For Alcoholics/Addicts and Families:
About.com is a web-based resource on a variety of topics. The section dedicated to Alcoholism and addiction is a great learning tool for information about addiction as a disease, treatment
About.com provides self-assessment tools and quizzes to help diagnose symptoms of alcoholism and addiction.
Adult Children of Alcoholics
Adult Children of Alcoholics is a 12 Step, 12 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 12 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.
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Alcoholics Anonymous® (AA) 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. Ashley encourages participation in AA for all recovering alcoholics, and includes recommendation that patients attend 90 AA meetings in the first 90 days following treatment to graduates of Ashley’s alcohol addiction program.
Al-anon and Alateen - Help for families of alcoholics:
For over 50 years, Al-Anon (which includes Alateen for younger members) has been offering hope and help to families and friends of alcoholics. 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. Ashley encourages participation in Al-anon and Alateen for family members of patients and alumni, including family members who participate in our Family Wellness Program.
Co-Dependents Anonymous, a program of recovery from co-dependence, 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 fulfilling relationships. The twelve steps and twelve traditions are used for knowledge and wisdom.
Enabling an Alcoholic or Addict:
Often good intentions and efforts actually enables an alcoholic or addict to continue their destructive behavior. About.com provides a quiz on whether or not your actions and reactions to an alcoholic or addict might be enabling their behavior.
Faces and Voices of Recovery
Faces and Voices of Recovery is committed to organizing and mobilizing the millions of Americans in long-term recovery from alcohol and other drug addiction, our families, friends, and allies to speak with one voice. Our organization is dedicated to changing public perceptions of recovery, promoting effective public policy in Washington and in all 50 states, and demonstrating that recovery is working for millions of Americans. It is our collective strength that will ensure our success, and it is our mission to bring the power and proof of recovery to everyone in America.
The Families Anonymous (FA) purpose is to provide mutual support, and to offer
a safe place to share experiences and concerns for relatives and friends of those who have alcohol, drug, or behavioral problems. FA is a 12 Step fellowship of support groups.
Since 1991, Join Together has supported community-based efforts to advance effective alcohol and drug policy, prevention, and treatment. Join Together leads
initiatives to help communities respond to the harms caused by excessive alcohol and drug use and provides free internet services supporting their efforts. Join Together provides a variety of publications and recovery resources.
MADD is a non-profit grass roots organization with more than 600 chapters nationwide. MADD is not a crusade against alcohol consumption - MADD's mission is to stop drunk driving, support the victims of this violent crime and prevent underage drinking.
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NA is a nonprofit fellowship or society of men and women for whom drugs had become a major problem. We meet regularly to help each other stay clean. We are not interested in what or how much you used but only in what you want to do about your problem and how we can help. Ashley encourages participation in NA for all recovering narcotic addicts, and includes a 90 NA meetings in the first 90 days following treatment recommendation to graduates of Ashley’s drug addiction program.
Nar-Anon is a 12 Step program designed to help relatives and friends of addicts recover from the effects of living with an addicted relative or friend. Nar-Anon's program of recovery is adapted from Narcotics Anonymous and uses Nar-Anon's 12 Steps and 12 Traditions. The only requirement to be a member and attend Nar-Anon meetings is that there is a problem of drugs or addiction in a relative or friend. Ashley supports Nar-Anon as a support option for family members and friends of Ashley patients and alumni.
National Association for Children of Alcoholics
NACoA is the national nonprofit 501 (c) 3 membership and affiliate organization working on behalf of children of alcohol and drug dependent parents. Our mission is to advocate for all children and families affected by alcoholism and other drug dependencies. In a word, we help kids hurt by parental alcohol and drug use.
National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers
For more than 25 years since its founding in 1978, the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP), which represents nearly 275 not-for-profit and for-profit providers (free standing and hospital based programs, which offer a full continuum of care from outpatient, partial hospitalization and inpatient rehabilitation regimes), has acted as the voice of private alcoholism and drug dependency treatment programs throughout the U.S.
National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc.
Founded in 1944 by Mrs. Marty Mann, a pioneer in the alcoholism field, the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc. (NCADD) provides education, information, help, and hope to the public. It advocates prevention, intervention, and treatment through a nationwide network of Affiliates. In addition, NCADD operates a toll-free Hope Line (800-NCA-CALL) for information and referral and a National Intervention Network (800-654-HOPE) to educate and assist the families and friends of addicted persons.
National Institute on Drug Abuse
The National Institute on Drug Abuse or (NIDA) is part of the National Institutes of Health. Its mission is to lead the Nation in bringing the power of science to bear on drug abuse and addiction.
Shouting Inside is a site dedicated to teenagers with alcoholic/addict parents. Posts are by teens, for teens offering each other support.