Treatment & Recovery Resources


Treatment and Recovery, National Institute on Drug Abuse

Principles of Effective Treatment

Effective Addiction Treatment, Jane E. Brody

What is Substance Abuse Treatment, SAMHSA

What Can We Expect From Substance Abuse Treatment? CDC

Treatment Locator, SAMHSA

Treatment, National Institute on Drug Abuse

Principles of Drug Addiction Treatment, A Research-Based Guide, Third Edition, National Institute on Drug Abuse

Principles of Adolescent Substance Use Disorder Treatment: A Research-Based Guide, National Institute on Drug Abuse

Medication-Assisted Treatment

Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Addiction, Facts for Families and Friends, SAMHSA

Getting Started with Medication-assisted Treatment, With lessons from Advancing Recovery, NIATx

Drug Replacement and Maintenance Therapy, Drug Policy Alliance

Buprenorphine Sublingual (Subutex and Suboxone), U.S. National Library of Medicine

Methadone, U.S. National Library of Medicine

Naltrexone, U.S. National Library of Medicine



Definiton: A return to a normal state of health, mind or strength.

Definition of Recovery, National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence

Recovery and Recovery Support, SAMHSA

SMART Recovery®
This nationwide not-for-profit organization provides free self-help support groups to people who want to abstain from addictive behavior. The program is based on cognitive, behavioral and educational methods that seek to change the beliefs and attitudes that can lead to addictive behavior. The site has online recovery meetings, a message board, Internet discussion groups, a meeting list and recommended reading.

LifeRing Secular Recovery  
This non-religious recovery network is based on a group process self-help system of recovery. The web site provides a national meeting list organized by state, news bulletins, online scientific articles, a chat room with daily online meetings, reviews of recovery books, and extensive links organized by topic such as recovery groups, government/academic sites, and various approaches to healing.

Alcoholics Anonymous
World-wide meeting list for those dealing with alcoholism.

Alano Clubs

CoDA World Fellowship
For those dealing with codependency issues.

Narcotics Anonymous
For those dealing with addiction to narcotic drugs. Note that there are also other fellowships that deal specifically with certain specific narcotic drugs, like Cocaine Anonymous and Crystal Meth Anonymous.

For those in families with alcoholics.

For those in families with drug abuse.

Spenders Anonymous
For those dealing with overspending issues. A similar organization is Debtors Anonymous.

Overeaters Anonymous
For those dealing with overeating problems. A similar organization is found at Food Addicts in Recovery.

Sex Addicts Anonymous

For those dealing with sexual addiction. There are several other groups which deal with this issue, including Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous , Sex Addicts Anonymous , Sexual Compulsives Anonymous and Sexual Recovery Anonymous .

Disclaimer: seeks to offer information to the public, not to influence a particular substance abuse treatment and/or recovery strategy. In following the Principles of Effective Treatment, we firmly believe the there is no one-way to treat and recovery from addiction/substance use disorder. An individual’s treatment and recovery path should be customized. Please consult with an addiction specialist in developing a treatment plan. Should you need assistance, reach out today!