Support groups for alcoholics, other addicts, and their loved ones
Alcoholics Anonymous is an international fellowship of men and women who have had a drinking problem. It is nonprofessional, self-supporting, multiracial, apolitical, and available almost everywhere. There are no age or education requirements. Membership is open to anyone who wants to do something about his or her drinking problem.
Self-Management And Recovery Training (SMART) is a global community of mutual-support groups. At meetings, participants help one another resolve problems with any addiction (to drugs or alcohol or to activities such as gambling or over-eating). Participants find and develop the power within themselves to change and lead fulfilling and balanced lives guided by SMART's science-based and sensible 4-Point Program®.
Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered 12-step program.
Do you or someone you love have a drinking problem? How do you know? The National Institutes of Health provides guidance and links to resources.
Below are links to meetings for various types of addictions.
Loved ones are also affected by the behavior of addicts. Al-Anon helps adults cope with addictive behavior.
Teenagers need a safe place to discuss issues of addiction. Alateen meetings provide that forum.
Family members who have had a loved one die through drug use need help, compassion and understanding. GRASP (Grief Recovery after a Substance Passing) provides that.
Parents need to talk to their children about drugs and alcohol beginning at a very early age. Many feel ill-equipped for such conversations. Addiction is Real educates and supports parents in these difficult and vital conversations.