Chapters And Meetings
His and Her House alumni, like most recovering addicts, are strongly encouraged to join a local chapter of Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, or another organized recovery meeting group. These kinds of 12-step programs are long established as the best options for people in recovery to maintain their long-term sobriety, gain support from their peers, and explore the roots of their addiction in a non-judgmental environment.
Founded over 75 years ago, Alcoholics Anonymous is the preeminent support group for alcoholics worldwide. Members gain a sponsor, who helps a newly recovering alcoholic to navigate the path to sobriety while following the 12 steps. As part of the aftercare program, His and Her House urges people in recovery from alcohol addiction to visit and attend meetings regularly.
http://www.aa.org/pages/en_US/find-aa-resources To search for a meeting near you.
NA is built on a similar 12 step program as AA but is intended specifically for users of narcotics (such as cocaine, heroin, meth, etc) rather than alcohol exclusively. NA offers safe spaces for recovering and current addicts to discuss their addictions, which is important as many illegal drugs cause social stigmas in non-users.
To search for a meeting near you: https://www.na.org/meetingsearch/
Drug and alcohol abuse and addiction can add a huge strain to the families of the addict and their relationships. His and Her House stresses a “whole family” approach to recovery and aside from providing resources to that end, we urge the family members of our patients to join a family support organization as well. Al-Anon is a large organization for families of problem drinkers.
To search for a meeting near you: http://www.al-anon.org/