Please note, the list below does not imply an endorsement of any of these resources. Each of these resources has their pros and their cons. In the Hope for Families Online Workshop, I provide detailed information about the benefits and the drawbacks of the majority of these resources to help you make more informed decisions about your own care and the care of your loved one. Click the home page for more information on the Hope for Families Online Workshop. (Links to books and DVDs are Amazon Associate Links.)
Family Recovery Support Groups:
Al-Anon Family Groups (12-Step Based)
Families Anonymous (12-Step Based)
Adult Children of Alcoholics (12-Step Based)
Nar-Anon (12-Step Based)
SMART Recovery Family & Friends (CRAFT-Basd)
Addiction Recovery Support Groups:
Alcoholics Anonymous (12-Step Based)
Narcotics Anonymous (12-Step Based)
SMART Recovery (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Based)
Get Your Loved One Sober: Alternatives to Nagging, Pleading, and Threatening (Re: Community Reinforcement and Family Therapy)
It Takes a Family (Re: Structured Family Recovery)
‘It Will Never Happen to Me!’ Children of Alcoholics: As Youngsters – Adolescents – Adults (Re: Growing Up in an Alcoholic Home)
Codependent No More: How to Stop Controlling Others and Start Caring for Yourself (Guide to Codependency & Recovery)
In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction (Explanation of Addiction as a Disease and Insights into Genetic and Environmental Factors)
Pleasure Unwoven: An Explanation of the Brain Disease of Addiction (Documentary on the Medical Science on Addiction)
The Anonymous People (Documentary on the Addiction Recovery Movement)
Other Recovery Resources:
Faces and Voices of Recovery (Advocacy and Resource Directory)
Facing Addiction (Advocacy and Articles on Addiction)
Addiction Education Society (Advocacy and Education)
National Association for Children of Alcoholics (Information and Resources for Professional, and Families and Friends
Association of Recovery Schools (Recovery High Schools)
National Alliance for Recovery Residences (Certified Recovery Housing)
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (800-273-8255)
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Educator, Workshop Facilitator, Professional Life Coach
I am an experienced educator and a professionally trained life coach working to provide families struggling with a loved one’s substance use with the knowledge, tools and support they need to sanely navigate the crazy-making situations, heal their own pain, and increase the chances their loved one will choose recovery. I also have an ongoing practice with 12-Step spiritual principles, and in my other work, Fourth Dimension Coaching, I use coaching tools to support people in 12-Step recovery in deepening their understanding of the spiritual principles of the 12-Step process, and in rebuilding their faith in themselves and in the possibilities life holds in the face of past addictions or family addiction.