Support Groups and Meetings

Alcoholics Anonymous

Narcotics Anonymous

Al-Anon/Ala-Teen (for those who have an alcoholic in their lives)

Nar-Anon (for those who have an addict in their lives)

Alternatives to 12 Step Programs

SMART Recovery (Self Management for Addiction Recovery)

Women for Sobriety

The Buddhist Recovery Network

Information Sources, Books, Videos

Minnesota Recovery Connection (MRC)

Providing support, connections, volunteer opportunities and resources to promote recovery community and public understanding of recovery.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

An excellent source of information and helpful services including locators for treatment facilities and physicians

licensed to administer buprenorphine (suboxone) for treatment of opioid addiction.

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

Comprehensive information source about drugs of abuse.

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)

Information about alcohol with a health research focus

ADDICTION: HBO Television Series

One of the best offerings on addiction covering a wide variety of topics - from neurobiology to treatment.  Many resources and links are available through the web site as well as access to the videos at no cost.  DVDs of the series are available to purchase or at many libraries.

Sources for books and publications: