Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)

Alcoholics Anonymous 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 to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking.

Narcotics Anonymous (NA)

A nonprofit fellowship or society of men and women for whom drugs had become a major problem. We are recovering addicts who meet regularly to help each other stay clean. This is a program of complete abstinence from all drugs. There is only one requirement for membership, the desire to stop using. We suggest that you keep an open mind and give yourself a break. Our program is a set of principles written so simply that we can follow them in our daily lives. The most important thing about them is that they work.

Heroin Anonymous (HA)

A non-profit fellowship of men and women who have found a solution to heroin addiction. HA is a fellowship of complete abstinence from all drugs and alcohol. We are recovered heroin addicts who meet regularly to help each other stay sober. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop suffering from heroin addiction.

SMART Recovery

Is the leading self-empowering addiction recovery support group. Our participants learn tools for addiction recovery based on the latest scientific research and participate in a worldwide community which includes free, self-empowering, science-based mutual help groups.

The SMART Recovery 4-Point Program® helps people recover from all types of addiction and addictive behaviors, including drug abuse, drug addiction, substance abuse, alcohol abuse, gambling addiction, cocaine addiction, prescription drug abuse, sexual addiction, and problem addiction to other substances and activities.

Emotions Anonymous (EA)

An international fellowship of men and women who desire to improve their emotional well-being. EA members come together in weekly meetings to work toward recovery from any emotional difficulties. EA members are of diverse ages, races, economic status, social and educational backgrounds. The only requirement for membership is a desire to become well emotionally.

All Recovery

Meetings are based on the philosophy that people from every addiction recovery pathway have much in common and can benefit from sharing together. These meetings offer a place where people can share their recovery experiences, with an emphasis on the hope and healing of recovery and how recovery has changed our lives.


At Al-Anon Family Group meetings, the friends and family members of problem drinkers share their experiences and learn how to apply the principles of the Al?Anon program to their individual situations. They learn they are not alone in the problems they face, and that they have choices that lead to greater peace of mind, whether the drinker continues to drink or not. Younger family members and friends attend Alateen meetings.

3 Principles of Mind, Consciousness, and Thought

The first Principle is Thought – our life is just a series of thoughts, one after the other, created by ourselves. Thought happens first, we make it up, it gives us a corresponding feeling, and we act on it, as if it’s real, it looks real to us, but it’s not, it’s just a thought.

The second principle is that of Consciousness. Thoughts are bubbling up all the time, the Principle of Consciousness brings awareness of thought to the senses so we have a human experience of it.

The third Principle is that of Mind – the energy behind everything. It is everything that we can’t see, the formless intelligence that provides us with ongoing wisdom.

A Faith-based group

May be defined as a group of individuals united by religious or spiritual beliefs. Traditionally, faith-based organizations have directed their efforts toward meeting the spiritual, social, and cultural needs of their members. Religious and spiritual outlets can serve as a stabilizing and motivating force for many. Cultivating and nurturing the spirituality of a person is a proven way to help reawaken or develop a moral and ethical foundation.