Support groups for all types of addictions allow people to join together with others who share similar experiences, backgrounds, and struggles. Drug and alcohol substance abuse groups are helpful whether you are interested in a support group as a first step in your journey to recovery from a drug or alcohol addiction or if you want to participate in a group to remain sober and help newer members.

 

There are hundreds of support groups full of compassionate members around the United States for you to consider. People who live in rural areas or prefer to not leave home to get help from peers have the option of joining many online communities that will be happy to welcome you as a member. There are general groups for any kind of addiction, for specific substance recoveries, for people who are religious or non-religious, and more, so no matter your circumstances and background, there is a community waiting to help you live a happy, healthy, sober life.

 

Use these menus to jump directly to the groups of interest to you:

National Substance Addiction Support Groups

  1. Drug & Alcohol Addiction Hotlines
  2. Online Groups
  3. In-Person Groups
  4. Men’s Groups
  5. Women’s Groups
  6. LGBT Groups
  7. Teen Groups
  8. Veterans Groups
  9. Religious Groups
  10. Secular Groups

Addiction Support Groups by Substance

  1. Alcohol Groups
  2. Cocaine & Crack Groups
  3. Heroin & Opiates Groups
  4. Marijuana Groups
  5. Meth & Crystal Meth Groups
  6. Prescription Drug Groups


Drug & Alcohol Addiction Hotlines

In the event of an immediate crisis, call 911 for emergency services.

Boys Town National Hotline

This hotline for young men and young women is available every minute of each year to help children and youth who are struggling with a variety of issues.

800-448-3000 | Website

Crystal Meth Anonymous 24 Hour Helpline

If you are struggling with an addiction to crystal meth, this 24/7 hotline will help you or your loved one, connect you with resources, and more.

855-638-4373 | Email

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender National Hotline

While the GLBT hotline isn’t just for help with drug and alcohol addiction, they can offer resources in this regard tailored specifically for the LGBT community. This hotline is available Monday through Friday, 4pm – 12am EST (1pm – 9pm PST) and Saturday from 12pm – 5pm EST (9am – 2pm PST).

888-843-4564 | Website | Email

National Drug Helpline

The National Drug Helpline is available 24/7, 365 days a year to assist anyone who has a substance abuse problem find help and treatment information.

866-236-1651 | Website

SAMHSA’s National Helpline (English & Spanish)

This hotline is available 24/7 every day of the year. Compassionate staff will help you find the resources you need to start your journey to recovery.

800-662-HELP (4357) | Website

Your Life Your Voice Hotline

In addition to their main hoteline, Your Life Your Voice from Boys Town also offers text (available 12pm to 12am CST), chat (available Monday through Friday, 6pm to 12am CST), and email support (available anytime for responses within 48 hours) for pre-teens, teenagers, and young adults.

800-448-3000 | Text VOICE to 20121 | Chat | Website | Email Contact Form

 

Online Drug & Alcohol Addiction Support Groups

5th Dimension Online Alcoholics Anonymous Group

An online Alcoholics Anonymous meeting specifically for teens and young people that meets Monday and Wednesday evenings. The Wednesday meetings are translated by an ASL interpreter. They also have a secret Facebook group where you can interact with other members. 

Find an Online Meeting | Email

Al-Anon: Sharing Experience Strength & Hope Yahoo Group

An Al-Anon Yahoo Group for people who want to share their experiences with others who are in recovery.

Website

Alcoholics Anonymous Online Intergroup

An Alcoholics Anonymous directory that lists general online Alcoholics Anonymous meetings as well as specialized meetings such as men only, women only, LGBT, veterans, atheists and agnostics, and more.

Find a Meeting | Contact

Alcohol Support Group at SupportGroups.com

An active online community for people who have struggled or are struggling with alcohol addiction.

Website

Alcoholism Support Group at DailyStrength.org

A community of people who connect with each other online to provide support to others and get help for alcohol addiction or alcohol abuse.

