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Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc.

(MULTILINGUAL) International. 106,000 groups worldwide. Founded 1935. 12-Step. Fellowship of women and men who are seeking a solution to their drinking problem. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. Supported by voluntary contributions of its members and groups. A.A. neither seeks nor accepts outside funding. Members observe personal anonymity at the public level, thus emphasizing A.A. principles rather than personalities. For more information check your local phone directory.

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A.A. World Services, Inc.

P.O. Box 459 Grand Central Station

New York, NY 10163

Voice: 212-870-3400

Fax: 212-870-3003

Website: http://www.aa.org

Verified: 2/13/2013

Alateen

(MULTILINGUAL) International. 1770 groups. Founded 1957. 12-Step. Fellowship of young persons whose lives have been affected by someone else's drinking. An active adult member of Al-Anon who is certified as eligible serves as a sponsor for each group. Group development guidelines and newsletter. Literature is available in over 30 languages.

Write:

1600 Corporate Landing Parkway

Virginia Beach, VA 23454-5617

Voice: 757-563-1600

Fax: 757-563-1655

Website: http://www.al-anon.alateen.org

E-mail: wso@al-anon.org

Verified: 1/9/2013

Al-Anon Family Groups, Inc.

National. 25,295 groups. Founded 1951. 12-Step. Fellowship of men, women and adolescents lives have been affected by the drinking of a family member or friend. Opportunity for personal recovery and growth. Guidelines for starting groups. Literature is available in over 40 languages.

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Al-Anon Family Group

1600 Corporate Landing Parkway

Virginia Beach, VA 23454-5617

Voice: 757-563-1600; for meeting information call 1-888-425-2666 (Mon.-Fri., 8am-6pm EST; English/French/Spanish)

Fax: 757-563-1655

Website: http://www.al-anon.org

E-mail: wso@al-anon.org

Verified: 1/22/2013

Calix Society

International. 20 chapters. Founded 1947. Fellowship of Catholic alcoholics maintaining their sobriety through Alcoholics Anonymous. Concerned with total abstinence, spiritual development and sanctification of the whole personality of each member. Bimonthly newsletter. Assistance in chapter development.

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Calix Society

3881 Highland Ave., Suite 201

White Bear Lake, MN 55110

Voice: 651-773-3117 or 1-800-398-0524

Website: http://www.calixsociety.org

E-mail: calix@usfamily.net

Verified: 1/25/2013

Women For Sobriety

International. 150 groups. Founded 1976. Program designed specifically to help chemically addicted women achieve sobriety. Addresses need to overcome depressed feelings and guilt. Monthly newsletter, information and referrals, phone support, group meetings, conferences and group development guidelines.

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Women For Sobriety

PO Box 618

Quakertown, PA 18951

Voice: 215-536-8026

Fax: 215-538-9026

Website: http://www.womenforsobriety.org

E-mail: newlife@nni.com

Verified: 1/8/2013

JACS

(Jewish Alcoholics, Chemically Dependent Persons and Significant Others) International. Founded 1980. For alcoholic and chemically dependent Jews, families, friends, associates and the community. Networking, community outreach, retreats, newsletter, literature, spiritual events and speakers' bureau.

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JACS

135 West 50th St., 6th Floor

New York, NY 10020

Voice: 212-632-4600

Fax: 212-399-3525

Website: http://www.jbfcs.org

E-mail: jacs@jacsweb.org

Verified: 2/12/2013

Families Anonymous

International. 500+ groups. Founded 1971. 12-Step. Fellowship for relatives and friends of persons with drug, alcohol or behavioral problems. Members learn to achieve their own serenity in spite of the turmoil which surrounds them. Besides many booklets, pamphlets and bookmarks, publications include daily thought book, 'Today A Better Way' and a bi-monthly newsletter 'The Twelve-Step Rag.' Offers group development guidelines.

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Families Anonymous

701 Lee St., #670

Des Plaines, IL 60016

Voice: 1-800-736-9805

Fax: 847-894-5837

Website: http://www.familiesanonymous.org

E-mail: famanon@familiesanonymous.org

Verified: 2/12/2013

Addiction Survivors

Online. Provides peer support communities for those with drug/alcohol addiction, family and friends.

Website: http://www.addictionsurvivors.org

Verified: 2/13/2013

Overcomers Outreach, Inc.

