The groups on this page are for those consumed by compulsive behavior or substance use and the families that endure these issues. The websites listed offer resources for meetings in Kansas and Missouri as well as other states. Browse the websites to find local meetings to attend that meet the needs of the addicts and their families.

Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcoholics Anonymous® is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for AA membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions. AA is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy, neither endorses nor opposes any causes. Our primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety.

www.aa.org

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Al-Anon Family Groups

At Al Anon Family Group meetings, the friends and family members of problem drinkers share their experiences and learn how to apply the principles of the Al Anon program to their individual situations. They learn that they are not alone in the problems they face, and that they have choices that lead to greater peace of mind, whether the drinker continues to drink or not.

http://www.al-anon.alateen.org

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Kansas City Area Celebrate Recovery

Celebrate Recovery is a program designed to help those struggling with hurts, hang-ups, and habits by showing them the loving power of Jesus Christ through the recovery process.

http://crkc.net or http://celebraterecoverykc.com

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Codependents Anonymous

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 loving relationships.

http://www.coda.org

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Emotions Anonymous

Emotions Anonymous is a twelve-step organization, similar to Alcoholics Anonymous. Our fellowship is composed of people who come together in weekly meetings for the purpose of working toward recovery from emotional difficulties. EA members are from many walks of life and are of diverse ages, economic status, social and educational backgrounds. The only requirement for membership is a desire to become well emotionally.

Our program has been known to work miracles in the lives of many who suffer from problems as diverse as depression, anger, broken or strained relationships, grief, anxiety, low self-esteem, panic, abnormal fears, resentment, jealousy, guilt, despair, fatigue, tension, boredom, loneliness, withdrawal, obsessive and negative thinking, worry, compulsive behavior and a variety of other emotional issues.

EA provides a warm and accepting group setting in which to share experiences without fear of criticism. Through weekly support meetings, members discover they are not alone in their struggles. We may each have different symptoms, but the underlying emotions are the same or similar.

http://www.emotionsanonymous.org

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Gamblers Anonymous

GAMBLERS ANONYMOUS is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from a gambling problem.

The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop gambling. There are no dues or fees for Gamblers Anonymous membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions. Gamblers Anonymous is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy; neither endorses nor opposes any cause. Our primary purpose is to stop gambling and to help other compulsive gamblers do the same.

http://www.gamblersanonymous.org

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Nar-Anon Family Groups

The Nar-Anon Family Groups are a worldwide fellowship for those affected by someone else’s addiction. As a Twelve-Step Program, we offer our help by sharing our experience, strength, and hope. The only requirement for membership is that there be a problem of addiction in a relative or friend.

http://www.nar-anon.org/naranon/

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Narcotics Anonymous

Narcotics Anonymous is a global, community-based organization with a multi-lingual and multicultural membership. We offer recovery from the effects of addiction through working a twelve-step program, including regular attendance at group meetings. The group atmosphere provides help from peers and offers an ongoing support network for addicts who wish to pursue and maintain a drug-free lifestyle. Our name, Narcotics Anonymous, is not meant to imply a focus on any particular drug; NA’s approach makes no distinction between drugs including alcohol. Membership is free, and we have no affiliation with any organizations outside of NA including governments, religions, law enforcement groups, or medical and psychiatric associations. Through all of our service efforts and our cooperation with others seeking to help addicts, we strive to reach a day when every addict in the world has an opportunity to experience our message of recovery in his or her own language and culture.

http://www.na.org

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Overeaters Anonymous

Overeaters Anonymous offers a program of recovery from compulsive eating. Worldwide meetings and other tools provide a fellowship of experience, strength and hope where members respect one another’s anonymity. OA charges no dues or fees; it is self-supporting through member contributions.

OA is not just about weight loss, weight gain or maintenance, or obesity or diets. It addresses physical, emotional and spiritual well-being. It is not a religious organization and does not promote any particular diet. OA members differ in many ways, but we are united by our common disease and the solution we have found in the OA program. We practice unity with diversity and we welcome everyone who wants to stop eating compulsively. Welcome to Overeaters Anonymous. Welcome home.

http://www.oa.org

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Partners of Sex Addicts Resource Center (POSARC)

If you have discovered that your partner (or spouse) has been using pornography, cybersex, strip clubs, massage parlors, having affairs, using prostitutes or escort services, we know how these betrayals can traumatize you. PoSARC was created as a resource center to help you regain your strength and heal. At Posarc, you’ll encounter a vast array of free resources and fee-based counseling that will help you understand sexual compulsion, it’s consequences, and help you regain balance.

http://www.posarc.com/

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Sex Addicts Anonymous

As a fellowship of recovering addicts, Sex Addicts Anonymous offers a message of hope to anyone who suffers from sex addiction. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop lusting and become sexually sober. There are no dues or fees for SA membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions. SA is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization, or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy; neither endorses nor opposes any causes. Our primary purpose is to stay sexually sober and help others to achieve sexual sobriety.

http://saa-recovery.org

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Sexaholics Anonymous

Sexaholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength, and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop lusting and become sexually sober. There are no dues or fees for SA membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions. SA is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization, or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy; neither endorses nor opposes any causes. Our primary purpose is to stay sexually sober and help others to achieve sexual sobriety.

http://www.sa.org

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Sexual Compulsives Anonymous (SCA)

