Asheville Area Support Groups

Adult Children of Alcoholics & Dysfunctional Families

For people who grew up in an alcoholic or otherwise dysfunctional home.

MONDAYS, 7 pm – First Congregational UCC, 20 Oak St.

FRIDAYS, 7 pm – Grace Episcopal Church, 871 Merrimon Ave.

WEDNESDAYS, 7 pm – New Hope Presbyterian Church., 3070 Sweeten Creek Road

SATURDAYS, 8:30 am – First Baptist Church, 312 5th Ave. W., Hendersonville

SUNDAYS, 3 pm – The Servanthood House, 156 E. Chestnut St.


Al-Anon/ Alateen Family Groups

For a full list of meetings contact or 800-286-1326.


Alcoholics Anonymous

For a full list of meetings in WNC, call 828-254-8539 or


Asheville Women for Sobriety

• THURSDAYS, 6:30-8 pm – YWCA of Asheville, 185 S. French Broad Ave.


Asperger’s Adults United
• 2nd & 4th SATURDAYS, 2-4 pm – Hyphen, 81 Patton Ave. Occasionally meets additional Saturdays; contact for details.


Asperger’s Teens United
• SATURDAYS, 6-9 pm – For teens (13-19) and their parents.  Meets every 3 weeks starting June 28.


Black Men Mondays

• LAST MONDAYS, 6:30-8 pm – Community Action Opportunities, to bring positive, strong and like-minded Black men together for the benefit of one another as well as the community. Meets at 25 Gaston St. Info: 828-361-4529.


Carolina Resource Center for Eating Disorders

50 S. French Broad Ave.,
• 1st and 3rd MONDAYS, 5:30-7:30 pm – Family Support Group.
• WEDNESDAYS, 6-7 pm – Adult support group, ages 18+.


Chronic Pain Support or 989-1555
• 2nd WEDNESDAYS, 6 pm – Held in a private home. Contact for directions.


Codependents Anonymous

• TUESDAYS, 7:30 pm – Asheville 12-Step Recovery Club, 22B New Leicester Highway
• SATURDAYS, 11:15 am – First Congregational UCC, 20 Oak St. Use back door.


Debtors Anonymous

• MONDAYS, 7 pm – First Congregational UCC, 20 Oak St., Room 107


Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance or 828-367-7660

• SATURDAYS, 2-4 pm – 1316-C Parkwood Road


Diabetes Support or 828-213-4788

• 3rd WEDNESDAYS, 3:30 pm – Mission Health, 1 Hospital Drive. Room 3-B


Eating Disorders Anonymous

• WEDNESDAYS, 4 pm – 22B New Leicester Highway, (around to the side of the building)

• THURSDAYS, 8:30-9:15 pm – The Relationship Center, 70 Woodfin Place, Suite #021 (enter through side door on left)


Electro-Sensitivity Support

For electrosensitive individuals. For location and info contact or 255-3350.


Food Addicts Anonymous

828-423-6191 or 828-301-4084

• THURSDAYS, 6 pm – Asheville 12 Step Club, 1340A Patton Ave.


Gamblers Anonymous


• Contact for meeting location and time.


Grief & Praise Circle

Held in a private home. Contact for location.

• 2nd WEDNESDAYS, 5:30-6:30 pm – Layperson support group for grief.


Heart of Recovery Meditation Group

Teaches how to integrate meditation with any 12-step recovery program.

• TUESDAYS, 6 pm- Shambhala Meditation Center, 19 Westwood Place


Heart Support

For individuals living with heart failure. 828-274-6000
• 1st TUESDAYS, 2-4 pm – Asheville Cardiology Associates, 5 Vanderbilt Drive

Hope Connections

Clinically led support group for loved ones of addicts and alcoholics. 828-575-2701
• 1st WEDNESDAYS, 6-7:30 pm – Crest View Recovery Center, 90 Asheland Ave., Suite D


Living With Chronic Pain

Hosted by American Chronic Pain Association. 776-4809.
• 2nd WEDNESDAYS, 6:30 pm – Swannanoa Library, 101 W. Charleston Ave.


Memory Loss Caregivers

For caregivers of those with memory loss or dementia.
• 2nd TUESDAYS, 9:30 am – Highland Farms Retirement Community, 200 Tabernacle Road, Black Mountain


Men Working On Life’s Issues

828-273-5334 or 828-231-8434
• TUESDAYS, 6-8 pm – Contact for location.


Mission Health Family Group Night

For caregivers of children with social health needs or development concerns. 828-213-9787
• 1st TUESDAYS, 5:30 pm – Mission Reuter Children’s Center, 11 Vanderbilt Park Drive


Nar-Anon Family Groups

For relatives and friends concerned about the addiction or drug problem of a loved one.
• MONDAYS, 7 pm – West Asheville Presbyterian Church, 690 Haywood Road
• WEDNESDAYS, 12:30 pm – First United Methodist Church, 204 6th Ave. W., Hendersonville


National Alliance on Mental Illness

For people living with mental health issues and their loved ones. or 505-7353.
• 1st & 3rd THURSDAYS, 7-8:30 pm – (Anxiety Support Group) Learning and sharing in a caring setting about dealing with one’s own anxiety. NAMI Office, 356 Biltmore Ave., 828-231-2198
• THURSDAYS, 2 pm – (Dual diagnosis group) Central United Methodist Church, 27 Church St.
• 1st SATURDAYS, 10 am – (Connection group) NAMI Office, 356 Biltmore Ave.
• 1st SATURDAYS, 10 am – (Family/ caregiver group) NAMI Office, 356 Biltmore Ave.


