                 541-967-4252
Astoria-Gearhart:                 971-601-9220
Baker City:                         541-624-5117
Bandon, Coquille:                541-347-1720
Boardman                          800-410-5953
Clatskanie, Rainier,              503-366-0667
  Scappoose, St Helens,

  Vernonia

Coos Bay, North Bend,          (541) 469-2440
  Lakeside, Reedsport,

  Florence, Gardiner,

  Mapleton

Bend:                                541-548-0440
Brookings:                          541-469-2440
Burns:                               541-548-0440
Cannon Beach:                    503-861-5526
Condon                              800-410-5953
The Dalles/Hood River:         800-999-9210
Echo                                  800-410-5953
Enterprise                          541-624-5117
Eugene:                             541-342-4113
Grants Pass:                       541-474-0782
Heppner                             800-410-5953
Hermiston:                         800-410-5953
Klamath:                            541-883-4970
La Grande:                         541-624-5117
Lincoln City:                       541-265-1953
Medford (District):               541-773-4848
McMinnville:                        503-472-1172
Newberg:                           888-472-1172
Newport:                            541-265-1953
Ontario (includes Boise):       208-344-6611
Pendleton:                          800-410-5953
Pilot Rock                           800-410-5953
Portland:                            503-223-8569
Westside Central Office:        503-684-0415
Roseburg:                          541-673-7552
Salem:                               503-399-0599
Seaside:                             971-601-9220
Siletz:                                541-265-1953
Umatilla                             800-410-5953
Yachats, Waldport, Toledo:    541-265-1953

 

 

AA Meeting Finder Applications

Meeting Guide App For Android

Meeting Guide App For iPhone

 

 

 

 

 

AAC – American Addiction Centers – AAC Virtual Support Meetings – 24/7 @ Online Via Facebook Live
Feb 20 all-day
AAC - American Addiction Centers - AAC Virtual Support Meetings - 24/7 @ Online Via Facebook Live

 

AAC Virtual Support Meetings

This group is owned and operated by American Addiction Centers (AAC). Amid the current pandemic, AAC is here to support you. During these times of uncertainty, you can be certain that we care about your recovery journey. We understand that attending in-person support group meetings over the coming weeks will be difficult, which is why we will be facilitating online Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous meetings. We have dedicated this group to sharing information related to these support group meetings.
To Join, Use The Link Below
Guidelines
These virtual 12-step meetings are intended to offer a safe place for individuals in recovery to find support during this time of uncertainty. We recognize the heightened sensitivity of attending an online meeting, and we kindly ask for your help in creating and maintaining an environment of peace, support, and confidentiality. Please respect the privacy and anonymity of all those who attend these meetings.
The facilitators of these meetings will protect your identity by hiding the meeting list, so that it is not visible to attendees. We ask for your support in this by not sharing anything discussed within the meeting, including individuals’ names and stories. We are grateful to have the opportunity to support you in your recovery and appreciate your commitment to these.

Group rules from the admins

Respect Everyone’s Privacy
Being part of this group requires mutual trust. Authentic, expressive discussions make groups great, but may also be sensitive and private. What’s shared in the group should stay in the group.
Be kind and Courteous
We’re all in this together to create a welcoming environment. Let’s treat everyone with respect. Healthy debates are natural, but kindness is required.
No Hate Speech or Bullying
Make sure everyone feels safe. Bullying of any kind isn’t allowed, and degrading comments about things like race, religion, culture, sexual orientation, gender, or identity will not be tolerated.
No Promotions or Spam
Give more than you take to this group. Self-promotion, spam and irrelevant links aren’t allowed.
ANARG – Alcoholics And Addicts Recovery Group – Daily @ Online Register for Details
Feb 20 all-day
ANARG - Alcoholics And Addicts Recovery Group - Daily @ Online Register for Details

ALCOHOLICS & ADDICTS RECOVERY GROUP

To join this group, use the Join Group button on the facebook page:
Although we are not an official AA/NA group, this site is for 12 step discussion but should not be used instead of face to face meetings. This site is here to help others in recovery from a very harsh disease. Consequently, we welcome the opportunity to share AA/NA experience with those who would like to get clean and sober. Your anonymity is not guaranteed on this site. The fact that you are a member of the group might be seen by others. Your posts in this group are visible only to other members of the group.
GROUP GUIDELINES
All Facebook rules regarding conduct and speech are in effect in this group. You may be removed or banned from this group for the following reasons:
* The subject of CbD oil, suboxone or marijuana maintenance (These subjects have a history of heated emotional debate and are considered and outside issue)
* If you are looking for theological debates.
* If you are seeking medical advice about your prescriptions. * WE ARE NOT DOCTORS*
* If you engage in racist, disruptive, or rude speech or behavior.
* If you block any of the group’s administrators.
* If you post pictures, video, memes, hashtags, or stickers.
* If you post links as an opening post, or post links in the comments that have nothing to do with the topic being discussed in an ongoing thread.
* If you post advertisements of any sort.
* If you are trolling, seeking private messages, asking for or putting your phone number on the group walls.
* If you are not here to offer or receive help with your drug addiction or alcoholism, if you are here to promote your own agenda.
When you troll for fish, you throw a line and wait for a bite. When you’re trolling for mayhem in a discussion group, you (post) or (comment) objectionable, confrontational, or intentionally controversial statements in an attempt to generate arguments. It’s petulant, sophomoric, and harmful, and it will not be tolerated.
If you feel the need to complain about anything, please send an instant message to any of the admins.
Thank you!
Admins
Randy Tawnja Rhonda Beth Tammi Cheryl Michelle Cameo Jenelle
ARSP – Addiction and Recovery Support Group – Online Via Facebook – 24/7 @ Online Via Facebook Live
Feb 20 all-day
ARSP - Addiction and Recovery Support Group - Online Via Facebook - 24/7 @ Online Via Facebook Live

 

Addiction & Recovery Support Group

We are glad you have found us, and we hope we can be a part of your recovery journey!
Our group is a support community for all those who have been affected by any kind of addiction (not limited to drugs/alcohol). We welcome those who struggle themselves as well as those who have family, friends, or partners that face addiction.
Follow This Link to Join
Addiction does not discriminate, and neither do we! We are a safe space for anyone 16+ regardless of gender, sex, religion, race, ethnicity or disability. We are a part of a network of groups called Misfit Mamas Page. Follow our main Facebook page for posts, memes, and updates.
Link below! You can also reach us on our website. We are also apart of a network called The Glowing Haze Network! We would love for you to come and look at our other groups we offer!

