support groups Feb. 1

These support groups are set to meet in the next two weeks:

n ACTS – Alcohol Chemical Treatment Series – is a curriculum-based self-help, recovery and educational program for anyone wanting to recover from alcohol or drugs, and their families. ACTS meets from 6 to 7 p.m. every Tuesday at Cedar Grove United Pentecostal Church on North Veterans Boulevard, Tupelo. ACTS is free. Call 844-9637.

n Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women working to solve their common problem of alcoholism. There are no dues or fees.

– Tupelo: 31 meetings are offered. Call 844-0374 or visit www.inter-group.org/aa/tupelo.

– Pontotoc: 8 p.m. Mondays and Fridays at St. Christopher’s Catholic Church. Call 419-2623.

– Oxford: For information on AA meeting in Oxford call 234-8585.

n For a listing of addiction support groups around Northeast Mississippi, call National Council on Alcohol and Drug Dependency at 841-0403 or check www.msncadd.net.

n Addiction help – Narconon, an international organization of treatment centers, drug education and prevention services, provides free consultations from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days a week for those with drug addictions. Call (800) 556-8885.

n Al-Anon is a fellowship of friends and relatives of alcoholics. The group has meetings at several locations throughout Tupelo:

– Regional Rehabilitation Center, 8 p.m. Sundays, Mondays and Thursdays;

– Presbyterian Church, 8 p.m. Tuesday. Call 844-0374 or (800) 344-2666.

n Peace Seekers Al-Anon Family Group meets at noon Wednesday and Friday at Calvary Baptist Church. Call 401-8094 or (800) 344-2666.

n The Alzheimer’s Support Group meets at 7 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month at the Cedars Health Center Activity Room in Tupelo. Open to anyone who has a relative or friend suffering from Alzheimer’s disease or any dementia-related illness. Call Terri Armstrong at 844-1441.

n An Amputee Support Group meets at noon the first Thursday of each month at Longtown Medical Park, 4381 S. Eason Blvd., Tupelo. Call 377-7225 or (800) 843-3375.

n Arthritis Support Group will meet at 9:15 the second Monday of each month in the HealthPlex Classroom at Oktibbeha County Hospital Wellness Connection. Call 323-9355.

n Bariatric Support Group meets at 6 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month in the Magnolia Auditorium at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi, Oxford. Call Becky Wilson at 513-9671.

n Bereavement Support Group meets each month at Darlington Oaks on Skeet Drive in Verona. Call Community Hospice at 566-4011.

n The Cancer Support Group meets at 11 a.m. the first Friday of each month at Longtown Medical Park, 4381 S. Eason Blvd., Tupelo. Lunch is provided for those who preregister. Call 377-4077 or (800) 843-3375.

n Caregivers Support Group meets at 6:30 p.m. the second Thursday of the month at the Women First Resource Center in Tupelo. Call 842-5725.

n Celebrate Recovery is a Bible-based group is open to those struggling with addiction, anger issues, grief, guilt, shame, financial loss, abuse, eating disorders or compulsive behaviors.

– West Jackson Street Baptist Church, Tupelo, meets at 7 p.m. Fridays in the youth building. Contact Neil Naron at 891-1773 or Susan Naron at 871-3872.

– Lee Acres Church of Christ on Lawndale Drive, Tupelo meets at 6 p.m. Tuesdays. Childcare available. Call Melissa or Brad at 844-3111.

– The Orchard on Coley Road, Tupelo meets at 6 p.m. Sundays. Call Jason Roberts at 871-6227.

n The Compassionate Friends-Booneville, a support group for families who have suffered the death of a child of any age, will meet at 6 p.m. Feb. 7 at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Booneville. The group regularly meets the second Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. Parents, step-parents, grandparents and siblings are invited to attend. Contact Joe Young at 538-2422 or visit www.compassionatefriends.org.

n The Compassionate Friends-West Point, a support group for families who have suffered the death of a child of any age, meets the second Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at NMMC-West Point. Call Michele Rowe at 495-2337 or visit www.compassionatefriends.org

n A Congenital Heart Defects Support Group shares insights and support for families of children born with heart defects. Contact Amanda Young at 963-2989.

