What is an Addiction Recovery Group?
An addiction recovery group is a group of people who gather together to provide strength, hope and support to other experiencing similar condition or concern. There are a large number of support groups for medical conditions such as diabetes, cancer or heart disease. Research has shown that attending self help group in addition to professionally driven treatment increases chances of sustained recovery.
There are several addiction recovery groups based on the principles of 12 Step philosophy, such as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), Narcotics Anonymous (NA), Gamblers Anonymous (GA) or Overeaters Anonymous (OA) just to name a few. Those groups are designed for individuals who recognize that their relationship with alcohol, drugs, gambling or eating became unhealthy.
There also meetings for family and friends of loved one who experience those challenges, such as Al-Anon (for families/friends of individuals struggling with alcohol) and Nar-Anon (for families/friends of individuals struggling with drug use).
For those who might have difficulties with identifying their ‘Higher Power’ there is a number of secular meetings in the community supporting recovery. For instance, SMART Recovery, Women for Sobriety (WFS) or Secular Organizations for Sobriety (S.O.S).
The following are some helpful links to addiction recovery groups:
Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Finder: Click Here
Narcotics Anonymous Meeting Finder: Click Here
Gamblers Anonymous Meeting Finder: Click Here
Overeaters Anonymous Meeting Finder: Click Here
Al-Anon Meeting Finder: Click Here
Nar-Anon Meeting Finder: Click Here
Smart Recovery Meeting Finder: Click Here
Women for Sobriety Meeting Finder: Click Here
Secular Organizations for Sobriety Meeting Finder: Click Here