 

GROUP RULES

Privacy is a MUST!
What is shared within this group must remain in this group! Mutual respect goes a long way to make this a safe environment.
If you go real life you will be immediately blocked. You must have consent to message and/or friend request another member.
Absolutely no photos of substances/paraphernalia
This group does not allow sharing any photos of any type of drug or paraphernalia, as it is extremely triggering for many addicts.
We do not allow “glory stories”
We are not here to glorify any type of substance use! These stories often trigger others and can even lead us back to relapse.
If posting about another individual, be mindful
We ask that if posting about a family member, friend, partner, etc that you do not include their name, age, location or photos. For added privacy protection we encourage you to post anonymously, but it’s not required!
No Sales, fundraisers, lives, promotions, or spam
Give more than you take from our community! For safety reasons, we are not allowing fundraisers or sales at this time. We do not allow any lives or promotional content.
Be kind, respectful and on topic
This is a support group first and foremost! We do not tolerate bullying, name-calling, arguing or being rude. We ask you remain helpful to the OPs post!
We may ask for a TW on certain topics
We may ask you to edit with a trigger warning (TW) on posts that discuss sexual assault, abuse, abortion, miscarriage & overdose. We may ask for any post that we see fit that is outside of these topics. Please add a TW to the top of the post and resubmit!
Never belittle someone’s experience!
We are all equal here regardless of time in recovery, addiction type, years of use or age. Everyone’s experience is valid and we never want to make members feel as if what they experienced was less than!
CA/OSA – Cocaine Anonymous Online Service Area – Email Meeting – There is A Solution – Men’s Recovery Group – 24/7 @ email
Feb 20 all-day
CA/OSA -  Cocaine Anonymous Online Service Area - Email Meeting - There is A Solution - Men's Recovery Group - 24/7 @ email

Sisters in Sobriety

Email Meeting

Discussion meeting for women seeking recovery

To join an email meeting, simply click on the JOIN LINK

The address that you join with will be used to send and receive meeting emails using email list software on the C.A. online system.  After you have joined, you will receive a welcome email and then start to receive meetings emails.

Bilingual Meeting available – ca-en-espanol
Members are invited to join the bilingual email meeting

MEETING/GROUP TYPES:

OPEN: Attended by C.A. members, their families, friends, and other interested people.

CLOSED: Attendance is limited to C.A. members only.

CA/OSA – Cocaine Anonymous Online Service Area – Email Meeting – There is A Solution – Men’s Recovery Group – 24/7 @ email
Feb 20 all-day
CA/OSA -  Cocaine Anonymous Online Service Area - Email Meeting - There is A Solution - Men's Recovery Group - 24/7 @ email

There is A Solution

Men’s Recovery Group

Email Meeting

Discussion meeting for men seeking recovery

To join, simply click on the JOIN LINK

The address that you join with will be used to send and receive meeting emails using email list software on the C.A. online system.  After you have joined, you will receive a welcome email and then start to receive meetings emails.

Bilingual Meeting available – ca-en-espanol
Members are invited to join the bilingual email meeting

MEETING/GROUP TYPES:

OPEN: Attended by C.A. members, their families, friends, and other interested people.

CLOSED: Attendance is limited to C.A. members only.

CA/OSA – Cocaine Anonymous Online Service Area – Online 12 Step Meeting – Last House On The Block – 7 days a week @ email
Feb 20 all-day

CA/OSA – Cocaine Anonymous Online Service Area

Last House on the Block

Daily 10am – 10pm PST

See you there!

Meeting ID – 852 4065 4428

Passcode: 123

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81908063982?pwd=bGNyRmlvSEdSYzVGV0pReG4rUG1XZz0

MEETING/GROUP TYPES:

OPEN: Attended by C.A. members, their families, friends and other interested people.
CLOSED: Attendance is limited to C.A. members only.

Cocaine Anonymous Around the World Clock

Pacific Standard Time (PDT) Eastern Standard Time (EDT) Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) British Standard Time (BST) Central European Summer Time (CEST)
July 26, 2023 9:08:36 AM July 26, 2023 12:08:36 PM July 26, 2023 4:08:36 PM July 26, 2023 5:08:36 PM July 26, 2023 6:08:36 PM
Sweden, Stockholm South Africa, Johannesburg Thailand, Bangkok Asia, Hong Kong Australia, Melbourne
6:08:36 PM 6:08:36 PM 11:08:36 PM 12:08:36 AM 2:08:36 AM

Please check the time above for the time zone you are in.  U.S. Daylight Savings and U.K. Daylight Savings happen about two weeks apart. U.K. falls back at 2am Sunday October 25th/U.S. falls back at 2am Sunday November 1st. The schedule can vary and be 1 hour different during that period.

Online Service Area

Cocaine Anonymous is a Fellowship of, by, and for addicts seeking recovery. Friends and Family of addicts should contact Co-Anon Family Groups, a Fellowship dedicated to their much different needs. Some items contained in these pages are published with permission of C.A. World Services, Inc., but this does not imply endorsement of this website by the C.A. World Service Conference or the C.A. World Service Office. The information provided within this website is intended to be a convenience for those who visit our website. Such inclusion does not constitute or imply endorsement by, or affiliation with, the Area or the Districts within. “Cocaine Anonymous World Service Conference Approved Literature. Copyright © 2022 Cocaine Anonymous World Services, Inc. “C.A.”, “Cocaine Anonymous” and the C.A. logo are registered trademarks of Cocaine Anonymous World Services, Inc. All rights reserved.” “In the spirit of Tradition Six, C.A. is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization, or institution. As such, in the Area, District, Service Committees of Cocaine Anonymous and Cocaine Anonymous as a whole does not endorse and is not affiliated with or any of the companies and/or services offered on the site. Any links to external websites or services are only provided as a convenience to our members.”

