Support GroupsWhatever your experience, you don’t have to go it alone. East Alabama Medical Center offers or hosts a variety of support groups where people help each other by sharing.

Services provided include:


    A support group for family and friends of alcoholics.

    – Meets Monday evenings at 6 p.m. at Cornerstone United Methodist Church in Auburn
    – Tuesday evenings at 7:30 p.m. in the parish hall at Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Opelika
    – Thursdays at noon (for women only) at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Auburn

    Contact: (334) 745-8488

  • Alcoholic Anonymous

    Alcoholics Anonymous has a number of closed and open meetings in the area. Please call the number below for more information on meeting locations and times or visit their website at

    Contact: (334) 521-2676 to hear a recording of these meetings, times, and more information.

  • Battered Women

    A support group for women who have been mentally or physically abused by their partner. Meets at 5:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month. Sponsored by the Domestic Violence Intervention Center. Child Care is provided.

    Contact: Call collect at (334) 749-1515

  • Breast Feeding

    Meets each Thursday at noon in the third floor day room at East Alabama Medical Center.

    Contact: Lactation nurses at (334) 528-3709

  • Caregiver and Alzheimer’s Disease Support Group

    A support group for caregivers and those affected by Alzheimer’s Disease. Meets the last Monday of each month at 12:30pm – Opelika SportsPlex and the last Wednesday of each month at 9:30am – Magnolia Place in Auburn.

    Leisa Askew at (334) 749-5264 ext. 215.

  • Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis Support Group

    A support group for people who live with Crohn’s Disease and/or Ulcerative Colitis. Caregivers and family members are also welcome. Meetings are at the EAMC Education Center in the Ivy Room at 6 p.m. on the third Monday of the month. Contact: Danielle Smart at

  • Chronic Pain

    The Auburn Pain Group offers a 10-session therapy group using Acceptance & Commitment Therapy to manage Chronic Pain. The sessions, which are FREE and take place over a 10-week period, are held on Wednesday evenings from 6 – 8 in the chapel at First Presbyterian Church in Auburn. For start dates, contact email Doug Booth or call him at 740-7999.

  • Compassionate Friends

    The Compassionate Friends is a support group for parents who have lost a child. The group meets the first Thursday of each month at the EAMC Education Center.

    Contact: Jerry & Lynne Schwarzauer (334) 663-4141

  • Colons and Semi Colons

    Colons and Semi Colons is a group created to offer support, inspiration, hope and healing for people who have experienced or who are experiencing colorectal cancer.

    The group meets the 2nd Thursday of each month from 5:30 -7 p.m. at the EAMC Education Center.

    For more information, contact Denise Pilato at