It can be heartbreaking for a family to see a member suffering form drug or alcohol addiction. Many cannot understand how their loved one has turned to drugs or alcohol, and often feel guilty. It can be tremendously confusing, and extremely stressful for families to watch their loves one’s life being controlled by drugs or….
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.
If you suspect that you have an alcohol disorder and have had complications due to your alcohol use, it helps to know the trouble signs so you can make a change early. An alcohol use disorder is defined by The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism as a “medical condition that doctors can diagnose….
About Drug and Alcohol Addiction Millions of Americans suffer from dependency and addiction to drugs and alcohol, and the numbers continue to increase. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, In 2012, approximately 23.9 million people in America, 12 years of age and older, had used an illegal drug or abused a psychotherapeutic medication….
Although they approach the challenge of addiction differently from scientists, 12-step programs still have a therapeutic role in helping human beings. Alcoholics Anonymous may have pioneered the concept of alcoholism as a disease, but will scientific research that proves the point eventually make AA obsolete? Studies that reveal brain and genetic links to addiction seem….
If you’ve evaluated your drinking and have decided that you might have a problem with alcohol, then it’s worth taking the next step to investigate what you can do about it. You might still have mixed feelings about whether or not you have a problem; this is a completely normal way to feel and does….
If someone confides in you that he or she has a problem with alcohol or other drugs, some ways of dealing with this situation clearly work better than others. You should try to be: Understanding – listen to reasons why he or she uses/ abuses alcohol or other drugs; Firm – explain why you feel….
Gail L.’s hands rest on the old red book on a table in front of her. The book, she tells you, saved her life and gave her ”a life worth saving.” It is ”God’s story of his love for the alcoholic,” she says. Seven decades ago this month, Alcoholics Anonymous, also called the Big Book,….
I Was – I am – an alcoholic, now in recovery. I come from a good family, but when I was 15 my parents went through a very bitter split and I couldn’t handle it – my whole support network and the life I had went out of the window. I couldn’t understand, so I….
Alcoholics Anonymous helps local man find sobriety, happiness Tom has been sober for 27 years, but the road to recovery was far from easy. “It’s still one day at a time,” he said. “The only person that can say you’re an alcoholic is the person themselves.” Every day is a struggle. “I will always been….
Ready for recovery: Sober Corps matches recovering alcoholics with mentors to help them stay on track
Mike was sober for 14 years. Then, at age 14, he took his first drink. And he drank until it defined him. First he called himself a drinker. Years later, when he was willing to admit it, he began using a new word: alcoholic. Mike (who asked that his last name not be printed) tried….