Alcoholism and Drug Addiction affect the entire family, not just users. There are many helpful resources for Alcohol/Drug Abusers and for the friends and family that are trying to help them.
Alcohol Anonymous is an international mutual aid fellowship with the stated purpose of enabling its members to “stay sober and help other alcoholics achieve sobriety.” AA is nonprofessional, self-supporting, and apolitical. Its only membership requirement is a desire to stop drinking.
Al-Anon Family Groups is a “worldwide fellowship that offers a program of recovery for the families and friends of alcoholics, whether or not the alcoholic recognizes the existence of a drinking problem.
Narcotics Anonymous is a “nonprofit fellowship or society of men and women for whom drugs had become a major problem”. Narcotics Anonymous uses a traditional 12-step program and is the second-largest 12-step organization.
Cocaine Anonymous is a twelve-step program for people who seek recovery from drug addiction. It is patterned very closely after Alcoholics Anonymous, although the two groups are unaffiliated.
Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered, 12 step recovery program for anyone struggling with hurt, pain or addiction of any kind.
Secular Organizations for Sobriety (SOS) is a program that stresses the need to place the highest priority on sobriety and uses mutual support to assist members in achieving this goal. SOS represents an alternative to the spiritually-based addiction recovery programs.
Alcohol/Drug Addiction Research Organizations ~
“NAADAC is the premier global organization of addiction focused professionals who enhance the health and recovery of individuals, families and communities.” – NAADAC Vision Statement adopted 1998.
Anxiety and-Depression Association of America (ADAA) is an international nonprofit membership organization dedicated to the prevention, treatment, and cure of anxiety, depression, OCD, PTSD, and co-occurring disorders through education, practice, and research.
American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) is an addiction medicine professional society representing over 6,000 physicians, clinicians and associated professionals with a focus on addiction and its treatment.
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) is an organization that provides information on alcohol-related issues and treatment resources.
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) research addresses fundamental and essential questions about drug use, including tracking emerging drug use trends, understanding how drugs work in the brain and body, developing and testing new drug treatment and prevention approaches.
Sunstance Abuse and Mental Health Services Adminastration SAMHSA’s mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities by making substance use and mental disorder information, services, and research more accessible.
The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) a organization of professional social workers, that works to enhance the professional growth and development of its members, to create and maintain professional standards for social workers, and to advance sound social policies.
The Recover offers current news stories about drug and alcohol addiction and mental health. We offer trending drug news stories along with treatment options.
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Recovery Meetings ~ Online & Podcasts
Sober Cast is an (unofficial) Alcoholics Anonymous podcast featuring AA speaker meetings. This is not a discussion podcast, simply speaker meetings and workshops in a podcast format.
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|COMPUTER AND GAMING ADDICTS ANONYMOUS||Voice Chat using Mumble client software||cgaa.info|
|DEBTORS ANONYMOUS||Phone Tele-meetings||DebtorsAnonymous.org|
|ELECTRONIC ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS||Text Chat||e-aa.org|
|IN THE ROOMS||Video Meeting||InTheRooms.com|
|MARIJUANA ANONYMOUS||Text Chat||MA-Online.org|
|MEETINGS ONLINE||Video/Flash Meeting||MeetingsOnline.com|
|MY RECOVERY ONLINE||Video Meeting||myRecovery.com|
|NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS||Text Chat||nachatroom.org|
|NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS||Text Chat||na-recovery.org|
|NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS UK||Voice Meetings||UKNA.org|
|RECOVERY REALM||Text Chat||RecoveryRealm.com|
|STEP CHAT||Text Chat||StepChat.com|
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