12 Step Programs

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12 Step Fellowships such as Alcoholics Anonymous are widely recognized as one of the best community resources available for recovering from alcoholism, drug addiction, and other compulsive disorders.

The 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous and the AA Fellowship are a complete program of recovery for people suffering from alcoholism and drug addiction.

12 Step meetings are traditionally open to anyone who wants to attend.  They offer peer support in one-on-one and group settings, as well as other social and recreational activities.  12 Step Fellowships such as Al-Anon are also available for family, friends, and colleagues of the recovering person.

12 Step Programs for People Recovering From Chemical Dependence:

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)
Alcoholics Anonymous is the original 12 Step Fellowship, founded in 1935 by its first two members Bill Wilson and Dr. Bob Smith.  AA membership is estimated to be near 2 million people, with meetings in nearly every country.

Cocaine Anonymous (CA)
Cocaine Anonymous is a fellowship of recovering cocaine addicts based on the principles of Alcoholics Anonymous.

Crystal Meth Anonymous
Crystal Meth Anonymous is a fellowship of recovering from drug addicts, particularly crystal meth addicts, based on the principles of Alcoholics Anonymous.

Dual Recovery Anonymous
Dual Recovery Anonymous is a fellowship of people who are chemically dependent and are also affected by an emotional or psychiatric illness.

Marijuana Anonymous (MA)
Marijuana Anonymous is a fellowship of recovering marijuana addicts based on the principles of Alcoholics Anonymous.

Narcotics Anonymous (NA)
Narcotics Anonymous is a fellowship of recovering drug addicts based on the principles of Alcoholics Anonymous.

Nicotine Anonymous
Nicotine Anonymous is a fellowship of recovering nicotine addicts based on the principles of Alcoholics Anonymous.

Pills Anonymous
Pills Anonymous is a fellowship of people recovering from prescription drug addiction based on the principles of Alcoholics Anonymous.

12 Step programs for family, friends, and colleagues of people recovering from chemical dependence:

Al-Anon
Al-Anon helps families and friends of alcoholics recover from the effects of living with the problem drinking of a relative or friend.

Alateen
Alateen is Al-Anon for young people.  Alateen groups are sponsored by Al-Anon members.

Narcotics Anonymous Youth Committee (NAYC)
Narcotics Anonymous Youth Committee is Narcotics Anonymous for young people.  NAYC groups are sponsored by NA members.

Nar-Anon
Nar-Anon helps families and friends of drug addicts recover from the effects of living with the problem drinking of a relative or friend.

12 Step programs for people recovering from compulsive behaviors:

Debtors Anonymous (DA)
Debtors Anonymous is a fellowship of recovering compulsive debtors based on the principles of Alcoholics Anonymous.

Gamblers Anonymous (GA)
Gamblers Anonymous is a fellowship of recovering compulsive gamblers based on the principles of Alcoholics Anonymous.

Overeaters Anonymous (OA)
Overeaters Anonymous offers a program of recovery from compulsive overeating using the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of OA.

Sex Addicts Anonymous (SAA)
Sex Addicts Anonymous is a fellowship of people recovering from sexual addiction or dependence based on the principles of Alcoholics Anonymous.

12 Step programs for people recovering from mental and emotional problems:

Depressed Anonymous
Depressed Anonymous is a fellowship of people recovering from depression based on the principles of Alcoholics Anonymous.

Emotional Health Anonymous (EHA)
Emotional Health Anonymous is a fellowship of people recovering from emotional illnesses based on the principles of Alcoholics Anonymous.

Emotions Anonymous (EA)
Emotions Anonymous is a fellowship of people recovering from emotional problems based on the principles of Alcoholics Anonymous.

Obsessive Compulsive Anonymous
Obsessive Compusive Anonymous is a fellowship of people recovering from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)based on the principles of Alcoholics Anonymous.

12 Step programs for people recovering from marriage, romantic relationship, sexual, and related problems:

Co-Dependents Anonymous (CoDA)
Co-Dependents Anonymous is a fellowship of people developing healthy and loving relationships based on the principles of Alcoholics Anonymous.

Domestic Violence Anonymous
Domestic Violence Anonymous is a fellowship of people recovering from domestic violence based on the principles of Alcoholics Anonymous.

Recovering Couples Anonymous
Recovering Couples Anonymous is a fellowship of people recovering from dysfunctional patterns in relationships based on the principles of Alcoholics Anonymous.

Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous (SLAA)
Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous is a fellowship of people recovering from sex and love addiction based on the principles of Alcoholics Anonymous.

Sexual Compulsives Anonymous
Sexual Compulsives Anonymous is a fellowship of pople recovering from sexual compulsion based on the principles of Alcoholics Anonymous.

Survivors of Incest Anonymous
Survivors of Incest Anonymous is a fellowship of people recovering from the effects of surviving incest based on the principles of Alcoholics Anonymous.