Support Groups: Hope and Healing through Community

The support groups listed below are all free of charge, confidential, informal, and facilitated by a group member, survivor, or other layperson.

Support GroupsOvercoming and healing from past wounds, present addictions, and stressful situations do not happen in isolation. We need to know that we are not alone. By bringing together people with common experiences and situations, support groups provide a safe place to share our stories, find understanding, and empower each other to cope with problems. In the support group community, we can learn new and healthy ways to think, feel and live.

We encourage parents who have teens with behavior problems to attend a group for support and guidance, such as Families Anonymous, Al-Anon, and Co-Dependents Anonymous (CoDA)  all based on the 12-step model ― and Because I Love You, support groups for parents of troubled teens.

You’ll find that a support group can provide emotional help, practical coping skills and strategies, and empower you towards personal growth, positive changes, and healthy relationships.

Adult Children of Alcoholics  12-Step 12 Tradition program of women and men who grew up in alcoholic or otherwise dysfunctional homes.  Read What is an ACOA? >>>

Al-Anon and Alateen  888-4-AL-ANON  International 12-Step fellowship that helps families and friends of alcoholics recover from the effects of living with the problem drinking of a relative or friend Alateen groups are specifically for teens whose lives have been affected by someone else’s substance abuse. Read Al-Anon and Other 12-Step Programs >>>

Alcoholics Anonymous  AA is an international fellowship of men and women who have had a drinking problem. It is nonprofessional, self-supporting, nondenominational, multiracial, apolitical, and available almost everywhere. Click here for local AA resources within the USA and Canada. Click here for international AA resources..

Alcoholics for Christ  248-399-9955  International Christian 12-step fellowship that ministers to alcoholics and substance abusers, family members, and adult children of alcoholics and substance abusers. Find a meeting>>>

Alcoholics Victorious  International Christian 12-Step fellowship for people recovering from the effects of alcoholism or drug addiction. 

Because I Love You  Support groups for parents who have children (of all ages) with behavioral issues, such as a negative attitude, truancy, drug and/or alcohol abuse, running away, and verbal and physical abuse.  Find a meeting>>>

Celebrate Recovery  Christian support groups not only for alcoholics but also for codependents, people with eating disorders, those struggling with sexual addictions, anger, those dealing with past or current physical abuse or sexual abuse issues, those in need of financial recovery, and anyone dealing with any kind of hurt, hang-up or habit.  Find a meeting>>>

Chemically Dependent Anonymous  12-step fellowship that does not make distinctions in the recovery process based on any particular substance, believing that the addictive-compulsive use of chemicals is the core of addictive disease and the use of any mood-changing chemical will result in relapse.

Christian Survivors  Online support community for survivors of all types of abuse.

Circle of Parents  Parent-led support groups where parents and caregivers can share ideas, celebrates successes, and address the challenges surrounding parenting.  Find a meeting>>>

Cocaine Anonymous  800-347-8998  International 12-step recovery to individuals who are suffering from cocaine addiction. Find a meeting in USA and worldwide >>>

Co-Dependents Anonymous (CoDA)  602-277-7991 or 888-444-2359  A fellowship of men and women whose common purpose is to develop healthy relationships through the 12 Steps and 12 Traditions. Read Basics of Codependency >>>  Find a meeting in USA, worldwide, and online >>>

Co-Dependents of Sex Addicts (CoSA)  763-537-6904  12-step support for friends and family members whose lives have been affected by another person’s compulsive sexual behavior. Find a meeting >>>

Compassionate Friends  877-969-0010  International support organization that offers friendship and understanding to bereaved parents, grandparents and siblings. There is no religious affiliation and there are no membership dues or fees.  Find a meeting in USA>>>   Find an online support meeting>>>  Find international support groups>>>

Crystal Meth Anonymous  855-638-4373   International 12-step fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength, and hope with each other so they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from crystal meth addiction.

Depressed Anonymous  International 12-step fellowship for the men, women, and children whose lives have been affected by a family member’s depression.  Online Christian support community dedicated to overcoming and healing from addictive and/or destructive relationship behaviors whether you are struggling yourself or you are close to someone who is.

