A Comprehensive Drug and Alcohol Recovery Meetings Directory
This comprehensive meetings directory is to help you find the most suitable recovery meeting for your needs. For example, did you know that there are gender-specific meetings? As well as meetings that revolve around your drug of choice?
Finding the proper recovery meeting is vital for sobriety. Indeed, engaging in fellowship with people who understand and relate to your experience is imperative for success.
So this guide includes 12-step recovery meetings. And alternatives to the 12-steps. Furthermore, browse Christian-based, Buddhist, and secular recovery programs. Additionally, find LGBTQIA+ recovery—also BIPOC-only meetings.
Quick Links Meeting Directory
Here are the links to the programs outlined in this recovery resource for quick access. For a more comprehensive understanding of these programs, continue scrolling.
Also, there are BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ meetings within several of these individual programs. And gender-specific options. And virtual meeting alternatives. Furthermore, discover the literature related to each program.
So there are dozens of twelve-step programs—each branch from the original 12-steps established by the AA. Also, there are a few family programs.
- AA Meetings
- Al-Anon Family Meetings
- Alateen Family Meetings
- NA Meetings
- Nar-Anon Family Meetings
- Step Chat 12 Step Chat Rooms
- Marijuana Anonymous
- Crystal Meth Anonymous
- Cocaine Anonymous
- Heroin Anonymous
- Pills Anonymous
- Drug Addicts Anonymous USA
- Gay and Sober Meetings
- Celebrate Recovery
Alternatives to Traditional 12-Step Programs
Alternatively, these recovery programs steer away from the 12-steps. Instead, they are offering their individually unique approaches to recovery.
- SMART Recovery
- Refuge Recovery
- Women for Sobriety
- Life Ring Meetings
- Recovery Dharma
- BIPOC Recovery Dharma
Family Recovery Meetings
- Al-Anon for Families and Friends of Alcoholics
- Nar-Anon for Families and Friends of Drug Addicts
- Families Anonymous
- SMART Recovery Family and Friends
- Parents of Addicted Loved Ones a Christian Run Program
- GRASP for Families Lost Loved Ones to Addiction and Overdose
- NAMI National Alliance on Mental Illness
AA Meetings Directory
- AA Meeting Guide By USA/Canada Location
- The BIPOC Artists & Writers AA
- Online Intergroups of AA
- AA Homegroup Online Zoom Meetings
- AA Worldwide Continental European Region
Alcoholics Anonymous is an international fellowship of people who have had problems with drinking alcohol. It’s a nonprofessional, self-supporting, multiracial, and apolitical recovery group. So membership is inclusive. Open to anyone who wants support for their drinking problem.
Alcoholics Anonymous Literature
Firstly, Alcoholics Anonymous utilizes The Big Book with its program. Secondly, The Big Book has helped millions recover from alcoholism. Thirdly, it contains the stories of the co-founders. Lastly, accounts from members of diverse backgrounds. And how they found recovery with meetings and member fellowship.
Alcoholics Anonymous is a 12-Step Program. These twelve steps are a group of principles that can help remove the obsession to drink alcohol when practiced as a way of life. They are spiritual and have helped millions to become happily sober.
Gays and Lesbians in Alcoholics Anonymous
Gays and Lesbians in Alcoholics Anonymous (GAL-AA) is a special interest group within the AA community. They serve the LGBTQIA+ community of Alcoholics Anonymous, Chartered in 1981; the sole purpose is to provide experience, hope, and strength to any arm of AA.
Because they’re a subsidiary group of Alcoholics Anonymous, they function with the same 12-Step principles outlined in the AA information provided in this resource.
Al-Anon Meetings Directory
Firstly, Al-Anon is a mutual support group for people who have been negatively affected by someone else’s drinking. Secondly, by applying the Al-Anon principles, families and friends of alcoholics help bring about positive changes to their situations. Regardless of whether or not the alcoholic admits their problem or seeks help for it.
Thirdly, Alateen is a part of the Al-Anon family groups. Fourth, Alateen is a group of teenagers seeking fellowship with other teenagers who have been affected by someone else’s drinking. Lastly, Alateen is a nonreligious group.
Al-Anon and Alateen Literature
So understanding the 12-Steps, traditions, and concepts of Al-Anon helps families and friends of alcoholics to be supportive.
These books aren’t required for meetings, but they help guide members to understand the programs.
NA Meetings Directory
- NA Meetings Directory By USA/Canada Location
- Virtual NA Meetings
- NA Meetings United Kingdom
- NA Meetings Australia
Narcotics Anonymous is an international community-based recovery organization. NA was founded in 1953, and membership is inclusive with multi-lingual and multicultural members. Additionally, Narcotics Anonymous does not focus on any particular drug. There is no distinction between drugs and alcohol. So meetings accommodate all substance abuse issues. NA is a 12-Step program with nearly identical steps to the AA program.
Narcotics Anonymous Literature
These Narcotics Anonymous recovery resources are ideal for understanding the twelve steps and traditions. And for working the steps.
While attending Narcotics Anonymous meetings doesn’t require you to possess these books, they make the program more viable.
Nar-Anon Family Groups Meetings Directory
Similar to Al-Anon, Nar-Anon is for friends and families affected by someone else’s addiction. However, Nar-Anon focuses on drug abuse rather than alcoholism. In addition, the program is not religious but spiritual.
Furthermore, it’s based on the 12-steps of Nar-Anon. Narateen is part of the Nar-Anon program for teenagers affected by someone else’s drug abuse.