Sexual Compulsives Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other, that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from sexual compulsion. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop having compulsive sex. There are no dues or fees for SCA membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions. SCA is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization, or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy; neither endorses nor opposes any causes.
Our primary purpose is to stay sexually sober and to help others to achieve sexual sobriety. Members are encouraged to develop their own sexual recovery plan, and to define sexual sobriety for themselves. We are not here to repress our God-given sexuality, but to learn how to express it in ways that will not make unreasonable demands on our time and energy, place us in legal jeopardy — or endanger our mental, physical or spiritual health.

http://www.sca-recovery.org/

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Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous

Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous, or S.L.A.A., is a Twelve Step, Twelve Tradition oriented Fellowship based on the model pioneered by Alcoholics Anonymous. S.L.A.A. is open to anyone who knows or thinks they have a problem with sex addiction, love addiction, romantic obsession, co-dependent relationships, fantasy addiction and/or sexual, social and emotional anorexia. You are welcome here.

http://www.slaafws.org

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SMART Recovery

SMART Recovery is the leading self-empowering addiction recovery support group. Our participants learn tools for addiction recovery based on the latest scientific research and participate in a world-wide community which includes free, self-empowering, science-based mutual help groups. We offer support groups to families and teens as well.

The SMART Recovery 4-Point Program® helps people recover from all types of addiction and addictive behaviors, including: drug abuse, drug addiction, substance abuse, alcohol abuse, gambling addiction, cocaine addiction, prescription drug abuse, and problem addiction to other substances and activities. SMART Recovery sponsors face-to-face meetings around the world and daily online meetings. In addition, our online message board and 24/7 chat room are excellent forums to learn about SMART Recovery and obtain addiction recovery support.

http://www.smartrecovery.org

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Shawnee Mission Medical Center offers a variety of support services for those needing personal, emotional or medical assistance. For more information about any of our support groups, call the ASK-A-NURSE Resource Center at 913-676-7777.
http://www.shawneemission.org/classes-a-events/support-groups.html

ALS Support Group
Meets the first Tuesday of each month from 2-3 p.m.
6950 Squibb Rd., Suite 210, Mission, KS

Breast Cancer Connection
Meets the second Wednesday of each month from 6-7:30 p.m., repeating Thursday from 1-2:30 p.m.
Tapestry Room, 9100 W. 74th Street, Shawnee Mission, KS

Breastfeeding Support Group
Meets every Tuesday from 10-11:30 a.m.
Life Dynamics Building, 9120 W. 75th Street, Shawnee Mission, KS

Camp Bluebird
Adult cancer camp. Meets twice annually.
Heartland Presbyterian Camp, Parkville, MO

Diabetes Support Group
Meets the first Thursday of every month from 11 a.m.-noon.
Life Dynamics Building, 9120 W. 75th Street, Shawnee Mission, KS

Families Anonymous
Meets the first and third Wednesday of every month from 7-8 p.m.
Oakview Medical Building, 7312 Antioch Road, Merriam, KS

Hepatitis C Support Group
Meets the third Tuesday of every month from 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Life Dynamics Building, 9120 W. 75th Street, Shawnee Mission, KS

KC Ostomy Support Group
Meets the second Wednesday of Feb., May, June, Aug., Oct., and Nov. from 7-8 p.m.
Life Dynamics Building, 9120 W. 75th Street, Shawnee Mission, KS

Multiple Sclerosis Support Group
Meets the third Thursday of every month from 7-9 p.m.
Life Dynamics Building, 9120 W. 75th Street, Shawnee Mission, KS

One Day at A Time Stroke Support Group
Meets the fourth Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m.
Shawnee Mission Room, SMMC, 9120 West 75th Street, Shawnee Mission, KS

Pediatric Oncology Bereavement Support Group
Meets the third Thursday of every month from 6:30-8 p.m.
Gilda’s Club, 21 W. 43rd Street, Kansas City, MO

Perinatal Bereavement Group
Meets the first and third Thursday of every month from 7-8:30 p.m.
Tapestry Room, SMMC, 9100 W. 74th Street, Shawnee Mission, KS

Postpartum Emotional Support Group
Meets Tuesdays from 5:30-6:30 p.m., held four times per year for nine weeks.
Tapestry Room, SMMC, 9100 W. 74th Street, Shawnee Mission, KS

Pregnancy After A Loss Support Group
Meets the second Thursday of every month from 7-8:30 p.m.
Tapestry Room, SMMC, 9100 W. 74th Street, Shawnee Mission, KS

Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) Parent Support Group
Meets the second Friday of each month from 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Life Dynamics Building, 9120 W. 75th Street, Shawnee Mission, KS

SMMC Prostate Cancer Support Group
Meets the second Tuesday of every month at 6 p.m.
Surgery Conference Room, SMMC, 9120 West 75th Street, Shawnee Mission, KS

Widow Friendship Exchange
Meets every Wednesday from 5-6:30 p.m.
Tapestry Room, SMMC, 9100 W. 74th Street, Shawnee Mission, KS

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3 responses »

  1. Celebrate Recovery at Lenexa Baptist Church
    15320 with 84th Lenexa Kansas
    Every Friday night at 7 p.m.
    Christ-centered recovery 12 step program where you can find hope and healing from all of your hurts,
    hang-ups and habits.

  2. I’m looking for a support group in KCMO for adults dealing with anxiety/depression/suicidal thoughts. I am 24 years old. If anyone knows where I can find such a place that is not in a church or a hospital please let me know. Those places make me uncomfortable.

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