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Twelve-Step Addiction Recovery Support Groups

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Twelve-Step Addiction Recovery Support Groups

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Support groups based off the principals of Alcoholics Anonymouse
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vLink.................. & Info​
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)--INFO
Narcotics Anonymous (NA)-- INFO
Cocaine Anonymous (CA)--INFO
Heroin Anonymous (HA)-- INFO
Crystal Meth Anonymous (CMA)--INFO
Marijuana Anonymous (MA)--INFO
Nicotine Anonymous (NicA)-- INFO
Pills Anonymous (PA)--INFO
Codependents Anonymous (CODA) -- INFO
Gamblers Anonymous (GA)-- INFO
Sex Addicts Anonymous (SAA)--INFO
Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous-- INFO
Sex Compulsion Anonymous--INFO
Dual Recovery Anonymous-- DUAL RECOVERY UK&IRELAND

For Those Effected Inderectly by Addiction
Al-Anon & Alateen (support, for loved ones of the "drinker")--INFO
Nar-Anon-- INFO
 
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Alcoholics Anonymous
Contact Here
Online BIG BOOK Here
Agnostics and Atheists Here
History of AA timeline Here
History Here
THE TWELVE STEPS OF ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS

1.
We admitted we were powerless over alcohol—that our lives had become
unmanageable.


2.
Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to
sanity.


3.
]Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we
understood Him.


4.
Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.

5.
Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature
of our wrongs.


6.
Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.

7.
Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings.

8.
Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make
amends to them all.


9.
Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do
so would injure them or others.


10.
Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly
admitted it.


11.
Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with
God, as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us
and the power to carry that out.

12.
Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these Steps, we tried to
carry this message to alcoholics, and to practice these principles in all our
affairs.
 
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Contact NA
THE NA WHITE BOOK,
The beginning represented here is read as a tradition at most meetings

The complete text is can be found here


Foreword
This booklet is an introduction to the Fellowship of Narcotics Anonymous. It is written for
those men and women who, like ourselves, suffer from a seemingly hopeless addiction to drugs.
There is no cure for addiction, but recovery is possible by a program of simple spiritual
principles. This booklet is not meant to be comprehensive, but it contains the essentials that in
our personal and group experience we know to be necessary for recovery.

Serenity Prayer
God, grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change,
the courage to change the things I can,
and the wisdom to know the difference.


Who is an addict?

Most of us do not have to think twice about this question. We know! Our whole life and
thinking was centered in drugs in one form or another—the getting and using and finding ways
and means to get more. We lived to use and used to live. Very simply, an addict is a man or
woman whose life is controlled by drugs. We are people in the grip of a continuing and
progressive illness whose ends are always the same: jails, institutions, and death.
What is the Narcotics Anonymous program?
NA is a nonprofit fellowship or society of men and women for whom drugs had become a
major problem. We are recovering addicts who meet regularly to help each other stay clean.
This is a program of complete abstinence from all drugs. There is only one requirement for
membership, the desire to stop using. We suggest that you keep an open mind and give
yourself a break. Our program is a set of principles written so simply that we can follow them
in our daily lives. The most important thing about them is that they work.
There are no strings attached to NA. We are not affiliated with any other organizations. We
have no initiation fees or dues, no pledges to sign, no promises to make to anyone. We are not
connected with any political, religious, or law enforcement groups, and are under no
surveillance at any time. Anyone may join us, regardless of age, race, sexual identity, creed,
religion, or lack of religion.
We are not interested in what or how much you used or who your connections were, what
you have done in the past, how much or how little you have, but only in what you want to do
about your problem and how we can help. The newcomer is the most important person at any
meeting, because we can only keep what we have by giving it away. We have learned from our
group experience that those who keep coming to our meetings regularly stay clean.
Why are we here?
Before coming to the Fellowship of NA, we could not manage our own lives. We could not
live and enjoy life as other people do. We had to have something different and we thought we
had found it in drugs. We placed their use ahead of the welfare of our families, our wives,
husbands, and our children. We had to have drugs at all costs. We did many people great harm,
but most of all we harmed ourselves. Through our inability to accept personal responsibilities
we were actually creating our own problems. We seemed to be incapable of facing life on its
own terms.
Most of us realized that in our addiction we were slowly committing suicide, but addiction is
such a cunning enemy of life that we had lost the power to do anything about it. Many of us
ended up in jail, or sought help through medicine, religion, and psychiatry. None of these
methods was sufficient for us. Our disease always resurfaced or continued to progress until, in
desperation, we sought help from each other in Narcotics Anonymous.
After coming to NA we realized we were sick people. We suffered from a disease from which
there is no known cure. It can, however, be arrested at some point, and recovery is then possible.

