She spent 30 years “wheedling, cajoling, arguing, fighting, threatening and blackmailing” her alcoholic husband. But it was only after attending a local Al-Anon Family Group, for the family and friends of alcoholics, that Mary* realised no one could stop her husband drinking except her husband himself. Mary, a former nurse in her 60s, and her….
Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc. – Support for those suffering from alcohol abuse and alcoholism.
Families Anonymous – 12 Step support for families with relatives or loved ones who suffer from alcohol abuse or addiction.
LifeRing Secular Recovery – A community of people building lives free of drug or alcohol dependence.
Alateen – 12-step support for young people who have been affected by someone else’s drinking.
Adult Children of Alcoholics – 12-step recovery for individuals who were raised by alcoholic parents or dysfunctional households.
Calix Society – Catholic alcoholics maintaining sobriety through AA.
Overcomer’s Outreach – Christ-centered 12-step support for those affected by addictions.
Secular Organizations for Sobriety – Mutual help for alcoholics who want to maintain sobriety without connecting recovery to any religious denomination.
Women for Sobriety – Support for women who are chemically dependent.
International Lawyers in Alcoholics Anonymous – Support groups for lawyers who are recovering alcoholics.
International Doctors in Alcoholics Anonymous – Opportunity for doctors to find common solutions to alcohol addiction.
Mothers Against Drug Driving – Mothers with a mission to stop drunk driving and provide support for victims of violent crimes.
Recovery International – Provides weekly support groups that are peer-led for those suffering from emotional and mental conditions.
Anxiety & Depression Association of America – State-by-state listings of local support groups that help with anxiety and depression.
Panic Survivor – Support groups for people who suffer from anxiety, panic attacks, generalized anxiety and social anxiety disorder as well as PTSD, OCD and other forms of anxiety.
Social Phobias Anonymous – 12-step support for those with social anxiety disorder, social phobia and similar problems.
Parents of Murdered Children – Social support nation-wide for parents who have lost children due to violence.
Twinless Twin – Support group for twins who have lost their brother or sister.
Heartbeat – Mutual support for those who have lost a loved one to suicide.
Society of Military Widows – For military men and women who have lost a loved on in the uniformed services.
Grief Share – Biblical 12-week support groups for those grieving the loss of a loved one.
GRASP – Grief Recovery After Substance Passing, a support group for parents and others who have lost a loved one to substance abuse.
Co-Dependents Anonymous – Support for families and loved ones who are co-dependent.
Changing Attitudes in Recovery – Self-help family sharing a commitment to healthy self esteem.
No More Mr. Nice Guide – Online support group for co-dependent individuals who are tired of constantly seeking approval from peers.
Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance – Connecting people with support groups that aid in recovery from depression and mental illness.
PPMD Support – Postpartum mood disorder support group for women.
Depressed Anonymous – 12-step depression support for those who believe and hope they can feel better.
Narcotics Anonymous – 12-step support for the men and women suffering from addiction to drugs.
Cocaine Anonymous – Support for those in recovery from cocaine addiction.
Nar-Anon Family Groups – Support for the family and friends of those addicted to drugs.
Co-Anon Family Groups – Support for the family and friends of those using cocaine, crack and other drugs.
Crystal Meth Anonymous – Support groups for those in recovery from methamphetamine addiction.
National Family Partnership – Support, education and information for parents to address drug prevention.
Pills Anonymous – Self-help and self-supporting anonymous program for those in recovery from addiction to prescription medications.
Dual Recovery Anonymous – Support for those in recovery from more than one addiction or dual diagnosis such as substance abuse and a co-occurring mental health disorder.
Marijuana Anonymous World Services – Fellowship of men and women provided supportive care for one another while in recovery from marijuana addiction.
Food Addicts Anonymous – Support for men and women who are addicted to food.
National Association of Anorexia Nervosa & Associated Disorders – Support for those suffering from anorexia and related disorders.
Eating Disorders Anonymous – Fellowship of men and women sharing experience, strength and support for eating disorder recovery.
Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous – Support for food addicted men and women who are in recovery.
Something Fishy – Support for those seeking recovery from eating disorders.
National Organization for Males with Eating Disorders – Mutual support for men who suffer from eating disorders.
Gamblers Anonymous – 12-step fellowship of peers who share experiences, strengths and hope to recover from compulsive gambling.
Gam-Anon Family Groups – 12-step fellowship for the men and women who have husbands, wives or close relatives who are compulsive gamblers.
Bettors Anonymous – Support for those in recovery from gambling addiction or compulsive gambling.
S-Anon – 12-step group for people who have a friend or family member with a problem of sexual addiction.
Sexual Compulsives Anonymous – Support for men and women who are sexually compulsive and ready to recover.
Sexaholics Anonymous – 12-step program of recovery for those who wish to stop sexually self-destructive behaviors.
All Edward Davilla Jr. wants for Christmas is to remain sober. “I want my kids’ mother to be able to tell them something nice about me,” Davilla said. “I want them to be able to trust their dad.” It’s been 17 months since Davilla took a swig of alcohol. He’s managed to stay off the….
The upcoming holiday season can be particularly stressful if you’ll be spending time with a loved one addicted to alcohol or other drugs. You might feel conflicted about family celebrations; holiday gatherings are supposed to be happy times, but yours don’t look like what you see on television. Should you ignore your loved one’s addiction….
When the vomiting, tremors, and chills she felt each morning became overwhelming, Jessica Polmann started selling her body to finance her heroin addiction and halt the debilitating physical symptoms of withdrawal. The petite, blond cheerleader, who made the honor roll before she started doing heroin at age 13, received $60 and some cigarettes each time….
Ann’s husband is an alcoholic. Spouses of alcoholics have two options — they can leave the alcoholic or they can seek help and understanding in order to live with the person they love. Ann chose the second option. For several years Ann has been attending Al-Anon. Ann is not her real name and her identity….
It’s hard to say. Data on the effectiveness of treatment programs is scarce, but Idaho has just started to track some patients. Reliable information is practically nonexistent on whether alcoholics who go through treatment stay off alcohol in the long run, says Patrick Neeser, coordinator of a Boise outpatient treatment center. “There’s very few long-term….
Emerson’s Center for Health and Wellness is sponsoring Alcoholics Anonymous meetings on campus, responding to a student’s initiative to offer the outlet to sufferers of alcoholism. A student-led action to offer an outlet to those prone to the accessible excesses of collegiate life, the program was founded by Brady Frome, a sophomore Theatre Education major….
Vancouver’s supervised drug injection site can save the Canadian health-care system as much as $20 million and substantially increase a population’s life span over a 10-year period, according to a study to be published today in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. The study, which used a computer simulation model, measured the projected impacts on Vancouver….
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – There are major differences between men and women when it comes to battling drug and alcohol addiction. It turns out women are more likely to fall into addiction and more likely to develop serious health problems because of it, according to a Nashville area substance abuse facility. For more than 40 years,….
KANDAHAR, AFGHANISTAN — Once each week, in a fluorescent-lit room in a stout building near the heart of Kandahar Air Field, a multinational mix of troops and civilians gather to take on a battle that can’t be fought with conventional weapons. Sitting around a table, or on overstuffed furniture, they talk about bad days, frustrating….