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Resources to help you find other information on groups like Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous. Groups like AA and NA can help during difficult times after rehab. Often a former drug user may slip back into an old routine that could lead them back into substance abuse. Having the support of a group of peers can help keep people recovering addicts on the right path.
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Alcoholics Anonymous or AA is a worldwide organization of people who share a desire to stop drinking alcohol. AA suggests members completely abstain from alcohol, regularly attend meetings with other members, and follow its program to help each other with their common purpose; to help members "stay sober and help other alcoholics achieve sobriety. AA created the twelve-step program which can be effective as a treatment for alcoholism.
Alcoholics Anonymous was co-founded in 1935 by Bill Wilson and Dr. Bob Smith AA is currently the most popular platform for rehabilitation in use today the strictly laid out traditions of the group combined with the fellowship of alcoholics anonymous has helped grow this Alcoholics Anonymous in to a global network of community based treatment options.
Narcotics Anonymous or NA is a 12 step group based on the alcoholics anonymous program but adapted to treat narcotics addiction. The only requirement for membership is "a desire to stop using," and members "meet regularly to help each other stay clean," where "clean" is defined as complete abstinence from all mood and mind altering substances including alcohol. Membership in N.A. is free, and there are no dues or fees. The foundation of the Narcotics Anonymous program is the twelve steps and twelve traditions.
Narcotics Anonymous is a direct descendent of AA. Simply put, the word alcohol is simply replaced by the word Narcotic and the twelve steps that set the tone for the recovery remain the same. Furthermore the twelve traditions which guide the growth of the chapters is the same so As of 2007 there were more than 43,900 NA meetings in 127 different countries.
Al-Anon and Alateen are international organizations jointly known as Al-Anon Family Groups with a membership of over half a million men, women and teens, providing a twelve-step program of recovery for friends and family members of alcoholics and Addicts. Al-Anon is for adults within the program whereas Alateen is for young people ages 12 to 20. Al-Anon was formed in 1951 by Lois Wilson, wife of Alcoholics Anonymous AA co-founder Bill Wilson. She recognized the need for such an organization as family members living with AA members began to identify their own pathologies associated with their family members' addiction to alcohol.
Alanon and Alateen are organizations who can be described as "a fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics who share their experience, strength, and hope in order to solve their common problems". As with AA and NA these are self managed volunteer groups. Alanon groups help families to overcome co-dependency and return to normal lives.
Mothers Against Drunk Driving, or MADD, is a non-profit organization that seeks to stop drunk driving, support those affected by drunk driving and prevent underage drinking. The Irving, Texas–based organization was founded in 1980 by Candice Lightner after her 13-year-old daughter was killed by a drunk driver, Clarence Busch, a 46-year-old cannery worker.
Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) is a non-profit organization whose main goal is to stop drunk driving and advocate for stricter alcohol policy.
National Institute on Drug Abuse or NIDA's mission is to lead the Nation in bringing the power of science to bear on drug abuse and addiction. NIDA promotes research across a broad range of disciplines and ensures the rapid and effective dissemination and use of the results of that research to significantly improve prevention, treatment and policy as it relates to drug abuse in America.
NIDA (National Institute on Drug Abuse) was created in 1974 and its ongoing mission is to bring the problem solving power of science to the field of addiction. NIDA has funded studies which lead to the development of nicotine patches and both naltrexone (an opiate blocker used to bring people out of heroin over-dose or block their body's ability to get high from it) and buprenorphine (a much less addictive methadone alternative).
Drug Abuse Resistance Education, better known as D.A.R.E. or DARE, is an international education program that seeks to prevent use of illegal drugs, membership in gangs, violent behavior, and drug addiction. D.A.R.E., which has expanded globally since its founding in 1983, is a demand-side drug control strategy of the U.S. War on Drugs. Students who enter the program sign a pledge not to use drugs or join gangs and are taught by local law enforcement about the dangers of drug use in an interactive in-school curriculum which lasts ten weeks. D.A.R.E. also has a program for younger kids and children, which has become a popluar part of their stategy within the last few years.
Dare is an organization that seeks to reduce harm to children through heightened awareness and education. Dare is a major provider of educational seminars in schools across the US. Dare is a non profit organisation founded in 1983 by various members of the L.A.P.D.
The Salvation Army is a Protestant Christian Church denomination that is organised in a quasi-military manner. It is well known for its social services including drug rehab and homeless shelters and general charitable work. Drop-off locations are used to collect clothes and items that can be washed or fixed and given to those in need. The Salvation Army operates in 111 countries and provides services in 175 different languages.
The Salvation Army network of Drug and Alcohol Treatment Programs is one of the largest in the world their efforts to raise money to support their own rehabilitation has set them apart from all “for profit” programs which have many limitations to providing help to people in need.
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There are over 11000 facilities listed for addiction treatment in the US.
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