Self-help groups, also known as mutual help, mutual aid, or support groups, are groups of people who provide mutual support for each other. In a self-help group, the members share a common problem, often a common disease or addiction. Their mutual goal is to help each other to deal with, if possible to heal or to recover from, this problem.
On campus meetings:
AA: Thursdays 6:30-7:30pm Englehard Room 301 (Open Topic Discussion Meeting)
Al-Anon: Thursdays 7:30 - 8:30pm Hill Hall Room 202 (Open Beginners Meeting)
Marijuana Group: Mondays 12:00 - 1:00pm Blumenthal Hall Room 101
AA meetings - Although not affiliated with the University, there are a number of AA /NA meetings either on or near campus which the ADAP staff can help recovering students connect with. Give us a call for a list of AA meetings in the area. Call (973) 353-1236 for more information.
Al-Anon meetings - Are you affected by someone's drinking? Al-Anon Family Groups can help. Meetings are free and confidential. For more information, visit www.nj-al-anon.org
Marijuana Group - An informal & confidential group for students who want to explore their marijuana and/or other substance use in a safe space. This group will provide an opportunity for students to receive and provide genuine support to each other as well as explore their self-identify as it relates to substance use.This group is only open to students who are interested in examining their relationship with marijuana and/or other substance use, looking to make changes in their substance use, or actively seeking recovery resources.
Early Recovery Group - this is a support group for those students who are just beginning their recovery from alcohol/drug addiction or for students who are concerned with their current substance use. It gives the students a place to talk with others who have had similar experiences and who are making changes in their daily college life. It is also a good support network for students to meet others with more time in recovery.
Adult Children of Alcoholics - this is a support/therapy group for those students who have grown up with a family member who had or continues to have an alcohol/drug problem. This group helps students to feel less isolated, and also helps them to develop coping skills to deal with both their family's situation and social/academic issues.
Alcohol and Drug Education - this group provides a service for those students who have been arrested for a drug or alcohol related offense (DWI, possession, underage drinking). The staff works closely with the court system to meet the requirements of probation and sentencing. Students who have repeated residence life alcohol and/or other drug incidents will also be referred to this group.
To find local AA and NA meetings: