After you complete our Palm Springs residential addiction treatment or another program, your addiction recovery isn’t over. Recovery from a substance abuse disorder is a life-long journey filled with both highs and lows. To help you along the way, we are sharing some personal addiction recovery resources that could be useful.
Resources for Addicts in Recovery
Especially now, with the rise of the internet, there are several types of personal resources for addiction recovery out there that you can use in support of your recovery. You can begin your search by speaking with a counselor or healthcare provider. They may have some insight into credible resources that meet your specific needs or goals. Another option is to search for help online. Not only are there plenty of directories for local groups as well as a plethora of educational resources, but you should also be able to find sober activities in your area. You can even find several books on the topic that could be helpful for your recovery.
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)
A voluntary program concerned with helping alcoholics with recovery and continued sobriety.
Alcoholics Anonymous is an international fellowship that helps recovering alcoholics connect and continue their sobriety. If you completed alcohol detox and treatment, Alcoholics Anonymous might be a good fit for you to ensure that you stay on the right track. Participants follow a set of steps to help them achieve and maintain their sobriety. There are no requirements to join, only the desire to work on your drinking problem. Alcoholics Anonymous groups are found across the country and there is likely one in your community.
Narcotics Anonymous (NA)
NA was founded in 1953, and members hold nearly 67,000 meetings weekly in 139 countries today. NA is a nonprofit fellowship or society of men and women for whom drugs had become a major problem. They 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. There are no initiation fees or dues, no pledges to sign, no promises to make to anyone. Anyone may join regardless of age, race, sexual identity, creed, religion, or lack of religion.
Gamblers Anonymous (GA)
Many people who are in recovery for a substance abuse disorder may also struggle with a gambling addiction. Like a substance abuse disorder, a gambling addiction can have serious repercussions for a person’s life. This free group offers support for people looking to stop their compulsive gambling habits. It is an open group that allows anyone to participate so long as they are interested in abstaining from gambling.