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TLC's Addiction Awareness Team

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Mission


To provide a safe environment for those seeking restoration and hope from addiction and co-dependency.

 

If you are new to recovery or are a concerned family member or friend and are interested in learning more about recovery resources or support meetings, please contact our group.

 

You may send a confidential email to: addictionawareness@TLCmn.com or call the church office and ask to be connected to one of our members. Both men and women of different backgrounds and generations are active in our group and are happy to talk with you, support you, attend a recovery meeting with you or provide resources.  

Recovery Meeting Resources

 

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Greater Minneapolis Intergroup

  • (952) 922-0880  - Phones answered 24 hours/day.

  • https://aaminneapolis.org/

  • Provides dates, times, and places for AA meetings in the area for those who have a desire to stop drinking or using.

 

AA meeting directories:

 

Al-Anon and Alateen Information Services

  • 952.920.3961

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

  • Al‑Anon has but one purpose: to help families of alcoholics. They do this by practicing the Twelve Steps, by welcoming and giving comfort to families of alcoholics, and by giving understanding and encouragement to the alcoholic.

 

Speaker Tape Websites:

 

Recovery Apps for Phone:

  • Search: Alcoholics Anonymous apps to get apps for iOS & Android

    • AA Audio Companion

    • 12 Steps Alcoholics Anonymous

    • AA App – 12 Steps Alcoholics

Substance Use Disorder Treatment Programs

  

Hazelden Treatment Center

  • 1.800.257.7810

  • https://www.hazelden.org/

  • Primary care, extended care, outpatient services, and youth facilities for treatment.

 

Fairview Behavior Health Services

  • (855) 324-2843  Phones answered 24/7

  • https://www.fairview.org/overarching-care/behavioral-health-services

  • Offers a variety of mental health services, including treatment for substance use disorder
    and gambling addiction.

  • Offers programs for individuals, couples and families at a variety of locations. Some services are hospital-based, and others are conveniently located in clinics. 

 

The Retreat at Wayzata

  • 866.928.3434 or 952-476-0566

  • https://www.theretreat.org/

  • Provides supportive drug recovery programs for alcohol and drug dependency, including men and women residential program, evening programs, virtual programs and sober housing.

 

MN Adult & Teen Challenge

  • 612.373.3366

  • 740 E. 24th Street - Minneapolis, MN 55404

  • http://www.mntc.org/

  • In addition to its effective and affordable residential licensed treatment, faith-based long-term recovery and convenient outpatient program, they offer extensive prevention and transitional/aftercare services.

General Resources

 

First Call 211

  • Phone 211

  • https://firstcall211.net/

  • First Call is a free, confidential, information and referral service that can get you the answers you need FAST!

  • First Call/211 always has a person on the phone (not a recording) waiting to speak with you right now.

  • First Call/211 will pick up a person and drive them to detox.

 

Mental Health Minnesota

 

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

  • 988

  • https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/    Includes Online CHAT

  • The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones.

 

Walk-in Counseling Center

  • 612.870.0565

  • http://walkin.org/

  • 2421 Chicago Ave, Minneapolis 55404

  • Provides free, easily accessible mental health counseling to people with urgent needs and few service options.

 

 

Eating Disorders Resources

 

Park Nicollet - Melrose Center

 

Overeaters Anonymous - Unity Intergroup

  • 612.377.1600

  • http://overeaters.org/

  • Overeaters Anonymous (OA) is a fellowship of men and women who, through shared experience, strength, and hope, are recovering from compulsive eating in all its forms: anorexia, bulimia, binge eating, purging,  over exercising, restricting and overeating. 

 

 

Gambling Resources

 

Minnesota Gamblers Anonymous

  • Call our 24-hour help line:  855-222-5542

  • http://www.minnesotaga.com/

  • If gambling is a growing and continuing concern in your life, then you may be a compulsive gambler. GA offers 20 questions to help you decide.

 

 

Sexual Behavior Resources

 

Circles of Support and Accountability (COSA)

  • http://cosa-recovery.org/

  • A 12-step anonymous recovery program for people whose lives have been affected by compulsive sexual behaviors; provides meeting and program information.

 

Sex Addicts Anonymous (SAA)

  • (800) 477-8191

  • https://saa-recovery.org/ 

  • Website provides a useful "Find a Meeting" tool.

  • Sex Addicts Anonymous offers a message of hope to anyone who suffers from sex addiction and preoccupation with sex that causes progressively severe adverse consequences in their lives and family.

 

 

Debt Resources

 

Debtors Anonymous Minnesota Intergroup

  • 952.953.8438

  • http://www.daminnesota.org/

  • If you are having problems with money or debt, DA can help. They are a free, Twelve Steps-based fellowship with one purpose: to help people struggling with compulsive debting, compulsive spending, and/or under earning.

 

Lutheran Social Services

  • 888-577-2227

  • lssfinancialcounseling@lssmn.org

  • LSS provides nonjudgmental financial counseling, guidance and effective tools to support the financial wellness of individuals, families and organizations. Many services are free.

 

Prepare + Prosper

  • 651-287-0187

  • https://prepareandprosper.org

  • Combining the power of caring volunteers, certified training, and expert advice to bring financial wellness, economic justice and wealth building opportunities to everyone. Services include financial coaching, FAIR Banking, and free tax preparation.

*All website links verified as of May 2024

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