Website

Cocaine Anonymous Online

The online sector of Cocaine Anonymous, featuring email meetings and phone meetings via Skype.

Find a Meeting | Email | Phone

Cocaine Support Group at DailyStrength.org

An online community for recovery from cocaine abuse where people can share their experiences, receive guidance, and help others on their path to sobriety.

Website

Cocaine Support Group at SupportGroups.com

An online network for people with a cocaine addiction to communicate with each other about any issues, struggles, victories, and more.

Website

The Daily Pledge

An online recovery community for people who have been affected personally by addiction or know someone who has been affected by substance abuse.

Find a Meeting

Drug/Alcohol Addiction Support Facebook Group

A Facebook group for people looking to become sober or maintain their recovery from drug or alcohol addiction.

Go to Facebook Group

Drug Support Group at SupportGroups.com

A general drug use community that allows members to give and receive help for many different substance abuse problems.

Website

In The Rooms

An online social network for people who are struggling with addiction, in recovery, and their friends and family members who have been affected by a loved one’s substance dependence.

Sign Up

Lifering Secular Recovery

In addition to face-to-face meetings, Lifering has 24/7 online meetings and dedicated communities for people looking to connect with others in a secular environment.

Online Meetings | Email Group | Email | Phone

Marijuana Anonymous

The headquarters of Marijuana Anonymous, an organization that helps people struggling with marijuana use and their families find help.

Online Meetings | Phone Meetings | Contact | Phone

Marijuana Support Group at DailyStrength.org

For people struggling with marijuana addiction, this online community comprised of members with similar issues can be accessed from any internet connected device.

Website

Men’s One Day At A Time Al-Anon Yahoo Group

An Alcoholics Anonymous online-only Yahoo Group just for men with a small community of very active members.

Website

Meth Support Group at SupportGroups.com

SupportGroups.com offers this online community specifically for people who want to overcome or maintain sobriety from a meth addiction.

Website

Methadone Support Group at SupportGroups.com

It can often be difficult to find in-person, local methadone help, but you can access this community of like-minded people who will support you during your journey no matter where you are located.

Website

My Recovery

As an online support community, My Recovery offers a social recovery network, online journal, forums, and more. Online AA and NA dedicated meetings are scheduled regularly.

Sign Up

Prescription & Synthetic Drug Support Group at DailyStrength.org

A more general community for people who have abused prescription or synthetic drugs and are looking toward recovery.

Website

Recoveries Anonymous

This network of smaller communities for people with any problem or troubling behavior is focused on “sanity recovery” instead of full abstinence.

Find an Online Meeting

Secular Alcoholics Anonymous

An AA community for people who wish to participate in the 12 steps without the religious belief component with meetings online and in person across the USA.

Find an Online Meeting | Contact

SMART Recovery Teen & Youth Support Program

The Teen & Youth SMART (Self Management and Recovery Training) Recovery program utilizes a 4-point program to help people with addictions to any substance or activity. Online meetings specifically for teens and youth are held regularly.

Find an Online Meeting | Contact

 

Drug & Alcohol Addiction Support Groups with In-Person Meetings

All Addictions Anonymous

Similar to AA, this twelve step program is based on healing from all addictions, no matter the type.

Find a Meeting | Contact

Celebrate Recovery

The headquarters for Celebrate Recovery, a network with an annual rally and individual meetings in many locations throughout the country. Specific subsects for students, veterans, pastors, Native Americans, bikers, and more are also available.

Find a Meeting

Chemically Dependent Anonymous

CDA is a community for people who are or have been addicted to drugs or alcohol.

Find a Meeting | Contact | Phone

Learn to Cope

The national headquarters of Learn to Cope, a recovery network for people who are struggling with or in recovery from an addiction to opiates or other drugs.

Find a Meeting | Contact

Moderation Management

Created for problem drinkers, not necessarily people with alcohol addictions, Moderation Management (MM) focuses on limiting and controlling the amount of alcohol people consume instead of abstinence.