Door of Hope for Teens  TEXT or CALL 615-746-7319 or 914-393-1904  Free online, phone, and text support for teen girls and young women who struggle with self-injury

Dual Recovery Anonymous  913-991-2703  International 12-step, self-help organization for people with a dual diagnosis — those who are chemically dependent and have an emotional or psychiatric illness.

Eating Disorders Anonymous  International 12-step group based on the steps, traditions and principles of Alcoholics Anonymous that believes people can and do fully recover from their eating disorders. Find a meeting>>>

Emotions Anonymous  651-647-9712  Supports individuals who want to achieve and maintain emotional health by understanding and utilizing the 12 Steps in their daily lives. 

Families Anonymous  800-736-9805 International 12-step recovery and support fellowship for families and friends concerned about a loved one’s past, present or suspected use of drugs or alcohol, and/or behavior problems. Find a meeting in USA>>>  Find international groups>>>

Food Addicts in Recovery  781-932-6300  International 12-Step fellowship of men and women who either cannot control their eating or are obsessed with food. Through shared experience and mutual support, members help each other recover from food addiction.  Find a meeting>>>

Marijuana Anonymous  800-766-6779 12-step recovery fellowship for those addicted to marijuana.  Find a meeting>>>

Narcotics Anonymous  International 12-step community-based support association of recovering drug addicts. Read Am I An Addict?>>>  Find a meeting>>>

Obsessive-Compulsive Anonymous   International 12-step fellowship of people who share their experience, strength, and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from OCD.  Find a meeting>>>

Overcomers Outreach  800-310-3001 or 562-698-9000  International network of Christ-centered 12 Step support groups which ministers to individuals, their families and loved ones who suffer from the consequences of any addictive behavior.

Overeaters Anonymous  International 12-step fellowship of men and women from all walks of life who meet in order to help solve a common problem ― compulsive overeating. Find a meeting>>>

Parents Anonymous  855-427-2736   Family-strengthening and support program encourages all parents to ask for help early, whatever their circumstances, to effectively break the cycle of abuseprotect today’s children, and strengthen tomorrow’s generation of parents. Find a meeting>>>

Parents Without Partners   International, support organization devoted to the welfare and interests of single parents and their children. Single parents may be male or female, custodial or non-custodial, separated, divorced, widowed or never married. Find a chapter>>>

Prodigals International  866-910-9002  Christian 12-Step sexual addiction recovery support groups for men and Partners in Process, support groups for women who are affected by their husband or partner’s sexual integrity. Find a group >>>

S-Anon  800-210-8141 or  615-833-3152  International 12-step fellowship of family and friends of sexually addicted people.  Find a meeting>>> 

Self-Help Sourcebook OnLine  Searchable database that includes information on over 800+ national, international and demonstrational model self-help support groups, ideas for starting groups, and opportunities to link with others to develop needed new national or international groups.

Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous  International 12-Step fellowship of men and women who have a sex addiction and/or love addiction.  Find a meeting>>>

Smart Recovery®  866-951-5357  International face-to-face and online support groups to help people recover from all types of addictive behaviors, including: alcoholism, substance abuse, gambling addiction, and addiction to other behaviors.

Suicide Bereavement Support Groups  Suicide bereavement support groups provided by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.  Find your local chapter>>>

Suicide Survivor Support Groups in USA and Canada  The American Association of Suicidology provides directories of support groups for suicide loss survivors, suicide attempt survivors, and clinician survivors. Also go to Teen Suicide Prevention, Crisis Help, Survivor Support, Important Information>>>

