Groups -- Addictions

Alcohol Abuse

Champaign

Al-Anon Family Group (Champaign) (1983 A,L)
This group is a fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics. Teens and adults share their experiences, strengths, and hopes for overcoming their common problems with alcoholism. Please call or check website for meeting times and locations.
Call: Al-Anon (866) 794-8515
Email:
Local Website: siafg.org
National Website: al-anon.org
Write: AFG-District 12, P.O. Box 12, Champaign, IL 61820

Alateen (A,L)
This fellowship is for young Al-Anon members, usually teenagers, whose lives have been affected by someone else's drinking. Meets Fri., 7:00 p.m., Emmanuel Episcopal Church, State and University, Champaign. Additional local meetings are also available.
Call: Champaign-Urbana Al-Anon/Alateen Answering Service (866) 794-8515
Email:
Local Website: aa-eci.org
National Website: al-anon.alateen.org
Write: AFG - District 12, P.O. Box 3351, Champaign, IL 61826-3351

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) - Champaign (1935 A,L)
This group brings together men and women who share strengths, experiences, and hopes to overcome problems with alcoholism. The hotline number has information on individual meetings, such as smoking or child care. Child care is available some mornings. Group literature is available.
Call: AA Hotline (217) 373-4200
Email:
Local Website: aa-eci.org
National Website: alcoholics-anonymous.org

Celebrate Recovery (Windsor Road Christian Church) (2009 A,L)
This 12-step, Christ-centered, recovery program addresses all types of habits, hurts, and inhibitions. It is based on the fellowship of a caring community. It includes large-group sharing and small, separate-gender groups related to chemical dependency, and men's and women's issues. Meets Fri., 5:45-6:15 for fellowship and dinner and 6:15-8:00 p.m. for the meeting, Windsor Road Christian Church, 2501 Windsor Rd., Champaign.
Call: Windsor Road Christian Church (217) 359-2122
Email:
National Website: celebraterecovery.com
Write: Windsor Road Christian Church, 2501 Windsor Rd., Champaign, IL 61822

No Longer Bound (1998 F,L)
This Christian support group is for people, ages 18 and older, who want to learn new behavior patterns for any unwanted habits. The group uses biblical principles and emphasizes self-understanding and the unchanging love of God for all humanity. It offers tools to restore the fruit of the Spirit, provides a workable formula for confronting the past, provides a model for surrendering one's life to God, reaffirms God's right and power to rule over all of life, and emphasizes the relationship between the 12 steps and the practices of Christian living. The group includes discussion, learning, self-awareness, and sharing of life experiences. Call Evangelist Eloris Nash for schedule, information, and preregistration.
Call: Evangelist Eloris Nash (217) 352-9527 or (217) 390-2813
Email:

Restore (The Vineyard Church) (1999 A,L)
This program is based on the teachings of Jesus Christ and is loosely based on a 12-step program. It is for people who are building healthy relationships and finding hope, strength, and freedom from hurts, habits, and inhibitions. Meets Tues., 6:45-9:00 p.m., The Vineyard Hope Center, 1802 N. Lincoln Ave., Urbana.
Call: Eddie Lutz or Dan Putman (217) 384-3070
Email:
Local Website: thevineyardchurch.us
Write: Daniel Putman, The Vineyard Church, 1500 N. Lincoln Ave., Urbana, IL 61801

Women for Sobriety (W.F.S.) (1998 A,L)
This group provides meetings and phone support to help women recover from problems with alcoholism and/or chemical addictions. This is an alternative recovery program to AA. Meets Mon., 7:00-8:00 p.m. at New Covenant Fellowship, 124 W. White St., Champaign.
Call: Sue (217) 355-3921 or W.F.S. national office (215) 536-8026
Email: -
National Website: womenforsobriety.org

Macon

Al-Anon Family Group (Macon) (1952 A,L)
This group provides aid to family members of alcoholics and is open to everyone. Child care is available for Sun. and Tues. meetings. Meets in Decatur Sun., 6:00 p.m.; Tues., 7:00 p.m.; Thurs., 10:00 a.m.; Fri 7:00 p.m.; and in Mt. Zion Thurs., 8:00 p.m. Call for meeting locations.
Call: Hotline (217) 423-8214
Email:
Local Website: siafg.org
National Website: al-anon.org

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) - Macon (1935 A,L)
This group brings together men and women who share strengths, experiences, and hopes to overcome their common problems with alcoholism.
Call: AA Hotline (217) 422-3766
Email:
National Website: alcoholics-anonymous.org
Write: Alcoholics Anonymous, P.O. Box 2484, Decatur, IL 62524

Vermilion

Rescue Us Addiction Program (2015 A,L/P)
This group provides support for all addictions, drugs, food, pornography, etc., and is an outreach ministry to functioning addicts and adult family members, bringing them to the local New Testament church for help and support. It is also a strong discipleship program for the churched and unchurched. Transportation and childcare can be arranged. Meets Fridays 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 201 Frazier St., just behind First Church of Christ, Georgetown.
Call: Dan Gocken (217) 274-0333 or Stephen Hughes (217) 474-2306