Find a Meeting

Recoveries Anonymous

This network of communities for people with any problem or troubling behavior is focused on “sanity recovery” instead of full abstinence.

Find a Meeting

SMART Recovery

SMART (Self Management and Recovery Training) Recovery utilizes a 4-point program to help people with addictions to any substance or activity. SMART places an emphasis on evidence-based and scientifically-backed recovery techniques.

Find a Meeting | Contact

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Government resources for recovery from drug and alcohol addictions.

Find a Meeting | Contact

The Phoenix

The headquarters of The Phoenix, a national organization that encourages people to live a fulfilling life in sobriety.

Find a Meeting | Contact | Phone

 

Men’s Drug & Alcohol Addiction Support Groups

AAmen Online Group

An online Alcoholics Anonymous community for men from anywhere in the world that meets through email.

Website | Email

Men’s One Day At A Time Al-Anon Yahoo Group

An Alcoholics Anonymous online-only Yahoo group for men with a small community of very active members.

Website

Men’s Online Serenity Alcoholics Anonymous Group

A weekly audio & video men’s only meeting that discusses an assigned reading each meeting.

Email

 

Women’s Drug & Alcohol Addiction Support Groups

Alcoholics Anonymous Serenity Online Group

An AA group just for women that meets through email and discusses the twelve steps, offers newcomer meetings, and more.

Email

[email protected] Online Group

An online-only women’s AA group that applies traditional AA topics to women’s issues.

Email

KISS Group Alcoholics Anonymous Online Group

Keep It Simple Sisters (KISS) is an online email meeting for women only.

Email

Ladies Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Online Group

The Ladies AA Meeting is an online support community just for women where they can discuss sobriety from alcohol and other issues as they pertain to women.

Website | Email

Sisters in Sobriety (SIS) Alcoholics Anonymous Online Group

A community just for women who meet virtually each week to discuss a pre-selected topic.

Email

Sober She Devils Alcoholics Anonymous Online Group

A secular, women-only meeting for women around the world.

Email

Women for Sobriety

In addition to face-to-face meetings, Lifering has 24/7 online meetings and dedicated groups for people looking to connect with others in a secular environment.

Find a Meeting | Email | Phone

Women in the Solution (WITS) Alcoholics Anonymous Online Group

A community that meets via email each week to discuss two topics for women only.

Email

Women’s Sober Living Alcoholics Anonymous Online Group

A telephone meeting for women who wish to share and hear about AA literature.

Email

 

LGBT Drug & Alcohol Addiction Support Groups

A Safe Place Online Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting

An AA meeting that provides a welcoming environment full of people who identify as LGBT.

Email

AA4gaymen Online Group

An Alcoholics Anonymous online-only group for gay men to help each other through their recoveries from alcohol addiction.

Email

Alcoholics Anonymous Lesbian 3 Online Group

A small group of alcoholic lesbians who discuss topics each week through email.

Email

LGBTQ Friendly Open Discussion Alcoholics Anonymous Online Group

An exclusively online Alcoholics Anonymous group where LGBTQ people can reach out to each other.

Email

Rainbow Serenity Alcoholics Anonymous Online Group

Online group for LGBT members that discuss a select topic each week but sharing anything else is encouraged.

Email

TG-AA Alcoholics Anonymous Online Group

An online Alcoholics Anonymous group for transgender people looking to connect and help other members through their recovery.

Website


Teen Drug & Alcohol Addiction Support Groups

Most support groups meant specifically for teens and young people are area-specific, so please navigate to your state to see more detailed results.

5th Dimension Online Alcoholics Anonymous Group

An online Alcoholics Anonymous meeting specifically for teens and young people that meets Monday and Wednesday evenings. The Wednesday meetings are translated by an ASL interpreter. They also have a secret Facebook group where you can interact with other members. 

Find an Online Meeting | Email

SMART Recovery Teen & Youth Support Program

The Teen & Youth SMART (Self Management and Recovery Training) Recovery program utilizes a 4-point program to help people with addictions to any substance or activity. Online meetings specifically for teens and youth are held regularly.

