Recovery Resources

If You are in Crisis and Need Immediate Help

Call 911 for emergency service. or go to the nearest emergency room hospital. You can ask a family member or friend to help you reach out for help or take you to a hospital.

If a Family Member or Friend is Facing a Crisis

In cases of life-threatening emergencies, prioritize getting them immediate assistance from an emergency room or healthcare professional.

NCADD acknowledges that over 23 million individuals aged 12 and above struggle with addiction to alcohol and drugs, affecting nearly 1 in 10 people. As addiction is prevalent within communities, NCADD operates a National Network of Member Affiliates spanning across the country.

Find Meetings & Support Groups

The following represents only a partial list of some of the most widely available recovery support groups:

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)

An international fellowship of men and women who come together to share their experience, strength and hope with the purpose of staying sober and helping others to achieve sobriety. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking.


Al-Anon and Alateen provide a beacon of hope and support for anyone whose life has been impacted by the alcoholism of a loved one or friend. Whether the person you’re concerned about is still struggling with addiction or has already sought recovery, our programs offer a safe and confidential space for friends and family members to share their experiences, gain strength, and find healing.

Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACA)

Adult Children of Alcoholics is a supportive community of individuals who grew up in an environment with addiction or other challenges. This anonymous Twelve Step program provides a safe space for people to share their experiences, heal, and thrive as they break free from the past and build a brighter future.

Celebrate Recovery

Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered program designed to help individuals overcome various hurts, habits, and hang-ups, including substance use. It uses a 12-step approach integrated with biblical principles, offering a supportive community and faith-based resources for healing and personal growth.

Cocaine Anonymous (CA)

A fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other so that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from their addiction; the primary purpose is to stay free from cocaine and all other mind-altering substances, and to help others achieve the same freedom.

Crystal Meth Anonymous

Crystal Meth Anonymous is a 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 addiction to crystal meth. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop using.

Dual Recovery Anonymous (DRA)

Dual Recovery Anonymous (DRA) offers support for individuals managing both substance use and mental health concerns. Their program integrates 12-step recovery principles with a focus on addressing dual diagnosis challenges, providing a supportive community for members to share their journeys towards healing and sobriety.

Families Anonymous

Family Anonymous provides support groups for relatives and friends concerned about the use of drugs or related behavioral problems.

Gamblers Anonymous (GA)

Gamblers Anonymous is a twelve-step fellowship for individuals recovering from gambling problems.

HAMS (Harm Reduction, Abstinence, and Moderation Support)

HAMS offers a supportive environment for individuals seeking harm reduction, abstinence, or moderation in their substance use. Their approach is non-judgmental and evidence-based, providing practical strategies and resources to help individuals make informed decisions about their drinking habits and work towards their goals of reduced harm or sobriety.

Heroin Anonymous (HA)

Heroin Anonymous focuses on recovery from heroin use, providing support through fellowship and mutual aid. It follows the 12-step methodology, offering meetings and resources to help individuals achieve and maintain sobriety.

LifeRing Secular Recovery

A network of support groups for people who want to live free of alcohol and drugs. LifeRing Secular Recovery offers a non-religious, secular approach to recovery and emphasizes self-help, personal growth, and peer support.

Marijuana Anonymous (MA)

Marijuana Anonymous is a twelve-step fellowship that addresses the common problem of marijuana addiction. There are in-person and online meetings. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop using marijuana.

Medication-assisted Recovery Anonymous

At Medication-Assisted Recovery Anonymous (MARA), we offer a safe and supportive environment where you can find your own path to recovery, regardless of your individual needs.

Narcotics Anonymous (NA)

NA is a fellowship of men and women who come together for the purpose of sharing their recovery from substance abuse. NA members are working together in a spirit of unity and cooperation to carry their message of recovery. The only requirement for membership is the desire to stop using.

Nar-Anon Family Groups (Nar-Anon)

Nar-Anon is a twelve-step program designed to help relatives and friends of addicts recover from the effects of living with a relative or friend facing the challenges of addiction.

Nicotine Anonymous

Nicotine Anonymous is a twelve-step fellowship of people helping each other live nicotine-free. Nicotine Anonymous welcomes all those seeking freedom from nicotine addiction, including those using cessation programs and nicotine withdrawal aids.

Refuge Recovery

Refuge Recovery provides a Buddhist-inspired approach to healing and personal growth, centered on mindfulness, meditation, and ethical living. Their community offers support and guidance for individuals seeking to overcome challenges and find lasting peace and wellness.

Secular Organizations for Sobriety (SOS)

Secular Organizations for Sobriety provides a secular, science-based approach to recovery. This group focuses on individual responsibility and self-reliance.

SMART Recovery

SMART Recovery is a self-empowering support group helping individuals achieve a balanced and fulfilling life. This group focuses on self-empowerment and self-reliance. uses evidence-based techniques from cognitive-behavioral therapy.

Women for Sobriety

Women for Sobriety is a self-help program focusing on emotional and spiritual growth for women. It uses the New Life Program focusing on emotional and spiritual growth.

Young People in Recovery

Young People in Recovery (YPR) is a national grassroots organization dedicated to providing peer-led recovery support for young people. Through advocacy, educational resources, and community-based programs, YPR aims to improve access to treatment, reduce stigma, and empower young people to achieve and sustain recovery from substance use disorders.

Finding Substance Use Resources

Finding resource options for substance use nationwide can be accomplished through various resources and organizations. Here are some ways to find help.

SAMHSA National Helpline

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) operates a confidential, free helpline available 24/7, providing referrals to local treatment facilities, support groups, and community-based organizations. You can reach them at 1-800-662-4357 or visit their website:

Online Directories

Websites like SAMHSA’s Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator and the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) offer searchable databases where you can find treatment facilities based on your location, preferences, and specific needs.

Insurance Provider

If you have health insurance, your provider’s website or customer service line can help you locate in-network treatment options for substance use. They can provide information on covered services and facilities.

Local Health Departments and Community Resources 

Contacting your local health department or community health center can provide information on nearby treatment options, support groups, and other resources available in your area.

Professional Referrals

Healthcare professionals, such as doctors, therapists, or counselors, can offer recommendations and referrals to treatment facilities or programs that suit your needs.

Support Groups

Groups like Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), Narcotics Anonymous (NA), and SMART Recovery may not offer formal treatment but can provide valuable support and guidance on the path to recovery. These groups often have meetings nationwide, which you can find through their respective websites or local directories.

Specialized Treatment Facilities

Depending on individual needs, there are specialized treatment facilities catering to specific demographics (e.g., gender-specific, LGBTQ+ friendly), co-occurring disorders, or cultural preferences. Researching and contacting these facilities directly can provide tailored treatment options.

Remember, seeking help is an important step, and there are numerous resources available to support individuals in their journey towards recovery from substance use.