Useful Links

12 Step Groups

  • Agnostic AA Meetings Worldwide –  USA, Canada, England, France  – This list of meetings is for recovering alcoholics who may prefer meetings with an agnostic/athiest/non-religious orientation.
  • Agnostic  AA Meetings Toronto – AA Toronto Agnostics – welcoming agnostics, atheists and freethinkers.
  • Agnostic AA Meetings in New York City – This list of meetings is for recovering alcoholics who may prefer meetings with an agnostic orientation.
  • AA – Alcoholics Anonymous
  • ACA - Adult Children of Alcoholics (also abbreviated as ACOA)
  • Al-Anon/Alateen, for friends and family members of alcoholics
  • CA – Cocaine Anonymous
  • CLA - Clutterers Anonymous
  • CMA – Crystal Meth Anonymous
  • CoDA – Co-Dependents Anonymous
  • Co-Anon, for friends and family of addicts
  • COSA – Codependents of Sex Addicts
  • COSLAA – CoSex and Love Addicts Anonymous
  • DA – Debtors Anonymous
  • EA – Emotions Anonymous
  • EHA – Emotional Health Anonymous
  • FA – Food Addicts
  • GA – Gamblers Anonymous
  • Gam-Anon/Gam-A-Teen, for friends and family members of problem gamblers
  • MA - Marijuana Anonymous
  • NA – Narcotics Anonymous
  • NAIL – Neurotics Anonymous
  • Nar-Anon, for friends and family members of addicts
  • NicA – Nicotine Anonymous
  • OA – Overeaters Anonymous
  • OLGA - Online Gamers Anonymous
  • PA – Procrastinators Anonymous
  • SA – Sexaholics Anonymous
  • SAA - Sex Addicts Anonymous
  • SCA – Sexual Compulsives Anonymous
  • SLAA – Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous
  • SRASexual Recovery Anonymous
  • SIA – Survivors of Incest Anonymous
  • SA – Smokers Anonymous
  • WA – Workaholics Anonymous

Addiction Recovery

  • AddictionRecoveryBasics.com – Lots of info here.
  • AddictionsAndRecovery.org – Information on Addiction and Recovery for Individuals and Families. You can use this site in a few ways:  Decide if you have an addiction. Learn about the genetics of addiction.  Read about alcohol, tranquilizers, marijuana, and cocaine. Learn relapse prevention techniques. Discover recovery strategies that will improve your chances of success.
  • Buddhist Recovery Networkhttp://www.buddhistrecovery.org – The Buddhist Recovery Network supports the use of Buddhist teachings, traditions and practices to help people recover from the suffering caused by addictive behaviors. Open to people of all backgrounds, and respectful of all recovery paths, the organization promotes mindfulness and meditation, and is grounded in Buddhist principles of non-harming, compassion and interdependence.
  • Camh.net – CAMH is Canada’s leading addiction and mental health teaching hospital. We improve the lives of those affected by addiction and mental health problems and promote the health of people in Ontario and beyond.
  • Co-Dependents Anonymous –  is a fellowship of men and women whose common purpose is to develop healthy relationships. The only requirement for membership is a desire for healthy and loving relationships.
  • Dual Recovery Anonymous -Dual Recovery Anonymous™ is an independent, nonprofessional, twelve step, self-help fellowship organization for people with a  dual diagnosis. Our goal is to help men and women who experience a dual illness. We are  chemically dependent  and we are also affected by an emotional or psychiatric illness. Both illnesses affect us in all areas of our lives; physically, psychologically, socially, and spiritually.
  • 12Step.org – The 12Step.org web site strives to gather and produce resources and tools (  free journal software and free worksheets, as well as references to other worksheets and links on the web) that make it easier to work a 12 step program. There is no official affiliation with A.A. or any other 12 Step group.

