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Support Groups for Alcoholism and Substance Abuse

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Online Support Groups

  • - Alcoholism and drug addiction forum community of 175,000+ recovering alcoholics, recovering addicts, recovering co-dependents and their friends, family and loved ones.
  • Women for Sobriety (WFS) Online Community - An open forum for women overcoming their addictions. It consists of a 24/7 message board where women can share and seek support for their recovery, as well as online text chat meetings that occur 1-2 times daily. The organization offers both online and in-person support groups run by certified moderators and chat leaders.

Local Support Groups

  • AA in the United States (an unofficial directory) - Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) & related Web sites in the US.
  • Al-Anon/Alateen - The Al-Anon Family Groups are a fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics who share their experience, strength, and hope in order to solve their common problems. They believe alcoholism is a family illness and that changed attitudes can aid recovery.
  • Alcoholics Anonymous - 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 alcoholism.
  • Alcoholics Victorious - A network of Christian support groups for chemically dependent persons.
  • Cocaine Anonymous - A fellowship of, by, and for cocaine addicts seeking recovery.
  • Dual Recovery Anonymous - A fellowship of men & women who meet to support each other in their common recovery from two No-Fault illnesses: an emotional or psychiatric illness and chemical dependency.
  • Narcotics Anonymous - An international, community-based association of recovering drug addicts with more than 31,000 weekly meetings in over 100 countries worldwide.
  • SMART Recovery - Offers local and online self-help groups for individuals wanting to gain their independence from addictive and compulsive behaviors. SMART is an alternative to Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous.
  • Women for Sobriety (WFS) - WFS was founded in 1975 as a not-for-profit organization helping women recover from substance use. They offer in-person support groups available in the United States and Canada for women who are personally engaged in recovery from problematic drug and/or alcohol use. Meetings are held at least once a week and are typically one hour to ninety minutes.

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