Overcomers of Domestic Violence

For anyone who is dealing with physical and/or emotional abuse. 665-9499
• WEDNESDAYS, noon-1 pm – The First Christian Church, 470 Enka Lake Road, Candler


Overcomers Recovery Support Group

A Christian 12-step program;

• MONDAYS, 6 pm – SOS Anglican Mission, 1944 Hendersonville Road


Overeaters Anonymous

Regional number: 828-277-1975

MONDAYS, 6 pm – First Congregational UCC, 20 Oak St.

WEDNESDAYS, 6 pm – First Congregational UCC, 20 Oak St.

THURSDAYS, noon – Biltmore United Methodist Church, 376 Hendersonville Road

SATURDAYS, 9:30 am – Black Mountain United Methodist Church (rear building), 101 Church St., Black Mountain


Recovering Couples Anonymous

For couples where at least one member is recovering from addiction.

• MONDAYS, 6:30-7:30 pm – Foster Seventh Day Adventists Church, 376 Hendersonville Road


Refuge Recovery

Buddhist path for recovery from addiction. For a full list of meetings visit


Sex Addicts Anonymous (SAA)

For info about SAA: For detailed info about the Hendersonville meeting:

• SATURDAYS, 8:30-9:30 am – First Congregational Church, 1735 Fifth Avenue West, Hendersonville


S-Anon Family Groups

For those affected by another’s sexaholism. Four confidential meetings are available weekly in WNC. For dates, times and locations contact or 828-258-5117.


Smart Recovery

Helps individuals gain independence from all types of addictive behavior.

• THURSDAYS, 6 pm – Grace Episcopal Church, 871 Merrimon Ave. Info: 828-407-0460

• SUNDAYS, 7 pm – Crossroads Recovery Center, 440 East Court St., Marion, Info: 828-925-8626


Strength in Survivorship

For cancer survivors. Led by a licensed professional counselor. or 808-7673

• 1st & 3rd SATURDAYS, 11 am-noon – Mills River Library, 124 Town Drive, Mills River


Sunrise Community

Haywood Street Congregation, 297 Haywood St., 828-552-3858,

• MONDAYS, noon-1 pm – Peer support recovery group

• TUESDAYS, 10-11 am – Community Resiliency Model: PTSD and Recovery

• TUESDAYS, noon-1 pm – Peer support recovery group

• WEDNESDAYS, 9-10 am – Story Circle: Sharing our Stories

• WEDNESDAYS, noon-1:30 pm – SMART Recovery

• THURSDAYS, noon-1 pm – Peer support recovery group

• FRIDAYS, 12:30-1:30 pm – MAEA, Medication Assisted Recovery anonymous

• SUNDAYS, 1-2:30 pm – Wellness Recovery Action Plan Workshops and Peer Support, check website for date spans

1st & 3rd SUNDAYS, 11:30 am-12:30 pm – Reiki with Asheville Reiki Connection


Sylva Grief Support

Hosted by Four Seasons Compassion for Life. 

• TUESDAYS, 10:30 am – Jackson County Department on Aging, 100 Country Services Park, Sylva


Sunrise Peer Support Volunteer Services

Offers peer support services for mental health and substance use issues and wellness;
• TUESDAYS through THURSDAYS, 1-3 pm – Kairos West Community Center, 742 Haywood Road


Underearners Anonymous
• TUESDAYS, 6 pm – First Congregational UCC, 20 Oak St., Room 102


To add information about your support group to our online listings, contact or 828-251-1333, ext. 137. Support groups must be free of charge to be listed.

12 thoughts on “Asheville Area Support Groups

  1. Linda

    I am looking for a support group for parents of children who are in overseas ngo’s (non-governmental organizations) in dangerous parts of the world. My son was in the Dominican Republic for over 3 yrs. first with the Peace Corp and then another ngo. This time he has his heart set on Africa, excluding South Africa, where he has already been with a ngo. He has not received his station yet, but I am worried sick. This is what he wants to do, and I know I can’t change his mind, even if I wanted to. What I need is a group (probably exclusively on-line) to help me cope with my anxiety. Any help is greatly appreciated.

  2. Audri

    Is there any kind of support group for partners/friends/etc of someone who is depressed?

    • Todd

      You might have some luck finding a support group on Good luck.

    • Betty About

      Come to Magnetic Minds Asheville on Saturday at 4 pm or Wednesday at 7pm. We are located at 1316-C Parkwood Road, this is in a suete directly off Patton Ave. This is an open group for any one to come. We are inclusive to Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance. Hope to see you there!

      • Psychtruth

        Know any groups for those doing well who left the psych system? Activists?

  3. Selene

    Does anyone know of a support group that covers all body issues, not just eating disorders?

  4. Samantha

    Are there support groups for victims of malignant narcissist in the Asheville , NC area

    • SARAH

      Hey Samantha,
      You might want to check out Co-DA or ACOA (if it was a family member)
      Codependents often find themselves involved with narcissists.

  5. Cayanne Ramuten

    Looking for a mental health support group for single moms

  6. Stella

    I’m having a hard time finding any support groups for caregivers in Asheville that meet more than once a month. I am only here for two months caring for a friend undergoing cancer treatments. I’ve looked on meet up also and nothing there

  7. Marcella Gonzalez

    Looking for a support group for individuals who are severely depressed.

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