Are you a person in recovery attending recovery support groups? Are you someone who needs recovery supports? Plenty of options are available and free. People, like myself, who speak the same language volunteer their time to manage the groups. In one recovery program, people identify this as the language of the heart.
Mutual help organizations include:
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) – search for your local intergroup or district AA, type in your city or state, to find contact information for local aa groups.
Narcotics Anonymous (NA) – select “find a meeting” (bottom page) to find local meetings.
SMART Recovery – not a 12-step group and applies a cognitive-behavioral approach for all addictive behaviors.
Al-Anon – primarily for those who are affected by someone with an alcohol problem.
Celebrate Recovery – a Christ-centered, 12-step recovery program for anyone struggling with hurt, pain, or addiction of any kind.
Nar-Anon – primarily for those who were affected by someone with an addiction problem.
What is great about support groups? The groups will meet on holidays, weekends, and throughout the day. Cities like Chicago, Sacramento, or New York offer meetings every hour! Each program offers virtual groups, as well. I primarily attend virtual groups. I cannot imagine navigating through my first T-day, Christmas, and New Year’s Eve without the support and love from a certain recovery organization that I call home. If you live in Northwest Indiana, feel free to comment below for additional resources. Best wishes!! Stay sober! Happy New Year’s Eve!
“Though no one can go back and make a brand-new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand-new ending.” – Carl Bard