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AA, NA and Al-Anon Meetings in Provo, Utah

“Every single day in the state of Utah at least one person on average we’re losing to an opiate overdose with where our numbers are. So today there’s a funeral. Tomorrow there will be a funeral. Someone’s planning a funeral for the upcoming weekend and it will just continue on” - Jennifer Plumb, Utah Naloxone Executive Director

It’s true, Utah residents are dying from drug overdoses at an alarming rate. There are, however, a variety of AA and NA meetings in Provo and other communities. These meetings could help to reduce overdose rates.

One of the biggest problems is that addicts often don’t take advantage of these resources until it’s too late. Some drug users fear that they’ll be prosecuted for using drugs. Some don’t understand the danger of their condition. Others just don’t know that these resources exist.

As Lisa Ling explained in an article on CNN, Utah currently ranks number eight on the list of states with the highest prescription drug overdose deaths. It’s not too far behind when it comes to alcohol poisoning, teen binge drinking and other statistics, either.

We hope that this article might be a resource that local addicts can use to find meetings and get on a path toward recovery. Below, you’ll find a list of 12-step meetings in the area. You’ll also find info on the organizations that sponsor them and a few additional resources for addicts.

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NA Meetings: Helping the People of Provo Fight Addiction

When we speak about the drug problem in America, Utah isn’t usually the state that comes to mind. Most people seem to think that, because Mormonism is the most represented religion in the state, our residents aren’t affected by the opioid crisis.

Those who live here, of course, know that this simply isn’t true. Drugs such as heroin, cocaine, meth and prescription pills are so prevalent in the state that, if you’re a resident of the Beehive State, it’s most likely that you know someone whose life has been affected by addiction.

Don’t believe us? Take a look at these statistics:

As you can see, there is a growing need for addiction resources in the area. Luckily, our state (and city, specifically) has a wonderful Narcotics Anonymous community that is eager to help addicts get clean.

Narcotics Anonymous is an organization designed to be a place where addicts can convene with others who are going through a similar struggler. There are dozens of NA meetings held in every city around the country on a daily basis.

There are no requirements for membership and you are welcome to attend no matter what your drug of choice is. It’s not uncommon to find heroin addicts, meth addicts, coke addicts, prescription pill abusers and even marijuana addicts at an NA meeting in Provo.

All attendees spend time talking about their experience with addiction, listening to the experiences of others and offering each other support.

“We are not interested in what or how much you used or who your connections were, what you have done in the past, how much or how little you have, but only in what you want to do about your problem and how we can help.” - NA, What is the Narcotics Anonymous Program?

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Please note: This list does not include every NA meeting in or near Provo. It is intended to help you get started in finding one near you. Meeting times, locations, formats, and schedules are subject to change. Please check out the official Narcotics Anonymous website if you’re looking for a complete up-to-date list of all the meetings in the area.

Sunday

10:00 AM
Sunday Morning Spiritual
Cirque Lodge
777 N. Palisades Drive
Orem, UT 84097
This is an open meeting.

7:30 PM
Rhythm of Recovery
Leisure Services Building
41 E. 200 S.
Pleasant Grove, UT 84062

8:00 PM
Dogs of Recovery
Church on the Corner
100 W. Center St.
Heber, UT 84032
This is an open meeting.

Monday

8:00 PM
Message of Hope
St. Mary’s Church
200 N. 50 W.
Provo, UT 84601
This is an open meeting.

8:00 PM
Thank God It’s Monday
Church on the Corner
100 W. Center St.
Heber, UT 84032
This is an open meeting.

Tuesday

8:00 PM
We Care
Community Church
245 S. 200 E.
Springville, UT 84663
This is an open meeting.

8:00 PM
Steps in the Stix
Church
1400 N. Highway 40
Heber, UT 84032
This is an open step study meeting. Attendees will discuss the 12 Steps and the progress of their recovery.

Wednesday

8:00 PM
Candlelight
Leisure Services Building
41 E. 200 S.
Pleasant Grove, UT 84062
This is an open meeting.

