Other Resources

Helpful Treatment Websites

  1. Find Treatment here (national resource).
  2. Find Treatment here (Connecticut-specific resource)
  3. Another option to Find Treatment (national)  –  ATLAS
  4. Find a syringe services program here via the North American Syringe Exchange Network (NASEN) .

Harm Reduction

  1. Never Use Alone Hotline: 1(800) 484-3731, “spotting” via phone for overdose prevention.
  2. NextDistro: For detailed harm reduction handouts and mail order harm reduction supplies (in ONLY NY, CA, MI, OK, NV).

Mutual Support

  1. Find a local Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meeting here.
  2. Find a local Narcotics Anonymous meeting here.
  3. Medication-Assisted Recovery Anonymous (MARA): Inspired by those of AA/NA, but explicitly values medication as a means to recovery (“non-judgment is our code”). Online meetings, Facebook group.
  4. Smart Recovery: Mutual support groups for individuals seeking “science-based, self-empowered addiction recovery” for any harmful habits. Takes an approach similar to cognitive behavioral therapy. Supportive of opioid agonist therapies. Several online meetings/day.
  5. LifeRin: Anonymous, peer-led meetings for individuals who struggle with the focus on God in traditional AA/NA meetings and are looking for an approach based more on self-efficacy, and less on “hurts and damages of the past.” Supportive of opioid agonist therapies. Online meetings.
  6. Recovery Dharma: Peer-led community that uses Buddhist practices of meditation, self-inquiry, wisdom, compassion, and community as tools for recovery and healing. Supportive of opioid agonist therapies. Online meetings.
  7. Refuge Recovery: Buddhist-oriented, non-theistic recovery program for “all forms of addiction” – “the only criteria for membership is a desire to be free of addiction” and members practice daily program that includes meetings, meditation, personal inventory, mentorship, retreat, and service. Online meetings. Website also has free audio meditations.
  8. Women for Sobriety: Open to “all expressions of female identity”, focus on self-value, self-worth, and self-efficacy to overcome substance use disorder. Online meetings, Facebook group.
  9. She Recovers: An online community for cis or trans women and gender nonconforming individuals who are seeking trauma-informed space for recovery and healing. Has a blog, podcasts, and an online schedule of daily meetings, facilitated by trained coaches, weekly dance and yoga groups, and a Facebook group.
  10. The Phoenix: Focus on fitness – “the cost of membership is 48 hrs of sobriety.” Offers 7-10 free online classes per day (yoga, cardio, meditation, kickboxing, etc.).
  11. Harm Reduction Works: Welcomes individuals seeking abstinence, individuals on methadone or buprenorphine, and individuals who are still using or drinking. Focused on harm reduction, self-determination, & combating stigma. Has Zoom meetings, an active Facebook group, Twitter, & Instagram.
  12. Harm Reduction for Alcohol: Support for safer drinking, reduced drinking, or quitting. Online forum, chat room, email group, Facebook group, podcasts.

Family Resources

  1. Al-Anon
  2. Friends and Family Harm Reduction Works