“There are multiple pathways of addiction recovery and all are cause for celebration”
– William White
Here we present some of the various pathways of Recovery!
12-Step: ( AA, NA, CA, ACA, DRA)
- https://www.aa.org/ : Alcoholics Anonymous
- https://www.na.org/ : Narcotics Anonymous
- https://ca.org/ : Cocaine Anonymous (CA) is a Fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others recover from their addiction.
- https://adultchildren.org/ : Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACA) is a Twelve Step, Twelve Tradition program of men and women who grew up in alcoholic or otherwise dysfunctional homes. The ACA program was founded on the belief that family dysfunction is a disease that infected us as children and affects us as adults.
- http://www.draonline.org : Dual Recovery Anonymous™ is an independent, nonprofessional, Twelve Step, self-help membership organization for people with a dual diagnosis.
- https://ctna.org/: Connecticut Region of Narcotics Anonymous website. Virtual and in person meeting listings, CT NA region information, and more.
LifeRing Secular Recovery is an organization of people who share practical experiences and sobriety support. There are as many ways to live free of drugs and alcohol as there are stories of successful sober people. Many LifeRing members attend other kinds of meetings or recovery programs, and we honor those decisions. LifeRing respectfully embraces what works for each individual.
Learn More: https://www.lifering.org/
SMART Recovery is an abstinence-oriented, not-for-profit organization for individuals with addictive problems. Our self-empowering, free mutual support meetings focus on ideas and techniques to help you change your life from one that is self-destructive and unhappy to one that is constructive and satisfying. SMART Recovery does not use labels like ‘addict’ or ‘alcoholic.’ We teach scientifically validated methods designed to empower you to change and to develop a more positive lifestyle.
Learn More: https://www.smartrecovery.org/
Learn More: https://whitebison.org/
Learn More: https://refugerecovery.org/
Learn More: https://www.celebraterecovery.com/
Learn More: https://www.alcoholicsforchrist.com/
Learn More: https://www.pioneerassociation.ie/
Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT):
MAT is the use of medications, such as Methadone, Suboxone, Vivitrol, Antabuse, Campral, and Topamax, in combination with counseling and behavioral therapies, to provide a “whole-patient” approach to the treatment of substance use disorders. Medications used in MAT are approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and MAT programs are clinically driven and tailored to meet each patient’s needs. - SAMHSA
Wellness Based Recovery:
Consists of practices such as Yoga, Meditation, Qigong, Tai-Chi, etc.
Active Sober Community:
Defined by various organizations, communities, and programs that promote an active lifestyle through fitness, connection to nature through outdoor activities, creative projects and more, in coordination with community-building to help people on their path to sustained Recovery.
Some examples are:
Learn More: https://thephoenix.org/
Learn More: https://www.fit2recover.org/
Online Recovery Supports:
In this age of digital engagement and various social challenges that may prevent individuals from being able to access in person recovery support, there has been an emergence of various Online Recovery Supports including various websites, apps, and blogs. Sometimes people feel they can be more open when engaging from their home or by way of virtual meetings.
In The Rooms was started with a simple goal in mind: to give recovering addicts a place to meet and socialize when they’re not in face-to-face meetings. This basic concept has grown into a global online community with over 650,000 members who share their strength and experience with one another daily. Through live meetings, discussion groups, and all the other tools In the Rooms has to offer, people from around the world connect with one another and help each other along their recovery journeys.
Learn More: https://www.intherooms.com/home/