International. 700 affiliated groups. Founded 1985. 12-Step. Christ-centered. Support for anyone affected by addictions, as well as their families and friends. Uses 12-steps of A.A. and applies them to the Scriptures. Uses Jesus Christ as the 'higher power'. Supplements involvement in other 12-step groups. Newsletter, group development guidelines and conferences.

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Overcomers Outreach, Inc.

12828 Acheson Dr.

Whittier, CA 90601

Voice: 1-800-310-3001

Website: http://www.overcomersoutreach.org

E-mail: info@overcomersoutreach.org

Verified: 1/9/2013

Secular Organizations for Sobriety (Save Ourselves)

International. Founded 1986. Mutual help for alcoholics and addicts who want to acknowledge their addiction and maintain sobriety as a separate issue from religion or spirituality. Newsletter. Guidelines and assistance available for starting groups. Real-time online chats and e-groups available.

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Secular Organizations for Sobriety

4773 Hollywood Blvd.

Hollywood, CA 90027

Voice: 323-666-4295

Fax: 323-666-4271

Website: http://www.sossobriety.org

E-mail: sos@cfiwest.org

Verified: 1/9/2013

Intercongregational Addictions Program (ICAP)

International. Founded 1979. Network of recovering alcoholic women in religious orders. Helps Roman Catholic women who are, or have been, members of religious orders and are alcohol or chemically dependent, compulsive eaters, compulsive gamblers, etc. Information, referrals, assistance in meeting other members, phone support, conferences, retreats and e-mail support.

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ICAP

7777 Lake St., Suite 115

River Forest, IL 60305-1734

Voice: 708-488-9770

Fax: 708-488-9774

E-mail: icapsrs@sbcglobal.net

Verified: 1/9/2013

Chemically Dependent Anonymous

National. 65 affiliated groups. Founded 1980. 12-Step. Purpose is to carry the message of recovery to the chemically dependent person. For those with a desire to abstain from drugs or alcohol. Information, referrals, phone support and conferences. Group development guidelines.

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Chemically Dependent Anonymous

P.O. Box 813

Annapolis, MD 21401

Voice: 1-888-232-4673

Website: http://www.cdaweb.org

Verified: 1/15/2013

AANA Nurse Anesthetists in Recovery

National network. Founded 1984. 250 members. Network of recovering nurse anesthetists. Provides phone support, information and referrals to groups and treatment.

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AIR

c/o Art

8233 Brookside Rd

Elkins Park, PA 19027

Voice: 215-635-0183

Website: http://aana.com/resources2/peer-assistance/pages/default.aspx

E-mail: a.to.z@comcast.net

Verified: 1/10/2013

Adult Children of Alcoholics World Services Organization

International. 1500+ meetings. Founded 1977. 12-Step. Program of recovery for individuals who were raised in an alcoholic or otherwise dysfunctional household. Group development guidelines, newsletter and literature. Send a self-addressed stamped envelope when writing.

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ACAWSO

P.O. Box 3216

Torrance, CA 90510

Voice: 562-595-7831

Website: http://www.adultchildren.org

Verified: 2/13/2013

International Doctors in Alcoholics Anonymous

International network. 7000 members. 175 affiliated groups. Founded 1949. Opportunity for doctoral level health care professionals to discuss common problems and find common solutions to drug and alcohol problems. Annual meetings (1st week Aug.), phone support, newsletter, information and referrals. Mutual help meetings at conferences of other organizations. Also, Al-Anon program for helping families and friends of alcoholics recover from the effects of living with the problem drinking of a relative or friend. In addition, website provides links to several listgroups (ongoing recovery-related meetings conducted by e-mail).

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IDAA

c/o Dale Syfert

2616 N.W. 25th Place

Gainesville, FL 32605-2826

Voice: 352-375-0240

Website: http://www.idaa.org

Verified: 2/12/2013

Moderation Management

International. 25 groups. Founded 1993. Behavioral change program and support network for people concerned about their drinking and who desire to make positive lifestyle changes. Empowers individuals to accept personal responsibility for choosing and maintaining their own path, whether moderation or abstinence. Promotes early self-recognition of risky drinking behavior when moderation is a more easily achievable goal. Online meetings, chatroom topic meetings, listservs and moderation-friendly therapist listings.

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Moderation Management Network, Inc.

