This is an organization dedicated to creating transformative and healing weekend retreats for men in the Chicagoland area. Founded over 28 years ago this is a non profit group that I have benefited from as a participant, and I enjoy the satisfaction I receive from staffing the retreats for other men. This is a unique opportunity for men from all walks of life to discuss their issues in an emotionally safe environment and come away from the weekends feeling more authentically themselves.
This is a resource for those who are dealing with the persistence patterns of codependency and how this has taken over their lives and relationships. See my listing under Codependency for more information related to this lifelong pattern of emotional behavior towards oneself and others.
Traditional 12-step approach to dealing with alcohol addiction issues. If you are thinking about stopping drinking and new to recovery you need support around you that is going to be positive and affirming. Many people talk about how scared they are to attend a meeting, but every person in that meeting was once scared and unsure - all they knew was that alcohol was ruining their lives. This link takes you to local numbers for meetings in Illinois.
This meeting is for people who are addicted to pain killers and other narcotics. You will find that you fit in with this group if you are addicted to narcotics than you would an AA meeting if you are struggling with this addiction. Many people describe their pill addiction as something they can manage, much like other addicts, and if you think you have a problem with pills, you probably do.