Recovery is a process of change through which individuals improve their health and wellness, live a self-directed life, and strive to reach their full potential.
The Addiction Resource Center is not affiliated with any treatment provider. The ARC is funded by a non-profit organization, Addiction Policy Forum, (www.addictionpolicy.org) and acts as an unbiased resource for people impacted by substance use disorders, providing education and guidance based on the latest science and clinical standards.
If you are concerned with a drinking problem, wish to learn more about Alcoholics Anonymous or want to find AA near you, we can help you.
The Association of Recovery in Higher Education (ARHE) is the only association exclusively representing collegiate recovery programs (CRPs) and collegiate recovery communities (CRCs), the faculty and staff who support them, and the students who represent them. ARHE provides the education, resources, and community connection needed to help change the trajectory of recovering student’s lives. We are a network of professionals, administrators, faculty, staff, students, parents and policy makers.
Each Recovery High School has the following goals: To educate all available and eligible students who are in recovery from substance use disorder or co-occurring disorders such as anxiety, depression, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. To meet state requirements for awarding a secondary school diploma. To support students in working a strong program of recovery.
Find out about the growing number and scope of volunteer recovery mutual aid groups. This one-stop resource is for people in or seeking recovery from addiction, their families and friends and for addiction treatment service providers and other allied service professionals. Numerous research studies have shown that mutual aid groups play a significant role in the process of recovery. Here you can learn about the many varieties of online and in-person mutual aid groups that are helping people find and sustain their recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs.
Here to Listen
Listen is Viacom’s initiative to change the national addiction conversation and kick-start a search for solutions. Listen offers support through connected resources, and eliminates blame, shame and stigma by amplifying the stories of millions of Americans whose lives are affected by addiction.
With the release of The Anonymous People documentary film, Faces & Voices of Recovery and our partners are collaborating to launch a new campaign, MANYFACES1VOICE.ORG to engage and mobilize the newly emerging constituency to transform public attitudes and policies affecting people seeking or in recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs. Whether behind the scenes or on the front line, every recovery voice is needed.
Marijuana Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share our experience, strength, and hope with each other that we may solve our common problem and help others to recover from marijuana addiction.
The National Alliance for Recovery Residences (NARR) is a 501-c3 nonprofit and recovery community organization (RCO) that currently serves 25 regional affiliate organizations. These affiliate organizations collectively support over 25,000 persons in addiction recovery who are living in over 2,500 certified recovery residences throughout the United States.
The people hurt most by drugs and alcohol don’t even use them; they are the CHILDREN of alcoholics and other drug dependent parents. The National Association for Children of Alcoholics (NACoA) believes that none of these vulnerable children should grow up in isolation and without support. NACoA is the national nonprofit 501 (c) 3 membership and affiliate organization working on behalf of children of alcohol and drug dependent parents.
Our Mission is to carry a message of recovery, empowerment, hope and healing to people with lived experience with mental health issues, trauma, and and/or extreme states. As a consumer/survivor/expatient-run organization, we carry out our mission with authority, as each of us is living a personal journey of recovery and empowerment. We are convinced that recovery and empowerment are not the privilege of a few exceptional leaders, but rather are possible for each person with lived experience. Whether on the back ward of a state mental institution or working as an executive in a corporation, we want people who are mental health consumers/survivors/expatients to know there is a place to turn to in order to receive the information they might need in order to regain control over their lives and the resources that affect their lives. That place is the National Empowerment Center.
Peerlink works to strengthen the capacity and infrastructure of peer-run programs and traditional mental health organizations. We also work with generic community agencies to increase their capacity to provide services to people diagnosed with mental illness that facilitate and promote social inclusion. We offer training in organizational capacity building, employment and financial self-sufficiency to people who use/have used mental health services. Peerlink facilitates peer-run programs and organizations to move beyond focusing on general support and advocacy to promoting social inclusion strategies. We believe that people with mental health challenges are empowered by working, having financial resources, and participating in their communities as informed citizens.
A website featuring recovery campus events. The website tabs include featured campus events, news items, collegiate recovery programs, lifestyle and a media kit.
At the Recovery Research Institute (RRI), our aim is to present the evidence about addiction recovery and how you can achieve it on your own, by engaging with communities that support recovery, or by seeking treatment. We hope you will get involved, sign up for our newsletter, and contribute to our understanding of recovery through research.
SMART Recovery is the leading self-empowering addiction recovery support group. Our participants learn tools for addiction recovery based on the latest scientific research and participate in a world-wide community which includes free, self-empowering, science-based mutual help groups.
In today’s world, family members and those suffering from addiction are turning to the internet for help! Sober Nation is the one stop resource for those in need.
WRAP was developed by a group of people who experience mental health and other health and lifestyle challenges. These people learned that they can identify what makes them well, and then use their own Wellness Tools to relieve difficult feelings and maintain wellness and a higher quality of life.
Young People in Recovery is a national advocacy organization, which aims to influence public policy, making it easier for our youth to find and maintain their recovery from addiction. YPR establishes city and state chapters, which act as vessels, carrying out our organizations vision and mission. Our chapters wear two hats: Advocacy & Action.