Self-help groups and other types of support services are very important in most people’s recovery from alcohol or other drug addiction. Participants in self-help groups support and encourage one another to become or stay drug and alcohol free. Twelve-step programs are perhaps the best known of the self-help groups. These programs include Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, and many other programs.
Members themselves, not treatment facilities, run self-help groups. In many places, self-help groups offer meetings for people with particular needs. Many treatment programs recommend or require attendance at self-help groups. By attending, many people make new friends who help them stay in recovery. The number of meetings required varies by treatment program; many programs require participants to attend 90 meetings in 90 days, as Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous recommend. Some treatment programs encourage people to find a sponsor, that is, someone who has been in the group for a while and can offer personal support and advice. There are self-help groups for family members, too.
Your local Recovery Center can help you to find recovery support services in your area:
|Addison County||Turning Point Center of Addison County||228 Maple Street, Middlebury||(802) 388-4249|
|Bennington County||Turning Point Center of Bennington||465 Main Street, Bennington||(802) 442-9700|
|Chittenden County||Turning Point Center of Chittenden County||191 Bank Street, Burlington||(802) 861-3150|
|Franklin County||Turning Point of Franklin County||182 Lake Street, St. Albans||(802) 782-8454|
|Orleans County||Journey to Recovery Community Center||58 Third Street, Newport||(802) 487-0233|
|Caledonia County||Kingdom Recovery Center||297 Summer Street,
|Rutland County||Turning Point Recovery Center of Rutland||141 State Street, Rutland||(802) 773-6010|
|Washington County||Turning Point Center of Central Vermont||489 Main Street, Barre||(802) 479-7373|
|Windham County||Turning Point of Windham County||112 Hardwood Way, Brattleboro||(802) 257-5600|
|Windsor County||Turning Point Recovery Center of Springfield||7 Morgan Street, Springfield||(802) 885-4668|
|Windsor County||Upper Valley Turning Point||200 Olcott Drive, White River Junction||(802) 295-5206|
|Lamoille County||North Central Vermont Recovery Center||275 Brooklyn Street, Suite #2, Morrisville||(802) 851-8120|