One of the most helpful things to know as a family member is that you are not alone. There are thousands of families that have been down this path before.
To support their struggle many organizations were formed that can be incredibly valuable in the healing process.
Below are just a few resources that Brass Tacks Recovery believes in and endorses.

Alcoholic’s Anonymous (AA)

Alcoholics AnonymousAlcoholic’s Anonymous are free support groups available to anyone struggling with alcohol or other drugs. Alcoholic’s Anonymous is designed to teach and support a long term recovery lifestyle by utilizing non-religious spiritual concepts, community & comradery, and service to others. Alcoholic’s Anonymous presents a new way of thinking and living that is conducive to personal growth and development.

Narcotic’s Anonymous (NA)

narcotics anonymousNarcotics Anonymous was founded after and modeled on Alcoholic’s Anonymous. Narcotics Anonymous applies the same principles of recovery while focusing on addiction to narcotics. Narcotic’s Anonymous support groups can be a great fit for those that do not feel they have had a problem with alcohol and believe they would be more comfortable in a group primarily relating to drug addiction.

Codependent’s Anonymous (CoDA)

codependents anonymousCodependent’s Anonymous is for those engaged in an unhealthy helping relationship. CODA is a support group for people that feel stuck in a relationship cycle with someone practicing self-destructive behavior. This program offers solutions to those struggling with defining healthy relationships and how to establish boundaries that allow for love without enabling.

“…the pain that comes from loving someone who’s in trouble can be profound.”
-Melody Beattie


codependents anonymousAl-Anon is a family support group for those with loved ones suffering from alcoholism or addiction. Al-Anon believes that alcoholism and addiction is a disease that affects every member of the family, not just the person who is actively drinking or using. Al-Anon exists to help families shift their focus and attitudes in a way that supports their loved ones while living their own lives.

“In Al-Anon we discover that no situation is really hopeless, and that it is possible to find contentment, and even happiness, whether the alcoholic is still drinking or not.”

Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous

sex and love addicts anonymousSex and Love Addicts Anonymous, or SLAA, is a support group for those who struggle with an addictive compulsion to engage in or avoid sex, love, or emotional attachment. Based on adapted principles of Alcoholic’s Anonymous, SLAA is designed to teach what healthy relationships are and promote personal growth and accountability.

Gambler’s Anonymous

Gambers anonmyousGambler’s Anonymous is a support group for those that cannot moderate their gambling. GA is designed for those that have crossed the line from recreational to compulsive gambling. The negative behavior affects not only the individual, but the entire family’s safety and financial well-being.