Sensible Evidence-based Recovery and Support Groups

  1. SMART: Self Management And Recovery Training.
    http://www.smartrecovery.org/
    Rational, sane, common-sense recovery techniques. Based on Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy, the brainchild of Dr. Albert Ellis.

  2. http://www.womenforsobriety.org/
    WFS, Women For Sobriety (guys ignore this one)
    WFS also has online chat groups:
    http://www.womenforsobriety.org/news_conferences/chat.html
    For local group meetings in your area you can also call 1-800-333-1606.

  3. http://www.sossobriety.org/ == SOS,
    Also:
    http://www.cfiwest.org/sos
    Secular Organizations for Sobriety, a.k.a. "Save Our Selves".
    SOS is an alternative recovery method for those alcoholics or drug addicts who are uncomfortable with the spiritual or superstitious content of widely available 12-Step programs.

  4. http://www.lifering.org/ == LifeRing Secular Recovery (LSR)
    also:
    http://www.unhooked.com/index.htm == LifeRing Secular Recovery (LSR)
    LifeRing provides live, online meetings on the Internet, and they are also starting meeting groups in various cities.

  5. Harm reduction, Abstinence, and Moderation Support (HAMS)
    http://hamsnetwork.org
    HAMS is peer-led and free of charge. HAMS offers information and support via a chat room, an email group, and live meetings — as well is the articles on this web site.

  6. Moderation Management
    http://www.moderation.org/
    Moderation Management is oriented towards cutting down to moderate, responsible, controlled drinking, rather than total abstinence.

  7. Rational Recovery
    http://www.rational.org/
    Rational Recovery is no longer "a recovery group", it's a book, and a technique called AVRT — Addictive Voice Recognition Therapy — basically the same idea as the Lizard Brain Addiction Monster.

  8. Naltrexone and the Sinclair Method.
    http://www.sinclairmethod.com/
    Also see this letter for more information:
    http://www.orange-papers.org/orange-letters318.html#naltrexone
    This is also not a recovery group, it's a treatment that uses Naltrexone to reduce the pleasant effects of alcohol. I'm hearing a lot of good things about it lately.

  9. Baclofen worked for her.

  10. And then there are these forums and message groups:

  11. You can also get some more links from the start of the links page.

  12. Additional Recovery Resources can be found at http://www.expaa.org/apps/links/ == "Expose AA"







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