12 steps groups have been around for many years as a safe haven for addicts and alcoholics to find a strong peer support network in order to keep up the momentum they have done while in treatment. 12 step groups are located every state and most countries around the world.
The reason they are so easily accessible is simply because they work. 12 step groups are free support groups where an individual enters into a program of recovery, finds supports and obtains a sponsor to do the 12 steps.
It is open to anyone with a desire to stop doing drugs or alcohol. Research confirms anyone who continues with a 12 step program such as Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous has more chance of remaining sober.
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)
Alcoholics Anonymous is the basis for all 12 step groups. Its primary focus is to help alcoholics recover and live happy sober lives.
Narcotics Anonymous is a 12 step program much like AA but rather than alcohol, its focus is recovery from all kinds of drugs.
Eating Disorders Anonymous (EDA)
EDA is a 12 step program that focuses on eating disorders. Many people struggle with Eating Disorders, you’re not alone.
Sex & Love Addiction Anonymous (SLAA)
Sex and Love Addiction Anonymous is a 12 step program focused on helping people that struggle with issues related to sex and love. A difficult subject for many.
Debtors Anonymous (DA)
Debtors Anonymous is a 12 step program focused on learning to spend less money. If your finances are out of control and you spend money to feel better this might be right for you.
Cocaine Anonymous (CA)
Cocaine Anonymous is a 12 step program focused on helping with cocaine addiction. Some say cocaine and crack can be the most difficult substances to quit. CA is here to help.