Annual Manual 2001

Health: Support Groups

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Knoxville Area Districts Al-Anon (KADA)
Bearden United Methodist Church
4407 Sutherland Ave., Knoxville, TN 37919
Support groups for family and friends of alcoholics.

Park 40 Club
9217 Park West Blvd., Knoxville, TN 37923
A self-help group for teens whose lives have been affected by someone else's drinking.

Alliance for the Mentally Ill
Knoxville/Oak Ridge
5410 Homberg Drive, Suite 4, Knoxville, TN 37919
A grassroots organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for those afflicted with severely disabling mental illness.

Autism Society of America
505 Barclay Drive, Knoxville, TN 37920
Support, understanding, and education are provided to parents of children with autism, as well as advocacy for the autistic child.

Bi-Polar Support Group, Knoxville Depressive and Manic Depressive Association
Peninsula Lighthouse
6800 Baum Drive, Knoxville, TN 37919
Support group for people with bi-polar disorders and their family members. Meetings have periodic speakers and panel discussions.

Friendship House/Drop-In Center
528 Lamar St., Knoxville, TN 37917
Associated with Helen Ross McNabb Center. Provides social, recreational, and educational programs for those who have or have had mental and/or emotional problems.

Friendship House/Vocational Connection
616 Luttrell St.
Knoxville, TN 37917
Associated with Helen Ross McNabb Center. Provides vocational programs for people who have or have had mental and/or emotional problems.

Helen Ross McNabb Children and Youth Center
320 Arthur St.
Knoxville, TN 37921
Dual Diagnosis Recovery Anonymous: A recovery group for those who have experienced chemical dependency and emotional or mental illness.
Family Support Group: A support group for parents and caregivers of children with emotional problems or mental illness.

Mental Health Association of Greater Knoxville, Inc.
Mailing Address: PO Box 52405
Knoxville, TN 37950-2405
Street Address: 110 Westfield Rd., Suite 3, Knoxville, TN 37919 584-9125
COMPEER trains and matches community volunteers in a supportive friendship with individuals receiving mental health treatments.
Schizophrenics Anonymous: A group designed to add the element of self-help group support to the recovery process of people suffering from schizophrenia, and to help them cope with the difficulties imposed by their illness.

Narcotics Anonymous
Various Locations
Support group for those recovering or wishing to recover from narcotics addiction.

Panic/Agoraphobia Support Group
Methodist Medical Center
P.O. Box 2529
Oak Ridge, TN 37831
(865) 481-1878/(865) 481-3699
A support group for people with panic/anxiety disorders and their family and friends.

St. Mary's Health System
900 E. Oak Hill Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37917 545-7863
A group for education and support of persons who have been diagnosed with bi-polar (manic-depressive) disease and their family members.

Sexaholics Anonymous
A group for those seeking recovery from sexual addiction and compulsion.

STOP Group (Striving To Overcome Panic)
Baptist Eye Institute
2020 Kay St.
Knoxville, TN 37901 632-5520
A group for those who suffer from panic disorder; sponsored by East Tennessee Baptist Hospital.

A Thriver's Support Group
For graduates of support groups.

Cancer Net
A support and self-help group of cancer patients and their families and friends.

I Can Cope Series
American Cancer Society
871 N. Weisgarber Rd.
Knoxville, TN 37909
For cancer patients.

The Wellness Community
1844 Terrace Ave.
Knoxville, TN 37916
Various classes and support groups for those living with cancer and for cancer survivors.

Positively Living
2978 Magnolia Ave.
Knoxville, TN 37914
A support group for adults with terminal illness.

Chron's and Colitis Foundation of America
Ft. Sanders Hospital
Conference Rooms A&B
1901 Clinch Ave
Knoxville, TN 37916
A support group for sufferers of inflammatory bowel disease.

Coalition for a Healthy Environment (CHE)
Pellissippi State Technical Community College
Goins Admin Bldg., Room #208
A support group for people who feel they have been affected by environmental and industrial toxins.

Hepatitis C Support Group
UT Medical Center
1924 Alcoa Highway
Knoxville, TN 37920
A support group for those with Hepatitis C.

Knoxville Herpes Support Group
Planned Parenthood
109 Northshore Dr., Suite 109
A support group for those diagnosed with herpes.

New Heart Society/Organ Transplant Support Group
Meets at Ryan's Steakhouse.
A support group for pre- and post-transplant patients and their spouses.

Oasis Institute
Offers support groups using the 12 Principles of Attitudinal Healing.

Overeaters Anonymous
Church of the Ascension
800 Northshore Dr.
Knoxville, TN 37919
Support group for overeaters.