Asheville Area Support Groups

Adult Children of Alcoholics & Dysfunctional Families

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


7 p.m.: First Congregational UCC, 20 Oak St.


7 p.m.: Grace Episcopal Church, 871 Merrimon Ave.


8:30 a.m.: First Baptist Church, 312 5th Ave. W., Hendersonville


3 p.m.: The Servanthood House, 156 E. Chestnut St.

3 p.m.: Clyde Town Hall, 8437 Carolina Blvd., Clyde.


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 p.m. – YWCA of Asheville, 185 S. French Broad Ave.


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


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


Carolina Resource Center for Eating Disorders

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


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


Codependents Anonymous

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


Debtors Anonymous

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


Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance or 367-7660

• SATURDAYS, 2-4 p.m. – 1316-C Parkwood Road


Diabetes Support or 213-4788

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


Eating Disorders Anonymous

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

• THURSDAYS, 8:30-9:15pm – Thursdays @ 8:30 – 9:15 AM. 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

423-6191 or 301-4084

• THURSDAYS, 6 p.m. – 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, 5:30-6:30pm – Layperson support group for grief.


Heart of Recovery Meditation Group

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

• TUESDAYS, 6 p.m.- Shambhala Meditation Center, 19 Westwood Place.


Heart Support

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

Hope Connections

Clinically led support group for loved ones of addicts and alcoholics. 828-575-2701
• 1st WEDNESDAYS, 6-7:30pm – 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 p.m. – Swannanoa Library, 101 W. Charleston Ave.


Memory Loss Caregivers

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


Men Working On Life’s Issues

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


Mission Health Family Group Night

For caregivers of children with social health needs or development concerns. 213-9787
• 1st TUESDAYS, 5:30 p.m. – 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 p.m. – West Asheville Presbyterian Church, 690 Haywood Road
• WEDNESDAYS, 12:30 p.m. – 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, 7-8:30pm – (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 p.m. – (Dual diagnosis group) Central United Methodist Church, 27 Church St.
• 1st SATURDAYS, 10 a.m. – (Connection group) NAMI Office, 356 Biltmore Ave.
• 1st SATURDAYS, 10 a.m. – (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-1pm – The First Christian Church, 470 Enka Lake Road, Candler.


Overcomers Recovery Support Group

A Christian 12-step program;

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


Overeaters Anonymous

Regional number: 828-277-1975


6 p.m.: First Congregational UCC, 20 Oak St.


6 p.m.: First Congregational UCC, 20 Oak St.


noon: Biltmore United Methodist Church, 376 Hendersonville Road.


9:30 a.m.: 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, 6:30-7:30pm – Foster Seventh Day Adventists Church, 376 Hendersonville Road


Refuge Recovery

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

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 258-5117.

Smart Recovery

Helps individuals gain independence from all types of addictive behavior.

• THURSDAYS, 6 p.m.: Grace Episcopal Church, 871 Merrimon Ave. Info: 407-0460

• SUNDAYS, 7 p.m.: Crossroads Recovery Center, 440 East Court St., Marion. Info: 925-8626


Strength in Survivorship

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

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


Sylva Grief Support

Hosted by Four Seasons Compassion for Life. 

• TUESDAYS, 10:30am. – 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, 1-3pm – Kairos West Community Center, 742 Haywood Road.


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


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

11 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!

  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. 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

  6. Marcella Gonzalez

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

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