2795 East Bidwell St., Ste 100-244

Folsom, CA 95630

Website: http://moderation.org

E-mail: mm@moderation.org

Verified: 1/8/2013

SMART Recovery

(Self-Management And Recovery Training) International. 800+ affiliated groups. Founded 1994. Network of self-help groups for individuals wanting to gain their independence from addictive and compulsive behaviors. SMART Recovery is an abstinence program based on cognitive-behavioral principles, especially those of rational-emotive behavior therapy. Daily online meetings, message boards, newsletter, information, referrals, chatroom, literature and assistance in starting local groups.

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SMART Recovery Self-Help Network

7304 Mentor Ave. Ste. F

Mentor, OH 44060

Voice: 1-866-951-5357 or 440-951-5357

Fax: 440-951-5358

Website: http://www.smartrecovery.org

E-mail: information@smartrecovery.org

Verified: 1/10/2013

International Lawyers in Alcoholics Anonymous

International. 40+ affiliated groups. Founded 1975. Serves as a clearinghouse for support groups for lawyers who are recovering alcoholics or have other chemical dependencies. Newsletter, annual conventions and group development guidelines.

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ILAA

c/o Eli Gauna

17216 Saticoy St. Ste. 211

Van Nuys, CA 91406

Voice: 818-343-2189

Fax: 1-888-269-6045

Website: http://www.ilaa.org

Verified: 2/1/2013

Men for Sobriety

International. 5 affiliated groups. Founded 1976. Purpose is to help all men recover from chemical addiction through the discovery of self, gained by sharing experiences, hopes and encouragement with other men in similar circumstances. Recognizes men's complex role in today's society.

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Men for Sobriety

P.O. Box 618

Quakertown, PA 18951-9618

Voice: 215-536-8026

Fax: 215-538-9026

E-mail: newlife@nni.com

Verified: 1/8/2013

LifeRing Secular Recovery

International. Founded 1999. Secular community of persons who are building lives free of dependency on alcohol and other drugs. Group activities are not associated with religion or spirituality. Members practice complete abstinence from alcohol and other addicting drugs. Peer support, literature, information, referrals and advocacy activities. Guidelines available for starting similar groups. Offers face-to-face meetings along with online support groups accessed by email, chat, bulletin board, and social-networking sites. Publishes sobriety literature.

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LifeRing Secular Recovery

1440 Broadway, Suite 312

Oakland, CA 94612-2041

Voice: 1-800-811-4142 or 510-763-0779

Website: http://www.lifering.org

E-mail: service@lifering.org

Verified: 1/9/2013

Alcoholics Victorious

International. 150 affiliated groups. Founded 1948. 12-Step. Christian-oriented group for those recovering from alcohol or chemical dependency. Information and referrals, literature, phone support, conferences, support group meetings and newsletter. Assistance in starting groups. How-to materials.

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Alcoholics Victorious

PO Box 4422

Tequesta, FL 33469

Fax: 561-598-9079

Website: http://www.alcoholicsvictorious.org

Verified: 1/29/2013

Conduct Disorders Parent Message Board

Online. 7080 members. Founded 1995. Support for parents of a child with one of the many behavior disorders such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, oppositional defiance disorder, bipolar disorder, conduct disorder, depression, anxiety and substance abuse. Parents of children all ages welcome.

Website: http://www.conductdisorders.com

Verified: 2/13/2013

Recoveries Anonymous

12-Step. International. 50 chapters. 12-Step. Spiritual recovery group for anyone seeking solution for any kind of addiction, problem or behavior. Families and friends welcome. Face-to-face and telephone meetings available. For information visit website and click on 'Meetings' tab or 'Contact Us' tab. Free 'How To Begin...' guides and 'Start A Group' kit can be downloaded for free from the website.

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R.A. Universal Services

P.O. Box 1212

East Northport, NY 11731

Website: http://www.r-a.org

E-mail: ra@r-a.org

Verified: 1/15/2013

HAMS Harm Reduction Network, Inc.

International. 700 members. Founded 2007. Supports positive change from safer drinking to reduced drinking to quitting alcohol altogether. Offers face-to-face meetings, e-mail groups and online chatroom.

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HAMS Harm Reduction Network, Inc.

P.O. Box 498

Prince St. Station

New York, NY 10012

Voice: 347-687-5671

Website: http://hamsnetwork.org

E-mail: hams@hamsnetwork.org

Verified: 1/9/2013

International Ministers and Pastors in Recovery

International. Founded 1988. Provides mutual support for pastors and ministers recovering from addictions and actively participating in a 12-step recovery program. Provides phone network, meetings at an international 12-step conference, information and referrals. Assistance in starting local/regional groups.

