WHERE TO FIND SOME HELP

AUTHOR: BRENDA

WHERE TO FIND SOME HELP

By Brenda Owen

Daily Journal

Support groups for alcoholics and their families are available across Northeast Mississippi. The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence of Northeast Mississippi, Inc. offers a listing of groups in other towns, counties and communities surrounding Tupelo. For more information, you may call the office at 841-0403.

Residents in Tupelo and Lee County, as well as other nearby counties, may want to take advantage of the following support groups:

– Adult Children of Alcoholics meets at 7 p.m. each Wednesday at Classroom C at the Behavioral Health Center on Eason Boulevard in Tupelo. For more information, call 841-0403.

– Al-Anon is a fellowship made up of friends and relatives of alcoholics. The group has meetings at several locations throughout Tupelo: 8 p.m. Sundays, Mondays and Thursdays, Regional Rehabilitation; 8 p.m. Tuesdays, First United Methodist Church; 10:30 a.m. to noon Wednesdays, All Saints Episcopal Church.

– Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who are trying through sharing experiences, strength and hope to solve their common problem of alcoholism. Meetings are held daily at several locations throughout Tupelo. Sundays 9 a.m., 214 Main St. (third floor above The Main Attraction); Mondays noon and 8 p.m., First United Methodist Church; 5:30 p.m., 214 Main St.; 8 p.m., Regional Rehabilitation Center; Tuesdays Noon, First United Methodist Church; 5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m., 214 Main St.; 6 p.m., All Saints Episcopal Church; 8 p.m., First Presbyterian Church. Wednesday Noon, 5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m., 214 Main St.. Thursdays Noon, First United Methodist Church; 5:30 p.m., 214 W. Main St.; 8 p.m., 214 W. Main St. and Regional Rehabilitation Center; Fridays Noon, First United Methodist Church; 5:30 p.m., 214 W. Main St.; 8 p.m., 214 Main St. and First United Methodist Church; Saturdays Noon, 214 W. main St.; 5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. 214 Main Street. All meetings are subject to change. For more information, call the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence at 841-0403.

– Tupelo Serenity Al-Anon, a group for people whose lives are affected by someone else’s drinking, meets at 8 p.m. each Sunday, Monday and Thursday at the Regional Rehabilitation Center conference room, 615 Pegram Drive. Newcomers are welcome at each meeting. There are no fees or dues.

– Tupelo Serenity Alateen meet at 8 p.m. each Sunday at the Regional Rehabilitation Center. Alateen is for young people ages 11 through 19 who have been affected by the drinking of a relative or friend. There are no dues or fees.

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