In some ways, recovery really began in America in 1935, with the founding of Alcoholics Anonymous and the creation of the 12 Steps.
For many years after that, AA remained the main the central resource for people hoping to overcome addiction by following that simple program.
But over time, the suggestions and tenets of AA have served as fertile soil for other recovery fellowships to sprout up.
No matter what your addiction, it’s almost guaranteed that you can find a fellowship specifically suited for you and your needs.
Here’s a list of just some of the options open to people in 12 Step recovery:
AA – Alcoholics Anonymous
CA – Cocaine Anonymous
CLA – Clutterers Anonymous
CMA – Crystal Meth Anonymous
CODA – Codependents Anonymous
DA – Debtors Anonymous
EA – Emotions Anonymous
FA – Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous
GA – Gamblers Anonymous
HA – Heroin Anonymous
MA – Marijuana Anonymous
NA – Narcotics Anonymous
N/A – Neurotics Anonymous
NicA – Nicotine Anonymous
OA – Overeaters Anonymous
OLGA – Online Gamers Anonymous
PA – Pills Anonymous
SA – Sexaholics Anonymous
SA – Smokers Anonymous
SLAA – Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous
UA – Underearners Anonymous
WA – Workaholics Anonymous
And that’s not including the partner programs, like Alanon, Alateen, Gam-Anon, Gam-Ateen and more!
You might be surprised to find out what options you might find through just a simple Google search.
It’s up to you to build the recovery program that works for you. You might even find that you want to be a member of several fellowships. People in recovery call themselves double or triple winners depending on how many groups they identify with.
If you’d like help navigating your options, our kind and knowledgeable staff is on hand to walk you through it. Call us today!