Resources

Resources for addiction recovery and family support:

Alcoholics Anonymous of Mississippi

http://www.aa-mississippi.org

Alcoholics Anonymous of Memphis

http://www.memphis-aa.org/index.cfm

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

http://rethinkingdrinking.niaaa.nih.gov/

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

Learn2cope.org

http://www.learn2cope.org/

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

http://www.mrscna.net

Narcotics Anonymous of West Tennessee

http://www.na-wt.org

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:

http://www.nar-anon.org/naranon/

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

www.adultchildren.org

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

https://ncadd.org

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

http://www.msafg.org

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

http://www.celebraterecovery.com

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:

http://www.addictionsurvivors.org/

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®

http://www.smartrecovery.org

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

http://lifering.org

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

http://www.womenforsobriety.org/beta2/

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:

http://www.familiesanonymous.org/

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:

http://www.facesandvoicesofrecovery.org/

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:

http://wwsw.recovering-couples.org/

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:

http://www.drugfree.org

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:

http://the20minuteguide.com

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

https://www.drugabuse.gov/sites/default/files/podata_1_17_14.pdf

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):

http://www.dbsalliance.org/site/PageServer?pagename=education_brochures_dual_diagnosis

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:

http://www.bhevolution.org/public/doubletroubleinrecovery.page

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