Recovery support groups have been an important part of many people’s recovery, providing a safe space to seek support and provide mutual assistance to peers. This collection features:
- Links to websites for several established recovery support groups, each of which offers a different model and philosophy of support that allowing individuals to access support based on their personal values and preferences
- A study from the Recovery Research Institute published in the journal Psychology of Addictive Behaviors that found that individuals participating in In the Rooms, an online support group platform and social network site, reported positive outcomes from their participation
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In the Rooms: A Global Recovery Community
Source: In the Rooms
In the Rooms is an online social network for individuals in recovery across the globe. The site requires users to create a log-in to access live online recovery meetings as well as other resources, although all services are free and confidential.
Recovery in the 21st Century Graphic
Source: Recovery Research Institute
This 1 page briefing paper summarizes the findings from a study of participants in In the Rooms, an online social network site for the recovery community. The study showed that recovery-specific social network sites show promise as part of the modern recovery community. More research into whether these sites help
Source: Celebrate Recovery
Website for Celebrate Recovery, a Christ-Centered 12-step recovery program which offers support meetings, trainings and conferences for people in recovery from addiction. The organization also has specific programs for military personnel and veterans, pastors in recovery, Native Nations, and an initiative to reduce the stigma
Source: SMART Recovery
Website for the SMART Recovery movement which offers in person and online support meetings for people in recovery from addiction and their families as well as trainings and resources about addiction and recovery.
Source: Narcotics Anonymous
Website for the Narcotics Anonymous organization which organizes support groups for people in recovery from drug addiction, hosts conferences, and provides resources for individuals in recovery and their families.
Life Ring Secular Recovery
Source: Life Ring Secular Recovery
Website for the Life Ring Recovery organization which offers in person and online support meetings for people in recovery from addiction as well as trainings and resources about addiction and recovery.
Source: Alcoholics Anonymous
Website for the Alcoholics Anonymous organization which organizes support groups for people in recovery from alcohol addiction, hosts conferences, and provides resources for individuals in recovery and their families. The website has Spanish and French language options.