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.
Friends and families of problem drinkers find understanding and support at Al-Anon meetings. In Al-Anon, members do not give direction or advice to other members. Instead, they share their personal experiences and stories, and invite other members to “take what they like and leave the rest”—that is, to determine for themselves what lesson they could apply to their own lives.
Cocaine Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from their addiction. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop using cocaine and all other mind-altering substances.
Learn to Cope Support Group is a group for the parents, family members, spouses, and caregivers of people who have addictions to opiates, alcohol, or other drugs. The support group will convene on Monday evenings from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital.
Marijuana Anonymous uses the basic 12 Steps of Recovery founded by Alcoholics Anonymous, because it has been proven that the 12 Step Recovery program works! MA is not affiliated with any religious or secular institution or organization and has no opinion on any outside controversies or causes. Visit the MA site to find local meetings.
Narcotics Anonymous is a global, community-based organization with a multi-lingual and multicultural membership. NA members hold more than 61,000 meetings weekly in 129 countries. We offer recovery from the effects of addiction through working a twelve-step program, including regular attendance at group meetings.
SMART Recovery is the leading self-empowering addiction recovery support group. Our participants learn tools for addiction recovery based on the latest scientific research and participate in a world-wide community which includes free, self-empowering, science-based mutual help groups.
Sober Nation's goal is to help the struggling alcoholics and addicts while providing guidance to affected family members and friends. Aside from offering a wealth of innovative online tools to assist those struggling with addiction, we provide an extensive list of addiction treatment centers and other recovery resources that are divided into numerous categories and sub-categories. Overall, we strive to offer a home for everyone whose life has been impacted by this deadly disease.
Women For Sobriety, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping women overcome alcoholism and other addictions. It is, in fact, the first national self-help program for women alcoholics. WFS has been providing services to women alcoholics since July, 1976.
Understanding the High-Functioning Alcoholic, by Sarah Allen Benton, is an in-depth exploration of a hidden class of alcoholics. The author challenges the stereotype of the “skid-row” alcoholic by lifting the veil on alcoholics who believe they can hide behind their external successes. The book focuses on recovery and the obstacles that HFAs and all alcoholics face in terms of getting treatment. There is an exploration of the actions that sober HFAs find necessary not only to get sober—but to maintain long-term sobriety and find peace and spirituality within their lives.