Related Post


Support Groups: Hope and Healing through Community — 399 Comments

  1. Pingback: Family Help in Connecticut: Programs and Services

  2. Pingback: Family Help in Connecticut

  3. Pingback: Family Help in Florida: Programs and Services

  4. Pingback: Family Help in Connecticut: Programs and Services

  5. Pingback: Family Help in California: Programs and Services

  6. Pingback: My Homepage

  7. Pingback: Family Help in Texas: Programs and Services

  8. Pingback: Alcohol Abuse Prevention: Advocacy, Research, Support

  9. Pingback: ABUSE Help and Support

  10. Pingback: Family Help in Illinois: Programs and Services

  11. Pingback: Behavior Problems and Disorders

  12. Pingback: Trackback

  13. Pingback: Trackback

  14. Pingback: football

  15. Pingback: elder scrolls online gold

  16. Pingback: Trackback

  17. Pingback: allicient acopic closely

  18. Pingback: ブルガリ チョコ

  19. Pingback: バリーさん

  20. Pingback: carbunkle truckwhite

  21. Pingback: bronchiectasis aetiotropically balarama

  22. Pingback: abandonable autohemotherapy arteriogram

  23. Pingback: Trackback

  24. Pingback: トリーバーチ ブーツ

  25. Pingback: TUMI リュック

  26. Pingback: トリーバーチ ブーツ

  27. Pingback: TUMI 店舗

  28. Pingback: tumi バッグ

  29. Pingback: TUMI トゥミ 26108

  30. Pingback: トリーバーチ バッグ

  31. Pingback: TUMI 財布

  32. Pingback: ハミルトン 時計

  33. Pingback: 腕時計 激安

  34. Pingback: 腕時計 レディース

  35. Pingback: 時計 人気

  36. Pingback: ポールスミス 時計

  37. Pingback: dakota 財布

  38. Pingback: グッチ 時計

  39. Pingback: バーバリー 腕時計

  40. Pingback: dakota ダコタ

  41. Pingback: HEAD PORTER

  42. Pingback: ポーター 店舗

  43. Pingback: エンポリオアルマーニ

  44. Pingback: 腕時計 メンズ

  45. Pingback: ポーター アウトレット

  46. Pingback: HEAD PORTER

  47. Pingback: カシオ Gショック

  48. Pingback: ポーター 店舗

  49. Pingback: 腕時計 通販

  50. Pingback: カシオ Gショック

  51. Pingback: ポーター ショルダー

  52. Pingback: ポーター リュック

  53. Pingback: 腕時計 通販

  54. Pingback: ポーター 店舗

  55. Pingback: ズームコービー8

  56. Pingback: ナイキ エアジョーダン

  57. Pingback: gucci バック

  58. Pingback: 時計 人気

  59. Pingback: dakota 財布

  60. Pingback: タイメックス 時計

  61. Pingback: ダコタ財布

  62. Pingback: プラダ バッグ

  63. Pingback: プラダメンズ

  64. Pingback: miumiu アウトレット

  65. Pingback: カシオ Gショック

  66. Pingback: prada 財布

  67. Pingback: プラダ アウトレット

  68. Pingback: ダコタ財布

  69. Pingback: miumiu 財布

  70. Pingback: プラダ アウトレット

  71. Pingback: シチズンマシナリーミヤノ

  72. Pingback: タイメックス 時計

  73. Pingback: アルマーニ 時計 メンズ

  74. Pingback: PORTER 財布

  75. Pingback: ハミルトン 時計

  76. Pingback: ポーター 財布

  77. Pingback: アルマーニ 時計

  78. Pingback: G-SHOCK 時計

  79. Pingback: エンポリオアルマーニ 時計

  80. Pingback: カシオ Gショック

  81. Pingback: ポーター 財布

  82. Pingback: PORTER バッグ

  83. Pingback: プラダ アウトレット

  84. Pingback: ポーター バッグ

  85. Pingback: ポーター 財布

  86. Pingback: PORTER バッグ

  87. Pingback: プラダ バック

  88. Pingback: HEAD PORTER

  89. Pingback: PORTER 財布

  90. Pingback: パーカー IM

  91. Pingback: miumiu アウトレット

  92. Pingback: ポーター 店舗

  93. Pingback: ポーター 財布

  94. Pingback: ポーター 財布

  95. Pingback: プラダ キーケース

  96. Pingback: プラダ アウトレット

  97. Pingback: prada 財布

  98. Pingback: プラダ バッグ

  99. Pingback: プラダメンズ

  100. Pingback: プラダ キーケース

  101. Pingback: プラダ キーケース

  102. Pingback: miumiu 長財布 st.cocco 5m1109

  103. Pingback: トミーヒルフィガー 腕時計

  104. Pingback: エンジェルハート 腕時計

  105. Pingback: アディダス 腕時計

  106. Pingback: miumiu 長財布 matelasse 5m0506

  107. Pingback: プラダメンズ

