Could you or someone you know benefit from attending a recovery meeting here in Smith County?

Currently, there are several weekly meetings that aim to provide help and hope for those who are struggling.


Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meets on Sundays and Mondays at 7:00 p.m. at Carthage United Methodist Church, located at 608 Main Street North in Carthage, as well as on Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m. at the Historic Smith County Courthouse, located at 211 Main Street North in Carthage.

AA is an international fellowship of men and women who have had a drinking problem. It is nonprofessional, self-supporting, multiracial, apolitical, and available almost everywhere. There are no age or education requirements. Membership is open to anyone who wants to do something about his or her drinking problem.

Narcotics Anonymous (NA) meets on Sundays at 5:00 p.m. and on Wednesdays at 11:30 a.m. at “The Spot” Youth and Family Resource Center, located at 108 Ward Avenue East in Carthage. 

NA is a nonprofit fellowship or society of men and women for whom drugs had become a major problem. This is a program of complete abstinence from all drugs. There is only one requirement for membership: the desire to stop using.

Al‑Anon meets on Sundays at 9:00 a.m. at “The Spot” Youth and Family Resource Center, located at 108 Ward Avenue East in Carthage.

Al-Anon is a mutual support program for people whose lives have been affected by someone else’s drinking. By sharing common experiences and applying the Al-Anon principles, families and friends of alcoholics can bring positive changes to their individual situations, whether or not the alcoholic admits the existence of a drinking problem or seeks help.

Hope for Life meets on Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. at the Carthage Full Gospel Church, located at 109 1st Avenue West in Carthage. 

The Hope for Life non-residential program for those dealing with life-controlling problems consists of a series of weekly group meetings, which deal with identifying life-controlling issues, breaking free from hindrances, and learning the steps of recovery. Hope for Life is structured similar to a Low-Intensity Outpatient program and uses the group dynamics and accountability model. The Hope for Life groups, led by trained facilitators, use Living Free curriculum from Turning Point ministries. Participants can start the program at any weekly meeting location. Preregistration is not required.