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CA/OSA – Cocaine Anonymous Online Service Area – REACHING OUT 121 – Closed Meeting – 7 Days A Week @ Online Via Zoom
Feb 20 all-day

REACHING OUT 121

Daily, 3:00pm PST

Join Reaching Out 121 from your computer, tablet, or smartphone at:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87977458088?pwd=d0ROaEw4dmQ3TTJsaWZyd2lUTlVtQT09

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Meeting ID: 879 7745 8088

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MEETING/GROUP TYPES:

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CLOSED: Attendance is limited to C.A. members only.

Cocaine Anonymous Around the World Clock

Pacific Standard Time (PDT) Eastern Standard Time (EDT) Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) British Standard Time (BST) Central European Summer Time (CEST)
July 26, 2023 9:08:36 AM July 26, 2023 12:08:36 PM July 26, 2023 4:08:36 PM July 26, 2023 5:08:36 PM July 26, 2023 6:08:36 PM
Sweden, Stockholm South Africa, Johannesburg Thailand, Bangkok Asia, Hong Kong Australia, Melbourne
6:08:36 PM 6:08:36 PM 11:08:36 PM 12:08:36 AM 2:08:36 AM

Please check the time above for the time zone you are in.  U.S. Daylight Savings and U.K. Daylight Savings happen about two weeks apart. U.K. falls back at 2am Sunday October 25th/U.S. falls back at 2am Sunday November 1st. The schedule can vary and be 1 hour different during that period.

Online Service Area

Cocaine Anonymous is a Fellowship of, by, and for addicts seeking recovery. Friends and Family of addicts should contact Co-Anon Family Groups, a Fellowship dedicated to their much different needs. Some items contained in these pages are published with permission of C.A. World Services, Inc., but this does not imply endorsement of this website by the C.A. World Service Conference or the C.A. World Service Office. The information provided within this website is intended to be a convenience for those who visit our website. Such inclusion does not constitute or imply endorsement by, or affiliation with, the Area or the Districts within. “Cocaine Anonymous World Service Conference Approved Literature. Copyright © 2022 Cocaine Anonymous World Services, Inc. “C.A.”, “Cocaine Anonymous” and the C.A. logo are registered trademarks of Cocaine Anonymous World Services, Inc. All rights reserved.” “In the spirit of Tradition Six, C.A. is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization, or institution. As such, in the Area, District, Service Committees of Cocaine Anonymous and Cocaine Anonymous as a whole does not endorse and is not affiliated with or any of the companies and/or services offered on the site. Any links to external websites or services are only provided as a convenience to our members.”

webmaster@ca-online.org

CA/OSA – Cocaine Anonymous Online Service Area – Email Meeting – Hope, Faith & Courage – 24/7 @ email
Feb 20 all-day
CA/OSA - Cocaine Anonymous Online Service Area - Email Meeting - Hope, Faith & Courage - 24/7 @ email

 

Hope, Faith & Courage

Email Meeting

Discussion meeting for all addicts seeking recovery

The Hope, Faith & Courage Meeting of C.A. (HFC) is an email-based open discussion meeting for Cocaine Anonymous. It is a member of the Online Service Area and is accredited by them as a CA Group. HFC has been in continuous operation since Feb 1, 1997.

The format is open discussion, and it is intended to be a point of first contact with addicts seeking recovery, as well as support for addicts far from CA meetings. HFC has members from around the world.

To join, simply click on the JOIN LINK

The address that you join with will be used to send and receive meeting emails using email list software on the C.A. online system.  After you have joined, you will receive a welcome email and then start to receive meetings emails.

Bilingual Meeting available – ca-en-espanol
Members are invited to join the bilingual email meeting

MEETING/GROUP TYPES:

OPEN: Attended by C.A. members, their families, friends, and other interested people.

CLOSED: Attendance is limited to C.A. members only.

CA/OSA – Cocaine Anonymous Online Service Area – Online 12 Step Meeting – A WORLD OF C.A. – Saturdays @ Online Via Zoom
Feb 20 all-day

A WORLD of C.A.

12:00 pm PST

Join Via ZOOM

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Meeting ID: 836 6218 6374

Passcode: 268192

MEETING/GROUP TYPES:

OPEN: Attended by C.A. members, their families, friends and other interested people.

CLOSED: Attendance is limited to C.A. members only.

Cocaine Anonymous Around the World Clock

Pacific Standard Time (PDT) Eastern Standard Time (EDT) Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) British Standard Time (BST) Central European Summer Time (CEST)
July 26, 2023 9:08:36 AM July 26, 2023 12:08:36 PM July 26, 2023 4:08:36 PM July 26, 2023 5:08:36 PM July 26, 2023 6:08:36 PM
Sweden, Stockholm South Africa, Johannesburg Thailand, Bangkok Asia, Hong Kong Australia, Melbourne
6:08:36 PM 6:08:36 PM 11:08:36 PM 12:08:36 AM 2:08:36 AM

Please check the time above for the time zone you are in.  U.S. Daylight Savings and U.K. Daylight Savings happen about two weeks apart. U.K. falls back at 2am Sunday October 25th/U.S. falls back at 2am Sunday November 1st. The schedule can vary and be 1 hour different during that period.

Online Service Area

Cocaine Anonymous is a Fellowship of, by, and for addicts seeking recovery. Friends and Family of addicts should contact Co-Anon Family Groups, a Fellowship dedicated to their much different needs. Some items contained in these pages are published with permission of C.A. World Services, Inc., but this does not imply endorsement of this website by the C.A. World Service Conference or the C.A. World Service Office. The information provided within this website is intended to be a convenience for those who visit our website. Such inclusion does not constitute or imply endorsement by, or affiliation with, the Area or the Districts within. “Cocaine Anonymous World Service Conference Approved Literature. Copyright © 2022 Cocaine Anonymous World Services, Inc. “C.A.”, “Cocaine Anonymous” and the C.A. logo are registered trademarks of Cocaine Anonymous World Services, Inc. All rights reserved.” “In the spirit of Tradition Six, C.A. is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization, or institution. As such, in the Area, District, Service Committees of Cocaine Anonymous and Cocaine Anonymous as a whole does not endorse and is not affiliated with or any of the companies and/or services offered on the site. Any links to external websites or services are only provided as a convenience to our members.”

webmaster@ca-online.org

CA/OSA – Cocaine Anonymous Online Service Area – Online 12 Step Meeting – FlOOD STREET FLYERS – Saturdays @ Online Via Zoom
Feb 20 all-day

Flood Street Flyers

9:30 am PST

Join Via ZOOM

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83662186374?pwd=V0d1UFc0YTkwWk5MTzRqMEt2cEh6QT09

Meeting ID: 836 6218 6374

Passcode: 268192

MEETING/GROUP TYPES:

OPEN: Attended by C.A. members, their families, friends and other interested people.

