Recovery Resources

GVSU On-Campus Recovery Meetings

Recovery Meetings are open to students, faculty, staff and community members who have a desire to stop using alcohol or other drugs.

Alcoholics Anonymous

The AA Preamble

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. Our primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety
AA Website

AA Meeting Schedules
Allendale/Grand Rapids (Area 34, District 7)
Traverse City (District 11)


Is Your Life Affected by Someone's Drinking?

"The Al-Anon Family Groups are a fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics who share their experience, strength and hope in order to solve their common problems. We believe alcoholism is a family illness and changed attitudes can aid recovery."

If you know someone struggling with alcoholism, al-anon can help you. Whether you be experiencing fear, anger, hurt, sadness, or frustration, al-anon brings together individuals struggling with the same problems and emotions.

Find a Local Al-Anon Meeting


Is Your Life Affected by Someone's Drinking?

"Alateen is part of Al-Anon, which helps families and friends of alcoholics recover from the effects of living with the problem drinking of a relative or friend. Alateen is our recovery program for young people. Alateen Groups are sponsored by Al-Anon members."

The Alateen program of recovery is adapted from Alcoholics Anonymous and is based upon the Twelve Steps, Twelve Traditions, and the Twelve Concepts of Service.

The only requirements of membership is that there be a problem of alcoholism in a relative or friend.

Find a Local Alateen Meeting

Alano Clubs

Alano Club are non-profit organizations that aim to bring experience, strength, and hope to alcoholics in recovery.

North Alano Club

"Alone and discouraged describes the alcoholic and their family. The Alano Club of Kent County provides an opportunity for hope, companionship, and recovery. "We'll Save a Seat for You" began as a statement of purpose for our organization. We strive to provide the much needed seat for all those who wish to recover from the effects of alcoholism. The Alano Club offers over 100 meetings per week of Alcoholics Anonymous, Al-Anon, and Alateen." 

South Alano Club

"Our sole purpose is to support the recovery of alcoholics and their families by providing meeting rooms for Alcoholics Anonymous and their families by providing a place to hold social activities for our club membership." 

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