The Process Is Easy To Follow
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12-Step fellowships offer the most accessible solution for people seeking recovery from addiction. If you are looking for something you cannot find here, simply Google the 12 Step program of your choice in your hometown and you will find it. The process is easy to follow:
1) Find and attend a meeting.
2) Connect with others who are overcoming addiction or have overcome issues similar to those you are facing.
3) Find a sponsor.
4) Work through the 12 Steps with your sponsor.
5) Recover and begin to build an extraordinary life.
- Alcoholics Anonymous
- Narcotics Anonymous
- Overeaters Anonymous
- Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous
(offering support for friends and family members of people who struggle with addictions)
- CoDependents Anonymous
(offering support for people who are seeking healthy relationships)
- Adult Children of Alcoholics
(supporting people who grew up in alcoholic or otherwise dysfunctional homes)
- Gamblers Anonymous
- Debtors Anonymous
(Supporting people who habitually and addictively end up in debt)
Alternative Recovery Programs
alternative recovery programs can be a very helpful and stabilizing force of positive living.
The Yoga Of 12-step Recovery (Y12SR)
Refuge Recovery and Against the Stream
While I have no direct experience with SMART Recovery, I feel compelled to include it here because it offers a popular alternative to the 12-Step path. The fact that it stresses self-reliance and self-empowerment, makes it markedly different from the 12-Step approach. I have heard good things, though about their program, so in the spirit of “there is no one way,” SMART recovery appears to have provided a solution for some people.
InTheRooms.com (ITR) is an online social network for people in recovery and also their families. I consider it to be one of the greatest uses of technology there is. It is important to get out to meetings and connect with people as much as you can, but I also see the immense value that ITR provides. If you are housebound, infirmed, sick, tired, nervous about connecting face-to-face, or enjoy having a meeting from home, ITR has you covered.