Social Support - non 12-step Mutual Aid Groups
Studies have indicated that the social support gained from participation in a support group can help you get to where you want to be in your recovery journey. In order to make a strong connection with any support group, you must be able to connect with the philosophy and model of recovery that group offers. In other words, it must make sense, feel right, and be a source of motivation. We encourage you to explore these organizations with an open mind and attention to those groups that align with your beliefs and values. This can have such a positive impact on your life and ultimately, on your success in all that you strive to be.
Women for Sobriety, Inc., is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping women discover an abstinent New Life. It is the first self-help recovery program based on the unique emotional needs of women. WFS was founded in July, 1975, and has been helping women in recovery from alcohol and drug addictions for over 40 years.
SMART Recovery – is the leading self-empowering addiction recovery support group. Our participants learn tools for addiction recovery based on the latest scientific research and participate in a world-wide community which includes free, self-empowering, science-based mutual help groups. The SMART Recovery 4-Point Program® helps people recover from all types of addiction and addictive behaviors, including: drug abuse, drug addiction, substance abuse, alcohol abuse, gambling addiction, cocaine addiction, prescription drug abuse, and problem addiction to other substances and activities. SMART Recovery sponsors face-to-face meetings around the world, and daily online meetings. In addition, our online message board and 24/7 chat room are excellent forums to learn about SMART Recovery and obtain addiction recovery support.
Refuge Recovery – is a mindfulness-based addiction recovery community that practices and utilizes Buddhist philosophy as the foundation of the recovery process. Those struggling with any form of addiction greatly benefit when they are able to understand the suffering that addiction has created while developing compassion for the pain they have experienced. Refuge Recovery is a practice, a process, a set of tools, a treatment, and a path to healing addiction and the suffering caused by addiction. Buddhism recognizes a nontheistic approach to spiritual practice. The Refuge Recovery program of recovery does not ask anyone to believe anything, only to trust the process and do the hard work of recovery.
MM - Moderation Management - is a lay-led non-profit dedicated to reducing the harm caused by the abuse of alcohol.