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Survivors of Incest Anonymous

Group Name: Survivors of Incest Anonymous

Description: Survivors of Incest Anonymous is a spiritual, self-help group of women and men, 18 years or older, who are guided by a set of 12 Suggested Steps and 12 Traditions as borrowed from AA, along with some SIA Slogans and the Serenity Prayer. The only requirement for membership is that you are a victim of child sexual abuse, and you want to recover.There are no dues or fees.

Everything that is said here, in the group meeting or member to member, must be held in strict confidence. We do not have any professional therapist working in our group. SIA is not a replacement for therapy or any other professional service when needed. We define incest very broadly as a sexual encounter initiated by a family member or by an extended family member that damaged the child. By “extended family” we mean an aunt, uncle, in-law, step-parent, cousin, friend of the family, teacher, coach, another child, clergy or anyone that that betrayed the child’s trust. We believe we were affected by the abuse whether it occurred once or many times, since the damage is incurred immediately.

Where: 519 Church Street | Toronto, ON M4Y 2C9

When: 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each Month 6:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

Contact: Jennifer Jlceltic@hotmail.com | www.siawso.org

S-Anon: Support for Friends and Families of Sexaholics

Group Name: Sexaholics Anonymous

Description: S-Anon is a program of recovery for those who have been affected by someone else’s sexual behavior. S-Anon is based on the Twelve Steps and the Twelve Traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous. The primary purpose of S-Anon is to recover from the effects upon us of another person’s sexaholism, and to help families and friends of sexaholics.

Let us assure you that no matter what feelings you may be having right now, other members of S-Anon have felt similar emotions. Meetings are a vital part of the S-Anon program, providing us with the opportunity to identify and confirm common problems and to hear the experience, strength and hope of others. If this is your first contact with a Twelve-Step program, you may have some questions about meetings and how our group works.

When: Please call to find out locations and times of meetings. Calls are returned within 24 hours.

Contact: 416-763-9024 | sanon@sanon.org | ww.sanon.org

Marijuana Anonymous Toronto

Group Name: Marijuana Anonymous Toronto

Description: Marijuana Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share our experience, strength, and hope with each other that we may solve our common problem and help others to recover from marijuana addiction. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop using marijuana. There are no dues or fees for membership. We are self-supporting through our own contributions. MA is not affiliated with any religious or secular institution or organization and has no opinion on any outside controversies or causes. Our primary purpose is to stay free of marijuana and to help the marijuana addict who still suffers achieve the same freedom.

Marijuana Anonymous uses the basic 12 Steps of Recovery founded by Alcoholics Anonymous, because it has been proven that the 12 Step Recovery program works! There are no records or files and you need not disclose anything about yourself if you don’t want to. No one will bother you if you do not wish to come back. There are no dues or fees. MA meetings pay their bills through the voluntary contributions of those attending. A basket is passed at each meeting for contributions. Marijuana Anonymous is completely self-supporting.

Where: There are several meetings in Toronto which are open to everyone and others closed only for addicts. Please visit the Toronto locations page for meeting details.

Contact: Daniel F. 647-201-9161 Fredericka (Freddie) T. 416-534-9562 | Michael O. 416-999-2244 Saskia V.T. 416-624-3116 | info@matoronto.org | www.matoronto.org

Crystal Meth Anonymous

Group Name: Crystal Meth Anonymous

Description: Thank you for your interest in Crystal Meth Anonymous. Crystal Meth Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women for whom all drugs, specifically crystal meth, have become a problem. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop using. There are no dues or membership lists. The fellowship that is Crystal Meth Anonymous is a new way of life without Crystal Meth. Crystal Meth Anonymous advocates a twelve step recovery program for spiritual development, no matter what our religious belief or background. The first step in our recovery is admission by the addict that he or she is powerless over crystal meth, and that life has become unmanageable.

Our web-site navigation system at www.Crystalmeth.org includes links to CMA pamphlets and readings that explain how members of our fellowship used a “12 step program of recovery” and to give a general idea of how CMA works.

