Addiction Recovery Free Resources

HELPLINES

UK Lines

Samaritans UK: Support for those experiencing emotional distress. Phone: 116 123 (free 24-hour helpline)

Mind UK: Provides views and needs of people with mental illness. Phone: 0300 123 3393 (Mon-Fri, 9am-6pm)

International Lines

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Helpline: Information and support for people suffering with mental illness. Phone: 1-800-950-NAMI (6264) (Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. EST)

Crisis Text Line: Support and guidance via text message, for people with mental illness.  Text: “home” to 741741

TREATMENT & THERAPY SERVICES

Psychology Today: A directory that helps you sort treatment providers by specialty, insurance, and location.

Counselling Directory – A UK directory connecting you to local counsellors and psychotherapists.

7 Cups Of Tea – an online service with thousands of volunteer listeners stepping up to lend a friendly ear.

Online-Therapy.com an online-therapy service that offers weekly live therapy sessions (chat, phone, and/or video sessions) with your personal licensed and certified therapist along with other resources based on cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) – one of the most commonly used psychotherapeutic approaches for treating mental health problems. (Starting from $31,96/wk)

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INFORMATION

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

This organization, and their website, is a great main resource to access more information and to locate treatment centers in your area.

The Sober World

The Sober World is an informative award-winning national magazine that’s designed to help parents and families who have loved ones struggling with addiction.

RECOVERY SUPPORT MEETINGS (FAMILY)

Al-Anon

Al-Anon is a support group for people whose lives have been affected by someone else’s drinking. It follows the same 12-Step principles as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA).

Alateen

Alateen is part of the Al-Anon 12-Step program. It’s a fellowship of young people (mostly teenagers) whose lives have been affected by someone else’s drinking whether they are in your life drinking or not.

Nar-Anon

Nar-Anon is a support group for friends and family members of those who are experiencing an addiction to drugs. It follows the same 12-Step principles of Narcotics Anonymous (NA)

Co-Dependents Anonymous

Co-Dependents Anonymous (CoDA) is a 12-Step program of recovery from codependence. It’s a support group and fellowship with the common purpose to develop healthy relationships.

Families Anonymous

Families Anonymous is a 12-Step fellowship for friends and family members of individuals with drug, alcohol or other behavioral issues.

SMART Recovery

SMART Recovery is an organization that offers programs and free tools that are based on cognitive-behavioral therapy for both the individual with the substance use disorder and also offers programming for friends and family members.

RECOVERY SUPPORT MEETINGS (INDIVIDUAL)

Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is a 12-step program for people in recovery from alcoholism.

Narcotics Anonymous

Narcotics Anonymous (NA) is a 12-step recovery program from an addiction to drugs that is based on the Alcoholics Anonymous model.

All Addictions Anonymous

All Addictions Anonymous (AAA) focuses solely on the 12-step program and how to do the steps. The program connects those seeking to recover from addiction to individuals who have recovered.

Big Book Sponsorship

This site is associated with AAA (mentioned above). The purpose of this site is to show people recovering from all addictions precisely how to recover using the Big Book of A.A.

Cocaine Anonymous

Cocaine Anonymous (CA) is a 12-Step program for people in recovery from cocaine and other drugs.

Marijuana Anonymous

Marijuana Anonymous (MA) uses the basic 12-step recovery program founded by Alcoholics Anonymous.

Recovery Zone

This site on 12 step recovery presents both the complete audio version (in streaming audio) and text version of the original book “Alcoholics Anonymous” book written in 1939, the basis of all the 12-step programs.

SMART Recovery

SMART Recovery stands for Self-Management and Recovery Training. This nationwide not-for-profit organization provides free self-help support groups to people who want to abstain from addictive behavior.

Women for Sobriety

Women for Sobriety (WFS) is an international self-help recovery program for women, based on a Thirteen Statement Program. This program offers a variety of recovery tools to guide a woman in developing coping skills.

Recovery Dharma

Recovery Dharma uses the Buddhist practices of meditation, self-inquiry, wisdom, compassion, and community as tools for recovery and healing.

Refuge Recovery

This mindfulness-based addiction recovery community practices and utilizes Buddhist philosophy as the foundation of the recovery process.

Celebrate Recovery

Celebrate Recovery provides a strong Christian spiritual orientation to the 12-step approach to the recovery process.

APPS

 I Am Sober (iOS & Android) A simple app that tracks recovery using a sobriety counter to log milestones, tracks how much money the user has saved on drugs or alcohol in their sobriety, and offers motivational quotes for support.

AA Speakers To Go (iOS & Android) A database of more than 400 audio recordings of Alcoholics Anonymous speakers. It also offers in-app purchases for access to specialty workshops and presentations.

NA Speakers (iOS & Android) A database of more than 300 audio recordings of Narcotics Anonymous speakers from various conventions.

Recovery Box (iOS) Recovery Box is a comprehensive toolkit following the 12-step method. The app includes tools from the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous, with features like a recovery calculator, recovery stories, AA readings, in-app sponsorship, notes, inventories and chat messaging.

Sober Grid (iOS & Android) This social networking app allows people to connect with other sober individuals in their local community and worldwide.

TED TALKS

Gray Area Drinking | Jolene Park

Recover Out Loud | Tara Conner

Addiction Is A Disease. We Should Treat It Like One | Michael Botticelli

Everything You Think You Know About Addiction Is Wrong | Johann Hari

Listening to Shame | Brené Brown

A Simple Way to Break a Bad Habit | Judson Brewer

PODCASTS

The Bubble Hour hosted Jean McCarthy

Busy Living Sober hosted by Elizabeth (Bizzy)

The Addicted Mind Podcast hosted by Duane Osterlind

The Breaking Free podcast Co-hosted by Liv and Tiffany 

A Sober Girls Guide hosted by Jessica Jeboult

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