A 12 step program for family and friends of addicts


Al-Anon members are people, just like you, who are worried about someone with a drinking problem.


Co-Dependents Anonymous, is a fellowship of men and women whose common purpose is to develop healthy relationships. The only requirement for membership is a desire for healthy and loving relationships.


Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACA)/Dysfunctional Families is a Twelve Step, Twelve Tradition program of men and women who grew up in dysfunctional homes.


A drug prevention nonprofit that inspires and empowers youth to find their Natural High and develop the skills and courage to live life well.


Recovery High Schools are secondary schools designed specifically for students in recovery from substance use disorder or dependency.


A collegiate recovery program (CRP) is a College or University-provided, supportive environment within the campus culture that reinforces the decision to engage in a lifestyle of recovery from substance use. It is designed to provide an educational opportunity alongside recovery support to ensure that students do not have to sacrifice one for the other.


I have included this link for family and friends of anyone who is trying to get off a benzodiazepine (Klonopin, Xanax, Ativan, and Valium) to name a few, these drugs are often prescribed by doctors for anxiety and sleep problems. My experience has taught me that when it comes to getting help with treatment and detox, a "cookie cutter" approach is not always the best answer . Treatment centers and detoxes can be life saving for many however when it comes to the "Benzos" I subscribe to supporting people in a slow medically supervised taper per the Ashton Manual based on the work of Dr. Heather Ashton. If you are a caretaker or loved one of someone dealing with the  discontinuation of this type of drug, I hope you will take the time to understand how this withdrawal process has unique challenges. It is important to understand how this drug affects the nervous system with long use regardless of how a person came to be chemically dependent upon it. For additional information and understanding please watch this short video.