CLOSED: Attendance is limited to C.A. members only.

Cocaine Anonymous Around the World Clock

Pacific Standard Time (PDT) Eastern Standard Time (EDT) Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) British Standard Time (BST) Central European Summer Time (CEST)
July 26, 2023 9:08:36 AM July 26, 2023 12:08:36 PM July 26, 2023 4:08:36 PM July 26, 2023 5:08:36 PM July 26, 2023 6:08:36 PM
Sweden, Stockholm South Africa, Johannesburg Thailand, Bangkok Asia, Hong Kong Australia, Melbourne
6:08:36 PM 6:08:36 PM 11:08:36 PM 12:08:36 AM 2:08:36 AM

Please check the time above for the time zone you are in.  U.S. Daylight Savings and U.K. Daylight Savings happen about two weeks apart. U.K. falls back at 2am Sunday October 25th/U.S. falls back at 2am Sunday November 1st. The schedule can vary and be 1 hour different during that period.

Online Service Area

Cocaine Anonymous is a Fellowship of, by, and for addicts seeking recovery. Friends and Family of addicts should contact Co-Anon Family Groups, a Fellowship dedicated to their much different needs. Some items contained in these pages are published with permission of C.A. World Services, Inc., but this does not imply endorsement of this website by the C.A. World Service Conference or the C.A. World Service Office. The information provided within this website is intended to be a convenience for those who visit our website. Such inclusion does not constitute or imply endorsement by, or affiliation with, the Area or the Districts within. “Cocaine Anonymous World Service Conference Approved Literature. Copyright © 2022 Cocaine Anonymous World Services, Inc. “C.A.”, “Cocaine Anonymous” and the C.A. logo are registered trademarks of Cocaine Anonymous World Services, Inc. All rights reserved.” “In the spirit of Tradition Six, C.A. is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization, or institution. As such, in the Area, District, Service Committees of Cocaine Anonymous and Cocaine Anonymous as a whole does not endorse and is not affiliated with or any of the companies and/or services offered on the site. Any links to external websites or services are only provided as a convenience to our members.”

webmaster@ca-online.org

CGAA – Computer Gaming Addicts Anonymous – Support Meetings, Support Chat for Family and Friends, Resources – Weekdays and Weekends @ Online Via ZOOM
Feb 20 all-day

 

Who We Are

Computer Gaming Addicts Anonymous is a fellowship of people who support each other in recovering from the problems resulting from excessive game playing. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop video gaming, which is completely up to you. CGAA has no dues or fees. Our groups share their collective experience and the principles that helped them, but CGAA has no experts, hierarchy, or required beliefs. We have etiquette and traditions, but no strict rules.
If you are struggling with compulsive gaming, leave your contact info at 970-364-3497 and a CGAA member will call you back
Or email us at helpline@cgaa.info
For other issues, contact us at support@cgaa.info

 

ZOOM MEETINGS

All family and friends of compulsive gamers welcome

Join Zoom Meeting

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All family and friends of compulsive gamers welcome

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Gamers Find A Local Support Group

Use the link below to get more information about local groups and a notification when a local meeting is started. Due to the COVID pandemic, most meetings are currently held in an outdoor setting or online.

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SUPPORT FOR FAMILY AND FRIENDS

What Can I Do?

Video gaming is a common pastime. To many people, it is surprising that it can become a serious addiction, that is, an activity that is engaged in compulsively, without control or concern for consequences.

Video gaming addiction is a very serious problem that is harmful to everyone it touches. Since everyone involved suffers from it, everyone involved needs some help. Here are some important things to know.

First, no one is responsible for someone else’s compulsive gaming. As the Al-Anon slogan goes, “I didn’t cause it, I can’t control it, and I can’t cure it.”

You didn’t cause it.

Some people partly blame themselves for the dysfunctional behavior of their family members, particularly with addicts who are very quick to shift responsibility off themselves and blame others. Perhaps you played games with your loved one, purchased games, or encouraged it, thinking it was a harmless leisure activity. Maybe you’ve been involved in some conflict and wonder if that has driven him or her to hide away in gaming. But no one is responsible for another person’s behavior or mental disorders.

You can’t control it.

You may have already tried to talk to your friend or family member. Perhaps you have bargained with them, or given ultimatums. You have tried to help them see what damage they are doing to themselves and others. And none of it has worked. This is baffling to you. Why don’t they seem to understand or care? Why can’t they see what is obvious to you? This is actually a symptom of the disease of addiction, one that destines efforts for control to failure.

You can’t cure it.

We all would like to believe that we have the ability to help those we love. We often think that if we can just get the right information, figure out the right thing to say or do, perhaps change something about ourselves, we can fix the problem. People should be able to solve their own problems. Why can’t we do that with this one? There is a simple reason. There is no cure for addiction. It requires treatment. The recovery process is long and difficult. And there is only one person who can start that process, the one who is gaming compulsively. There are things you can do. Here are some suggestions that you may want to consider, that other family members and friends have found helpful.

Get information.

The literature of recovery fellowships for family and friends of addicts (such as Al-Anon) has much helpful guidance, some of which is available online as well. There are people who have been in situations very similar to yours, who have learned much from them, and who are willing to share the lessons learned, their experience, strength and hope. We hope you avail yourself of such resources.

Detach with love.

Putting energy into arguing with someone who is playing compulsively will not help either of you. Your loved one has a serious problem that you are powerless to control or cure, and that they will not get help until they want it. As much as you love someone, you cannot force this process on another person.

Stop enabling.

