Groups provides holistic online or in-person addiction support. Our program includes weekly recovery groups and a 24/7 phone line. But, sometimes, going to another support group may be what you need.
Want to expand your support network? Explore these 9 online recovery support groups and find the right fit for you. (Options are listed from A-Z.)
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is a well-known recovery support group. Narcotics Anonymous (NA) is for people who want to stop using drugs. These groups are 12-step programs for online and in-person addiction support. 12-step programs link recovery to a higher power.
In most areas, AA and NA offer extra support around the holidays. They hold back-to-back meetings on Christmas and Thanksgiving.
AA and NA often have special groups for women, LGBTQ+ folks, and people of color.
In the Rooms
In the Rooms has recovery support meetings and an online community. Every day, there are 130+ online meetings to choose from. In-person meetings are available.
Faith-based recovery support groups
There are also recovery support groups that build on different faiths:
- Celebrate Recovery (based on Christian principles)
- Millati Islami (based on Islamic principles)
- Our Jewish Recovery (based on Jewish principles)
- Recovery Dharma (based on Buddhist principles)
Medication Assisted Recovery Anonymous
Medication Assisted Recovery Anonymous (MARA) builds on 12-step programs. MARA is for people who use medicines like Suboxone in recovery. Like AA and NA, they offer both online and in-person meetings.
National Alliance on Mental Illness
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) holds online and in-person support groups. They have special groups for people with substance use disorders. They also have groups for people’s loved ones.
Phoenix Recovery Phoenix Recovery is a unique support group. It holds free online and in-person activities like camping and sports. They’re a good choice for people who want to break a sweat in recovery support.
SMART stands for “Self Management and Recovery Training.” SMART Recovery offers online and in-person support groups. Meetings help with cravings, feelings, and long-term recovery.
Finding the right recovery support group for you
Here are some tips when looking for a support group:
- If you don’t connect with a group, try a different one.
- Over the last few years, online meetings have become more common. Check out your options if you’re not able to go to a local meeting.
- Don’t get discouraged if you try a few groups that aren’t a good fit for you. Keep trying different groups until you find a positive experience. You deserve it.
- Ask other members in your group where they go when they want extra support. They may have some great ideas.
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