Where: Saturdays at 1:45 p.m. Toronto CMA 519 Church Street | Toronto, ON M4Y 2C9

Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. Sunnybrook Holland Orthopaedic & Arthritic Hospital, Meeting room is on the 8th floor Lecture Theatre | 43 Wellesley Street East | Toronto, ON M4Y 1H1

Contact: 1-855-638-4373 | www.crystalmeth.org

Codependents of Sex Addicts Support

Group Name: Codependents of Sex Addicts (COSA)

Description: COSA is a recovery program for men and women whose lives have been affected by someone else’s compulsive sexual behavior. In COSA, we find hope whether or not there is a sexually addicted person currently in our lives. With the humble act of reaching out, we begin the process of recovery. The COSA recovery program has been adapted from the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous and Al-Anon. It is a program for our spiritual development, no matter what our religious beliefs. As we meet to share our experience, strength and hope while working the twelve steps, we grow stronger in spirit. We begin to lead our lives more serenely and in deeper fulfillment, little by little, one day at a time. Only in this way can we be of help to others.

COSA is open to anyone whose life has been affected by someone else’s compulsive sexual behavior. While there are no dues or fees for membership, most groups pass a basket for contributions since COSA is entirely self-supporting and declines outside donations.

Where: Currently there is only one Ontario meeting location which is in London. If there are no meetings listed for your area or if you would like to seek out additional recovery opportunities please see the Phone Meetings and Online Meetings pages.

Contact: 1-866-899-COSA (2672) | cosalondon@gmail.com | www.cosa-recovery.org

Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous

Group Name: Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous

Description: Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous is a Twelve Step, Twelve Tradition oriented fellowship based on the model pioneered by Alcoholics Anonymous. The only qualification for S.L.A.A. membership is a desire to stop living out a pattern of sex and love addiction. From S.L.A.A.’s 8 core documents, see the 40 Questions for Self-Diagnosis. S.L.A.A. is supported entirely through the contributions of its membership and is free to all who need it.

For those whose lives have become unmanageable as a result of sexual compulsion and/or love addiction; S.L.A.A. is a fellowship of men and women who share their experiences, strengths and hopes with each other so that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from sex and love addiction.

When: There are currently 18 meetings throughout the GTA. All meetings are confidential and open to anyone with a problem in this area. Check the Toronto meetings page or call for more information.

Contact: 416-486-8201 (answering machine) | 1-877-486-8201 | info@slaa-ontario.org | www.slaa-ontario.org

Southern Ontario – Cocaine Anonymous

Group Name: Southern Ontario – Cocaine Anonymous

Description: Cocaine Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other so that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from their addiction. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop using cocaine and all other mind-altering substances. There are no dues or fees for membership; they are fully self supporting through their own contributions. They are not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization, or institution. They do not wish to engage in any controversy and we neither endorse nor oppose any causes. Their primary purpose is to stay free from cocaine and all other mind-altering substances, and to help others achieve the same freedom.

Our program of recovery was adapted from the program developed by Alcoholics Anonymous in 1935. Like AA (with which we are not affiliated), we use the Twelve Step recovery method, which involves service to others as a path towards recovery from addiction. We feel that one addict talking to another can provide a level of mutual understanding and fellowship that is hard to obtain through other methods. The fact that an individual has recovered from their addiction, and is freely passing this experience on to the next person, is a powerful message for someone who is desperately searching for an answer to their own addiction.

Where: 360 A Bloor Street West, P.O. Box 19032 | Toronto, ON M5S 3C9

When: Visit the Ontario locations meeting page for a meeting near you.

Contact: 416-927-7858 | 1-866-622-4636 | www.ca-on.org

Co-Dependents Anonymous

Group Name: Co-Dependents Recovery Society: Co-Dependents Anonymous

Description: 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 fulfilling relationships. They gather together to support and share with each other in a journey of self-discovery — learning to love the self.

Attending meetings is necessary for recovery in the CoDA program. A codependent attends meetings for his/her personal recovery, and this attendance benefits everyone, its what creates the group. At meetings, we share our experience, strength, and hope in our program of recovery. Living the program allows each of us to become increasingly honest with ourselves about our personal histories and our own codependent behaviours. We rely upon the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions for knowledge and wisdom. These are the principles of our program and guides to developing honest and fulfilling relationships with ourselves and others.

Where: PO Box 306, Stn. Main | Surrey, BC V3T 5B6

When: Visit our meetings page for locations in Ontario.

Contact: 1-604-239-1042 | 1-888-675-8325 | www.cdrs.ca

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