MEDICATION ASSISTED MUTUAL AID GROUPS
AFIRM has links to Methadone Anonymous, Methadone Patient Support and Community Education Project. AFIRM spun off from Methadone Anonymous and is a self help group for, and led by, current and former methadone maintenance treatment patients. "Have you ever attended a 12-Step meeting and were not allowed to 'share' because you are a methadone patient? Have you ever gone to one of these meetings and felt like you could not be honest about being a methadone patient because there were things you needed to talk about?" AFIRM is useful for people who want to follow a 12-Step program while on methadone maintenance.
International. In-person meetings in most states and online.
Methadone Anonymous Support is a 12-Step program for people recovering from opiate addiction. The website’s meeting locator is organized by state and hosts daily online meetings and forums. There are recovery stories and an expert to answer questions.
National. Founded 2005. Online only.
The main goal of this site is to reduce the stigma and misinformation surrounding the use of Methadone Maintenance Treatment (MMT) during pregnancy through the sharing of accurate information and support. This site offers support, education and hope to expectant women in recovery from an opioid dependence who are utilizing MMT. Expectant and postpartum MMT patients and the professionals who care for them are welcome and encouraged to join.
Opiates Anonymous is a 12 step fellowship whose members have a desire to stop using opiates and all other mind altering substances. Our members share their experience on how they have recovered from a hopeless state so that they may help others to recover. We do not endorse nor oppose any outside causes. We wish to stay free from any controversy. We are not affiliated with any political organizations, religions, sects, or denominations. Our Seventh Tradition states that we are fully self-supporting declining outside contributions. The only membership requirement is a desire to stop using opiates and all other mind-altering substances. Our Fifth Tradition states that our primary purpose is to carry the message to the addict who still suffers. Our 12 Step Recovery Program is based on the instructions in the first 164 pages of the book Alcoholics Anonymous because our experience has shown us that it is simple and that it works.
Faces & Voices of Recovery as an organization does not endorse any particular recovery mutual aid groups.