SOS Behind Bars

SOS Behind Bars is set up to address the needs of those who are behind bars holding SOS Meetings, and those who want to volunteer to go into jails & Prisons to start SOS Meetings.  We are here to 
-  -Educate-  -Share Ideas  &  Resources.


We Practice Religious & Non Religious Freedom

SOS is an Abstinence Group.


is recognized by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice as an Official Alternative to AA Group Meetings.  There are over a hundred and fifty SOS Group Meetings in Texas State Jails & Prisons.  
We are here to encourage other States to join in with Texas & do what we have done, & are doing.  We are still Evolving & Learning.  

We welcome your help & extend our hand if you need help with 
your SOS Save Our Selves  Behind Bars Meetings.

Our mission is recovery.
This is an abstinence Group.  There is no hidden agenda

SOS Save Our Selves 
offers an Alternative Self-Empowering approach to sobriety  In SOS Meetings we build a safe environment where there is NO Criticism of each others choices of recovery.

Religious & Non-Religious Freedom
I know that in a recovery group there will be people with differing views on religion.  

There will be people with different views on politics.  To keep our focuses on recovery and keep our religious and political views intact, free from criticism or to have members trying to convert us to their religion, or politics.  It is in the best interest of the group and each of us that our religious or non religious beliefs be expressed with like minded people out side of meetings.

There will be no promotion of drug use.  
Except for medical reasons.  Not for getting high reasons.  If you are in recovery for alcohol and had no problem with pot, don't start using pot.  

This is an Abstinence Group.  
I will repeat SOS is an Abstinence Group.

We are free to attend other support groups.  
My attending other support groups in no way will affect my standing with SOS. 



"At Last"
Now Almost Anyone can hold an SOS Meeting
Using this easy to follow Book.

It's also useful to long time SOS Members who have lots of experience holding SOS Meetings.

Building Recovery
By Duaine Metevia

A guide to SOS meetings
The philosophy of SOS, Save Our Selves.
The nuts and bolts of SOS support meetings for the new member, longstanding member, counselors and care providers in the field of addictions.
Save Our Selves
An SOS member puts together information on
holding SOS meetings in jails, prisons,
treatment/detox centers and public meetings.
You get answers to questions from his personal experiences. 
There is lots of information in this book on SOS. 
Questions and answers. Internet information with a list of SOS Web Sites. Information on how to find an SOS Meeting or Contacts. International E-Support groups.

Web Site

Become a part of those who are starting SOS Meetings Behind Bars.

Consolers and Jail/prison staff can play a part in making SOS Behind Bars work.


Home Page

Over View of SOS

Overview of SOS

What is SOS?

SOS Organization


Religious & Non-Religious Freedom is Practiced Here

Religious&Non-Religious Freedom

The Founder of SOS

James Christopher

Starting and Running a SOS Meeting

Starting a Meeting

Print Out for Starting an SOS Meeting

Print out for Opening a Meeting

Chartered or Shackled 

Sobriety Tools & Articles by SOS Members

Sobriety Tool Box

Drugs & Cross Addiction

P.A.S.T. Para-Addiction Stress Trauma

Relapse Prevention 

Scientific & Medical Articles & links

AA-SOS Relations

Sexual Orientation

Family & Friends 

Posts from SOS Members

Posts from Behind Bars

SOS Conferences & Books

SOS Europe Conference

SOS Conference 2000

SOS International Conference 2002

Books-Newsletter- Videotapes

Web Links

Links to Other Groups

Links to SOS Groups

Help with SOS meetings and gaining a better understanding of SOS

"Building Recovery" Book

Save Our Selves (SOS)
4773 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, CA 90027

Fax# 323-666-4271

SOS Meetings Around The World
If you want to become a part of SOS let James Christopher know you're  out there.  If there is no meeting listed in your area, it could mean that there are people in your area who are waiting for more people to come forward and start a meeting.  The way meetings start are people contacting the clearing house and leaving their contact info.  Some cities only have phone contacts, people who will talk to you or meet with you for coffee so please leave your contact info; don't miss out.

Duaine Metevia

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