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Addiction Recovery Meetings in Knoxville

Landmark Recovery of Knoxville believes that fellowship and accountability are imperative in staying on the path to recovery from an addiction to drugs of alcohol. Group support meetings can be a great way to stay in the recovery mindset and find people who are going through a similar experience. Human connections instill trust, vulnerability, and relatability for those who are struggling with substance use disorders. Meeting with a group of individuals who are facing the same struggles as you and learning how to cope with these struggles together will provide accountability and support in your sobriety as well as guidance towards healthy living – physically, mentally, and spiritually.

The COVID-19 pandemic has greatly affected 12 Step groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), Narcotics Anonymous (NA), and support groups for families and friends of addicted loved ones (Al-Anon and Nar-Anon), in addition to SMART Recovery groups. Many of these meetings have shifted to a virtual platform, but some do hold in-person sessions. With this shift, attendance has dipped as some members do not have access to a computer. Thankfully, many of these meetings have resumed in-person, but there are still virtual options for those who may have a longer commute, a hectic work schedule, or have families to take care of.

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Meetings in Knoxville

AA is a fellowship of people who offer accountability and encouragement in recovery from alcohol addiction. AA’s follows the 12 Steps concept, which are spiritually inclined principles and disciplines. Members discuss these steps in meetings and apply them to their day-to-day lives. Membership of AA is free, and there are no dues or fees.

“Open” meetings indicate that anyone is welcome to attend the meeting, while “closed” meetings are limited to addicts and those who think they may have a problem with alcohol.

The Park 40 Club hosts the most meetings in the Knoxville area and has a wide variety of meeting structures and types that are offered both in-person and online. Some meetings held by Park 40 Club are open, discussion-based meetings for anyone who is interested in AA, including those who do not struggle with alcoholism but would like to sit in as observers, while others are closed. All the meetings held by Park 40 Club take place at 9217 Park West Blvd. Knoxville, TN 37923

Open (anyone is welcome)

Closed (only those with addiction issues may attend)

  • Happy Hour (Sundays-Saturdays at 5:30p)
  • Northside Recovery Group – These closed, discussion-based meetings are held in South Knoxville at 808 Sevier Ave. Knoxville, TN 37920. Perfect meeting for those who wish to join before work. (Wednesdays-Saturdays at 6:30a)
  • Sobriety Society (So-So) – These closed meetings are discussion-based and perfect for night owls. They are held in North Knoxville at 2110 Merchant Dr. Knoxville, TN 37912. (Sundays, Tuesdays, and Saturdays at 7p)

 

Knoxville Narcotics Anonymous (NA) Meetings

Following AA’s 12 Step model with a few variations, NA is a fellowship for people who are wanting to recover from drugs or substances other than alcohol. Like AA, membership is free, and there are no dues or fees.

“Open” meetings indicate that anyone is welcome to attend the meeting, while “closed” meetings are limited to addicts and those who think they may have a problem with drugs.

Open (anyone is welcome)

  • Just For Today – These meetings are open, discussion-based meetings held at Emerald Ave. Methodist Church at 1620 N. Central St. Knoxville, TN 37919 (Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 10:30a)
  • VOL Group – This is an open, discussion-based meeting held at St. John Lutheran Church at 544 N Broadway St. Knoxville, TN 37917. (Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5:30p)
  • Sisters in Recovery – This meeting is open and discussion-based. It is held at First Methodist Church at 3316 Kingston Pike. Knoxville, TN 37919. (Tuesdays at 6:30p)
  • Phylliss Wheatley YMCA – Sundays 12:30 p.m.
    124 South Cruze Street (trailer behind main building)
    Knoxville, TN 37915

Closed (only those with addiction issues may attend)

  • Hugs Not Drugs – These closed, discussion-based meetings follow the 12 steps of NA. They are held at Emerald Ave. Methodist Church at 1620 N. Central St. Knoxville, TN 37919 (Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays at 7:30p)
  • Powell United Methodist Church – Sundays at 1 p.m.
    323 West Emory Road
    Powell, TN 37849
  • The Fix – The Sunday meeting is topic-based while the Thursday meeting is discussion-based. These meetings take place at The Flat Iron at 5925 Chapman Hwy. Knoxville, TN 37920 (Sundays and Thursdays at 8p)
  • Noon Thirty – This is a rotating meeting, meaning that the format changes every day. It is held at Martin Chapel United Methodist Church at 1746 Ohio Ave. Knoxville, TN 37921. The NA entrance is at the lower door facing the parking lot. (Mondays-Saturdays at 12:30p)

 

Knoxville Al-Anon & Nar-Anon Meetings

Both Al-Anon and Nar-Anon are fellowships with the stated purpose of helping relatives and friends of alcoholics (Al-Anon) or drug use (Nar-Anon).

Most Al-Anon and Nar-Anon meetings in Knoxville have transitioned to a hybrid or fully virtual platform. For a full list of meetings in the Knoxville area, click here

  • Let It Begin with Me AFG (Online) – Sundays at 2:30 p. Contact Sunday-AFG@knox-al-anon.org for more information.
  • Downtown AFG (Hybrid) – This meeting is held at First Presbyterian Church, 620 State St. Knoxville, TN 37902. Enter the parking lot from Clinch Ave, park on the left side, and enter room 1 on the first floor. Contact Emeets-MT@knox-al-anon.org for more information.
  • As We Understood AFG (Online)This meeting is held on Mondays at 5:30p. Contact MondayAFG@knox-al-anon.org for more information.
  • Thursday PM AFG (In-Person)This meeting is held on Thursdays at 7p at Ebenezer United Methodist Church in the Community Room (follow the signs) It is located at 1001 Ebenezer Rd. Knoxville, TN 37923.
  • Early Birds AFG (Hybrid) – Members meet on Saturdays at 9:30a. Held at the Park 40 Club, Floor 1 at 9217 Park West Blvd. Knoxville, TN 37923. Contact EarlyBirdZoom@knox-al-anon.org for more information.

 

Knoxville SMART Recovery Meetings

SMART Recovery (Self-Management and Recovery Training) is an evidence-based approach to long-term addiction treatment. Through this program, individuals can learn how to manage their addictions and cope with urges by unlearning negative beliefs and mindsets and learning self-empowerment.

 

Knoxville Alternative Recovery Meetings

While there are no alternative addiction recovery meetings in Knoxville, here are some resources of other ways you can track your progress and still be held accountable in your recovery!

  • LifeRing Secular Recovery (Online) – LifeRing Secular Recovery is about providing an abstinence-based, secular, and self-empowered addiction recovery pathway through their meetings and support network. It is a free-standing run organization. While there are no in-person meetings offered near Knoxville, you can attend virtually and sign up for their meeting list.
  • Loosid (App) – Loosid is a first-of-its-kind digital platform for the sober community. It offers features such as sober dating, sobriety help, boozeless guides, chat groups, and rehab guides. They believe that to live sober, you must love and embrace the sober life. Having a community that supports you is vital in this!

If you or someone you know needs help with a drug of alcohol addiction call Landmark Recovery of Knoxville at 865-448-5174.

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