8:00 PM
From Dope to Hope
Church on the Corner
100 W. Center St.
Heber, UT 84032
This is an open meeting.

Thursday

8:00 PM
LFC Meeting
Church
1400 N. Highway 40
Heber, UT 84032
This is an open meeting.

Friday

7:00 PM
Friday No Name Group
Church on the Corner
100 W. Center St.
Heber, UT 04032
This is an open meeting.

Saturday

5:05 PM
Saturday Night Live
Cirque Lodge
777 N. Palisades Drive
Orem, UT 84097

8:00 PM
Alive and Free, Old School Recovery
Denny’s
1460 N. 1750 W.
Springville, UT 84663
This is an open meeting, held upstairs at Denny’s.

As you can probably tell by looking at the list above, meetings are held in a number of different settings. From lodges and restaurants to churches and community centers, there’s no type of building that doesn’t house a meeting.

When you show up, you’ll be surprised at how welcoming and supportive the members of the group are. Each member takes turns introducing themselves, sharing their experience with addiction and discussing the progress of their recovery. The goal of every meeting is to help each addict overcome their habit and work toward living a healthier lifestyle.

“Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.” - J.K Rowling

In larger meetings, attendees are usually not required to speak. Each member will have the opportunity to stand up in front of the crowd and share. In smaller meetings, the group facilitator may ask that everyone share something with the group. Whichever type of meeting it is, the environment is usually very casual.

It might be nerve-wracking to attend your first meeting, but don’t worry. Before long, you’ll come to see that the Narcotics Anonymous community in Provo is nothing but supportive. It’s such a strong network of recovering addicts that many members continue to go to meetings long after they’ve gotten sober, “sponsoring” new members and personally helping them to overcome their demons.

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AA Meetings: Utah Residents Battling Alcoholism Together

More than 60% of people who live in this state belong to the Mormon Church, which causes many people to believe that alcoholism is not a problem for Utahns. Just because Mormons are prohibited from drinking, however, does not mean that they and other residents of the state are immune to alcoholism.

Alcohol abuse, after all, does not discriminate. The disease affects people of all religions, particularly in our state.

Check out these alcoholism statistics:

  • Although only 29% of the state’s population admits to drinking booze, Utah actually has more alcohol poisoning deaths than all but six other states. Binge-drinking, it appears, is quite a prevalent problem.
  • Despite the high number of overdose deaths, much fewer DUI arrests take place in Utah than in other states. Researchers believe that this indicates higher rates of binge-drinking at home, possibly due to prohibition and the stigmas attached to drinking
  • Alcohol abuse among teenagers is currently on the rise, with more than 72% of teenagers admitting to excessive drinking.

In order to bring an end to these dangerous trends, it’s crucial for us to connect alcohol abusers with the necessary resources. We believe that Alcoholics Anonymous meetings in Provo can be a great place to start.

In the words of the organization, AA is “an international fellowship of men and women who have had a drinking problem.” The group was founded with the intention of giving addicts a place to connect with one another as they all strive to overcome their problem with alcohol.

Like NA, AA is based around the 12 Steps, a systematic approach to treating alcoholism that requires the addict to work through twelve distinct steps. Each step is designed to help the individual confront the roots of their addiction, fix any damage they may have caused while drunk and work toward helping themselves get sober. Another key aspect of the 12 Steps is to bond with other recovering alcoholics and to offer your support to them. In turn, you’ll find that members will embrace your presence there and be eager to lend their support.

Alcoholics Anonymous meetings take place in Provo, as well as nearly every other city in America. Meetings are held every day in both public and private buildings. You don’t need to do anything to join except show up at a meeting and keep going to them for as long as you wish.

“I finally said, ‘You know what? I don’t think I can continue doing this’. I reach out for help and I ran with it.” - Robert Downey Jr

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Please note: This list is not intended to be a full directory of all the meetings in the area. Also, because meeting times, schedules and locations are subject to change, there is a chance that this isn’t the most up-to-date list available.