Paradoxically, at the same time people are arguing with, bargaining with or shaming a compulsive gamer, they are often (perhaps without realizing it) supporting the addiction in many ways. Anything that shields an addict from the consequences of his or her behavior is enabling, and can include such basic things as providing food, shelter, money, companionship, housekeeping, and covering for employment and legal difficulties. Helping a compulsive gamer keep up an appearance of normalcy is helping him or her continue in the destructive behavior. While you cannot change him or her, you can make changes for yourself. You can shift your energy away from enabling behaviors and toward meeting your own needs.

Take care of yourself.

Whether or not your loved one ever stops gaming, you deserve to have a healthy and happy life. Once you have accepted that you are powerless over their gaming behavior, you can begin to focus on what you can do for yourself, to accomplish your own goals. With the help of others who have been where you are, you can learn to set healthy boundaries and stick to them.

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Things To Do Instead of Gaming

One of the things we were trying to do with our gaming was meet some basic needs. If we do not meet those needs in normal healthy ways, we will suffer much stronger urges to game again. Some basic needs to cover are social needs, self expression, creativity, a sense of challenge and accomplishment, stress relief, a sense of purpose and meaning, and a sense of safety through control and predictability.

Here are some ideas for activities that will help meet these needs, reduce cravings, help with recovery from addiction, and fill some of the hours freed from compulsive gaming.

Please don’t let the length of this list overwhelm you. The idea is not to start ten new things and try to change everything all at once. We seek small bits of progress, not perfection. A good place to start is to put first things first. What need is currently most important? What’s right in front of me? What opportunity has come my way recently? If we take steps of small improvement with one or two areas each day, we are moving in the right direction.

 

Stress Relief

  • Talking with a sponsor or recovery buddy, CGAA meetings, or step work
  • Getting outside for fresh air and sunlight by taking a walk or doing some outdoor work
  • Meditation, coloring, craft work, journaling, or reading
 

Sense of safety through freedom, control, and predictability

  • Goal setting
  • Counseling or psychotherapy
  • Home organization, renovation, or spring cleaning
 

Sense of purpose, meaning, and self-respect

  • Supporting and growing the larger CGAA fellowship through service work like helping run a meeting, starting a local meeting, doing outreach to professionals, or attending CGAA business meetings
  • Attending a spiritual group like meditation, yoga, spiritual retreat, or religious gathering
  • Doing volunteer work like teaching, helping others, animal care, or building community places
  • Caring for a pet, house plants, or garden
 

Social needs

  • Attending CGAA meetings, connecting outside of meetings, reaching out to newcomers, or calling someone
  • Joining a hobby group like theater, a hiking group, art workshop, book club, public speaking, board games or card game group
  • Hosting a fun event like board games night or karaoke
  • Playing team sports, taking up martial arts, or playing one-on-one sports
  • Going to fun events like concerts, dances, or events on meetup.com
  • Calling up, video conferencing, or visiting with friends, family, neighbors, or other communities
 

Self expression and creativity

  • Journaling, opening up to a CGAA sponsor, or sharing openly in a meeting
  • Art work like drawing, photography, sculpting, or creative writing
  • Performance art like theater, singing, playing music, or writing music
 

Sense of challenge and accomplishment

  • Working the steps with a sponsor
  • Crafts like woodworking, origami, knitting
  • Outdoor activities like gardening, geocaching, bird watching, star gazing, tracking, plant identification, survival skills, or boating
  • Learning something like a foreign language, dancing, magic tricks, mechanical repair, cooking, a musical instrument, or computer programming
  • Career goals like getting a new job, starting a business, enrolling in school, or taking classes
 

Reconnection to one’s body and whole self

  • Meditating on breath, sounds, or bodily sensations
  • Exercise like walking, hiking, swimming, cycling, yoga, jogging, going to a gym, or playing a sport

If you are in your first week or two off of games, it’s likely that few of these ideas will appeal to you. That’s normal. Until our minds and bodies have some time to heal, we have low interest, energy, and motivation. This list will probably not give you something that you can plug in place of video games and immediately throw yourself into with the same zeal. This list is meant to help us explore new ways of spending our time, meeting our needs, and connecting with people. Find a few that hold some appeal and try taking some small steps in their direction. If you can’t seem to think of anything fun to do except game, you can come back to this list, find the most appealing thing, and just take a couple of little steps in its direction.

Consider setting reminders for yourself or keeping a schedule of your time and new activities. It is important to appreciate the small victories of exercising willpower, regaining motivation, and socializing. It helps to discuss our progress and the challenges we experience with a CGAA sponsor, recovery buddy, personal counselor, or therapist.

Rediscovering What is Fun

It is normal to think that nothing but gaming sounds fun. For most of us, our years of compulsive gaming warped and narrowed our idea of fun. As small children, it meant almost anything new or interesting or social or even mildly rewarding. Years of pulling the dopamine lever with video games changed our concept of fun to require instant gratification, frequent rewards, clear and constant progress, excitement, intense visuals, control, and/or predictability.

Part of recovery is letting our concept of fun expand back outward to a wide world of possible new challenges and experiences, many of which are calm and subtle compared to video games. It takes time to overcome withdrawals and heal from the damage, but the change does happen if we abstain from all gaming long term and focus on new pursuits and improving our lives. This list has many activities that do not meet the old, narrow, warped idea of “fun,” but those of us who persist at exploring them do find many to be gratifying and enjoyable.

Take, for example, a hike up a mountain. To a group of hikers excited to venture into the wilderness with friends and see wildlife and panoramic views from on high, all while getting a great workout, it’s a ton of fun. To someone who is uninterested in hiking, out of shape, and focused on every little unpleasant aspect of it, it’s a torturous death march. It is exactly the same hike in either case. The difference is in the attitude and conditioning.

The same is true with every item of these lists. Whether or not an activity sounds fun or torturous depends entirely upon attitude and conditioning. Every one of them has the potential to be gratifying and enjoyable if we adopt a positive attitude, try to have fun, and persist at it, especially when we involve friends and like-minded people.