Find an Online Meeting | Contact

 

Veteran Drug & Alcohol Addiction Support Groups

Alcoholics Anonymous Online Intergroup

An Alcoholics Anonymous directory that lists general online Alcoholics Anonymous meetings as well as specialized meetings such as men only, women only, LGBT, veterans, atheists and agnostics, and more.

Find a Meeting | Contact

Celebrate Recovery

The headquarters for Celebrate Recovery, a support network with an annual rally and individual meetings in many locations throughout the country. Specific meetings for students, veterans, pastors, Native Americans, bikers, and more are also available.

Find a Meeting

 

Religious Drug & Alcohol Addiction Support Groups

Alcoholics for Christ

A non-denominational Christian community with chapters across the nation for people with substance abuse problems, their family members, and their adult children.

Find a Meeting | Email | Phone

Alcoholics Victorious

Alcoholics Victorious is a Christian faith recovery community that has local meetings in many states.

Find a Meeting

Buddhist Recovery Network

A network of communities that are guided by Buddhist principles. Meetings are open to people of any faith, background, and recovery path.

Find a Meeting | Contact

The Calix Society

The Calix Society provides help for Catholics who are already well along the path to recovery and are currently maintaining their sobriety from alcohol.

Find a Meeting | Contact

Indigenous Sobriety Alcoholics Anonymous Online Group

An online-only Alcoholics Anonymous community for Indigenous and Aboriginal people who want to interact with and help others through their sobriety.

Forum | Email

Millati Islami

The main website for Millati Islami, a community for Muslims recovering from substance abuse.

Find a Meeting | Email

re:generation

The main headquarters of a network of Christian faith recovery groups that are based on biblical principles.

Find a Meeting | Email | Phone

White Bison

A recovery community created for and by the Native Americans and Alaska Native communities.

Find a Meeting

 

Secular Drug & Alcohol Addiction Support Groups

A Spiritual Recovery Online Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting

A Spiritual Recovery caters to people such as freethinkers, atheists, and agnostics who prefer an approach to sobriety that doesn’t contain more traditional religious aspects of AA.

Forum

Alcoholics Anonymous Atheists and Agnostics Online Meeting

An Alcoholics Anonymous online community where people are accepting of non-belief in God. Members can participate from anywhere in the world through Google Groups.

Forum | Email

Alcoholics Anonymous Freethinkers Group Online Meeting

An online Alcoholics Anonymous community for freethinkers that meets through Yahoo groups.

Forum

Atheist-Alcoholics Anonymous Online Meeting

An online Alcoholics Anonymous community specifically for Atheists, who often struggle with some of the spiritual concepts of traditional AA, that meets through Google Groups.

Forum | Email

Alcoholics Anonymous

With thousands of recovery support networks across the United States, AA can be easily accessed no matter your location.

Find a Meeting

Alcoholics Anonymous Online Intergroup

An Alcoholics Anonymous directory that lists general online Alcoholics Anonymous meetings as well as specialized meetings such as men only, women only, LGBT, veterans, atheists and agnostics, and more.

Find a Meeting | Contact

Lifering Secular Recovery

Lifering offers meetings across the United States for people who prefer a non-religious approach to sobriety.

Find a Meeting | Contact

Secular Alcoholics Anonymous

An AA community for people who wish to participate in the 12 steps without the religious belief component with meetings online and in person across the USA.

Find a Meeting | Contact

Secular Organizations for Sobriety (S.O.S)

The national head of SOS which offers general information and connections to local SOS meetings.

Find a Meeting | Email | Phone


Alcohol Addiction Support Groups

5th Dimension Online Alcoholics Anonymous Group

An online Alcoholics Anonymous meeting specifically for teens and young people that meets Monday and Wednesday evenings. The Wednesday meetings are translated by an ASL interpreter. They also have a secret Facebook group where you can interact with other members. 