To ensure that a meeting is still happening, please take a look at the official Alcoholics Anonymous website. The search engine there will allow you to browse for meetings based on day, time, location, meeting type and a number of other characteristics. It will also give you the most recent updates on each meeting.

Sunday

10:00 AM
Serenity Breakfast
Jim’s Family Restaurant
1488 S. State
Orem, UT 84097
This is an open, coffee and breakfast-style meeting.

12:00 PM
Grupo Experiencia Personal
1800 S. State and Columbia Lane
Orem, UT 84601
This is an open, bilingual meeting.

5:30 PM
Commuter Meeting
Rise and Shine Meeting
72 N. Geneva Road
Orem, UT 84601
This is an open meeting.

8:00 PM
Young at Heart
United Church of Christ
175 N. University Ave.
Provo, UT 84601
This is an open meeting. Very friendly to beginners and first-timers.

Monday

6:30 AM
Rise and Shine Meeting
72 N. Geneva Road
Orem, UT 84601
This is an open meeting.

12:00 Noon
Living Sober
Rise and Shine Meeting
72 North Geneva Road
Orem, UT 84601
This is an open meeting.

7:00 PM
Grupo Experiencia Personal
1800 S. State and Columbia Lane
Orem, UT 84601
This is an open, bilingual meeting.

8:00 PM
Provo #1 Group
United Church of Christ
175 N. University Ave.
Provo, UT 84601
This an open meeting.

Tuesday

6:30 AM
Rise and Shine Meeting
72 N. Geneva Rd.
Orem, UT 84601
This is an open meeting. Perfect for starting off your Tuesday before you head to work.

12:00 PM
Living Sober
Rise and Shine Meeting
72 N. Geneva Rd.
Orem, UT 84601
This is an open meeting.

5:30 PM
Commuter Meeting
Rise and Shine Meeting
72 N. Geneva Rd.
Orem, UT 84601
This is an open meeting. Great meeting to stop by on your way home from work.

6:45 PM
AA Meeting
Community Church
175 N. University Ave.
Provo, UT 84601
This is an open meeting.

8:00 PM
Live in the Now
130 N. 400 E.
Orem, UT 84097
This is an open meeting

Wednesday

6:30 AM
Rise and Shine Meeting
72 N. Geneva Road
Orem, UT 84601
This is an open meeting.

12:00 Noon
St. Mary’s Episcopal Church
50 W. 200  N.
Provo, UT 84601
This is an open meeting. Format changes from time to time. Call Jean at 801-234-0888 for more information.  

7:00 PM
Denny’s Meeting
Denny’s
1680 N. Freedom Blvd.
Provo, UT 84604
This is an open discussion meeting.

8:00 PM
Provo Open Discussion
State Hospital Chapel
1300 E. Center St.
Provo, UT 84606
This is an open meeting.

Thursday

6:30 AM
Rise and Shine Meeting
72 N. Geneva Road
Orem, UT 84601
This is an open meeting. It’s a great one to attend if you need some support in the morning before you head to work.

12:00 Noon
Living Sober
Rise and Shine Meeting
72 N. Geneva Road
Orem, UT 84601
This is an open meeting.

5:30 PM
Commuter Meeting
Rise and Shine Meeting
72 N. Geneva Road
Orem, UT 84601
This is an open meeting.

7:45 PM
Unity Step Study
St. Mary’s Episcopal Church
50 W. 200 N.
Provo, UT 84601
This is an open, step study session. Attendees will talk about the 12 Steps and discuss their progress working through them.

Friday

6:30 AM
Rise and Shine Meeting
72 N. Geneva Road
Orem, UT 84601
This is an open meeting. It’s great for addicts who need some support to help them through their workday.

12:00 Noon
Back to Basics
St. Mary’s Episcopal Church
50 W. 200 N.
Provo, UT 84601
This is an open meeting. Perfect for beginners and first-timers.

8:00 PM
Spanish Fork Group
Monday Beginners
1143 N. 500 W.
Provo, UT 84604
This is an open meeting. Great for first-timers and people who’ve recently joined the organization.

