support groups

support groups
support groups

You don’t have to do this alone. Whether you yourself are an addict, or someone you love is, there are other people out there who know what you are going through. Sometimes just knowing we are not alone in how we are feeling can bring hope to an otherwise devastating situation.

Al-Anon/Alateen
Al-Anon, which includes Alateen for younger members, provides help, hope and support by those who have been affected by an alcoholic. The focus is on the participant, not the alcoholic.

Alcoholics Anonymous
“Alcoholics 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 alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for AA membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions. AA is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy, neither endorses nor opposes any causes. Our primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety.”

Narcotics Anonymous
“NA is a nonprofit fellowship or society of men and women for whom drugs had become a major problem. We … meet regularly to help each other stay clean. … We are not interested in what or how much you used … but only in what you want to do about your problem and how we can help.”

Gamblers Anonymous
“Gamblers 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 a gambling problem. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop gambling. There are no dues or fees for Gamblers Anonymous membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions. Gamblers Anonymous is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy; neither endorses nor opposes any cause. Our primary purpose is to stop gambling and to help other compulsive gamblers do the same.”

Gam-Anon Family Groups
An organization devoted to the people affected by a compulsive gambler. “Gam-Anon’s purposes are three-fold: To learn acceptance and understanding of the gambling illness; to use the program and its problem solving suggestions as aids in rebuilding our lives and, upon our own recovery, to give assistance to those who suffer.”