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Different Types of Addiction Meetings

Last updated on: Wednesday, 27 September 2023

Addiction meetings in Canada for addiction and substance use disorders are excellent aftercare support options. We have AA meetings, NA meetings, and other types of support meetings. The listings are detailed to help you or your loved one make an informed decision about what addiction meeting is the best fit.


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  • What are the different types of addiction meetings?

    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.

  • How do addiction support meetings work?

    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.

  • How long do people attend 12-step meetings or addiction support meetings?

    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.

  • Are addiction support meetings provided at drug rehab programs?

    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.

  • Do addiction support meetings work and help people maintain sobriety?

    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.

  • Want to know more?

    The questions from DrugRehab.ca’s “Ask a Professional” are answered by Nickolaus Hayes. If you need further clarification on any of the questions above or have any other questions you can contact him directly at N.hayes@drugrehab.ca.




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Nickolaus Hayes has been working with Drug Rehab Services for the past ten years. Over the past 15 years, he has remained connected to helping people who have been struggling with addiction. He first started working as an intake counselor at a drug rehabilitation center in 2005. During the five years as an intake counselor, he was able to help hundreds of people find treatment. Nickolaus was also fortunate to be able to work with professional interventionists, traveling across the country performing interventions.