10:00 PM
Ain't Saints
Rise and Shine Meeting
72 N. Geneva Road
Orem, UT 84601
This is an open meeting. Swing by if you need help working through those Friday night cravings.

Saturday

9:00 AM
Sober@Sunrise
Live in the Now
130 N. 400 E.
Orem, UT 84097
This is an open meeting.

12:00 PM
Living Sober
Rise and Shine Meeting
72 N. Geneva Road
Orem, UT 84601
This is an open meeting.

5:30 PM
Commuter Meeting
Rise and Shine Meeting
72 N. Geneva Road
Orem, UT 84601
This is an open meeting.

8:00 PM
Living Sober Candlelight Meeting
Rise and Shine Meeting
72 N. Geneva Road
Orem, UT 84601
This is an open meeting. A great meeting for addicts who need help fighting off the temptation to relapse on Saturday nights.

Another important note: Some AA meetings are based around The Big Book, the organization’s primary book of guidelines for sobriety. In these meetings, members will discuss a section of the book.

These meetings are often open to newcomers but not always. If you are interested in attending a Big Book meeting, we recommend that you speak to one of the facilitators of an open meeting beforehand.

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Al-Anon: Because Families of Addicts Need Support, Too

Al-Anon meetings in Provo are intended to help those people who aren’t addicts themselves but are related to one. Addiction, after all, can be detrimental to the life of people of than just the addict. Parents, spouses, sibling, children and other relatives often find that the addiction of their loved one takes a toll on their own psychological health.

In these meetings, the relatives of addicts will gather in a space to share their experiences and give each other support. It’s a fantastic resource for anyone who feels that no one else in the world can understand what they’re going through.

In Utah, addiction is sometimes shrouded in shame. This can make is difficult to talk about. Having a supportive community around you can make it easier to get better.

“To love an addict is to run out of tears” - Anonymous

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Sunday

3:00 PM
Let Go and Let God 11th Step
St. Mary’s Episcopal Church
50 W. 200 N.
Provo, UT 84601
This is an open meditation meeting, focused on the 11th of the 12 Steps. Attendees will spend praying to their higher power (whatever that means for them). Everyone is encouraged to bring yoga mats or pillows as the meditation sessions take place on the floor. Meeting takes place in the library.

7:00 PM
Un Dia A La Vez
3646 S. Redwood Road
Piso Uno #109
West Valley City, UT 84119
This is an open Spanish-speaking meeting. 90 minutes

Monday

7:00 PM
Un Dia A La Vez
3646 S. Redwood Road
Piso Uno #109
West Valley City, UT 84119
This is an open Spanish-speaking meeting. 90 minutes

Tuesday

12:00 PM
Courage to Change
St. Mary’s Episcopal Church
50 W. 200 N.
Provo, UT 84601
This is an open meeting, held in the library of the Church.

7:00 PM
Un Dia A La Vez
3646 S. Redwood Road
Piso Uno #109
West Valley City, UT 84119
This is an open Spanish-speaking meeting. 90 minutes

Wednesday

7:00 PM
Un Dia A La Vez
3646 S. Redwood Road
Piso Uno #109
West Valley City, UT 84119
This is an open Spanish-speaking meeting. 90 minutes

7:30 PM
Hair on Fire AFG
Cirque Lodge
777 N. Palisade Drive
Orem, UT 84097
This is an open meeting. Enter through the side entrance.

Thursday

7:00 PM
Un Dia A La Vez
3646 S. Redwood Road
Piso Uno #109
West Valley City, UT 84119
This is an open Spanish-speaking meeting. 90-minutes

Friday

12:00 Noon
Friday Step Study AFG
St. Mary’s Episcopal Church
50 W. 200 N.
Provo, UT 84601
This is an open step study meeting. Members will spend time discussing their progress in the 12 Step process. Held in the Church library.

7:00 PM
Un Dia A La Vez
3646 S. Redwood Road
Piso Uno #109
West Valley City, UT 84119
This is an open Spanish-speaking meeting. 90 minutes

8:00 PM
Springville Discussion
Springville Community Presbyterian Church
245 S. 200 E.
Springville, UT 84663
This is an open al-anon meeting. Held upstairs.

