We are blessed to have an Al-Anon group on our campus Wednesdays from 4:30 – 5:30. Al-Anon groups provide hope, strength, and healing for those who have been impacted by the addictive behavior of someone close to them. This includes substance abuse, or process addictions such as sexual compulsivity, gambling, shopaholism, overuse of the internet, or even workaholism. The emphasis in a one-hour Al-Anon meeting is not on the story of the addiction but on changing the instinctive but often unproductive and self-depleting ways we respond as family and friends. Over time, Al-Anon participants become more self-responsible, setting boundaries without making walls, finding their own voices, and giving up trying to control individuals and circumstances.
Al-Anon groups are anonymous; confidentiality is a given. Meetings focus on the 12-steps of AA and associated wisdom, and attendees have a brief opportunity to share. Nancy Prince, a longtime member of Nassau Presbyterian Church, will help our group get started. Involved with Al-Anon groups for many years Nancy says, “Al-Anon has transformed my life; I gain something from every meeting.” This group is open to members of PTS and the Princeton community. There is no fee, and no need to sign up. Just come as you can. Meetings will take place in the Student Government Room above the Private Dining Room in the Mackay Campus Center.
Al-Anon also meets Thursday, 10 :00 a.m. in room 204 at Nassau Presbyterian Church; Mondays at 10:00 a.m.
and Thursdays at 8:00 p.m. at Kingston Presbyterian Church; and Wednesdays at 8:30 at Trinity Episcopal Church.
Other Local Twelve Step Meetings
PTS does not sponsor these groups.
AA (Alcoholics Anonymous) meets Fridays, 12:15 p.m. in the Tennent Basement at PTS. There are also groups meeting at Trinity Episcopal Church: Mondays and Tuesdays at 7:30; Saturdays at 9:00 a.m.; Men's only AA on Wednesdays at 8:00 p.m.; Spanish-speaking AA on Tuesdays at 8:00 p.m. and Fridays at 6:00 p.m. Groups also meet at Princeton Unitarian Church: Tuesdays at 8:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 7:00 p.m. Kingston United Methodist Church hosts a group at 8:00 p.m. on Thursdays.
ACA (Adult Children of Alcoholics) meets Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. in the FAHS Theatre at the Princeton Unitarian Church.
ACODA (Codependency) meets Mondays at 7:00 p.m. and Fridays 7:00 p.m. at Kingston
United Methodist Church.
OA (Overeaters Anonymous) meets Mondays at 6:15 p.m. at the Princeton Unitarian Church
SAA (Sex Addicts Anonymous) meets at Kingston United Methodist Church: Mondays at 7:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall; Wednesdays at 7:00 a.m. in the Anderson House; and Saturdays at 7:00 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall.