Updated list for Non 12 Step Recovery Meetings

Updated list for Non 12 Step Recovery Meetings in Orange County, California

SMART Recovery Meetings:

Sunday,  Women’s Meeting. 11 am to 12:30 pm. 1954 Placentia Ave, Costa Mesa, CA 92627. Meeting is in the cafeteria, room 104. mollie.waring@solidlandings.com

Sundays, 5:30 pm to 7 pm. Kaiser Irvine Medical Center, 6640 Alton Parkway, Irvine, CA 92618 Conference Room 6 (5th Floor) in Medical Office Building 2 (MOB2) Enter the office building that’s contiguous with the hospital. Take the elevators to the 5th floor. Follow the signs to Conference Room 6. You’ll see a sign: C6. steve.smart@cox.net

Tuesday 7:30 PM 2165 Harbor Blvd., Costa Mesa CA 92626 info@smartrecoveryoc.org

Friday,  Men’s Meeting. 7 pm to 8:30 pm. 1954 Placentia Ave, Costa Mesa, CA 92627. Meeting is in the cafeteria, room 104. mollie.waring@solidlandings.com

Life Ring Meeting:

Thursdays, 7 to 8 pm.

St. Joachim’s Annex, 1943 Orange Ave, Costa Mesa, CA 02627

Saint Joachim Church is on the corner of Orange Ave and Walnut. The Annex is on the opposite corner of the church.  Take the walkway to the back of the Annex and the meeting will be the door on the left. jmars4@sbcglobal.net

Women for Sobriety:

Women for Sobriety do have a local meeting. For information go to

http://www.womenforsobriety.org and request information by clicking on the contact link on the upper right of the web page.

Refuge Recovery:

Monday 7pm. New Directions for Women  Outpatient Offices,  3001 Redhill Ave., Bldg 4 Suite 109, Costa Mesa, CA92626 ekbarbour@gmail.com

Tuesday – 7:30 pm – Harmony HB Yoga and Wellness Center, 16907 Algonquin St., Huntington Beach, CA 9264 kkovacks@yahoo.com

Fridays at 7pm – 1040 West 17th St., Costa Mesa, CA  92627 klhuberty@gmail.com

SOS (Secular Oriented Sobriety or Save OurSelves}

Monday  7:30 at 5691 Vonnie Lane, Cypress 90630, “In the garage”.

For secular oriented AA meetings agnosticaanyc.org keeps an up to date list of meetings.

(Meeting information accurate as of  August, 2015. To verify please use listed emails. If you know of an error in this list please notify me at steve.smart@cox.net. To learn more about these approaches to recovery check out smartrecovery.org, refuge recovery.org, and lifering.org.)

Odds and Ends:

Two new SMART meetings are starting soon.

One is starting on the 21st of this month. It is an Men’s SMART meeting from 7 to 8:30pm on Friday’s at 1954 Placentia Avenue, Room 104, Costa Mesa 92627.

The second one is a Woman’s SMART meeting on Sundays 11am to 12:30 pm. Same address as above. First meeting is 8/23.

Thank Mollie for these meetings.

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