Connecticut Al-Anon & Alateen provides support groups for friends and family of problem drinkers. Participants in Al-Anon and Alateen give and receive comfort and understanding through a mutual exchange of experience, strength and hope, and learn how the principles of the AL-ANON program can be applied to their own lives.
“Al-Anon is a place where people find help to relieve their frustrations, make lifelong friendships, discover the courage to change and learn how to live a much happier life. All of these things happen while some people are living with an alcoholic and others are not.”
Connecticut’s Alcoholics Anonymous is a place for recovering alcoholics to support one another and find help for their addictions through group meetings. These meeting are available almost everywhere, and follow a 12 step program to recovery. There are no age requirements, and membership is open to anyone who wants to do something about his or her drinking problem.
“AA is not political — our only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. AA’s only purpose is to help the still-suffering alcoholic. That’s it.”
Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery (pronounced “see-car”) provides support services to people in recovery from substance use and addiction, including telephone recovery support, employment services, and housing options. You can also participate in a recovery walk to help fight the stigma against addiction.
The Courage to Speak Foundation, Inc. seeks to empower young people to stay drug-free, and educate parents on how to communicate effectively with their children about the dangers of drugs. The foundation was started by Ginger and Larry Katz after they lost their son Ian to drug addiction, and they also run a blog.
Connecticut’s Narcotics Anonymous is a place for recovering addicts to support one another and find help. Narcotics Anonymous follows the same format and principles of 12 step programs for sobriety such as Alcoholics Anonymous.
“The simple message of Narcotics Anonymous is that an addict, any addict, can stop using drugs, lose the desire to use and find a new way to live.”
Addiction Guide is your reliable source on addiction and the dangers of illicit substances. The site covers how drugs and alcohol affect the body, identifying the signs and seeking effective treatment. Whether addiction is impacting you, a friend, or a family member the guide will provide those struggling with addiction with the best information and tools needed on their recovery journey.
There are a couple of good information websites by people in recovery that are not biased toward connecting you with any particular treatment center: DrugRehabConnections.com is an information website founded by people who know both sides of addiction: from their personal lives and from engaging and working with treatment centers. AddictionCenter.com is an information website that was founded by recovering addicts and health information writers. Both are dedicated to providing information, resources and tools to overcome addiction and lead a lifelong recovery.