DDA – Dual Diagnosis Anonymous – DDA Chat Room and Resource Group – 24/7 @ Online Via ZOOM
Feb 20 all-day
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DDA Chat room and resource group

Greetings,
This new chat/resource group was created to help support those and their families who suffer from mental health and, or, addiction struggles during the coronavirus situation.
Please know that we are all in this together, so please invite those who might be able to help or benefit.  The five rules of respect will govern this site, so love, encouragement, and valid resources are the primary mission of this group. We look forward to the support of the community and sharing support and resources for those who need it.
IMPORTANT: Anyone who chooses to promote panic, fear, racism, or misinformation will be asked to stop and or be blocked.
Love, peace, and blessings (LPB)

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DDA’s Five Rules of Respect
1. First, and most importantly, who you see here and what is said here, let it stay here! (Here! Here!) Confidentiality and anonymity are the spiritual foundations that keep our recovery possible.
2. Questions and answers are welcome and positive feedback is given, when asked for.
3. Keep it real.
4. Try not to disrupt the group.
5. It is OK to pass, if you do not wish to share.
HAMS – Harm reduction, Abstinence and Moderation Support – HAMS Alcohol Harm Reduction Forum (Bulletin Board) – 24/7 @ Facebook Group
Feb 20 all-day
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HAMS

HARM REDUCTION GROUP FOR ALCOHOL

The HAMS Forum

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The HAMS Forum is our newest online support group. Join this forum and be one of the first to help us pioneer this new medium for online support. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed.

CLICK HERE TO USE THE FORUM

What Is HAMS?
The acronym HAMS stands for Harm reduction, Abstinence, and Moderation Support. HAMS provides pragmatic strategies to enable individuals to reduce the risks associated with drinking. Alcohol Harm Reduction is non-judgmental–it sees nothing inherently wrong or diseased about recreational intoxication. Alcohol Harm Reduction recognizes that most drinkers have no wish to harm or kill themselves or others.
Alcohol Harm Reduction does not seek to force individuals to change in ways which they do not choose for themselves. Alcohol Harm Reduction respects every person as a unique individual and supports each individual in the goal which he/she has chosen for him/herself.
Alcohol Harm Reduction neither promotes nor condemns drinking. Alcohol Harm Reduction supports goals of safer drinking, reduced drinking, or abstinence from alcohol or other substances.
The HAMS Harm Reduction Network provides information and support for people who wish to reduce the harm in their lives caused by the use of alcohol. We support every positive change.
Online harm reduction support groups:
Other Resources:
Students’ Guide to Safe Drinking: https://hams.cc/students
Alcohol Harm Reduction Cheat Sheet: https://hams.cc/hr
Alcohol Moderation Cheat Sheet: https://hams.cc/mods
Alcohol Abstinence Cheat Sheet: https://hams.cc/abs
BETTER IS BETTER!!
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HAMS

HARM REDUCTION GROUP FOR ALCOHOL

FACEBOOK GROUP

Use the Link Below To Join

Dailyhttps://www.facebook.com/groups/harmreduction/

What Is HAMS?
The acronym HAMS stands for Harm reduction, Abstinence, and Moderation Support. HAMS provides pragmatic strategies to enable individuals to reduce the risks associated with drinking. Alcohol Harm Reduction is non-judgmental–it sees nothing inherently wrong or diseased about recreational intoxication. Alcohol Harm Reduction recognizes that most drinkers have no wish to harm or kill themselves or others.
Alcohol Harm Reduction does not seek to force individuals to change in ways which they do not choose for themselves. Alcohol Harm Reduction respects every person as a unique individual and supports each individual in the goal which he/she has chosen for him/herself.
Alcohol Harm Reduction neither promotes nor condemns drinking. Alcohol Harm Reduction supports goals of safer drinking, reduced drinking, or abstinence from alcohol or other substances.
The HAMS Harm Reduction Network provides information and support for people who wish to reduce the harm in their lives caused by the use of alcohol. We support every positive change.
Online harm reduction support groups:
Other Resources:
Students’ Guide to Safe Drinking: https://hams.cc/students
Alcohol Harm Reduction Cheat Sheet: https://hams.cc/hr
Alcohol Moderation Cheat Sheet: https://hams.cc/mods
Alcohol Abstinence Cheat Sheet: https://hams.cc/abs
BETTER IS BETTER!!

 

 

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Online Child Abuse Survivors Forums and Live Chat Room

isurvive is all about the members. Our collective aim is to offer support to each other from our hearts and through our experiences.

After you have completed our automated registration process to become a member (visit the forum for the registration link), you will be contacted by one of our Admin Team who will guide you through the final steps. We make every effort to ensure that those joining are fully aware of our guidelines and to be on hand to help ease their way into our community.

We have 8 parent forums:

  • General Discussion
  • Survivors
  • Addictions, Self-Harm and Unhealthy Coping Strategies (hidden to non-members)
  • Breaking the Cycle
  • Self-Care Center
  • Family, Friends and Relationships
  • Lighthearted and Off Topic
  • Creative Corner and Art Gallery

In addition to select sub-forums which are open for reading, you will gain access to the following supplementary ones by becoming a member of isurvive:

  • Our Stories
    The stories of who we are and of our lives
  • Survivors of Incest and Sexual Abuse
    Discussion area specifically for childhood sexual abuse survivors
  • Survivors of Ritualized Abuse
    Discussion area for survivors whose child abuse was organized, repetitive, secretive, ritualized and/or torture based. Some topics include healing from the abuse caused by cults, religious or spiritual groups, torture-based systematic abuse, mind control, pornography rings, sex trafficking and child prostitution
  • Survivors with Dissociative Disorders or PTSD
    Discussion area for survivors who live daily with PTSD or a Dissociative Disorder.  Opportunities to discuss how these conditions impact their lives as well as being a place to gain support, share experiences and offer ideas for managing the symptoms and difficulties that arise. Some topics of discussion include: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (CPTSD), Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID), Dissociative Amnesia (DA), Dissociative Disorder not otherwise specified (DDNOS), Depersonalization and Derealization Disorder
  • Dissociative Youth Forum
  • Safe discussion areas for dissociative younger parts to share, discuss and seek support as they heal, live and manage daily life
  • Male Survivors of Child Abuse, Incest and Sexual Abuse
    A discussion and support area for male survivors of all types of child abuse
  • Contact with Past Abusers/Enablers
    Discussion area for issues that arise when contact from abusers or enablers is made. It also is a place to write letters to abusers/enablers to help process feelings and thoughts
  • Survivors Living/Having a Relationship With Their Abusers
    Discussion area for those who choose to remain in contact or are still living with their abusers/enablers. This is an area where discussions can be held free from any pressures to change your circumstances
  • Survivors with Addictions, Dependence or Compulsions
    A forum for adult child abuse survivors dealing with unhealthy behaviour patterns, trapped in an addictive cycle or struggling to break free from compulsive coping methods. Difficulties and healing regarding self-harm, substance abuse, eating disorders, OCD, hoarding, gambling and other similar behaviours can be discussed here
  • Relationships
    A discussion area for processing intimacy and relationship difficulties and sharing healing experiences
  • Parenting Trials and Tribulations
    This is a place for all parents/carers to share difficulties and achievements which may arise while dealing with their own healing

