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From time to time, we all need the support of others to help us through difficult times. Sometimes being able to get another person's perspective or just being heard is all it takes. Butler Hospital hosts a variety of free weekly and monthly community support groups on the hospital’s campus. View parking information.

Substance Abuse Support Groups

Al-Anon

Al-anon is a support group for men and women with a family member, friend, or loved one who struggles with alcohol addiction.
Rhode Island Chapter of Al-Anon

For questions or more information, call (401) 781-0044.

Fridays, 7:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Butler Hospital
345 Blackstone Boulevard
Providence, Rhode Island
Ray Conference Center, Room 1

Saturdays, Noon - 1 p.m.
Butler Hospital
345 Blackstone Boulevard
Providence, Rhode Island
Ray Conference Center, Room 5

Alcoholics Anonymous

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 recover from alcoholism. To learn more and find other meetings, visit Alcoholics Anonymous on Rhode Island.

Mondays, 7 to 8 p.m.
Butler Hospital
345 Blackstone Boulevard
Providence, Rhode Island
Ray Conference Center, Room 5
Questions? Call Ed at (401) 854-8808.

Lesbians Meeting
Thursdays, 6 to 8:30 p.m.

Butler Hospital
345 Blackstone Boulevard
Providence, Rhode Island
Ray Conference Center, Room 2
Questions? Call Carol at (774) 212-4481.

Narcotics Anonymous

Narcotics Anonymous is a self-help group for men and women recovering from or wanting to recover from an addiction to drugs.
Rhode Island Chapter of Narcotics Anonymous
For questions or more information, call the Rhode Island Narcotics Anonymous Office at (401) 461-1110.

Sundays, 7 - 8 p.m.
Butler Hospital
345 Blackstone Boulevard
Providence, Rhode Island
Ray Conference Center

Alcoholics Anonymous - *Women's Meeting

For women recovering from or wanting to recover from an addiction to alcohol.
Rhode Island Chapter of Alcoholics Anonymous
For questions or more information, call the Rhode Island Alcoholics Anonymous at (401) 438-8860.

Saturdays, Noon - 1 p.m.
Butler Hospital
345 Blackstone Boulevard
Providence, Rhode Island
Ray Conference Center, Room 2

SMART Recovery (Self-Management and Recovery Training)

SMART Recovery is a support group for men and women recovering from, or considering recovering from, an addiction to substances, addictive behaviors, or both.
SMART Recovery
For questions or more information, call 1-866-951-5357.

Thursdays, 7 - 8 p.m.
Butler Hospital
345 Blackstone Boulevard
Providence, Rhode Island
Ray Conference Center, Room 3

What They Leave Behind Family & Friends Support Group

A support group for family and friends of those who have lost someone to overdose. The free program is hosted by Project Weber/RENEW in loving memory of Joseph Cintron.

Tuesdays at 6 p.m.
200 Allens Avenue, Second floor
Providence, RI

Mental Health Support Groups

OCD & Related Disorders Educational Lecture

Series Sponsored by the Rhode Island Affiliate of the International OCD Foundation

Butler Hospital presents a series of preeminent speakers in the field of OCD and related disorder. Monthly speaking program.

First Wednesday of the month
Lecture 6 to 7 p.m.
Support Group 7 to 8 p.m.

Butler Hospital Campus
345 Blackstone Boulevard
Providence, RI 02906
Ray Conference Center, Room 1
Parking Lot B, follow Path 4
Download schedule and guest speaker list.

Anxiety and Depression Group

This peer-run meeting aids in relating to others and making meaningful discoveries in dealing with anxiety and depression. For questions or more information, email Dylan at dylanb007@cox.net.

The first and third Thursday of every month, 7 - 9 p.m.
Butler Hospital
345 Blackstone Boulevard
Providence, Rhode Island
Ray Conference Center, Room 2

MDDA-DBSA (Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance) Self-help Group

A support group for men and women with bipolar disorder.
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
For questions or more information, call the MDDA Office at (401) 309-7575.

Saturdays and Tuesdays, 7 - 9 p.m. This meeting also takes place the 2nd and 4th Saturday of every month from 10 am – noon.

Butler Hospital
345 Blackstone Boulevard
Providence, Rhode Island
Ray Conference Center, Room 2

Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) Skills Group

A support group for individuals who have completed the Partial Hospital Program at Butler.
Butler's Cognitive Behavior Therapy Program
For questions or more information, call (401) 455-6200.

Every Wednesday evening, 5 - 6:30 p.m.
Butler Hospital
345 Blackstone Boulevard
Providence, Rhode Island
Goddard Building, Room 188

SS (Suicide Survivors) Hope Group

SS Hope is a peer led support group for people who have lost someone to suicide. This survivor's support group has provided comfort and encouragement to its members for the past seven years and includes participants in various stages of suicide grief recovery. It is open to anyone who has experienced a loss due to suicide.
For further information, please contact Neil Kiely at (401) 523-7051 or Laurie Kiely at (401) 451-6789.

Alternating Wednesdays 6 - 7:30 p.m. (2018 schedule - 1/3, 1/17, 1/31, 2/14, 2/28, 3/14, 3/28, 4/11, 4/25, 5/9, 5/23, 6/6, 6/20, no meeting on 7/4, 7/18, 8/1, 8/15, 8/29, 9/12, 9/26, 10/10, 10/24, 11/7, 11/21, 12/5, 12/19.)
Butler Hospital
345 Blackstone Boulevard
Providence, Rhode Island
Ray Conference Center, Room 2

NAMI Family and Connection Recovery Support Groups

NAMI's Family Support Groups provide free, peer-led groups for family members, caregivers and loved ones of individuals living with mental illness. NAMI's Connection Recovery Support Groups are for those living with a mental illness. Most groups meet monthly for about 90 minutes and you don't need to register to attend. Find locations and times of their Family to Family groups in your area, or contact NAMI at (401) 331-3060 or info@namirhodeisland.org.