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Non-Step Support Groups

There are many other support groups and programs available to those who have a drinking problem other than Alcoholics Anonymous. Listed here are other methods that do not use the 12-step approach.
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Secular Rehab Programs - Secular Non-Religious and Non-Spiritual Alco…
If you are not religious or spiritual, what alcohol and drug rehab and recovery programs are available to you?

SMART Recovery®
An abstinence-based, organization that uses "common sense self-help procedures" designed to empower participants to abstain and to develop a more positive lifestyle.

Rational Recovery
Rational Recovery is an abstinence-based recovery approach that is the "antithesis and irreconcilable arch-rival of Alcoholics Anonymous."

Moderation Management
A recovery program and national support group network, founded by Audrey Kishline, for people who want to reduce their drinking and make other positive lifestyle changes.

Women For Sobriety
WFS, founded in 1976 by Jean Kirkpatrick, is an organization and self-help program for women alcoholics.

Self Help Group Locator
Provides information (searchable by zip code) about non 12-Step self help group meetings, including Moderation Management, SMART recovery, Recovery, Inc,. SOS (secular organization for sobriety), WFS (woman for sobriety), and Life Ring.

HAMS Harm Reduction Network
HAMS stands for Harm reduction, Abstinence, and Moderation. The HAMS Harm Reduction Network is a free of charge peer-led support group for people who use alcohol or other mood altering substances.

24/7 Help Yourself
A unique website that has been developed from years of research and development into managing addictive behaviour and behavioural change to provide guidance and support to manage your alcohol consumption.

Biochemical Restoration
A new approach has been developed at the Health Recovery Center in Minneapolis in which alcoholism is treated as a physical disease.

Eclectic Recovery
Eclectic Recovery (ER) is a method of recovery from addiction to drugs or alcohol which utilizes the biopsychosocial model.

LifeRing Recovery
LifeRing supports abstinence recovery methods that rely on human efforts rather than on divine intervention or faith-healing.

Moderation Management
For people with "moderate" alcohol abuse problems who want to moderate their drinking.

Rational Recovery
If all that talk about the "higher power" thing completely turns you off, there are support groups that focus on a logical approach to recovery.

SMART Recovery®
An abstinence-based, not-for-profit organization with a self-help program for people having problems with drinking and using.

The 16-Steps for Discovery and Empowerment
This empowerment model, developed by Charlotte Kasl, PhD, encourages individuals to develop their own internal belief system based on their perceptions and experiences. It is fluid and open to change as the person evolves.

Women For Sobriety
A national organization and self-help program for women alcoholics. The group also as a bulletin board and chat room on AOL.

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