Support Groups & Meetings
Addiction & Recovery
Celebrate Recovery is a worldwide series of support groups that help people overcome hurts, hang-ups, and habits.
They have a group locator to help you find a group near you. While these meetings have been helpful for lots of codependents, they don’t focus on codependency exclusively. You’ll meet and be supported by people recovering from a variety of substance and behavioral addictions, as well as other types of issues.
This is a Christian organization, and the program is based on biblical principles.
Based on working the Twelve Steps, CODA (Co-Dependents Anonymous) is a network of localized support groups that exist in many city, towns, and countries across the world.
For those who can’t make it, or don’t have access to a group in their town, CODA offers phone and online meetings as well.
CODA is a good way to connect with others near you who personally understand codependency.
Al-Anon is a support organization specifically created for the families members of people with addiction problems.
If you have a spouse, parent, child, family member or close friend with an addiction problem, Al-Anon may be a good place for you to find help and support.
Addictions can be devastating to families. It teaches that 1) we aren’t crazy for caring so much, and 2) how to deal with the addict. Along the way, you will be supported by people who understand exactly what you are going through.
Food addiction can take many forms. Symptoms include obesity, anorexia, and bulimia. People often think of the term "eating disorders" when describing the disease of food addiction. Food addicts are obsessed with food, body size, and weight.
We spend our days thinking about when and what we are going to eat or not eat. Binging, purging, and dieting are a way of life. The bottom line is that we can’t stop eating.
Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous (FA) offers relief from the symptoms of eating disorders and guidance on living in recovery.
Domestic Violence & Abuse
The National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233
If you’re experiencing domestic violence, first get help and then learn how to get out.
This hotline has advocates available 24/7/365 to talk to you confidentially if you’re experiencing domestic violence, seeking information, or questioning your relationship.
The Essential Break Free Bootcamp
If you want help leaving a toxic relationship, Kim Saeed’s Essential “Break Free” Bootcamp is a comprehensive resource.
It’s complete with the step-by-step actions you’ll need to take to break free (including several things you’ve never even thought about).
Aside from the actual tactics for leaving (and subsequent healing), perhaps the biggest value this bootcamp provides is direct access to a community of people in the same boat as you, supporting each other.
Using Buddhist Practices and Principles to Heal the Suffering of Addiction
Recovery Dharma (RD) is a peer-led movement and community supporting the potential of each of individual to recover and find freedom from the suffering of addiction.
RD emphasizes empowerment, and the program uses the Buddhist practices of meditation, self-inquiry, wisdom, compassion, and community as tools for recovery and healing.
RD supports the discovery and guidance of each person’s inner wisdom and traditional Buddhist teachings, often referred to as the Dharma, offer a powerful approach to healing from addiction and living a life of true freedom.