- Adult Children of Alcoholics Meetings
- Al-Anon Meetings
- Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings
- Cocaine Anonymous Meetings
- Marijuana Anonymous Meetings
- Naranon Meetings
- Narcotics Anonymous Meetings
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Numerous types of addiction meetings address substance use and behavioral addictions, and there are formal 12-step meetings. Alcoholics Anonymous, family support groups, and Narcotics Anonymous are some of the most common meetings.
Most addiction support meetings follow a structure based on the 12-step process. For example, there are often readings of the 12 traditions and 12-step literature, along with a serenity prayer and related announcements. There is one person that leads the meeting, and everyone is welcome. Everyone has a turn to speak and discuss their sobriety and struggles and is supported by others around them.
There is no set length of time, and people are free to attend these meetings for as long as they want. Some individuals attend meetings for months, while others attend them for years. The meetings are there to provide ongoing support and help every person through their recovery.
Yes, many of the drug and alcohol rehab centers in Canada offer 12-step support and other forms of group support meetings. It is common practice but is a small part of the rehabilitation process at most drug rehab programs.
Yes, they have a long history of helping people maintain life-long sobriety. The primary reason for this is because of the group support and ongoing access to other sober and like-minded people. The connection with a sober community helps people maintain life-long sobriety.