Self-Help Support Groups
AA-Alcoholics Anonymous, a worldwide organization serving millions of alcoholics, dates back to the mid-1930s. The individual’s recovery journey centers around acceptance of their illness, increasing sense of spirituality, personal inventories of strengths and weaknesses, and connection to a supportive fellowship. A personal mentor called a “sponsor” helps members learn practical strategies to avoid drinking.
Addiction Recovery-General Resources
Daily Dose – A compilation of substance misuse articles from the World Wide Web; includes such categories as: Government, Education, Medicine, Press, Science, Organizations & Agencies, Law and Research, and so on.National Association of Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC) – Committed to enhancing patient care.
National Association of Alcohol, Drugs, & Disability (NAADD) – The mission of NAADD is to create public awareness of issues related to alcoholism, drug addiction, and substance abuse faced by persons with other co-existing disabilities.
Opiates Anonymous Info – NA meetings on-line, message board, and much more.
Addiction Technology Transfer Center Program (NATTC) – National network of centers improving skill levels of treatment practitioners.
National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD) – Provides public education services and operates referral service.
Center for Substance Abuse Treatment – Offers publications, manual, and guides that assist in treatment of substance abuse. Excellent coverage of special topics on addictions.
Way2Hope – Advice, information, research, and links about a variety of issues, including alcoholism, debt, and drug addiction.