A community mental health mutual aid group that offers a self-help method of will training; a system of techniques for controlling temperamental behavior and changing attitudes toward nervous symptoms, anxiety, depression, anger and fears. Online chat groups and telephone meetings. Founded 1937. Over 700 in-person groups and online.

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GROW, International, was originally organized in Australia. GROW in America is fully developed in Illinois and New Jersey, with some groups in Rhode Island. People come to GROW with diverse problems in living, such as mental health issues, emotional troubles, or difficulty coping with grief, loneliness, anxiety or stress. GROW offers leadership training and consultation…

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DBSA is a patient-directed organization that focuses on depression and bipolar disorder for individuals with these disorders and their families. In addition to their public education work, support for research and public policy, DBSA offers in-person and online peer mutual aid groups. DBSA also hosts interactive screening and wellness tools. Founded 1986. 275 chapters and…

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Bipolar World is for individuals with bipolar disorder (manic depression) and the families and friends who care for them to meet, share and support each other. In addition to offering news and advice through links with professionals such as “Ask the Doctor,” there are message boards, chat rooms and resources on topics such as dual…

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BPSO provides useful information and support to the families, friends and loved ones of those who suffer from bipolar disorder (manic depression). “These resources have helped many of us inform ourselves, cope with behaviors that sometimes arise from the illness, better understand our own reactions, and determine how we may best support our loved ones…

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The goal of SupportGroups.com is to bring people together around life’s challenges by providing concise, up-to-date information and a meeting place for individuals, their friends and families, and professionals who offer pathways to help. Addiction support groups include ones for use of alcohol, caffeine, cocaine, drugs, ecstasy, gambling, heroin, the internet, marijuana, methamphetamines, prescription drugs,…

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Celebrate Recovery is part of Saddleback Church. Celebrate has eight recovery principles based on the beatitudes. Celebrate Recovery provides peer support and service ministry within a Christ-centered, Bible-based recovery program. Conference listings and Celebrate Recovery tools are available online. Founded 1990. 10,000 churches.

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Nonprofit support group for parents whose children (of all ages) have behavioral problems, including alcohol and/or drug use. Focus is on providing structure, consequences and consistency in addressing these issues. BILY Too – The Youth Group youth peer support groups, are available in some areas. Founded 1982. In-person meetings in 14 states (mostly in California)…

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Sober24 is an online fellowship for people with alcoholism and drug addiction based on 12-Step programs. It includes discussion and chat areas and use of SoberFuse, a recovery management software program. There are virtual meetings on a regular basis, reading materials and other recovery resources.

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RA is a 12-Step spiritual recovery program that is “solution focused” for all problems and behaviors including addiction. Anyone seeking a solution for any kind of addiction, problem or behavior. Families and friends welcome. Founded 1981. 50 chapters.

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