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