Find an Online Meeting | Email

Alcoholics Anonymous

With thousands of recovery support networks across the United States, AA can be easily accessed no matter your location.

Find a Meeting

Alcoholics Anonymous Online Intergroup

An Alcoholics Anonymous directory that lists general online Alcoholics Anonymous meetings as well as specialized meetings such as men only, women only, LGBT, veterans, atheists and agnostics, and more.

Find a Meeting | Contact

Alcoholics for Christ

A non-denominational Christian support community with chapters across the nation for people with substance abuse problems, their family members, and their adult children.

Find a Meeting | Email | Phone

Alcoholics Victorious

Alcoholics Victorious is a Christian faith recovery support community that has local meetings in many states.

Find a Meeting

A Spiritual Recovery Online Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting

A Spiritual Recovery caters to people such as freethinkers, atheists, and agnostics who prefer an approach to sobriety that doesn’t contain more traditional religious aspects of AA.

Forum

Alcoholics Anonymous Atheists and Agnostics Online Meeting

An Alcoholics Anonymous online community where people are accepting of non-belief in God. Members can participate from anywhere in the world through Google Groups.

Forum | Email

Alcoholics Anonymous Freethinkers Group Online Meeting

An online Alcoholics Anonymous community for freethinkers that meets through Yahoo Groups.

Forum

Atheist-Alcoholics Anonymous Online Meeting

An online Alcoholics Anonymous community specifically for Atheists, who often struggle with some of the spiritual concepts of traditional AA, that meets through Google Groups.

Forum | Email

[email protected] Online Group

An online-only women’s AA community that applies traditional AA topics to women’s issues.

Email

AAmen Online Group

An online Alcoholics Anonymous community for men from anywhere in the world that meets through email.

Website | Email

Al-Anon: Sharing Experience Strength & Hope Yahoo Group

A Yahoo group for people who want to share their experiences with others who are in recovery.

Website

Alcoholics Anonymous Online Intergroup

An Alcoholics Anonymous directory that lists general online Alcoholics Anonymous meetings as well as specialized meetings such as men only, women only, LGBT, veterans, atheists and agnostics, and more.

Find a Meeting | Contact

A Safe Place Online Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting

An AA meeting that provides a welcoming environment full of people who identify as LGBT.

Email

AA4gaymen Online Group

An Alcoholics Anonymous online-only community for gay men to help each other through their recoveries from alcohol addiction.

Email

Alcoholics Anonymous Lesbian 3 Online Group

A small community of alcoholic lesbians who discuss topics each week through email.

Email

Alcoholics Anonymous Serenity Online Group

An AA community just for women that meets through email and discusses the twelve steps, offers newcomer meetings, and more.

Email

Alcohol Support Group at SupportGroups.com

An active online community for people who have struggled with alcohol addiction.

Website

Alcoholism Support Group at DailyStrength.org

A community of people who connect with each other online to provide support to others and get help for alcohol addiction or alcohol abuse.

Website

Drug/Alcohol Addiction Support Facebook Group

A Facebook group for people looking to become sober or maintain their recovery from drug or alcohol addiction.

Website

Indigenous Sobriety Alcoholics Anonymous Online Group

An online-only Alcoholics Anonymous community for Indigenous and Aboriginal people who want to interact with and help others through their sobriety.

Group Forum | Email

KISS Group Alcoholics Anonymous Online Group

Keep It Simple Sisters (KISS) is an online email group for women only.

Email

Ladies Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Online Group

The Ladies AA Meeting is an online community just for women where they can discuss sobriety from alcohol and other issues as they pertain to women.

Website | Email

LGBTQ Friendly Open Discussion Alcoholics Anonymous Online Group

An exclusively online Alcoholics Anonymous community where LGBTQ people can help each other.

Email

Men’s One Day At A Time Al-Anon Yahoo Group

An Alcoholics Anonymous online-only Yahoo community for men with a small community of very active members.

Website

Men’s Online Serenity Alcoholics Anonymous Group

A weekly audio & video men’s only meeting that discusses an assigned reading each meeting.