  108. Pingback: カシオ 時計

  109. Pingback: ダコタ 店舗

  110. Pingback: ダコタ 長財布

  111. Pingback: バッグダコタ

  112. Pingback: ダコタ アウトレット

  113. Pingback: G-SHOCK 腕時計

  114. Pingback: dakota ダコタ

  115. Pingback: ダコタ財布

  116. Pingback: バッグダコタ

  117. Pingback: G-SHOCK 人気

  118. Pingback: G-SHOCK 腕時計

  119. Pingback: miumiu 長財布 st.cocco 5m1109

  120. Pingback: アルマーニ 腕時計

  121. Pingback: アルマーニ 時計

  122. Pingback: 腕時計 激安

  123. Pingback: Gショック 時計

  124. Pingback: アルマーニ 時計

  125. Pingback: エンポリオアルマーニ

  126. Pingback: G-SHOCK 時計

  127. Pingback: カシオ 腕時計

  128. Pingback: ポーター バッグ

  129. Pingback: アルマーニ 時計 メンズ

  130. Pingback: カシオ 時計

  131. Pingback: カシオ Gショック

  132. Pingback: ポーター バッグ

  133. Pingback: ヘッドポーター

  134. Pingback: ポーター バッグ

  135. Pingback: エンポリオアルマーニ 時計

  136. Pingback: トミーヒルフィガー 腕時計

  137. Pingback: 腕時計 レディース

  138. Pingback: wow gold

  139. Pingback: バッグダコタ

  140. Pingback: パーカー ブランド

  141. Pingback: ダコタ財布

  142. Pingback: ダコタ財布

  143. Pingback: エンポリオアルマーニ

  144. Pingback: カシオ 電波時計

  145. Pingback: miumiu 長財布 matelasse 5m0506

  146. Pingback: セイコー 腕時計

  147. Pingback: プラダ 財布

  148. Pingback: ハミルトン 腕時計

  149. Pingback: 腕時計 レディース

  150. Pingback: バッグダコタ

  151. Pingback: バーバリー 腕時計

  152. Pingback: バーバリー 腕時計

  153. Pingback: ハミルトン ベルト

  154. Pingback: ハミルトン カーキ

  155. Pingback: カシオ 時計

  156. Pingback: アルマーニ 時計 メンズ

  157. Pingback: ポーター ショルダー

  158. Pingback: ミッキーウォッチ 腕時計

  159. Pingback: ニクソン 腕時計

  160. Pingback: 腕時計 通販

  161. Pingback: プラダ バック

  162. Pingback: ドルチェ&ガッバーナ腕時計

  163. Pingback: ポーター 店舗

  164. Pingback: プラダ 店舗

  165. Pingback: ダコタ 店舗

  166. Pingback: ダコタ アウトレット

  167. Pingback: ダコタ財布

  168. Pingback: SEIKO 腕時計

  169. Pingback: dakota 財布

  170. Pingback: シチズン エコドライブ

  171. Pingback: Trackback

  172. Pingback: cheap wow gold

  173. Pingback: wow gold

  174. Pingback: Sport Blue 6

  175. Pingback: hogan rebel

  176. Pingback: Pre Order World Cup 6s

  177. Pingback: polo ralph lauren coupons

  178. Pingback: How To Get Carmine 6s

  179. Pingback: Nike soccer cleats

  180. Pingback: sam waltonman

  181. Pingback: polo ralph lauren blue

  182. Pingback: louis vuitton outlet online

  183. Pingback: Carmine 6

  184. Pingback: gucci jackie bag

  185. Pingback: ralph lauren v neck

  186. Pingback: wow gold

  187. Pingback: cheap viagra mexico

  188. Pingback: gucci pants

  189. Pingback: ralph lauren sweatshirt

  190. Pingback: click here to have your mind read

  191. Pingback: ralph lauren skjorte

  192. Pingback: iherb coupon code

  193. Pingback: iherb coupon

  194. Pingback: iherb coupon code

  195. Pingback: Trackback

  196. Pingback: click here

  197. Pingback: pharmacie andorre cialis

  198. Pingback: Sphere wallpapers

  199. Pingback: non surgical rhinoplasty nyc

  200. Pingback: highline residences tiong bahru

  201. Pingback: gucci watches for women

  202. Pingback: ralph lauren pyjama

  203. Pingback: Gamble

  204. Pingback: happy wheels

  205. Pingback: this post

  206. Pingback: best dentist in kenosha

  207. Pingback: cheap michael kors

  208. Pingback: プラダ 財布

  209. Pingback: buy cialis

  210. Pingback: free sex on cam

  211. Pingback: Fidelity testing

  212. Pingback: cialis achat

  213. Pingback: ??????????? ??????????? ? ??????

  214. Pingback: premature ejaculation homeopathic treatment

  215. Pingback: maillot psg pas cher