n A Couples Relationship Building Support Group meets at 6 p.m. the last Thursday of each month. Call 841-9138 for location.

n Crossroads Multiple Sclerosis Support Group will meet at 1:30 p.m. the last Wednesday of the month at Mississippi State Extension Service building behind Crossroads arena in Corinth. Sponsored by the MS Foundation. Contact Joy Forsyth 462-7325 or joycforsyth@frontiernet.net.

n Diabetes Support Group-Booneville meets at 6 p.m. the first Thursday of the month at the George E. Allen Library. For more information, call Kitti Parman at 377-2500 or (800) 843-3375.

n Diabetic Support Group-Oxford meets at noon the second Thursday of the month in the Magnolia Auditorium at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi. Lunch available for $3. Call 232-8113.

n Diabetes Support Group-Starkville meets at 5:30 p.m. the first Tuesday of the month at Oktibbeha County Hospital educational facility. Call Renee Taylor at 615-2668.

n The Disability Support Group meets at 6 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at LIFE office, Cliff Gookin Blvd., Tupelo. People with all kinds of physical and mental disabilities are welcome. Call Michael Sullivan at 844-6633.

n A Domestic Violence Support Group meets at 6 p.m. every Thursday. Call (800) 527-7233 for location. Child care is provided.

n A Fibromyalgia Support Group-Corinth for patients and caregivers meets monthly at 7 p.m. the first Tuesday of the month at the Tinnin Apartment Complex banquet room in Corinth. For more information, call Nadine Leatherwood 287-8824.

n Gamblers Anonymous, a 12-step recovery support group for people with a gambling problem. In Tupelo, a group meets 7 p.m. Mondays at 1749 N. Green St., Tupelo. Call Jerry at 231-1744. In Oxford, a group meets at 6 p.m. Tuesday at 2627 W. Oxford Loop, Suite D. Call 513-5874.

n Grandparents Raising Grandchildren meets at 5:15 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at the Exchange Club Family Center behind Stout’s Carpets on Skyline Drive in Oxford. Contact Teresa Coleman or Lashaun Wallace at 234-4255.

n Grief Support Group meets from 2 to 3 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month at the First United Methodist Church in New Albany. For more information, call the Rev. Danny Rushing, Asera Care Hospice, at 840-3434 or the Rev. Joe Young, BMH-Union County, at 538-2422.

n Grief Support Groups in Oxford meets at 6 p.m. the second Tuesday and at noon the fourth Wednesday of the month at Azalea Gardens in Oxford. Due to the holidays, the Wednesday group will meet at noon Nov. 22 and Dec. 20. Sponsored by North Mississippi Hospice of Oxford. Call Olevia Partlow at 234-0140.

n La Leche League of Lee County meets at 11 a.m. the first Thursday at the All Saints Episcopal Church in Tupelo and at 6 p.m. the third Thursday of the month at Christ the King Lutheran Church, Lawndale Dr. in Tupelo. Open to moms and moms-to-be to learn and share about breastfeeding. Children and babies welcome. Call April Barnett at 348-2243 or 213-6435 or Toni Hill at 255-8283.

n Lupus Support Group meets at 10 a.m. the second Tuesday of the month at First United Methodist Church in Starkville. Open to anyone interested in lupus. Call Gene Farrar at 324-3368.

n Man-to-Man prostate cancer support group meets at 6 p.m. the first Tuesday of the month in the NMMC East Tower education center, Room 21, Tupelo. Call 377-3985 or (800) 843-3375.

n Mended Hearts-Oxford, a support group for people who have had heart-bypass surgery, heart disease or other physical ailments of the heart, meets at noon the the second Wednesday of the month at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Call Riley McMinn at 232-8166.

n Mental Health Peer support group meets at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays at NMMC Behavioral Health Center on Eason Boulevard in Tupelo for individuals who have a serious mental illness. Sponsored by the National Alliance of Mental Illness-Mississippi. Call 871-0421, (800) 357-0388 or visit www.nami.org.

n Mental Health Family support group will meet at 10 a.m. the second and fourth Saturday of the month North Mississippi RC on Highway 7 in Oxford. The group is designed for family members of people with serious mental illness. Call (800) 357-0388 or visit www.nami.org.

n Mississippi Council of the Blind of North Mississippi meets at 10 a.m. the first Saturday of each month at the REACH Center for the Blind on Pegram Blvd., Tupelo. The organization is open to the blind or visually impaired, and sighted people. Call Tammy Cantrell at 620-7577.

n The Multiple Sclerosis Support Group meets at 6:30 p.m. the second Thursday of each month at NMMC Wellness Center, Tupelo. For more information, call Marge Carson at 963-7068, Allison Holloway at 231-5829 or (800) 843-3375.

