Recovery Meetings at GVSU

About Recovery Meetings:

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is a 12-step program for individuals who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common issues and help others recover from an alcohol problem.  Per AA, the only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking.  

Narcotics Anonymous (NA) is a 12-step program that welcomes any individuals who are trying to overcome any type of drug or alcohol use problem.  NA is a program of complete abstinence from all drugs.  

Adult Children of Alcoholics and Dysfunctional Families (ACA) is a program for individuals who grew up in alcoholic/drug addicted or otherwise dysfunctional home.  Members discover how childhood affected them in the past and influences their present, taking steps to move on and cope with current relationships in a healthy manner.  

SMART Recovery is a scientifically based recovery program utilizing cognitive behavioral modifications implemented by developing more healthy thought patterns to deal with the issues of addiction, obsessive, and compulsive behavior.

In-Person Meetings are located on the Allendale Campus in 0073 Kirkhof

Parking Information

Fall Semester Schedule:





Starting Date

Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACA)


5:30 p.m.

302E DeVos

September 13, 2021

SMART Recovery


3:30-5:00 p.m.

GVA Community Center

September 14, 2021

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)


7:00 p.m.


September 1, 2021

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)


4:00 p.m.

GVA Community Center

September 3, 2021

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)


10:30 a.m.

GVA Community Center

September 4, 2021

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)


6:00 p.m.

GVA Community Center

September 5, 2021

For questions regarding Recovery Meetings contact Bonnie Dykstra at

Our meetings don't fit your schedule? See other AA, NA or ACA meetings in our area:

Although not affiliated with the AOD office, there are a number of AA/NA/ACA/SMART Recovery meetings either on or near campus which the AOD staff can help recovering students connect with. Meetings on-campus are open to students, faculty, staff, and community members who have a desire to stop using alcohol or other drugs.

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