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Because everyone's needs are different and there are many options for treating substance abuse, drug addiction and alcoholism. Overcoming the use of drugs and alcohol isn't always easy but the more positive and healthy support a person has during this time the more affective they will be during their recovery. There are a wide variety of addiction recovery programs available today that offer knowledge, help and support to people who are facing the same challenges in terms of sobriety and recovery.
Fellowship programs like Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous are support groups that offer hope and support to members recovering from substance use and addiction. There are many different types of recovery programs that offer guidance and support to people managing their recovery from addiction besides AA and NA. This section explores various other support programs for people in need of help for substance abuse and addiction including recovery programs for the family, loved ones and friends.
Having someone in our life that has a drinking problem no matter who they are has an effect on us and on our lives. We can easily see how drinking has affected the person in our life that has a drinking problem but we don't always see how it affects us. It's important to take the focus off of the problem drinker and work on our own emotional health and realize that you can't fix anyone else, you can only fix yourself....Read more ›
Cocaine is still a popular drug that's abused because of the intense effects the individual experiences when they use the drug. Many people choose to inject cocaine or smoke crack cocaine because it gets into the bloodstream a lot faster and the 'high' is more intense this way. Unfortunately cocaine is very addictive and there are many serious health risks involved for anyone who uses this potent stimulant drug....Read more ›
Crystal meth is an extremely powerful man made stimulant drug that's abused by people throughout the United States. Unfortunately crystal meth is very addictive and not only destroys your health but destroys your life. So many people have lost their lives to this addictive stimulant and others have lost their health, spirit to live, and relationships because of this intense addiction. Finding supportive and understanding people for individuals' working toward recovery isn't always easy but Crystal Meth Anonymous always has their doors open welcoming new people, and members support your efforts to stay clean....Read more ›
Many people are unaware there's a Dual Recovery Anonymous or what it would be for. Dual Recovery Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who get together offering each other support as they recover from their 'no fault illnesses' like chemical dependency and their emotional or psychiatric illness. Their main focus is on preventing relapse and improving their lives....Read more ›
Families Anonymous consists of relatives and friends whose lives have been adversely affected by a loved one's addiction to alcohol or drugs. In Families Anonymous members help each other find better more constructive ways to cope with their problems associated with someone else's addiction. They realize they also need help, not just the addict individual....Read more ›
There are over 6 million Americans that meet the criteria for a gambling problem every year. The consequences of gambling addiction can be devastating not only to the problem gambler but others in their life as well. It's very hard to admit to yourself that you are a 'problem gambler' but you're not alone, men and women in all age groups understand, and there's help and support for anyone in need....Read more ›
Marijuana is the most commonly used drug throughout the United States, there are around 104 million Americans aged 12 years and older that have at least tried marijuana. Many people have found themselves addicted to marijuana and need support in order to recover from their dependency....Read more ›
Gambling addiction doesn't just affect the gambler, family members, loved ones and friends are also affected and need help and recovery. You may not have heard of this self-help organization called Gam-Anon but it is a support system for individuals that have a spouse, family member or close friend that's a compulsive gambler. Compulsive gambling is a serious emotional illness and members of Gam-Anon need to understand that, it's important to their own recovery....Read more ›
Narcotics Anonymous has been around for a long time helping drug addicts stay clean no matter what their drug of choice is. Adapted from Alcoholics Anonymous in the late 40's NA has been helping men and women stay clean from drugs since the early 50's when the first NA meeting emerged....Read more ›
Nar-Anon members consist of friends and relatives who are concerned about the addiction or drug problem of another person. When you live with someone that suffers from addiction or has a drug problem you're just as affected as they are. Anyone using drugs or suffering from addiction needs help but so does the relatives or friends and that's where Nar-Anon Family Groups can help....Read more ›