Resources for addiction recovery and family support:

Alcoholics Anonymous of Mississippi

Alcoholics Anonymous of Memphis

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is an international fellowship of men and women who have experienced a drinking problem, and share their experience, strength and hope with each other to stay sober and help others achieve sobriety.  The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for A.A. membership; the organization is self-supporting through donations and is not allied with any sect, denomination, political party or organization.

Rethinking Drinking

Self-help strategies to cope with alcohol cravings and build alcohol refusal skills.  From the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.

Online support for families and loved ones of people addicted to heroin, Oxycontin or other drugs.  Includes FAQ on treating opiate addiction, an online community forum and a section on realistic expectations for treatment.

Narcotics Anonymous of Mississippi

Narcotics Anonymous of West Tennessee

Narcotics Anonymous (NA) is a nonprofit fellowship of men and women for whom drugs had become a major problem.   NA is open to all drug-addicted individuals regardless of the particular drug or combination of drugs used.

Nar-Anon Family Groups:

Worldwide fellowship for those affected by someone else’s addiction.  Online community forums on recovery, friendship and grieving the loss of an addicted loved one.  State meeting locator; Nar-Anon’s 12-step program of recovery is adapted from Narcotics Anonymous.

Adult Children of Alcoholics

A 12-step program for people who grew up in alcoholic or otherwise dysfunctional homes. Meetings are held in a mutually respectful, safe environment and acknowledge shared experiences.

National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence

24-Hour Hope Line:  1-800-NCA-CALL (800-622-2255)

This nonprofit offers a range of services for recovery, including help for individuals and family members, and guidelines for keeping kids alcohol and drug-free.  The organization operates a toll-free hotline for information on available services, costs and how to deal with another person’s alcohol and/or drug use.

Mississippi Al-Anon Family Groups

Fellowship for families & friends of alcoholics.  Al-Anon and Alateen members share their own experience, strength, and hope with each other. “We come together to learn a better way of life, to find happiness whether the alcoholic is still drinking or not.”

Celebrate Recovery

Developed by Saddleback Church in 1990, Celebration Recovery is a biblically-based, Christ-centered program designed to help those struggling with hurts, addiction and other self-destructive habits and hang-ups.  Celebrate Recovery has served more than 700,000 people in 17,000 churches worldwide.

Addiction Survivors:

Connects families with online support forums organized by disease type:  opioid addiction, alcohol dependence, stimulant addictions and benzodiazepine addiction.  This nonprofit website is dedicated to providing peer support communities for those with addiction disorders and their loved ones.

SMART Recovery®

The leading secular alternative to 12-step programs.  SMART Recovery® emphasizes self-empowerment and provides peer support and addiction recovery tools based on science, such as the Community Reinforcement Approach & Family Training (CRAFT) method.  Virtual (online) and in-person support meetings.

LifeRing Secular Recovery

LifeRing sponsors face-to-face groups and online connections to chat rooms, discussion forums, blogs, and links to sources of information related to recovery.

Women for Sobriety

The first national self-help program for women with an alcohol problem.  Women for Sobriety is secular and based on a new life program of positivity that encourages emotional and spiritual growth.  Active online community and in-person mutual aid groups held in women’s centers, hospitals and other locations.

Families Anonymous:

A 12-step fellowship for those with relatives and friends who have drug, alcohol or behavioral issues.  More than 500 Families Anonymous meetings are held each week in the U.S. and abroad.  E-meetings also available.

Faces & Voices of Recovery:

A national advocacy movement to mobilize people in recovery from all walks of life — and their families, friends and allies.  Inspiring stories and research trends showing the individual and societal benefits of long-term recovery.

Recovering Couples Anonymous:

Fellowship of couples working to restore their relationships after addiction.  Founded in 1988, Recovering Couples has online and in-person meetings.

Partnership at Drug Free:

Wealth of information on helping addicted teens and preventing substance abuse.  Includes a free parent toolkit, a toll-free parent helpline, grandparents’ guide and tips on how to intervene and have effective conversations with your child.

The 20 Minute Guide:

Empowers/trains parents to help their addicted children using a non-confrontational approach known as CRAFT (Community Reinforcement and Family Training).  This intervention is designed to keep parents involved in a positive, ongoing way, while also taking care of themselves.

Principles of Adolescent Substance Use Disorder Treatment:

A Research-Based Guide

In-depth primer on the principles for effective drug and alcohol treatment for teenagers.  From the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA).

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA):

The leading peer-directed national organization to improve the lives of people with mood disorders.  More than 700 support groups and nearly 300 chapters provide in-person and online peer support and empowering tools focused on an integrated approach to wellness.

Double Trouble in Recovery:

Twelve step fellowship of men and women with co-occurring addiction and mental health disorders.  Free downloads and educational materials.