PRA & 12-step programs Interrelatedness

There are sometimes misconceptions and confusion regarding the interrelatedness between the PRA and 12-Step programs.

The Club operates as a non-profit organization whose revenues come from group donations, paid memberships, donations, and occasional fundraisers. 

PRA Club expenses consist of upkeep and the maintenance of the facility, utilities, organizing social activities, and other overhead expenses necessary to operate.

The following are some organizational contrasts between the PRA and the 12-Step Programs:

  •  Physical vs spiritual
  • Business vs fellowship
  • Dues vs no dues or fees
  • Reliant on income & donations vs self-supporting
  • Rules & bylaws vs 12 Traditions
  • Organized vs self-governing
  • Officers vs trusted servants

 There are some 12-step members who are very sensitive to any mixing of 12-step business with the PRA business.

The Portage Recovery Association is a totally separate entity from all 12-step programs.

Memorial Day Party

The Living In Today Monday night men’s group hosts both Labor and Memorial Day holidays. Tonight, the men did not let us down! They threw a Sausage and Corn party. Record numbers of people attended the event. Grateful alcoholics supporting 12 step members with free food and fellowship. Great job!

The Portage Recovery Association would like to say thank you to the Living In Today Men’s group, and a few volunteers,…

Posted by Portage Recovery Association on Monday, May 27, 2019

Dance & Taco-Themed Anniversary Party May 25th

DANCE to follow the anniversary countdown and May anniversary shares with a CAKE and happy birthday song.

What’s happening in May is the anniversary party set for this Saturday!! Our theme is “Taco Bar” which will begin at 5PM. Either $5 at the door -OR- share your homemade (or store bought, my go-to) salsas, sauces, dips, toppings, meats, grilled veggies, etc!! Come on out and party with your friends at the PRA…sober style! Did you celebrate a recovery anniversary this month?? Contact us at