Local Support Groups
The national hotlines may be a great way to start the treatment process or receive access to available resources, but sometimes people long for face-to-face interaction with someone who knows what it is like to live with an addiction. In these instances, finding a local support group for alcohol addiction could be the best choice.
- Alcoholics Anonymous. Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is an international organization aimed at helping people end their alcohol use through a 12-step process focused on admitting that the person is powerless to the control of the drug. A quick online search for AA meetings in your area can offer numerous options.
- Narcotics Anonymous. Narcotics Anonymous (NA) is an alternate version of AA that is built around the needs of someone using drugs as well as alcohol. Since people often use alcohol with other drugs, attending an NA meeting may be a better fit for your individual needs. Like AA, NA groups are generally welcoming and helpful to those in need.
- Al-Anon/Alateen. AA and NA meetings are usually reserved for people with alcohol use issues while Al-Anon and Alateen support groups are for those who love someone with alcoholism. Meetings are available nationwide with electronic meetings offered as well. Check out their website for more information.
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Keep in mind that support groups, while helpful, are not a form of professional substance abuse treatment. They offer an invaluable amount of support and fellowship, but they cannot help someone experiencing a psychiatric or medical crisis.
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