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From time to time, we all need the support of others to help us through difficult times. Sometimes being able to get another person's perspective or just being heard is all it takes. Butler Hospital hosts a variety of free weekly and monthly community support groups on the hospital’s campus. View parking information.

Substance Abuse Support Groups

Al-Anon

Al-anon is a support group for men and women with a family member, friend, or loved one who struggles with alcohol addiction.
Rhode Island Chapter of Al-Anon

For questions or more information, call (401) 781-0044.

Fridays, 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Butler Hospital
345 Blackstone Boulevard
Providence, Rhode Island
Ray Conference Center, Room 1

Saturdays, 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Butler Hospital
345 Blackstone Boulevard
Providence, Rhode Island
Ray Conference Center, Room 5

Narcotics Anonymous

Narcotics Anonymous is a self-help group for men and women recovering from or wanting to recover from an addiction to drugs.
Rhode Island Chapter of Narcotics Anonymous
For questions or more information, call the Rhode Island Narcotics Anonymous Office at (401) 461-1110.

Sundays, 7 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Butler Hospital
345 Blackstone Boulevard
Providence, Rhode Island
Ray Conference Center

Self-Help Group for Butler Hospital Alcohol Drug Treatment Services Patients

For patients and former patients who have completed the Alcohol Drug Partial Hospital program at Butler.
Butler's Alcohol and Drug Partial Hospital Program
For questions or more information, call (401) 455-6224.

Thursdays, 1 - 2 p.m.
Butler Hospital
345 Blackstone Boulevard
Providence, Rhode Island
Goddard Building, Partial Hospital Group Room

Alcoholics Anonymous - *Women's Meeting

For women recovering from or wanting to recover from an addiction to alcohol.
Rhode Island Chapter of Alcoholics Anonymous
For questions or more information, call the Rhode Island Alcoholics Anonymous at (401) 438-8860.

Saturdays, 12 - 1 p.m.
Butler Hospital
345 Blackstone Boulevard
Providence, Rhode Island
Ray Conference Center, Room 2

SMART Recovery (Self-Management and Recovery Training)

SMART Recovery is a support group for men and women recovering from, or considering recovering from, an addiction to substances, addictive behaviors, or both.
SMART Recovery
For questions or more information, call 1-866-951-5357.

Thursdays, 7 - 8 p.m.
Butler Hospital
345 Blackstone Boulevard
Providence, Rhode Island
Ray Conference Center, Room 3


Mental Health Support Groups

Anxiety and Depression Group

This peer-run meeting aids in relating to others and making meaningful discoveries in dealing with anxiety and depression. For questions or more information, email Dylan at dylanb007@cox.net.

The first and third Thursday of every month, 7 - 9 p.m.
Butler Hospital
345 Blackstone Boulevard
Providence, Rhode Island
Ray Conference Center, Room 2

MDDA-DBSA (Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance) Self-help Group

A support group for men and women with bipolar disorder.
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
For questions or more information, call the MDDA Office at (401) 309-7575.

Saturdays and Tuesdays, 7 - 9 p.m. This meeting also takes place the 2nd and 4th Saturday of every month from 10 am – noon.

Butler Hospital
345 Blackstone Boulevard
Providence, Rhode Island
Ray Conference Center, Room 2

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Support Group

A support group for men and women with OCD and/or their significant others. The group is facilitated by Butler Hospital's OCD Clinic staff members.

For questions or more information, call the OCD Clinic at (401) 455-6484.

The second Tuesday of each month, 6 - 7:30 p.m.
Butler Hospital
345 Blackstone Boulevard
Providence, Rhode Island
Ray Conference Center, Room 1

Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) Skills Group

A support group for individuals who have completed the Partial Hospital Program at Butler.
Butler's Cognitive Behavior Therapy Program
For questions or more information, call (401) 455-6200.

The second Tuesday of each month, 6 - 7:30 p.m.
Butler Hospital
345 Blackstone Boulevard
Providence, Rhode Island
Goddard Building, Room 188

SS (Suicide Survivors) Hope Group

SS Hope is a peer led support group for people who have lost someone to suicide. This survivor's support group has provided comfort and encouragement to its members for the past seven years and includes participants in various stages of suicide grief recovery. It is open to anyone who has experienced a loss due to suicide.
For further information, please contact Neil Kiely at (401) 523-7051 or Laurie Kiely at (401) 451-6789.

Alternating Wednesdays 6 to 7:30 p.m. (2017 schedule - 3/1, 3/15, 3/29, 4/12, 4/26, 5/10, 5/24, 6/7, 6/21, 7/5, 7/19, 8/2, 8/16, 8/30, 9/13, 9/27, 10/11, 10/25, 11/8, 11/22, 12/6, 12/20.)
Butler Hospital
345 Blackstone Boulevard
Providence, Rhode Island
Ray Conference Center, Room 2

Compulsive Hoarding Support Group

A support group for people who struggling with compulsive hoarding, their family and friends. For questions or more information, contact Dr. Maria Mancebo, (401) 455-6216.

Butler Hospital Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Clinic.

The third Wednesday of each month; 5 – 6:30 p.m.
Butler Hospital
345 Blackstone Boulevard
Providence, Rhode Island
Ray Conference Center, Room 1

NAMI Family Support Groups

NAMI Family Support Group is a free, peer-led support group for family members, caregivers and loved ones of individuals living with mental illness. Most groups meet monthly for about 90 minutes. The hallmark of a NAMI Support Group is leveraging the collective knowledge and experience of all the participants. You don’t need to register to attend. Find locations and times of their Family to Family groups in your area, or contact NAMI at 401-331-3060 or info@namirhodeisland.org.