Email

Moderation Management

Created for problem drinkers, not necessarily people with alcohol addictions, Moderation Management (MM) focuses on limiting and controlling the amount of alcohol people consume instead of abstinence.

Find a Meeting

Rainbow Serenity Alcoholics Anonymous Online Group

Online community for LGBT members that discuss a select topic each week but sharing anything else is encouraged.

Email

Secular Alcoholics Anonymous

An AA community for people who wish to participate in the 12 steps without the religious belief component with meetings online and in person across the USA.

Find an Online Meeting | Contact

Sisters in Sobriety (SIS) Alcoholics Anonymous Online Group

A community just for women who meet virtually each week to discuss a pre-selected topic.

Email

Sober She Devils Alcoholics Anonymous Online Group

A secular, women-only meeting for women around the world.

Email

TG-AA Alcoholics Anonymous Online Group

An online Alcoholics Anonymous community for transgender people looking to connect and help other members through their recovery.

Website

Women for Sobriety

In addition to face-to-face meetings, Lifering has 24/7 online meetings for people looking to connect with others in a secular environment.

Find a Meeting | Email | Phone

Women in the Solution (WITS) Alcoholics Anonymous Online Group

A community that meets via email each week to discuss two topics for women only.

Email

Women’s Sober Living Alcoholics Anonymous Online Group

A telephone meeting for women who wish to share and hear about AA literature.

Email

 

Cocaine & Crack Addiction Support Groups

Cocaine Anonymous

World headquarters of Cocaine Anonymous with resources and links to local, in-person meetings.

Find a Meeting | Phone

Cocaine Anonymous Online

The online sector of Cocaine Anonymous, featuring email meetings and phone meetings via Skype.

Find a Meeting | Email | Phone

Cocaine Support Group at DailyStrength.org

An online community for recovery from cocaine abuse where people can share their experiences and help others on their path to sobriety.

Website

Cocaine Support Group at SupportGroups.com

The Cocaine Support Group is an online network that helps people with a cocaine addiction.

Website


Heroin & Opiates Addiction Support Groups

Narcotics Anonymous

The main headquarters of Narcotics Anonymous which provides resources and a list of local meetings.

Find a Meeting | Contact

Opiates Anonymous World Services

Find meetings around the entire country using the world services website of Opiates Anonymous.

Find a Meeting | Email

 

Marijuana Addiction Support Groups

Marijuana Anonymous

The headquarters of Marijuana Anonymous, an organization that helps people struggling with marijuana use and their families find help.

Online Meetings | Phone Meetings | Contact| Phone

Marijuana Support Group at DailyStrength.org

For people struggling with marijuana addiction, this online community comprised of members with similar issues can be accessed from any internet connected device.

Website

Leaves Subreddit

AAn online space with over 70,000 subscribers on Reddit for people who have, would like to, or are quitting the use of marijuana to discuss their journey anonymously.

Website 


Meth & Crystal Meth Addiction Support Groups

Crystal Meth Anonymous

The main website of Crystal Meth Anonymous, an organization that has literature, resources, and can connect people with local meetings.

Find a Meeting | Contact

Meth Support Group at SupportGroups.com

SupportGroups.com offers this online community specifically for people who want to overcome or maintain sobriety from a meth addiction.

Website

Methadone Support Group at SupportGroups.com

It can often be difficult to find in-person, local methadone recovery help, but you can access this community of like-minded people who will help you during your journey no matter where you are located.

Website


Prescription Drug Addiction Support Groups

Nar-Anon

The world services of Narcotics Anonymous which provides resources and a list of local meetings.

Find a Meeting | Contact | Phone

Pills Anonymous

Pills Anonymous offers support for people who are recovering from prescription medication addictions.

Find a Meeting | Contact

Prescription & Synthetic Drug Support Group at DailyStrength.org

A more general group for people who have abused prescription or synthetic drugs and are looking toward recovery.

Website