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International Ministers and Pastors in Recovery

P.O. Box 1515

Palm Desert, CA 92261

Voice: 314-808-5470

E-mail: fresh12st@aol.com

Verified: 2/13/2013

Birds of a Feather

International. Founded 1972. 12-Step. Program to help airmen (pilots and crewmembers) who are active or inactive in private, commercial or military aviation suffering from alcohol or drug addiction. Members share experience, strength and hope in order to help each other. Groups (called 'nests') are autonomous. Assistance in starting new 'nests.' NetNest online computer-based e-mail meeting. Newsletter. Annual convention.

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BOAF

510 Old Valley Pt.

Fayetteville, GA 30215

Website: http://www.boaf.org

Verified: 1/31/2013

All Addictions Anonymous

12-Step. International. Founded 2003. Mutual support for all addictions including alcohol, drugs, food, sex, smoking and gambling.

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AAA World GSO

40 Wickstead Way

Thornhill, ON L3T 5E4

Voice: 416-657-7771

Website: http://alladdictionsanonymous.org

E-mail: info@alladdictionsanonymous.org

Verified: 1/8/2013

Dual Recovery Anonymous

International. Founded 1989. 12-Step. Program for individuals who experience a dual disorder of chemical dependency and a psychiatric or emotional illness. Primary purpose is to help one another achieve dual recovery and to prevent relapse. Literature, newsletter and assistance in starting local groups.

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Dual Recovery Anonymous

P.O. Box 8107

Prairie Village, KS 66208

Voice: 913-991-27039 (9am-5pm CST)

Website: http://www.draonline.org(Note: listings of groups on this website may be out-of-date. Call the contact number listed for the group before attending).

E-mail: draws@draonline.org

Verified: 2/12/2013

Social Workers Helping Social Workers

Founded 1980. A national network of MSW's, BSW's and students who have a personal experience with alcohol/chemical dependence, either their own or that of a significant other. Social workers with other addictions are welcomed to attend meetings. Since its inception in 1980, the primary purpose of SWHSW has ben to facilitate mutual support of its members though a combination of meetings, workshops, newsletter, email, lists, a monthly online meeting, telephone contacts, and an annual retreat/conference. Contact via website.

Website: http://www.socialworkershelping.org

Verified: 2/13/2013

Addiction Recovery Support Group

12-Step. Christian-based. Support for individuals who desire freedom from any addiction including alcohol, drugs, sex, smoking, gambling, overeating, co-dependency, etc.

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LDS Family Services

724 East 2100 South, Ste B

Salt Lake City, UT 84106

Voice: 801-487-0499

Fax: 801-487-7005

Website: http://www.providentliving.org

Verified: 1/31/2013

Buddhist Recovery Network

International. Founded 2008. Meetings in the US, Australia, Canada, Thailand and in the UK. Supports the use of Buddhist teachings, traditions and practices to help people in recovery from addiction. Open to people of all backgrounds. Promotes mindfulness and meditation.

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Buddhist Recovery Network

4300 Melrose Ave.

Los Angeles, CA 90029

Website: http://www.buddhistrecovery.org

E-mail: paul@buddhistrecovery.org

Verified: 1/9/2013

12STEPME.ORG

Online. 12 Steps. Support for those recovering from alcohol addiction. Chatroom meetings are conducted by an AA group that is registered with the Online Intergroup of Alcoholics Anonymous.

Website: http://www.12stepme.org

E-mail: admin@12stepme.org

Verified: 2/12/2013

Double Trouble in Recovery

Resource. Founded 1989. closed office in 2011. Some 12-step DTR groups still meet, as members help one another solve their common problems, to recover from both their addiction(s) and mental disorder.

Website: http://www.power2u.org (to check on any local DTR groups) click 'Consumer-Run Statewide Organizations' on left, and ask your state organization for local dual recovery groups. Free how-to's on starting DTR groups at website: http://www.hazelden.org/web/go/dtr (below info on DTR 'Basic Guide'). How-to's for professionals helping clients start groups are for sale.

Verified: 2/13/2013

Pharmacists Recovery Network

International Resource. Formed in 1996. Helps direct pharmacists and student pharmacists with an addiction to appropriate 12-step and other resources for peer support and recovery, e.g., IDAA. Provides an email support network for those running local or regional pharmacist recovery networks, or who are interested in developing such support networks where none currently exist.

Website: http://www.usaprn.org

E-mail: broussardc@aol.com

Verified: 2/12/2013

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