Register to Join Our Forums and Chat Room

 

We also have a chat room, to which you can request access following a minimum of 2 weeks’ active participation on the forums.

Here you can seek support via real time connection through real time interactions.

Once inside the chat room, you will see a list of the members currently online. To chat, users type a message into a text box. The message is almost immediately visible in the larger communal message area, and other users respond.

Please know that, as a team, we are here to help and can be contacted at any time as follows:

The Directors:

  • jonesy@isurvive.org
  • serenity@isurvive.org

The Board of Directors:

  • boardofdirectors@isurvive.org

Please read through our Forum Guidelines, Terms and Conditions, Disclaimer of Warranties and Limitation of Liability, Privacy Policy, and Chat Guidelines

 

 

KC – Klamath County – Any Positive Change Prime+ Peer Program
Feb 20 all-day

 

 

 

 

Any Positive Change Prime+ Peer Program in Klamath County connects people to resources and services after an overdose, infection, or either substance use related health issue. Prime+ services are FREE and you do not have to stop using to use Prime+. Peer Support. We can help you figure out how to get going again. If you want Naloxone, Help getting what you need, taking a step to make things better, We Are Here For You.

Call or text a Prime+ Peer, we will respond within 24 hrs.

Sabrina Garcia 541-887-7305,

David Ray Bruns 541-591-1108,

Francisco Maldenado 458-390-8522.

MHAAO – Mental Health & Addiction Association of Oregon – Peerpocalypse – May 6th – 9th, 2024 – In Person Registration Is Closed! – Virtual Registration is Open! @ Online Register for Details
Feb 20 all-day

Peerpocalypse is a national convergence of leaders, emerging leaders, innovators, and peers who want to become more involved in the peer community. Adopting the philosophy that peers bring with them a great deal of knowledge and expertise, the event is about bringing the community together to share information, skills, and experience. Allies are welcome to attend as well. Participants may come across a workshop topic at Peerpocalypse that may be edgy or make you uncomfortable, and that’s okay. Lean into the discomfort and learn.


The History of Peerpocalypse

The Mental Health & Addiction Association of Oregon started Peerpocalypse as mental health conference in 2013. In 2017, MHAAO added addiction as a core component of the conference. We recognize that peers may have lived experience with one or the other. However, we know that many have lived experience with both mental health and addiction.


Why do we need a conference like Peerpocalypse?

Because:

  • Decisions about us continue to be made without us.

  • Too many members of our community are unemployed or underemployed.

  • A quarter of people who are incarcerated experience mental health challenges.

  • Approximately 50% of people who are incarcerated meet the criteria for substance use disorder.

  • Addiction is not just about substance use (i.e.: gambling addiction and other process addictions).

  • Too many members of our community live in poverty.

  • Members of our community die 25 years earlier than the general population.

  • We need to be reminded there is hope.

  • Coming together awakens our energy so we can all keep doing the vital work we are doing.

  • NOTHING reminds us more that we are a strong community than being in one place together and reconnecting as friends and allies.

  • We know what works and we need to share what we know with each other.

  •  When we come together, we can turn the way things are now into the way they should be.


WHERE IS THE CONFERENCE HELD?

Historically, the conference has been held in Seaside, Oregon at the Seaside Civic and Convention Center. In 2019, it was held in Salem, Oregon due to renovations to the Seaside Convention Center. In 2020 and 2021, we pivoted to a virtual forum due to COVID-19 restrictions. In 2022, MHAAO returned to Seaside, Oregon, and hosted its first hybrid conference. Peerpocalypse remains in Oregon to reduce costs to conference participants, and to stay connected to its origins. The convention center boasts two floors. There are hotels located as close as across the street or a few blocks away; as is the beautiful West Coast beach (visit our Participate page to learn about discounted lodging options). To learn more about the Seaside Civic and Convention Center and Seaside attractions visit https://seasideconvention.com/.

As of 2022, Peerpocalypse will be offered as a hybrid conference, meaning we provide both in-person and virtual participation options. Peerpocalypse is held virtually through the Whova app and in person in Seaside, Oregon at the Seaside Convention Center, 415 1st Ave, Seaside, OR 97138.


REGISTRATION FOR THE 2024 CONFERENCE

In Person Registration is Full and is Now Closed

How much is registration, and how do I register?

In-Person Rate – $425 ( CLOSED NO LONGER AVAILABLE)

Virtual Rate – $250

Virtual tickets are UNLIMITED! Register today!

Sign up for our Peerpocalypse newsletter for any future updates about registration, scholarships, and more.

Or, follow us on Facebook and Instagram for real-time updates @mhaoforegon

What is included in the cost of my registration?

All registered participants will have access to over 45 workshop options, four keynote speakers, virtual small group “meet-ups”, and exhibit hall, and will receive a name badge, virtual program, and t-shirt. In-person attendees will also have access to the Peerpocalypse’s Got Talent, the Mad Hatter Dance, and will receive complimentary meals. Stay tuned for a daily breakdown of meals and events!

Be a Sponsor

Be a changemaker and help us achieve our goals! We offer a wide range of sponsorship opportunities for organizations of all sizes. Sponsors will have access to an audience of over 1000 attendees, with logo and ad placements varying based on sponsorship levels (see below). If you are interested in sponsoring this year’s conference, please contact csafar@mhaoforegon.org or call 503-922-2377. See 2023’s sponsors here.

