Alcohol and Drug Addiction

Recovery Support Programs

AA Agnostica A website with articles about the experience, strength and hope of agnostics, atheists, freethinkers in recovery from the affliction of alcoholism.

Alcoholics Anonymous 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 alcoholism.

Co-dependents Anonymous A fellowship of men and women whose common purpose is to develop healthy relationships

LifeRing Sober, secular and self-directed peer support program with meetings in many cities and on-line.

Narcotics Anonymous Offers recovery from the effects of addiction through working a twelve-step program, including regular attendance at group meetings.

Recovering Couples Anonymous Open to all couples with any addiction or even no addiction.

Smart Recovery A leading self-empowering addiction recovery support group. Includes free, self-empowering, science-based mutual help groups.

UU Addictions Ministry Recovery Team (ARMT) Online Meetings  on the third Sunday of each month, 1pm PT/4pm ET for those in recovery from substance or behavioral compulsions or their family effects.  All recovery paths are embraced.  The purpose is to support individuals who integrate, or would like to integrate, their personal recovery with their UU spirituality.  Captions are provided. For information about the meetings, see: UU Principles Recovery Meeting Format

We Agnostics, Atheists and Freethinkers an international service network and a central location for sharing resources to support agnostics, atheists and freethinkers in AA.

Addiction recovery programs Description and locator of addiction recovery programs.

Alcohol and Drug Addiction Resources

AA Services. Living Sober. New York: Alcoholics Anonymous World Services Inc., 1998.

AA Services. Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions. New York: AA Grapevine Inc., and Alcoholics Anonymous Publishing, 40th printing 2004.

Alcoholics Anonymous Big Book. New York: Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc., 2007.

ALCS Training Center.  Information about the effect of illegal drugs on the heart.

C., Joe. Beyond Belief – Agnostic Musings for 12 Step Life: finally a daily reflection book for nonbelievers, freethinkers and everyone, Rebellion Dogs Publishing, 2013.

C., Roger. The Little Book – A Collection of Alternative 12 Steps, AA Agnostica, 2013.  20 Samples of alternative Steps for those in AA who are agnostic, atheist, humanist, etc.

Cheever, Susan. My Name Is Bill: Bill Wilson—His Life and the Creation of Alcoholics Anonymous. New York: Washington Square Press, 2004.

Christopher, James. How to Stay Sober: Recovery without Religion. New York: Prometheus Books, 1988.

Cimino, Kenneth. The Politics of Crystal Meth: Gay Men Share Stories of Addiction and Recovery. Boca Raton, FL: Universal Publishers, 2005.

Clark, Oliver. A History of Alcoholics Anonymous This visual and auditory history of AA spans the period 1932-1971.

Colvin, Rod. Prescription Drug Addiction: The Hidden Epidemic. Omaha, NE: Addicus Books, 2002.

Diamond, Jonathan. Narrative Means to Sober Ends: Treating Addiction and Its Aftermath. New York: Guilford Press, 2000.

Discovery Place. Discovery Place is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing affordable drug and alcohol addiction recovery programs for men.

Drug Rehab.  A guide for addiction and mental health.  Lots of information about addictions and their treatment from

Farrell, Richard. What’s Left of Us: a memoir of addiction. New York: Kensington Publishing Corp, 2009.

Find Rehab Centers – A non-profit directory of rehabilitation resources for those in need of treatment from substance abuse addiction

Fletcher, Anne M. Sober for Good: New Solutions for Drinking Problems: Advice from Those Who Have Succeeded. New York: Houghton Mifflin, 2002.

Gregson, David, and Jay Efran. The Tao of Sobriety: Helping You to Recover from Alcohol and Drug Addiction. New York: Thomas Dunne Books, 2002

Hudson, Herbert E. IV.  Anonymous Christians: Support by Clergy of Addiction Recovery through Twelve Step Programs, Wipf and Stock Publishers, 2017.

Kettelhack, Guy. First Year Sobriety: When All That Changes Is Everything. Center City, MN: Hazelden, 1992.

Lee, Stephen. Overcoming Crystal Meth Addiction: An Essential Guide to Getting Clean. New York: Marlowe and Company, 2006.

Mayo Clinic. Information about Intervention to overcome addiction.

Narcotics Anonymous. It Works: How and Why: Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of Narcotics Anonymous.

National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University. Women Under the Influence. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins Press, 2006.

National Council for Aging Care Report on alcohol abuse among the elderly.

National Institute on Drug Abuse. Brochure Seeking Drug Abuse Treatment Know What to Ask.

National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.  Alcohol’s impact on Health.

Platt, Jerome J. Cocaine Addiction: Theory, Research and Treatment. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1997.

Sheff, David. Beautiful Boy: A Father’s Journey through His Son’s Addiction. New York: Houghton Mifflin, 2008.

Sheff, Nic. Tweak: Growing Up on Methamphetamines. New York: Ginee Seo Books, 2008.

Solomon, Melanie. AA: Not the Only Way: Your One-Step Guide to 12-Step Alternatives. Venice, CA: Melanie Solomon, 2005.

Stein, Michael. The Addict: One Patient, One Doctor, One Year. New York: William Morrow, 2009.

Trimpey, Jack. Rational Recovery: The New Cure for Substance Addiction. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1996.

Washton, David. Cocaine Addiction: Treatment, Recovery, and Relapse Prevention. New York: W.W. Norton, 1989.