The MA Online
brochure can be found here. It contains a list of on-line
meetings, times and contacts as well as on line meeting etiquette.
Another site to go to for help with
drink is Alcoholics
Anonymous . Check your local phone book for the meeting
The National Institute on Alcohol
Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
is a part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), a component of
the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
This site, The Jaywalker Site.,
is a good one for how to work the steps and has a wonderful collection
of pictures of the founders of A.A. Again this site is not directly
affiliated with A.A. but it definitely bears looking at.
There are meetings for Pagans
and those of alternative spiritual paths to discuss issues of Recovery
and how to use the 12 Steps from a Pagan perspective.
The White Bison
site is a sobriety site from the American Aboriginal Peoples point of
view, called Wellbriety. They have a chat room called The Talking
Circle. The Talking Circle is Sacred This means that you respect the
other person's opinion, for this is where they are in the current
moment of their growth. This is not a general chat room, rather it has
some serious rules and you are strongly urged to read their
tutorial before entering. The daily meditation page called the Elder's Meditation
of the Day contains words to live any life by.
If coke is your personal devil,
then please check out Cocaine
Anonymous . You can reach them at 1-(310)-559-5833
For help with "the disease of
addiction" try Narcotics Anonymous
. Their World Service Office are in Los Angeles 1-(818) 773-9999. There is a online site at NA Online As their
home page says "We are an online service committee created to support,
inform and encourage addicts, areas, regions and other service
committees to carry the NA message effectively on the Internet."
Recovery Anonymous™ is an independent, nonprofessional, twelve
step, self-help fellowship organization for people with a dual
diagnosis. Our goal is to help men and women who experience a dual
illness. We are chemically dependent and we are also affected by an
emotional or psychiatric illness. Both illnesses affect us in all areas
of our lives; physically, psychologically, socially, and spiritually.
For those in recovery from
prescription drug addiction there is a Yahoo chat group (12 step based)
In the Phoenix, AZ. area there is SMART Recovery®.
A self management and recovery training center, and SMART Recovery
Online Participation. There are several ways to participate in SMART
Recovery Online. Check them out to find out more.
is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping people recover from
alcoholism and other drug addiction, providing residential and
outpatient treatment for adults and young people, programs for families
affected by chemical dependency, and training for a variety of
professionals. They also provide a sober thought for the day,
"e-mailed" right to your desk each morning, it makes a good way to
start each day. They also offer on line chats for those who
can't get to meetings or as an adjunct to meetings.
Self Harm Alliance is a national survivor led voluntary group
which supports people affected by self-harm.
The Substance Abuse and Mental
Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA)
National Mental Health Information Center provides information about
For those who suffer along side of
the addicts, the spouses, children, and friends of addicts, there are
help groups too.
If your loved one is using
Narcotics, help in coping can be gotten from Nar-Anon World Services,
they can be reached at; Nar-Anon World Service Office - P.O. Box 2562,
Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274 1-(310) 547-5800.
Criminal and Gangs Anonymous CGA is an
assertive, committed organization that seeks no monetary profit in
achieving its primary purpose to help individuals who earnestly desire
to disassociate from gang involvement
Anonymous "Our fellowship is composed of people who come
together in weekly meetings for the purpose of working toward recovery
from emotional difficulties."
Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their
experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their
common problem and help others to recover from a gambling problem.
Is your life unmanageable because
of credit card debt and overspending? Debtors
Anonymous May have the answers you are looking for.
Anonymous Our primary purpose is to stay sexually sober and
help others to achieve sexual sobriety.
Compulsives Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who
share their experience, strength and hope with each other, that they
may solve their common problem and help others to recover from sexual
- The mission of SAVE is to educate about suicide prevention and to
speak for suicide survivors.
If your problem is an eating
disorder like Anorexia & Bulimia The Anorexia &
Bulimia Ring this page has links to other pages and
organizations for you.
The fearless Masai warriors of
Africa greet each other with an interesting question, "How are the
children?" The answer to this greeting is, "All the children are well."
This custom bears witness to the high value the Masai place on the well
being of children. When given as a verbal response, "All the children
are well" means that the Masai have not forgotten their responsibility
for the youngest members of their society. Can we as Americans make the
same claim? the Childabuse
website can provide the answer.
Foundation of America is the nation's leading non-profit
voluntary health organization dedicated to improving the diagnosis and
treatment of lupus, supporting individuals and families affected by the
disease, increasing awareness of Lupus among health professionals and
the public, and finding the cure.
The mission of the Brain Aneurysm Foundation is to
provide support networks and educational resources to raise public
awareness regarding early detection and treatment of brain aneurysms.
The National Committee for Quality
Assurance and AHA/ASA are launching a national recognition program for
physicians who care for patients with CVD and stroke. The program,
entitled Heart/Stroke Recognition Program (HSRP)
evaluates physicians based on specific measures
No matter who you contact, the
important thing is to reach out and get HELP!
THERE IS NO SHAME IN ASKING FOR HELP, BUT THERE IS SHAME IN
DYING FOR LACK OF HELP!
Going to a concert and don't want
to succumb to the "smells" and other temptations around you? Don't
Panic, there are many groups of sober "rockers" out there who will help
you enjoy the show by providing a non-judgmental sober environment for
you at the show. These fellowships are not aligned with any other
groups or "step" programs, are generally not affiliated with the bands
the management they enjoy, and make no claims to religion or
philosophy, other than, you can have a better time at the show sober
and drug free. Among the many are the following:
Look for the Yellow balloons of the
The Wharf Rats. If
you want to know more about them check their "News letter"
page to find out more about them. There is also a listing of meetings
(both face to face and on-line) and contacts around the States.
The Gateway- clean and sober Widespread
The Jellyfish- clean and sober String
Cheese Incident fans they now have a web site SCI JELLYFISH . Stop by
and say Hello.
"My brain is just a jellyfish in the ocean of my head" ~Billy
find a SCI Meet up near you.
For you phans of Phish
there is Phellowship
a non- aligned group of phans dedicated to enjoying a good concert
The Memphis Project is an organization that
provides support and community to sober Disco Biscuits fans. We
are not affiliated with the band, Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics
Anonymous, or any other fan-based support group. We are kids that love
to get down and dirty but without the use of any mind altering
Theres a brand new Ekoostik
Hookah sober web page. "Dragonflies is a fellowship of men and
women who choose to attend Ekoostik Hookah shows without the use of
drugs and/or alcohol."
Like this site, others have created
sober sites. One such is the Recovery
Zone created by Dan who says "This site was developed as an
outgrowth of my own recovery. Like many addicts/alcoholics, I lost
almost everything important in my life, but have now recovered by
working the 12 steps. If you have a problem with Alcohol, Drugs,
Smoking, Compulsive Eating, Gambling, Sex, or other additive behavior,
I hope it will help you to find the help that you need to free yourself
of these problems that now control your life."
We are looking for comments and ideas
for this site. This site is dynamic and will grow with your help and
ideas. We gratefully acknowledge and thank the many
music fans who have offered suggestions and names of some of the
fellowship groups listed here.
* Brewer and Shipley
1971...Thanks guys for a great song and the title of this page