Step Chat 12-Step Recovery Chat Rooms
Step Chat is a 12-Step online community that welcomes anyone whose lives have been affected by alcoholism and addiction. In addition to AA/NA meetings, Step Chat hosts meetings for other 12-step programs. Such as self-harm, gamblers, and emotions anonymous.
Marijuana Anonymous Meetings Directory
Some addicts have better success working in recovery programs centered around their drug of choice. However, finding people who know exactly what you’re going through can encourage personal recovery.
Marijuana Anonymous is an organization of people sharing their experiences, strength, and hope. They stopped using marijuana and helped others recover from marijuana addiction. The only requirement for attending MA is a desire to stop using marijuana.
Marijuana Anonymous Literature
Additionally, working through the Life With Hope 12-Step Workbook in conjunction with the book can be a helpful tool for your recovery.
Crystal Meth Anonymous Meetings Directory
Similar to other 12-step programs, CMA is a fellowship of people. They are seeking to share their experience, strength, and hope with each other. So they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from addiction to crystal meth. Again, the only requirement of membership is a desire to stop using.
Crystal Meth Anonymous Literature
The CMA website provides meeting formats and readings. All you need to do is download them. In addition to English, they’re available in German and Spanish.
Additionally, Crystal Clear Stories of Hope is an inspirational collection of recovery stories from CMA members.
Cocaine Anonymous Meetings Directory
Cocaine Anonymous is a group of people seeking recovery from cocaine addiction and helping others recover from it. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop using. Cocaine Anonymous is not a religious organization but is spiritual by nature. Their fellowship is international.
Heroin Anonymous Meetings Directory
Heroin Anonymous is a recovery community that has found a solution to heroin addiction. In addition, they refrain from all drug and alcohol use. Furthermore, HA has recovered heroin addicts who help each other stay sober. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop using.
Heroin Anonymous Literature
Also, the HA website features a page dedicated to free literature for its members. Including sponsorship resources and the twelve steps.
Also, Faith in Heroin Anonymous outlines the roles of faith, belief, and spirituality in Heroin Anonymous. Additionally, the book is about behavior motivating ideas. Such as those of the Cognitive Model.
Pills Anonymous Meetings Directory
Pills Anonymous is another 12-step program based on the principles of AA. It’s a recovery community that shares their experience, strength, and hope with each other, helping addicts recover from their pill addiction. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop using pills.
Pills Anonymous Literature
The PA website includes literature for working on the twelve steps. And pamphlets, posters, and PA manuals.
Furthermore, the There Is A Solution Book is a combined text and study guide for pill addicts to use in their recovery.
Drug Addicts Anonymous USA
Firstly, Drug Addicts Anonymous is a community of people who have recovered from addiction. Secondly, a fellowship that is committed to helping others who still suffer. Thirdly, they’ve recovered using the 12-Steps outlined in The Big Book from AA.
Gay and Sober Meetings Directory
Gay and Sober is an online community of participants representing multiple 12-step programs. Additionally, they’re a global organization represented in ten countries.
Gay and Sober originated as a Facebook group but has evolved into offering nightly online meetings worldwide. Furthermore, there’s monthly free LGBTQ community programming and a conference. Also, they’re an official component in national pride festivities.
12Step.Org Meetings Directory
So 12Step.org uses the steps in their recovery program. Their website includes videos sharing all steps and tons of helpful tools. Such as worksheets, references, and more. They also feature several venues for meetings.
Celebrate Recovery Meetings
Unlike traditional 12-step programs, Celebrate Recovery puts Christ at the center. Typically, 12-step programs acknowledge a higher power. However, that power is Christ with CR. Furthermore, instead of meetings, CR meets in groups. Many hosted at local churches.
SMART Recovery Meetings
Alternatively, SMART Recovery is not a 12-step program. Instead, it’s a global community of mutual support groups. Meetings are open to anyone seeking science-based, self-empowered addiction recovery. In addition, drug addiction groups exist for alcohol, marijuana, and heroin—also pills and smoking.
SMART Recovery Literature
SMART Recovery has several handbooks featured on their site. Including books for family and friends.
However, this handbook and a successful life skills book are fantastic places to start.
Women for Sobriety Meetings
Women for sobriety is an organization of women by women. They’re a non-profit group dedicated to helping you find a happy new life in recovery. The WFS program’s based on 13 Acceptance Statements developed to encourage spiritual and emotional growth.
Refuge Recovery Meetings
The Refuge Recovery program has adapted the Buddha’s core teachings as a treatment for addiction. Buddhism recognizes a non-theistic approach to spiritual practice. Also, the Refuge Recovery program of recovery does not ask anyone to believe anything. Only to trust the process and do the hard work of healing. Discover helpful resources and meditations.
Recovery Dharma Meetings Directory
Similarly, Recovery Dharma uses Buddhist practices to heal the suffering of addiction. They’re a peer-led movement. The program uses meditation, self-inquiry, wisdom, compassion, and community as tools for recovery and healing.
BIPOC Recovery Dharma
Similarly, BIPOC Recovery Dharma is a peer-led group. They are using the same Buddhist practices to heal the suffering of addiction. However, this group is exclusive to BIPOC people. So anywho identifies as BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) are welcome at this meeting.
Life Ring Meetings Directory
- Face-to-Face Meetings
- Life Ring Online Meetings
- Life Ring Email Groups
- ePals Life Ring
- Life Rings Delphi Forum
Unlike 12-step programs, Life Ring believes you’re the best person to take control of your sobriety. First, unquestionably, by designing your recovery program. Life Ring is a secular approach to recovery. They work from the 3-S Philosophy of Sobriety, Secularity, and Self-Help.
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