Recovery Resources


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 preventionsome 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.

12-Step Fellowships

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)
The world’s leading 12-step fellowship, designed to help people overcome drinking problems.
www.aa.org

Cocaine Anonymous
A program to help people recover from cocaine addiction.
www.ca.org

Co-Dependents Anonymous
A program that helps people with codependency problems to learn to form healthier relationships.
www.coda.org

Crystal Meth Anonymous
A program to help people recover from crystal meth addiction.
www.crystalmeth.org

Debtors Anonymous
A program to help people recover from compulsive spending and debt problems.
www.debtorsanonymous.org

Dual Recovery Anonymous
An organization for people with a dual diagnosis of chemical dependence and an emotional or psychiatric illness.
www.draonline.org

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous
A program for people who suffer from overeating, under eating, bulimia, or obsession with food or body size.
www.foodaddicts.org

Gamblers Anonymous
A program to help people recover from addiction to gambling.
www.gamblersanonymous.org

Marijuana Anonymous
A program to help people recover from marijuana addiction.
www.marijuana-anonymous.org

Narcotics Anonymous (NA)
An international association of recovering drug addicts.
www.na.org

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.
www.naigso-aa.org

Nicotine Anonymous
A program offering support to people trying to quit smoking.
www.nicotine-anonymous.org

Overeaters Anonymous
A program helping people to overcome the problem of compulsive overeating.
www.oa.org

Sexaholics Anonymous
A program helping people to achieve sexual sobriety.
www.sa.org

Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous
A program helping people with sex and love addictions.
www.slaafws.org

Shopaholics Anonymous
A program helping people with compulsive shopping addictions.
www.shopaholicsanonymous.org

Non 12-Step Fellowships and Programs

LifeRing
A secular network of support groups for living free of alcohol and other addictions.
www.lifering.org

Rational Recovery
A program offering self-recovery from addiction to alcohol and drugs.
www.rational.org

Smart Recovery
A self-empowering addiction recovery support group.
www.smartrecovery.org

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.
www.secularhumanism.org

SOS Behind Bars
A component of Secular Organizations for Sobriety that addresses the needs of prison inmates and provides volunteers to work in prisons.
www.sosbehindbars.org

Women For Sobriety
A nonprofit self-help organization helping women to overcome alcoholism and other addictions.
www.womenforsobriety.org

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.
www.adultchildren.org

Al-Anon / Alateen
A 12-step program for friends and families of problem drinkers.
www.al-anon.alateen.org

Children of Alcoholics Foundation
A nonprofit organization that provides educational materials and services to help professionals, children, and adults dealing with parental addiction.
www.coaf.org

Families Anonymous
A 12-step program for the families and friends of people with addiction.
www.familiesanonymous.org

In The Rooms
A support group for addicts and their friends and family alike.
www.intherooms.com

Nar-Anon Family Groups
A 12-step program to help relatives and friends recover from the effects of living with an addict.
www.nar-anon.org

National Association for Children of Alcoholics (NACoA)
An organization advocating for children and families affected by alcoholism and other drug dependencies.
www.nacoa.org

The Partnership at Drugfree.org
Helping parents prevent, intervene and find treatment for their children using science and communications based resources.
www.drugfree.org

Road Recovery
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.
www.roadrecovery.org

SuboXone TalkZone
A place for addicts and those who love them to discuss addiction, particularly addiction to opiates (pain pills).
www.suboxforum.com

Treatment Talk
A site created by a concerned parent that is focused on sharing and support for addiction, recovery and treatment.
www.treatmenttalk.org

Faith-Based Recovery Organizations

Buddhist Recovery Network
An organization that supports the use of Buddhist teachings and practices to help overcome addictions.
www.buddhistrecovery.org

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.
www.jbfcs.org/JACS

Millati Islami
An Islamic fellowship of men and women supporting recovery from alcohol and drug addictions.
www.millatiislami.org

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.
www.nccatoday.org

Provident Living
An organization run by the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints that sponsors addiction recovery meetings and offers program recovery guides.
http://providentliving.org

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.
www.caas.brown.edu

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.
www.cesar.umd.edu

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.
www.ensuringsolutions.org

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 %.
www.hsph.harvard.edu

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.
www.edc.org

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.
www.maps.org

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.
www.casacolumbia.org

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.
www.rsoa.org

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.
www.alcoholstudies.rutgers.edu

Scripps Research Institute
A research facility that conducts numerous studies on addiction and substance dependence, including marijuana withdrawal.
www.scripps.edu

Government Programs

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.
www.samhsa.gov

College Drinking Prevention
A government-supported program that provides strategies and solutions to prevent the harmful consequences of college binge drinking.
www.cadca.org

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.
www.higheredcenter.org

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.
www.niaaa.nih.gov

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
A federal agency that conducts and supports research, administers policy, and disseminates data on drug dependence.
www.nida.nih.gov

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.
www.recoverymonth.gov

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.
www.whitehousedrugpolicy.gov

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.
www.dol.gov

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