Saturday

7:00 PM
Un Dia A La Vez
3646 S. Redwood Road
Piso Uno #109
West Valley City, UT 84119
This is an open Spanish-speaking meeting. 90 minutes

Yes. Much like AA and NA, Al-Anon is based around the 12 Steps.

Because the members themselves are not addicted, the steps are a little bit different. Instead of following the original principles of recovery to overcome their own addiction, the 12 Steps of this program are intended to help each member accept the things that they cannot change and to move forward accordingly.

For more information on how Al-Anon uses the 12-Steps, here is a great blog post:

Grace was Calling and I Didn’t Pick Up: AA vs. Al-Anon

Alateen Meetings in Provo, UT

Children are affected by the addictions of their parents, grandparents, and siblings. Many of them suffer physical and psychological abuse at the hands of the addict. Others are simply impacted by the emotional absence of their addicted relatives.

Alateen is a program designed to help children between the ages of 10 and 18 understand addiction and its effects. Part group therapy session, part educational seminar, each meeting gives teenagers the opportunity to meet and connect with other young adults who’ve also witnessed the horrors of addiction first hand.

Ideally, the program will help its teenaged members to find peace, forgiveness, and happiness throughout their young adulthood.

There are two Alateen meetings held regularly in the area. They are:

Monday

7:00 PM
Serenity Kids
St. James Episcopal Church
7486 S. Union Park Ave.
Midvale, UT 84047
This meeting is open to everyone ages 10-18.

Tuesday

8:00 PM
Tuesday Teens
St. James
St. James Episcopal Church
7486 S. Union Park Ave.
Midvale, UT 84047
This meeting is open to everyone ages 13-18.

“When Tanner overdosed, Juggert called his sister and said ‘he was scared to report it because they had been using drugs and he was trying to regain custody of his son’” - Ben Lockhart, Deseret News Utah

Drug overdoses and alcohol poisoning are both serious problems in Provo. There are a few potential reasons for this.

First, many addicts in the area feel ashamed by their behavior, particularly when they’re a part of the Mormon community. Fearing that the Church will look down upon them if they’re outed as an addict, many people fail to report an overdose because it’s too late.

The other reasons (which is a common one among all addicts) is the fear of legal ramifications. Too many addicts resist contacting the ambulance or police because they’re afraid that they’ll be sent to jail for possessing drugs.

It’s important to understand, however, that both drug overdoses and alcohol poisoning are likely to result in death if not treated immediately.

If you or someone you know overdoses, therefore, it’s crucial that you seek medical attention as quickly as possible. Calling for help could mean the difference between life and death.

“If somebody needs medical help…we’re not there for narcotics, we’re there to save someone’s life.” - Sgt Nisha King, Provo Police

Here’s a list of emergency rooms/hospitals in the Provo area:

  • Utah Valley Hospital
    1134 N. 500 W.
    Provo, UT 84604
    Phone: (801) 357-7850
  • American Fork Hospital
    170 N. 1100 E.
    American Fork, UT 84003
    Phone: (801) 855-3300
  • Mountain View Hospital Emergency Room
    1100 E. 100 N.
    1st Floor
    Payson, UT 84651
    Phone: (801) 465-700
  • Central Valley Medical Center
    48 W. 1500 N.
    Nephi, UT 84648
    Phone: (435) 623-3000

Could You or a Loved One Benefit from NA or AA?

Attending your first 12-Step Meeting can be an overwhelming task, we understand. If you’re currently struggling with drug addiction or alcoholism, however, it’s extremely important that you get the help you need.

As this article has pointed out, drug and alcohol are enormous problems in Utah communities, including Provo. NA and AA meetings are great resources for anyone affected by this problem.

At Northpoint recovery, we’ve helped hundreds of addicts work through their issues and move forward into happier lives. We’d love to help you do the same.

If you think that you or a family member might have a problem with drugs or alcohol, please give us a call. A member of our staff will be happy to answer any questions you have and to discuss all potential treatment options.

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