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The twelve step program was originally developed by alcoholics anonymous. As a result of its wide spread success it has been adopted for use by many other organizations to aid in the recovery of other addictions. Here you can find AA's twelve steps and traditions.
Alcoholics Anonymous - The official AA site. Learn more about AA.
Alcoholics Anonymous - An unofficial AA site with information on local meetings nationwide. Find one near you.
Al-Anon-Alateen - The official site for family members of alcoholics.
Cocaine Anonymous - CA World Services Inc. The official cocaine anonymous site.
Gamblers Anonymous - The official web site for GA.
Marijuana Anonymous - The official MA web site.
Narcotics Anonymous - The official NA web site.
Nicotine Anonymous - Official site. Use the twelve steps to overcome a nicotine addiction.
Overeaters Anonymous - Official site, dedicated to breaking food addictions.
12 Step Meetings - Amazingly list meeting sites and times, of most all twelve step programs all over the world. Find a meeting near you.
These programs are alternatives to AA. Although AA is a great program for most people, it doesn't work for everyone, explore the alternatives.
Addictions & Life Page - Sponsored by Addictions and Life Organization.
Christians in Recovery - A twelve Step program for Christians.
JACS Home Page - A site for Jewish alcoholics & chemically dependent persons.
Rational Recovery - An alternative to AA. RR offers a wealth of addiction recovery resources. (Non-twelve step)
SMART Recovery - Self Management And Recovery Training. Another alternative to AA. (Non-twelve step)
SOS Home Page - Save Our Selves. An alternative to AA, SOS focuses on recovery without religion. (Non-twelve step)
Unofficial SOS Information - Like the name says. Sponsored by Jim.
Women For Sobriety, Inc. - An AA alternative for women.
This menu contains links to the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Agencies of all the states and territories of the United States of America. You will find that most states have their own website with a comprehensive list of treatment centers in your area. All the states provide phone numbers and e-mail at the very least. If you are looking for a treatment program this is where to start, just choose your state.
This is information on addiction in general. Many of these sites are sponsored by the U.S. government, or Universities studying addiction.
Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse - The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University. An excellent resource that is well designed with lots of useful information.
Closing in on Addiction - from Scientific American. Highly recommended, information on addiction (alcohol, tobacco).
Club Drugs - A service of the NIDA. Worth a visit.
The MAST Test - Michigan Alcoholism Screening Test, also has information on alcohol abuse and alcoholism.
National Clearinghouse for Drug and Alcohol Information - National Clearinghouse for Drug and Alcohol Information - This is a government database with tons of information on Alcohol, Drugs, and Tobacco (nicotine). Also accessible from PREVLINE.
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism - A rather unorganized resource from the National Institutes of Health.
National Institute on Drug Abuse - A wonderful resource direct from Uncle Sam.
Principals of Drug Addiction Treatment - PODAT is government sponsored and is highly recommended to anyone looking for treatment information.
PREVLINE - sponsored by SAMHSA. Primarily geared toward teens. A good resource for young and old alike.
Quit Smoking Methods & Resources - A home page with information on quitting smoking.
SAMHSA - Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Agency. An agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Another great resource.
AA Chat -
AA Recovery Online - This chat room is available to anyone looking for recovery, support, or information. There is a weekly AA Meeting on Wednesdays at10:30pm EST 7:30pm PST.
Internet Alcohol Recovery Chat - Sponsored by the University of Pennsylvania, scheduled chats on Thursday nights (at 10 PM Eastern Time in the U.S.), but this Chat room is available to everyone 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. (Note - you will need a java capable browser)
Alcoholism Chat - Sponsored by About.com.
Friends of Bill W - Sponsored by Yahoo.com.
Living in Recovery - Sponsored by Talkcity.com.
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