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 (415-674-1821), staffed by volunteer AA members who will help find meeting times and locations convenient for callers. Meetings and literature also available in Spanish.
Crystal Meth Anonymous (CMA)
Crystal Meth Anonymous is a fellowship of people for whom drugs, particularly methamphetamines, have become a serious problem. The members meet regularly to share support and fellowship, and create a safe environment to stay clean.
Overeaters Anonymous (OA)
Overeaters Anonymous offers a program of recovery from compulsive overeating using the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of OA. Unlike other organizations, OA is not just about weight loss, obesity or diets; it addresses physical, emotional and spiritual well-being. It is not a religious organization and does not promote any particular diet. To address weight loss, OA encourages members to develop a food plan with a health care professional and a sponsor. If you want to stop your compulsive eating, welcome to Overeaters Anonymous. Meets daily throughout San Francisco. Call (415) 436-0651for meeting times and location
If your life has been affected by someone else’s drinking; you are an Al-Anon or Alateen member or a professional working in the field of alcoholism. Call (415) 626-5633 for a list of all Alanon meetings in Northern California.
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.
Compulsive Eaters Anonymous (CEA)
Compulsive Eaters Anonymous-HOW is a fellowship of individuals who, through shared experience, strength, and hope are recovering from compulsive eating.
Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACA)
Adult Children of Alcoholics is a Twelve Step, Twelve-Tradition program of women and men who grew up in alcoholic or otherwise dysfunctional homes.
Heroin Anonymous (HA)
Heroin Anonymous (HA) is a fellowship of men and women who have found a better way of life, free from heroin addiction. Our fellowship is based on a twelve-step program of recovery—and if you wish to join us, we are here to share what we have found. There are no dues or fees for membership; the only requirement is a desire to stay sober. We are here to assist the next person seeking help with their own addiction.
Co-Dependents Anonymous (CoDA)
Co-Dependents Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women whose common purpose is to develop healthy relationships. The only requirement for membership is a desire for healthy and fulfilling relationships. Meets daily through out San Francisco. Call (415) 905-6331 for meeting times and location.
sex and Love Addicts Anonymous (SLAA)
Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous is a Twelve Step, Twelve Tradition-oriented fellowship based on the model pioneered by Alcoholics Anonymous. The only qualification for SLAA membership is a desire to stop living out a pattern of sex and love addiction.
Underearners Anonymous (UA)
Underearners Anonymous℠ is a Twelve Step Fellowship of men and women who have come together to help themselves and one another recover from underearning. Underearning is many things, not all of which are about money. While the most visible consequence is the inability to provide for one’s needs, including future needs, underearning is also about the inability to fully acknowledge and express our capabilities and competencies. It is about underachieving, or under-being, no matter how much money we make.
Self-Management and Recovery Training (SMART)
Self-Management And Recovery Training (SMART) is a global community of mutual-support groups. At meetings, participants help one another resolve problems with any addiction (to drugs or alcohol or to activities such as gambling or over-eating). Participants find and develop the power within themselves to change and lead fulfilling and balanced lives guided by our science-based and sensible 4-Point Program.
Recovery Dharma (RD)
Recovery Dharma welcomes anyone who is looking to heal from addiction and addictive behavior, whether it's caused by substance use or process addictions like codependency, gambling, eating disorders, relationships, technology, or any obsessive or habitual pattern that creates suffering. We've found that this Buddhist-inspired path can lead to liberation from the suffering of addiction, and we support you in finding your own path to recovery.
what people say
"I come to the Castro Country Club for so many reasons. Obviously for meetings, but more than that, it’s about making connections and building relationships … If I’m feeling lonely or isolated, I can walk into the Castro Country Club and run into 5 or 6 people that I know and catch up with them… They are going to know me even if we don’t know each other because we have that common experience… The first time I showed up, I immediately felt at home.”
"I’m not part of a 12-step group… but I still wanted a relationship with people in recovery…. Sometimes I’m able to encourage young people to come in because I’ve been where they’ve been."