  216. Pingback: cheap sunglasses

  217. Pingback: wowgold

  218. Pingback: how to get free xbox live gold codes

  219. Pingback: maillot de foot enfant

  220. Pingback:

  221. Pingback: cialis 2.5mg

  222. Pingback: Michael Kors Zonnebrillen

  223. Pingback: michael kors outlet

  224. Pingback: back

  225. Pingback: parkeerplaats sex in

  226. Pingback: apeejay school

  227. Pingback: maillot de foot psg enfant

  228. Pingback: weight loss natural

  229. Pingback: Fake Oakley Sunglasses

  230. Pingback: Louis Vuitton Outlet

  231. Pingback: cialis levitra ou viagra

  232. Pingback: Start

  233. Pingback: escritorio de advocacia

  234. Pingback: website submission directory

  235. Pingback: Health

  236. Pingback: Cheap Oakley Sunglasses

  237. Pingback: acheter cialis 20

  238. Pingback: Finance

  239. Pingback: louis vuitton outlet

  240. Pingback: mens polo shirts

  241. Pingback: Gamma Blue 11s

  242. Pingback:

  243. Pingback: Liberty

  244. Pingback: louis vuitton sale

  245. Pingback: Contact dermatitis ointment

  246. Pingback: lebron 11

  247. Pingback: Ground works leeds

  248. Pingback: jordan 14 sport blue

  249. Pingback: mark cobb

  250. Pingback: Chaussures pour Homme Nike Blazer Mid Vintage bleu blanc

  251. Pingback: iherb coupon codes

  252. Pingback: cheap Oakley Juliet Sunglasses

  253. Pingback: hairy anus

  254. Pingback: cialis a vendre montreal

  255. Pingback: michael kors hamilton

  256. Pingback: replique de louis vuitton

  257. Pingback: Trading

  258. Pingback: water ionizer

  259. Pingback: ralph lauren polo

  260. Pingback: iherb coupon

  261. Pingback: shipping parcel

  262. Pingback: michael kors handbags

  263. Pingback: US gold

  264. Pingback: iherb coupon

  265. Pingback: Business

  266. Pingback: Camp

  267. Pingback: tadalafil prix

  268. Pingback: air jordan xi laney

  269. Pingback: kurs nurkowania

  270. Pingback: cheap beats by dr dre

  271. Pingback: new books on lung cancer

  272. Pingback: kolorowanki dla dzieci

  273. Pingback: cheap air jordans

  274. Pingback: Nice Côte d'Azur

  275. Pingback: cheap louis vuitton

  276. Pingback: mulberry clutch

  277. Pingback: tx donna rv dealer

  278. Pingback: keygen

  279. Pingback: Tech

  280. Pingback: opzioni binarie

  281. Pingback: clash of clans hack

  282. Pingback: nokia pc suite 1 link

  283. Pingback: School

  284. Pingback: clash of clans cheats

  285. Pingback: poplar table

  286. Pingback: abstract painting

  287. Pingback: primerica insurance scam

  288. Pingback: Diindolylmethane

  289. Pingback: We Buy Houses in East Hartford, CT

  290. Pingback: Clothing

  291. Pingback: clash of clans hack

  292. Pingback: San Antonio TX SEO Consultant

  293. Pingback: guenstig urlaub buchen nach tuerkei

  294. Pingback: middlemarch goodreads

  295. Pingback: clash of clans hack

  296. Pingback: gu10 led bulb

  297. Pingback: water ionizers

  298. Pingback: Nike KD VII

  299. Pingback: retro jordans for sale

  300. Pingback: male enhancement pills

  301. Pingback: nike lebron 11

  302. Pingback: chaussure nike pas cher

  303. Pingback: kate spade coupon

  304. Pingback: here you can get twitter followers

  305. Pingback: explanation

  306. Pingback: SEO Expert San Diego CA

  307. Pingback: pressure cooker

  308. Pingback: mt4 ea programmer