How it works

If you want what we have to offer, and are willing to make the effort to get it, then you are
ready to take certain steps. These are the principles that made our recovery possible.



1.
We admitted that we were powerless over our addiction, that our lives had become unmanageable.

2.

We came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.

3.
We made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him.

4.
We made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.

5.

We admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.

6.
We were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.

7.
We humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings.

8.
We made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all.

9.
We made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.

10.
We continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it.

11.
We sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out.

12.
Having had a spiritual awakening as a result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to addicts, and to practice these principles in all our affairs.



This sounds like a big order, and we can’t do it all at once. We did not become addicted in one
day, so remember—easy does it.
There is one thing more than anything else that will defeat us in our recovery; this is an
attitude of indifference or intolerance toward spiritual principles. Three of these that are
indispensable are honesty, open-mindedness, and willingness. With these we are well on our
way.
We feel that our approach to the disease of addiction is completely realistic, for the
therapeutic value of one addict helping another is without parallel. We feel that our way is
practical, for one addict can best understand and help another addict. We believe that the
sooner we face our problems within our society, in everyday living, just that much faster do we
become acceptable, responsible, and productive members of that society.
The only way to keep from returning to active addiction is not to take that first drug. If you
are like us you know that one is too many and a thousand never enough. We put great
emphasis on this, for we know that when we use drugs in any form, or substitute one for
another, we release our addiction all over again.
Thinking of alcohol as different from other drugs has caused a great many addicts to relapse.
Before we came to NA, many of us viewed alcohol separately, but we cannot afford to be
confused about this. Alcohol is a drug. We are people with the disease of addiction who must
abstain from all drugs in order to recover.

What can I do?


Begin your own program by taking Step One from the previous chapter, “How It Works.”
When we fully concede to our innermost selves that we are powerless over our addiction, we
have taken a big step in our recovery. Many of us have had some reservations at this point, so
give yourself a break and be as thorough as possible from the start. Go on to Step Two, and so
forth, and as you go on you will come to an understanding of the program for yourself. If you
are in an institution of any kind and have stopped using for the present, you can, with a clear
mind, try this way of life.
Upon release, continue your daily program and contact a member of NA. Do this by mail, by
phone, or in person. Better yet, come to our meetings. Here you will find answers to some of the
things that may be disturbing you now.
If you are not in an institution, the same holds true. Stop using for today. Most of us can do
for eight or twelve hours what seems impossible for a longer period of time. If the obsession or
compulsion becomes too great, put yourself on a five-minute basis of not using. Minutes will
grow to hours, and hours to days, so you will break the habit and gain some peace of mind. The
real miracle happens when you realize that the need for drugs has in some way been lifted from
you. You have stopped using and started to live.

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Al-Anon/Alateen
Contact Here

Al-Anon Family Groups, is an international "fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics who share their experience, strength, and hope in order to solve their common problems." They "help families of alcoholics by practicing the Twelve Steps, by welcoming and giving comfort to families of alcoholics, and by giving understanding and encouragement to the alcoholic." Alateen is part of Al-Anon and is their Twelve-step program of recovery for young people affected by another's drinking, generally aged 13 to 19 years (varies depending on each group). "Alateen groups are sponsored by Al-Anon members."

History and General Info HERE
 

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Nar-Anon
Contact Here


Nar-Anon's Purpose
Nar-Anon is a twelve-step program designed to help relatives and friends of addicts recover from the effects of coping with an addicted relative or friend. Nar-Anon's program of recovery uses Nar-Anon's Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions. The only requirement to be a member and attend Nar-Anon meetings is that there is a problem of drugs or addiction in a relative or friend. Nar-Anon is not affiliated with any other organization or outside entity.
 
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