SHARE! Culver City: Thursdays @ 8:00PM (non 12-step)
SHARE! Downtown: Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays @ 7:30PM
SOS is an alternative recovery method for those alcoholics or drug addicts who are uncomfortable with the spiritual content of widely available 12-step programs. SOS takes a reasonable, secular approach to recovery and maintains that sobriety is a separate issue from religion or spirituality. SOS credits the individual for achieving and maintaining his or her own sobriety, without reliance on any “Higher Power.” SOS respects recovery in any form regardless of the path by which it is achieved. SOS supports healthy skepticism and encourages the use of the scientific method to understand alcoholism.
SOS groups are a non-profit network of groups dedicated solely to helping individuals achieve and maintain sobriety. All those who sincerely seek sobriety are welcome, this group is not a spin-off of any religious group and has no hidden agenda. SOS seeks only to promote sobriety amongst those who suffer from alcoholism or other drug addictions. SOS believes that while sobriety is an individual responsibility, life does not have to be faced alone. The support of other alcoholics and addicts is a vital adjunct to recovery.
Sobriety is the number one priority in an alcoholic’s or addict’s life. As such, they must abstain from all drugs or alcohol. Honest, clear and direct communication of feelings, thoughts and knowledge aids in recovery and in choosing non-destructive, non-delusional and rational approaches to living sober and rewarding lives. SOS encourages the scientific study of alcoholism and addiction in all their aspects. It does not limit its outlook to one area of knowledge or theory of alcoholism and addiction.