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Sunday, May 08, 2005

Get help.

Many people have had very good success using 12-step recovery programs to conquer addiction. If you suffer from addiction(s), get the help you need. Consider these resources:

* 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. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking."

* Gamblers Anonymous "is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy; neither endorses nor opposes any cause. Our primary purpose is to stop gambling and to help other compulsive gamblers do the same."

* Debtors 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 compulsive debting."

* Cocaine Anonymous "is open to all persons who state a desire to stop using cocaine, including "crack" cocaine, as well as all other mind-altering substances."

* Sex Addicts Anonymous "is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other so they may overcome their sexual addiction and help others recover from sexual addiction or dependency."

* Crystal Meth Anonymous "a 12 step fellowship for those in recovery from addiction to crystal meth. There are no dues or fees for membership. Membership in CMA is open to anyone with a  desire to stop using drugs."

* Sexual Compulsives Anonymous "is a 12-Step fellowship, inclusive of all sexual orientations, open to anyone with a desire to recover from sexual compulsion. We are not group therapy, but a spiritual program that provides a safe environment for working on problems of sexual addiction and sexual sobriety. "

* Overeaters Anonymous "is not just about weight loss, obesity or diets; it addresses physical, emotional and spiritual well-being. It is not a religious organization and does not promote any particular diet."

* Nicotine Anonymous "welcomes all those seeking freedom from nicotine addiction, including those using cessation programs and nicotine withdrawal aids."

* Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous "has proven to be an effective, long-term solution to food addiction for many food addicts, whether they be anorexics, bulimics, overeaters, or otherwise food-obsessed."

* Narcotics Anonymous "is an international, community-based association of recovering drug addicts with more than 31,000 weekly meetings in over 100 countries worldwide."

Find a meeting. Get the help you need. Life is too short and too long not to.

6 comments:

Karama said...

These aren't 12 step programs but click here and here for info on internet addiction.

Karama said...

Many addictive behaviors begin or are exacerbated by mental health issues. Don't forget to pay attention to your mental health as you deal with your or a loved one's addiction.

Karama said...

Also consider

Cleptomaniacs and Shoplifters Anonymous - "CASA's purpose is to provide a safe, confidential and non-judgmental space for compassion, understanding and recovery from 'addictive-compulsive' dishonest behavior, primarily shoplifting, fraud, kleptomania and embezzlement."

OnLine Gamers Anonymous "is a fellowship of people sharing their experience, strengths and hope to help each other recover and heal from the problems caused by compulsive game playing."

Karama said...

If you love someone with an addiction, consult one of these organizations for family and friends of addicts to get the help you need.

pro said...

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