*n NAMI Connection, a weekly recovery group for people living with mental illness, meets Sundays at 3:30 p.m. at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Call (800) 357-0388 or visit www.nami.org.

n Narcotics Anonymous, a community-based association of recovering drug addicts, meets in Tupelo.

– 815 Harrison Street, noon Monday through Saturday, 6 p.m. Mondays and Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, and 1 and 8 p.m. Sundays.

– Helping Hands, 314 South Church St., 6 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays, 8 p.m. Tuesdays, 7 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. Sunday.

Groups also meet in Aberdeen, Booneville, Corinth, Ripley and Starkville. Call 841-9998 or toll-free (866) 841-9998 for more information.

n Nar-Anon, a support group for friends and family members of people addicted to drugs, meets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at St. James Catholic Life Center on North Gloster Street. Call 397-9488 and leave a message for more information.

n Overeaters Anonymous has two groups meeting in Tupelo:

– Noon Thursdays at DanceQuest Studio on Spring Street. Contact 255-1063.

– 6 p.m. Mondays at All Saints Episcopal Church. Contact 372-0437.

n RESOLVE, the national infertility association support group meets at 6:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month. Call (800) 843-3375.

n Sisters Network, Tupelo chapter of the African-American breast cancer survivor’s support group, meets at 6:30 p.m. the first Monday of the month at the Link Centre in Tupelo. Call Edna Ware at 842-3440.

n A Sexual Addiction Support Group meets in Tupelo. Call 841-0403.

n A Sexual Assault Support Group meets at 11 a.m. every Wednesday. Call (800) 527-7233 for location.

n Rachel’s Vineyard Ministries which offers support for those healing after abortion meets in the area for on going-support and retreats throughout the year.For more information, please visit www.rachelsvineyard.org or contact Barb Baumann at 231-1983, tbbaumann@ comcast.net or toll-free at (877) 467-3463, www.rachelsvineyard.org.

n Sisters Network, Tupelo chapter of the African-American breast cancer survivor’s support group, meets at 6:30 p.m. the first Monday of the month at the Link Centre in Tupelo. Call Edna Ware at 842-3440.

n T.A.A.P. (Teen Addiction Awareness Program) is a free 10-week program offered by the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence building, 200 N. Spring St., Tupelo. The program, which meets for 90 minutes once a week, is open to teens age 13-18. There will be educational sessions on every aspect of drug and alcohol use and abuse. Call NCADD at 841-0403 or www.ncadd .net.

n TOPS No. MS301, a weight loss support group, meets at 5:30 p.m. every Tuesday at 2894 Highway 178 East in Skyline. Open to men, women and children over the age of 8. Weigh-ins begin at 5 p.m. Call Nita at 891-8651 or Rhonda at 401-2541.

n Weight Loss Support Group meets at 6:30 p.m. the first Thursday of each month at NMMC Wellness Center in Tupelo. The group provides education and emotional support for those who are considering or have had gastric bypass or gastric band surgery. The meeting is free, but participants must register. Call 377-7546 or (866) 908-9465.

n Women with Cancer Support Group-Amory meets at noon the second Tuesday of the month at River Birch. Sponsored by Women First Resource Center. Call 325-0721.

n Women with Cancer Support Group-Pontotoc meets at 6:30 p.m. the first Monday of the month at the Chamber of Commerce. Sponsored by Women First Resource Center. Call 489-4701.

n Women with Cancer Support Group-Tupelo meets at 6:30 p.m. the second Monday of each month at Women First Resource Center, 215 N. Gloster, Suite D, Tupelo. Call 842-5725.