Alcoholism/Alcohol Addiction and Recovery:

  • AA.org – Alcoholics Anonymous® is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.
  • Agnostic AA Meetings Worldwide –  USA, Canada, England, France  – This list of meetings is for recovering alcoholics who may prefer meetings with an agnostic/athiest/non-religious orientation.
  • Al-Anon/Alateen – lFor over 55 years, Al-Anon (which includes Alateen for younger members) has been offering strength and hope for friends and families of problem drinkers. It is estimated that each alcoholic affects the lives of at least four other people… alcoholism is truly a family disease. No matter what relationship you have with an alcoholic, whether they are still drinking or not, all who have been affected by someone else’s drinking can find solutions that lead to serenity in the Al-Anon/Alateen fellowship. Find a meeting.
  • Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACA) – Adult Children of Alcoholics is a Twelve Step, Twelve Tradition program of women and men who grew up in alcoholic or otherwise dysfunctional homes. We meet with each other in a mutually respectful, safe environment and acknowledge our common experiences. We discover how childhood affected us in the past and influences us in the present (“The Problem”). We take positive action. By practicing the Twelve Steps, focusing on “The Solution”, and accepting a loving Higher Power of our understanding, we find freedom from the past and a way to improve our lives today.

Eating Disorders and Food Addiction Recovery:

  • OA.org – Overeaters Anonymous offers a program of recovery from compulsive eating using the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of OA.
  • ANAD.org – the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders.
  • Eating Disorder Nation – a great pro-recovery blog/site aimed towards eating disorder awareness and recovery.
  • Eating the Moment – There are 141 specific exercises in this book to promote mindful eating. Also included are brief discussions of why we eat and stop eating, mindfulness principles, finding meaning in food and the act of eating, and guidance for developing a personal “philosophy of eating.”
  • FoodAddicts.org – Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous – FA is a 12-step program of recovery for people who suffer from overeating, under eating, bulimia, or obsession with food or body size.  There are no dues or fees, and meetings are open to anyone who wants to stop eating addictively.

Sex and Love Addiction:

  • Canadian Sex Addiction Treatment and Sex Therapy Serviceshttp://www.canadadrugrehab.ca
  • SLAA (slaafws.org) – Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous is a Twelve Step Fellowship of men and women who help each other to stay sober. We offer the same help to anyone who has sex addiction or love addiction or both and wants to do something about it.
  • SLAA Online (slaaonline.org) – SLAA Online Group is part of a 12-Step, 12 Tradition recovery fellowship.  We recover by sharing experience, strength, and hope using online chat.
  • SLAA Ontario (slaa-ontario.org) – Find meetings in Ontario here. Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous is a Twelve Step, Twelve Tradition oriented fellowship based on the model pioneered by Alcoholics Anonymous.
  • RecoveryNation.com – Within this site exists free self-help recovery resources for sex addicts, love addicts and porn addicts that cannot be found anywhere else. In fact, anyone struggling with any type of sexually compulsive behavior–whether you consider it an addiction or not–can benefit from Recovery Nation.
  • Codependents of Sexual Addicts (COSA) – COSA is a 12-step recovery program for men and women whose lives have been affected by another person’s compulsive sexual behavior. Adapted from Alcoholics Anonymous and Al-Anon, COSA is a program for our spiritual development, no matter what our religious beliefs. As we meet to share our experience, strength, and hope while working the twelve steps, we grow stronger in spirit. We begin to lead our lives more serenely and in deeper fulfillment, little by little, one day at a time. Only in this way can we be of help to others.
  • Sex Addict Support – Online Twelve Step support for those recovering from sexual addiction.
  • S-Anon - S-Anon is a program of recovery for those who have been  affected by someone else’s sexual behavior.  S-Anon is based on the Twelve Steps and the Twelve Traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous.  We encourage you to browse our web site for information about the  S-Anon program
  • SexHelp.com – Welcome to SexHelp.com, Your path to help, hope and healing. This site was created by noted psychologist and author, Dr. Patrick Carnes, to help those affected by sexual addiction and compulsivity, whether it be the addict or the friend or loved one of the addict.

General Health/Life Info:

  • LifeScript.com -LifeScript strives to be the #1 website dedicated to women’s health. Our mission is to create a place where women find and share health information — their way. The site inspires women to be proactive about their health (and lives) and helps them build a support network of experts and other users.
  • Procrastinators-Anonymous.org – is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from chronic procrastination.

Non-twelve-step addiction recovery group options

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