Scholarships

We strive to make Peerpocalypse accessible to as many peers as possible each year. We do that through scholarships for in-person and virtual attendance provided by some of our fantastic community partners. The following are descriptions of the available scholarships:

  • The MetroPlus Association of Addiction Peer Professionals scholarship is available to Certified Recovery Mentors, Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselors, and Certified Gambling Recovery Mentors in Clackamas, Multnomah, and Washington counties in Oregon who are certified through MHACBO.

  • The Oregon Statewide Scholarship is provided in partnership with The Office of Recovery & Resilience. It is offered to behavioral health consumers and peers who live in Oregon.

  • OHA is also supporting the Oregon Military + Veteran Statewide Scholarship. This scholarship is offered to behavioral health consumers and/or peers who live in Oregon or work with veterans and military-connected communities in Oregon.

Visit our scholarship page for more information on how to apply. More scholarships may be available soon. Please sign up for our Peerpocalypse newsletter here for updates.


REFUND POLICY

All cancellation requests MUST BE RECEIVED VIA EMAIL topeerpocalypse@mhaoforegon.org. If cancellation is requested on or before April 1, 2024, you will receive a full refund minus a $15-per-person administration processing fee. Starting April 2, 2024, registrations will not be refunded. Registrants who are no-shows for the conference will not receive a refund.

Still have questions?

Contact us at peerpocalypse@mhaoforegon.org or call (503) 922-2377 for more information.

MHAAO – Mental Health & Addiction Association of Oregon – Peerpocalypse OHA Statewide Injury and Violence Prevention Program (IVPP) Scholarship – Due March 15, 2024
Feb 20 all-day

OHA Statewide Injury and Violence Prevention Program (IVPP) Scholarship

In partnership with the Oregon Health Authority Injury and Violence Prevention Program through a CDC cooperative agreement, we’re excited to offer statewide scholarships for Oregon peers. Applicants should be peers connected to the peer support workforce.

Applications due March 15, 2024

MHAAO – Mental Health & Addiction Association of Oregon – Workshops, Job Fair, Speakers, – Registration is now OPEN – In-Person Seats Area limited
Feb 20 all-day

 

 

 

IN-PERSON SEATS ARE LIMITED. DON’T WAIT!

 

Start your new year off right by signing up for the 11th annual Peerpocalypse peer leadership conference. Registration for in-person and virtual attendance ARE OPEN!

In-person registration: $425

Virtual registration: $250

Your ticket gives you access to our immersive four-day conference, with over 40 workshops, a job fair, after-hours activities, and more! Don’t miss the opportunity to build your network and earn up to 23 Continuing Education Units. Register today!

In-person spaces are limited, so sign up now!

REGISTER FOR PEERPOCALYPSE

Scholarship Updates:

We have postponed scholarship registration until further notice!

We strive to make Peerpocalypse accessible for as many peers as possible each year by providing scholarships that cater to peers and the peers workforce. We have discovered new funding streams that would make more scholarships available for the community; to ensure that registration access is fair, we have postponed scholarship registration until further notice. Please sign up for peerpocalypse emails to stay up-to-date, or follow us on Facebook and Instagram. Thank you for your patience. More to come soon!

In the meantime, here are the scholarships that have been confirmed:

⭐ The MetroPlus Association of Addiction Peer Professionals scholarship is available to Certified Recovery Mentors, Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselors, and Certified Gambling Recovery Mentors in Clackamas, Multnomah, and Washington counties in Oregon who are certified through MHACBO.

⭐ The Oregon Statewide Scholarship is provided in partnership with The OHA Office of Recovery & Resilience. It is offered to behavioral health consumers and peers who live in Oregon.

⭐ OHA is also supporting the Oregon Military + Veteran Statewide Scholarship. This scholarship is offered to behavioral health consumers and/or peers who live in Oregon or work with veterans and military-connected communities in Oregon.
STAY INFORMED

✨ 2024 Keynote Presenter Sneak-Peek ✨

 

Paolo del Vecchio – SAMHSA

“Mr. del Vecchio is the Director of the Office of Recovery where he provides leadership for SAMHSA’s efforts to advance recovery across the nation. A person in long-term recovery from mental health conditions and addiction as well as a trauma survivor, Mr. del Vecchio has over 40 years of behavioral health experience as a consumer, family member, provider, advocate, and policy maker. He has been published widely and is a highly sought-after national leader and speaker.”

 

Joseph Green

“I believe in the power of stories and the sharing of lived experiences as tools for connectivity and community building. Once unleashed, I believe that power can change the world for the better… I’ve seen what happens when people begin to feel safe enough to reflect on their own stories. Once you recognize the transformative power of reflecting on your own grit, mistakes, darkness, and light—you build an inner strength that no one can take away from you.”


Support Peerpocalypse

The support and generosity of our sponsors makes this event possible year after year. If you are interested in supporting Peerpocalypse, please email us to learn more about sponsorship levels and benefits, or visit our website at peerpocalypse.com/participate
About Peerpocalypse: Hosted by the Mental Health & Addiction Association of Oregon, Peerpocalypse is a leading opportunity for professional development, networking, and community-building for members of the peer workforce. As people with lived experience, we know what works, and we need to share what we know with each other. Coming together awakens our energy and helps us grow so we can better serve our communities and show up for our peers and one another.

 

O&SPDX – Out & Sober Portland – Support Group – 24/7 @ Online Vis Facebook Live
Feb 20 all-day

 

 

OUT & SOBER – PDX

Portland gay and sober is a community of people interested in supporting and helping members live their lives healthy and sober. We embrace LGBTQ members and allies and seek to maintain a safe space for members to exchange messages, encouragement, to share their own journeys, and to recommend events and hangouts conducive to sober living in the Portland metropolitan area.
Please avoid hate speech, language encouraging substance use and/or abuse, and unrelated solicitation or repetitive solicitation. Disrespect will not be tolerated.
Much love, and best wishes on your journey.

 

To Join Via Facebook Live Follow the Link Below And Click on the Join Group Button

https://www.facebook.com/groups/297854944345915