  309. Pingback: interior decoration

  310. Pingback: naples house sitters

  311. Pingback: kangen water machine

  312. Pingback: Sarasota SEO

  313. Pingback: paleo recipe book review

  314. Pingback: kratom

  315. Pingback: ecig

  316. Pingback: simply click the next site

  317. Pingback: free coins on slotomania

  318. Pingback: Athens Ga roofing

  319. Pingback: Austin Custom Bathroom Remodeling

  320. Pingback: roofer plano tx

  321. Pingback: Financial

  322. Pingback: Wakacje

  323. Pingback: cialis sur ordonnance pas cher

  324. Pingback: Pest Control Norcross, GA

  325. Pingback: passwords

  326. Pingback: visit our website

  327. Pingback: ????? ?????

  328. Pingback: Sarasota SEO Company

  329. Pingback: love lady center birmingham al

  330. Pingback: Free YouTube Views

  331. Pingback: Mynt Products

  332. Pingback: airspace classes

  333. Pingback: direct payday loans

  334. Pingback: Audio

  335. Pingback: ecommerce websites

  336. Pingback: tees

  337. Pingback: exercise

  338. Pingback: Click here

  339. Pingback: purses

  340. Pingback: lovelady rehab birmingham al

  341. Pingback: creare site

  342. Pingback: HD video Pakistani songs

  343. Pingback: how to get a guy to last longer in bed

  344. Pingback: LINK M88

  345. Pingback: installment loans for bad credit online

  346. Pingback: hHmes For Sale Downers Grove IL

  347. Pingback: best vitamin c serum

  348. Pingback: Houses For Sale in Wheaton IL

  349. Pingback: kelp

  350. Pingback: this content

  351. Pingback: air duct cleaning houston

  352. Pingback: Flat Rate Illinois MLS

  353. Pingback: kangen water ionizer

  354. Pingback: pre workout supplements

  355. Pingback: best garcinia cambogia pills

  356. Pingback: grimms fairy tales discussion questions

  357. Pingback: mattress for gerd

  358. Pingback: muscle gaining secrets program

  359. Pingback: achat cialis pro

  360. Pingback: bhw

  361. Pingback: Medical Daily

  362. Pingback: how can i last longer in bed yahoo answers

  363. Pingback: women from Russia

  364. Pingback: People Development Africa

  365. Pingback: tampa search engine optimization

  366. Pingback: low cost hotels

  367. Pingback: Polacy za granica

  368. Pingback: David

  369. Pingback: website search optimization

  370. Pingback: clash of clans hack

  371. Pingback: clash of clans cheats

  372. Pingback: John Gelesis

  373. Pingback: reiseberichte panama

  374. Pingback: Pokrov spiritually religious movement

  375. Pingback: achat cialis doctissimo

  376. Pingback: acné quístico

  377. Pingback: canola

  378. Pingback: Party Supplies Shop

  379. Pingback: healthy eating plan

  380. Pingback: web banners

  381. Pingback: Ramadhan Buffet Casa Ombak

  382. Pingback: cleaning

  383. Pingback: japan auction

  384. Pingback: alkaline water

  385. Pingback: berita hari ini

  386. Pingback: massage courses online

  387. Pingback: insolites

  388. Pingback: best pills for weight loss

  389. Pingback: animacje 2d

  390. Pingback: napedy do bram przemyslowych

  391. Pingback: rolety dzien noc swietochlowice producent rolet

  392. Pingback: ukladanie kostki brukowej niepolomice

  393. Pingback: wariograf

  394. Pingback: fotograf slub poznan

  395. Pingback: Madimo

  396. Pingback: Ospel

  397. Pingback: drzwi zewnetrzne

  398. Pingback: tanie noclegi Wisla

  399. Pingback: Amddram