Peer Support Resources
Peer Recovery Support Resources
Many types of meetings have both local meetings (online or in person) and national meetings as well. Feel free to explore meetings until you find the right fit for you. Some meetings are more specific than others, please note that meetings listed as "All Recovery" mean you can attend for any type of harmful habit.
All Recovery. SMART Recovery has helped millions of people around the world beat their addictions and lead rich, happy, healthy lives. Their science-based approach emphasizes self-empowerment and self-reliance.
Founded in 1975, Women for Sobriety (WFS) is the first peer-support program tailored specifically for women overcoming substance use disorders (SUDs). With both in-person and online meetings, the New Life Program provides supportive, empowering, secular, and life-affirming principles that address the unique needs and challenges of women in recovery. Groups and discussion forums provide mutual support online.The WFS New Life Program is inclusive of all women, regardless of financial resources, race, religion, abilities, and backgrounds.
All Recovery. Provides recovery support services and also promotes recovery from alcohol and other drug addiction through advocacy, education and service. They have virtual and in person meetings at their centers around the state and offer telephone recovery support.
All Recovery. The Phoenix’s mission is to build a sober active community that fuels resilience and harnesses the transformational power of connection so that together we rise, recover, and live. They offer in person and online event-based recovery activities.
All Recovery. Celebrate recovery is a biblically balanced approach to help bring sustainable recovery and healing to our hurts. It guides us toward new healthy truths and life-giving habits as we repair our broken relationships.
All Recovery. Recovery Dharma offers an approach to recovery based on Buddhist principles. Our program is peer-led and non-theistic. We welcome all those who wish to pursue recovery as part of our community.
TurningPointCT.org was developed by young people in Connecticut who are in recovery from mental health and substance use issues. We know what it’s like to feel alone, stressed, worried, sad, and angry. We’ve lived through the ups and downs of self-harm, drugs and alcohol, and the struggle to find help.
This is a comprehensive national guide to many types of peer support groups.
Comprehensive listing of 12 Step and other types of recovery support meetings.
Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of people who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. Our primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety.
N.A. is a nonprofit fellowship or society of men and women for whom drugs had become a major problem. NA members are recovering addicts who meet regularly to help each other stay clean. This is a program of complete abstinence from all drugs. There is only one requirement for membership, the desire to stop using.
GAMBLERS ANONYMOUS is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from a gambling problem. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop gambling.
Overeaters Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women from all walks of life who meet in order to help solve a common problem – compulsive overeating. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop eating compulsively. OA is a non-profit international organization that provides volunteer support groups worldwide. Patterned after the Twelve-Step Alcoholics Anonymous program, the OA recovery program addresses physical, emotional and spiritual recovery aspects of compulsive overeating. Members are encouraged to seek professional help for individual diet/nutrition plans and for any emotional or physical problems.
Postpartum Support Groups
Support groups are 90 minutes (1.5 hours) in length. The first ~30 minutes is providing information, education, and establishing group guidelines. The next ~60 minutes is “talk time,” in which group members share and talk with each other. Group members must be present for the group guidelines before joining in the discussion or “talk time.” Over 20 different types of support groups.
Mental Health and Other Support Groups
NAMI offers support group for people with mental health conditions and family members. They also have young adult specific support groups. You will gain insight from hearing the challenges and successes of others, and the groups are led by trained leaders who've been there.
The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) is the leading national organization focusing on mood disorders, including depression and bipolar disorder. BSA offers peer-based, wellness-oriented support and empowering services and resources available when people need them, where they need them, and how they need to receive them—online, in local support groups, in audio and video casts, or in printed materials.