Recovery and Mindfulness Resources in San Francisco
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)
Group support meetings throughout San Francisco helping people recover from alcoholism, achieve and maintain sobriety. AA operates a 24-hour telephone line, staffed by volunteer AA members who will help find meeting times and locations convenient for callers. Meetings and literature also available in Spanish. Find meeting places and schedules online:
Castro Country Club
A gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender recovery community meeting place (though all are welcome) to hang out and socialize as an alternative to the bar scene. Coffee/espresso bar, TV room, video game room and outdoor patio. Hours Mon - Fri 12noon to 11pm and Sat. & Sun. 10:00am - 11:00pm. Phone # (415) 552-6102
Dual Recovery Anonymous (DRA)
Is an independent, nonprofessional, twelve step, self-help fellowship organization for people with a dual diagnosis. Our goal is to help men and women who experience a dual illness. We are chemically dependent and we are also affected by an emotional or psychiatric illness. San Francisco meetings; every Monday at 450 Stanyan Street conference room #3 east 7:00pm - 8:00pm, and every Tuesday at 5th and Irving 240 Irving St. 2:00pm - 3:00pm. Contact person Stephen Dempsey (415) 255-3664
Smart Recovery (SR)
Self-Management and Recovery Training or SMART Recovery. (SR) is a self-help approach to recovery from alcohol and chemical dependency. SMART recovery appeals to those individuals who prefer a rational approach to life's problems. Meets Monday and Wednesday evening 7:00pm - 8:30pm at Saint Frances Memorial Hospital 900 Hyde St. (between Bush & Pine) Doctors Dining Room 2nd floor. Professional Adviser (415) 673-2848
Narcotics Anonymous (NA)
A nonprofit fellowship of men and women for whom drugs had become a major problem. Regular meetings for recovering addicts to help each other stay clean. Meeting information available 24 hour a day through the help line: (415) 864-3155. Meetings and literature are also available in Spanish.
Crystal Meth Anonymous (CMA)
The members meet regularly to share support and fellowship, and create a safe environment to stay clean. This is a spiritual program. We can define for ourselves the nature of our personal relationship with spirituality, for now we accept that something has helped us stay clean. Meets: Fridays in the Castro: 150 Eureka St MCC, Room #104 Fridays, 8-9pm, Saturdays in the Mission: 1661 15th St. at Julian, Saturdays at 8:30 pm
LifeRing is a network of people who support one another in living free of alcohol and other non-medical addictive drugs. Meetings are friendly, confidential, non-judgmental gathering of peers. There is no religious or anti-religious content in the meeting process. Meets Saturday at 10:00 am to 11:00am at the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Center. 1800 Market @ Octavia Streets room Q33, Contact Mark Conners (415) 622-4890
Stimulant Treatment Outpatient Program
(S.T.O.P.) is an outpatient program for people wanting to change their use of methamphetamine or cocaine. People who, in addition to stimulants, have a secondary problem with alcohol or drugs (i.e. marijuana, heroin, nicotine, non-prescription medications, etc.) are welcome. 3180 18th Street, Suite 202, San Francisco, CA 94110. (415) 502-5777
Harm Reduction Therapy Center
Offers outpatient therapy and treatment services to people interested in an alternative approach to addiction help. Tuesdays 6-7:30PM. 423 Gough Street, San Francisco, CA 94102-4415. (415) 863-4282
Withdrawal.org is part of the USA Addiction Treatment Partnership, a Florida registered non-profit organization.
Meditation in Recovery
This drop-in group explores the connections between Buddhist practice and recovery. We meet in the Buddha Hall for brief meditation instruction, followed by a period of meditation, short talk and discussion. The group is led by senior practitioners in recovery. Donation requested. (415) 863-3136. San Francisco Zen Center Mondays 7:30pm-9 pm
Institute for Health and Healing
Offers services for a fee. Physical therapies such as massage and bodywork; mind-body practices such as yoga, mindfulness meditation and guided imagery; nutritional counseling, herbal remedies and supplements; a library and health research service and more. The Center is staffed with health guides who are trained to explain the options available to you and direct you to the appropriate resources. 2300 California Street (entrance is on Webster Street) (415) 600-HEAL.
Osher Center for Integrative Medicine
Offers services for a fee. Mindfulness classes include: Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Mindfulness Based Childbirth and Parenting. 1701 Divisadero Street, Suite 150, San Francisco, CA 94115-3010. (415) 353-7700.