Support Groups

Support groups are important for the person with an addiction but equally important for parents, spouse and other key people who need hope and healing in their lives. Some organizations offer Education programs.


Marijuana Anonymous is a fellowship of people who share our experience, strength, and hope with each other that we may solve our common problem and help others to recover from marijuana addiction.


12 Step Programs: The recommendation is 90 meeting in 90 days....begin to build your support foundation as soon as possible...hang around the leaders of the group and get a good sponsor.

Alcoholics Anonymous 

Narcotics Anonymous 

Families Anonymous
Call local numbers and ask questions to find best program for you & your Family

Al-Anon or Nar-Anon - excellent support group for parents, spouse, friends, children and siblings of a person suffering with an addicttion Al-Ateen ...has a very good teen program)  
Try to attend at least 3-4 meetings before giving up then try another group. It may take a few months to find a “home” group...it is worth the effort whether it is an AA, NA .... or Al-Anon group.

Meetings for teens too.

Faith based 12-step program to help those struggling with hurts, habits and hang-ups by showing them the loving power of Jesus Christ through a recovery process. (not in every state...yet. )  

The mission of the Steve Rummler Hope Foundation is to heighten awareness of the dilemma of chronic pain and the disease of addiction and to improve the associated care process.

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No matter where you live, you don't have to do this alone. The "A" in SANITY is ASSEMBLE a Support Group. You can locate or start a group in your community. Or join us online for LIVE support from Allison via webcasts.

One of the largest and most active support groups for  Prescription Drugs in our nation... Located in the Boston area. E-mail them for more information

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Hope, Health, Healing after the death of a child.
Website has excellent information.

The Compassionate Friends Chapter Baltimore, MD

sunny OFFERS EDUCATIONAL

PROGRAM & PRESENTATION-

Courage to Speak® Foundation.

In this book on substance abuse, Ms. Katz tells the story of the loss of her beloved son through the family’s soulful beagle and her son Ian’s special friend. Sunny is a perceptive narrator with very human feelings and a gentle buffer that allows young readers the necessary distance needed to deal with the difficult subject of drug use. Sunny gives us all a message of hope, which led to the found

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Mothers Against Prescription Drug Abuse was formed to bring awareness to the public about the risks of addiction and fatalities, due to the abuse of prescription drugs.   We are striving to change the perception that experimenting with prescription drugs for recreational purposes is safer than the use of illicit drugs.

Griefnet

We have almost 50 e-mail support groups and two web sites. Our integrated approach to on-line grief support provides help to people working through loss and grief issues of many kinds.

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Stop the Organized Pill Pusher- A group of parents who active in the Florida community with the goal of ending .
The road to recovery is a difficult one to travel. City of Angels NJ, Inc.envisions this road with fewer obstacles for those seeking freedom from their addiction. City of Angels NJ, Inc. will offer assistance navigating the treatment system but realizes that successful completion of a treatment program is not the end of the road. Upon re-entry into their daily lives, City of Angels NJ, Inc. will be available for those in recovery by providing emotional support, sponsors, a safe and drug free meeting place, help finding employment, psycho-educational programs and daily living assistance.

Two are better than one,
Because they have a good return for their work:
If one falls down,
            His friend can help him up.
But pity the man who falls
            And has no one to help him up!
Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm.
            But how can one keep warm alone?
Through one may be overpowered,
            Two can defend themselves
A cord of their strands is not quickly broken.
Ecclesiastes 4:9-12.