Maintaining long-term sobriety in recovery is the goal of anyone who has gone through the rehab process for drug or alcohol treatment to get back in control of their lives. And while sobriety may be difficult to maintain, there are many tools and resources to help you or someone you love in the process of relapse prevention; some may be centered around christian treatment programs, but others are not.
Use the extensive list of rehab and addiction-related resources provided below to learn more about this chronic disease, how to maintain control over it, and how to ensure a recovery that’s lasting.
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)
The world’s leading 12-step fellowship, designed to help people overcome drinking problems.
A program to help people recover from cocaine addiction.
A program that helps people with codependency problems to learn to form healthier relationships.
Crystal Meth Anonymous
A program to help people recover from crystal meth addiction.
A program to help people recover from compulsive spending and debt problems.
Dual Recovery Anonymous
An organization for people with a dual diagnosis of chemical dependence and an emotional or psychiatric illness.
Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous
A program for people who suffer from overeating, under eating, bulimia, or obsession with food or body size.
A program to help people recover from addiction to gambling.
A program to help people recover from marijuana addiction.
Narcotics Anonymous (NA)
An international association of recovering drug addicts.
Native American Indian General Service Office of Alcoholics Anonymous (NAIGSO-AA)
A 12 step fellowship aimed specifically at Native American Indians. The service also offers an inmate correspondence program that connects with Native American alcoholics who are incarcerated.
A program offering support to people trying to quit smoking.
A program helping people to overcome the problem of compulsive overeating.
A program helping people to achieve sexual sobriety.
Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous
A program helping people with sex and love addictions.
A program helping people with compulsive shopping addictions.
Non 12-Step Fellowships and Programs
A secular network of support groups for living free of alcohol and other addictions.
A program offering self-recovery from addiction to alcohol and drugs.
A self-empowering addiction recovery support group.
Secular Organizations for Sobriety (SOS)
A non-profit network of groups to help alcoholics or drug addicts who are uncomfortable with the spiritual content of 12-step programs achieve and maintain sobriety.
SOS Behind Bars
A component of Secular Organizations for Sobriety that addresses the needs of prison inmates and provides volunteers to work in prisons.
Women For Sobriety
A nonprofit self-help organization helping women to overcome alcoholism and other addictions.
Support Groups and Resources for Family and Friends
Adult Children of Alcoholics
A 12-step program for women and men who grew up in alcoholic or otherwise dysfunctional homes.
Al-Anon / Alateen
A 12-step program for friends and families of problem drinkers.
Children of Alcoholics Foundation
A nonprofit organization that provides educational materials and services to help professionals, children, and adults dealing with parental addiction.
A 12-step program for the families and friends of people with addiction.
In The Rooms
A support group for addicts and their friends and family alike.
Nar-Anon Family Groups
A 12-step program to help relatives and friends recover from the effects of living with an addict.
National Association for Children of Alcoholics (NACoA)
An organization advocating for children and families affected by alcoholism and other drug dependencies.
The Partnership at Drugfree.org
Helping parents prevent, intervene and find treatment for their children using science and communications based resources.
Helps young people battle addiction (and other adversities) via entertainment industry professionals who have confronted similar crises and now wish to collaborate with young people to create and present live-concert events.
A place for addicts and those who love them to discuss addiction, particularly addiction to opiates (pain pills).
A site created by a concerned parent that is focused on sharing and support for addiction, recovery and treatment.
Faith-Based Recovery Organizations
Buddhist Recovery Network
An organization that supports the use of Buddhist teachings and practices to help overcome addictions.
Jewish Alcoholics, Chemically Dependent Persons and Significant Others
A mutual-help group for Jews in recovery from alcohol and other chemical abuse that helps recovering Jews and their families connect, explore their Jewish roots, and discover helpful resources.
An Islamic fellowship of men and women supporting recovery from alcohol and drug addictions.
National Catholic Council on Alcoholism and Related Drug Problems (NCCA)
A body affiliated with the US Conference of Catholic Bishops that promotes greater awareness and acceptance of alcoholism and other chemical addictions, and prevention issues.
An organization run by the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints that sponsors addiction recovery meetings and offers program recovery guides.
Academic and Research Organizations
Brown Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies
A department at Brown University that promotes the prevention, and treatment of alcohol and other drug use problems through research, education, training and policy advocacy.
Center for Substance Abuse Research
A research center based at the University of Maryland that collects, analyzes, and disseminates information on substance abuse and related problems.
Ensuring Solutions to Alcohol Problems
A group based at the George Washington University Medical Center that works with policymakers, employers and communities to provide research-based information and tools to curb avoidable alcohol-related health care costs and improve access to treatment.
Harvard School of Public Health College Alcohol Study
Pioneered at Harvard in 1993, this is the first wide-ranging study to assess the extent of drinking among college students, finding binge drinking rates around 44 %.
Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention
An organization funded by the US Department of Education that supports higher education institutions in trying to address alcohol and other drug problems.
Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS)
A membership-based nonprofit organization that sponsors myriad scientific studies and clinical investigations of psychoactive drugs, such as MDMA and marijuana.
National Center on Alcohol and Substance Abuse (CASA)
A research and policy think tank housed at Columbia University, publishing studies on all forms of substance abuse, with online resources for community advocacy and updates on public policy issues.
Research Society on Alcoholism (RSA)
An international members society that promotes research by enabling scientists and addiction field professionals at different universities and organizations to share and widely disseminate their information and research on alcoholism.
Rutgers University Center of Alcohol Studies Library
Based at New Jersey’s Rutgers campus, this institute is dedicated to the acquisition and dissemination of knowledge on psychoactive substance use, particularly alcohol.
Scripps Research Institute
A research facility that conducts numerous studies on addiction and substance dependence, including marijuana withdrawal.
Center For Substance Abuse Prevention
An agency run by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration that provides leadership in the federal effort to prevent alcohol, tobacco and other drug problems.
College Drinking Prevention
A government-supported program that provides strategies and solutions to prevent the harmful consequences of college binge drinking.
National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information (NCADI)
A site run by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration listing federal resources and prevention materials on alcohol and other drugs.
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
A component of the National Institutes of Health that supports and conducts research on the causes, consequences, treatment, and prevention of alcoholism and alcohol-related problems.
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
A federal agency that conducts and supports research, administers policy, and disseminates data on drug dependence.
National Alcohol and Drug Recovery Month
An annual event run by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to promote substance abuse treatment and recovery.
Office of National Drug Control Policy
A component of the Executive Office of the President that features White House drug policy initiatives, programs, resources and press releases.
Working Partners for an Alcohol- and Drug-Free Workplace
A component of the US Department of Labor that provides information about addiction to alcohol and other drugs, the cost to the workplace and strategies to establish an alcohol- and drug-free workplace.