Alcoholics Anonymous was founded in 1935 and has helped millions of men and women remain sober from alcohol and other drugs. By visiting the website, you can easily locate meetings in your area. Following the 12 steps and maintaining a sponsor is proven to be one of the most effective ways to stay sober.
Narcotics Anonymous is similar to AA, however primarily focused on recovery from drugs and not alcohol. Unfortunately, feedback I’ve heard from many patients is that NA meetings often become a place just to find drugs. I have had some patients though reporting a positive experience, it truly depends on the nature of the meeting in your particular area.
Smart Recovery is also based on group meetings, both in person and online. While AA and NA are considered “spiritually based,” Smart Recovery calls itself “science based.” So for those who are turned off to AA because it seems religious, Smart Recovery is often a good alternative.
SAMHSA is the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and is an agency of the US Department of Health and Human Services. By clicking on the Find Treatment section on their website, you can locate addiction treatment services near you for both drugs and alcohol.
IAMACOMEBACK is something new I just discovered from facebook ads they’re running. I don’t believe it involves groups and is geared specifically towards men who binge drink alcohol.