Other 12-Step Fellowships

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS® is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.

  • The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for A.A. membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions.
  • A.A. is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy; neither endorses nor opposes any causes.
  • Our primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety.

The exercise of our Traditions (specifically Traditions Six, Ten and Eleven) prohibit our group and website from endorsing other organizations, public or private.

Tradition 6. An A.A. group ought never endorse, finance, or lend the A.A. name to any related facility or outside enterprise, lest problems of money, property, and prestige divert us from our primary purpose.
Tradition 10. Alcoholics Anonymous has no opinion on outside issues; hence the A.A. name ought never be drawn into public controversy.
Tradition 11: Our public relations policy is based on attraction rather than promotion; we need always maintain personal anonymity at the level of press, radio, and films.

And, as we have gratefully found the 12-Steps to be a solution for our common problem, we are willing to share links to 12-Step Fellowships that may help persons with problems other than alcohol. We encourage you to read the pamphlet “Problems Other than Alcohol”, A.A. Founder Bill W.’s thoughts on the status of other types of addicts within A.A. .

Other 12-Step Fellowships

Al-Anon & Alateen*
Strength and hope for friends and families of alcoholics and problem drinkers.
*Al-Anon/Alateen in the Greater Minneapolis and St. Paul Area
Atheists Anonymous

Chemically Dependent Anonymous
Chemically Dependent Anonymous is a 12-step fellowship for anyone seeking freedom from drug and alcohol addiction.

Kleptomaniacs Anonymous [Cleptomaniacs & Shoplifters Anonymous (CASA)]
CASA is a unique, independent and secular weekly self-help group. CASA’s purpose is to provide a safe, confidential and non-judgmental space for compassion, understanding and recovery from “addictive-compulsive” dishonest behavior, primarily shoplifting, fraud, kleptomania and embezzlement.

Clutters Anonymous (CLA)
A fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength, and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem with clutter and help each other to recover.

Cocaine Anonymous
A fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from their cocaine addiction.

Co-Anon
Co-Anon Family Groups are a fellowship of men and women who are husbands, wives, parents, relatives or close friends of someone who is addicted to cocaine.

Co-Dependents Anonymous
A fellowship of men and women whose common purpose is to develop healthy relationships.

Crystal Meth Anonymous
A fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other, so they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from addiction to crystal meth.

Debtors Anonymous
Debtors Anonymous offers hope for people whose use of unsecured debt causes problems and suffering in their lives and the lives of others.

Depressed Anonymous
Seeks to prevent depression through education and by creating a supportive and caring community through support groups that successfully keep individuals from relapsing into depression.

Drug Addicts Anonymous
a fellowship of men and women who have recovered from addiction and are committed to helping those who still suffer from drug addiction. Drug Addicts Anonymous is not dedicated to users of any one specific drug, and use of no single drug was predominant among our members.

Dual Recovery Anonymous
Dual Recovery Anonymous™ is an independent, nonprofessional, Twelve Step, self-help membership organization for people who experience a dual illness. We are chemically dependent and we are also affected by an emotional or psychiatric illness.

Emotions Anonymous
A fellowship composed of people working toward recovery from emotional difficulties. The only requirement for membership is a desire to become well emotionally.

Families Anonymous
A 12 Step fellowship for the families and friends of individuals with drug, alcohol, or related behavioral problems.

Food Addicts Anonymous (FAA)
An organization that believes that Food Addiction is a biochemical disorder that occurs at a cellular level and therefore cannot be cured by willpower or by therapy alone.

Food Addicts In Recovery Anonymous
Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous is an international fellowship of men and women who have experienced difficulties in life as a result of the way we used to eat.

Gamblers Anonymous
A fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from a gambling problem.

Heroin Anonymous
Heroin Anonymous is a non-profit fellowship of men and women who have found a solution to heroin addiction.

Homosexuals Anonymous
Homosexuals Anonymous is an international organization dedicated to serving the recovery needs of men and women who struggle with unwanted same sex attraction.

Incest Survivors Anonymous
A fellowship for incest survivors and prosurvivors (a prosurvivor is someone who loves, believes, and supports the survivor in their recovery from incest, such as a family member, spouse, friend).

Junk Food (Media) Anonymous (Sugar Addicts Anonymous, AntiNutrient Addicts Anonymous)
a fellowship of individuals who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from the effects of addiction or dependency on (synthetic refined foods*) anti-nutrients(*).

Lip Balm Anonymous (LBA)
A fellowship for individuals who use lip balm habitually.

Narcotics Anonymous
An ongoing support network for addicts who wish to pursue and maintain a drug-free lifestyle. Narcotics Anonymous does not focus on any particular drug; NA’s approach makes no distinction between drugs including alcohol.

Nar-Anon
Strength and hope for friends and families of addicts.

Nicotine Anonymous
Nicotine Anonymous is a non-profit 12-step fellowship of men and women helping each other live nicotine-free lives.

Obsessive Compulsive Anonymous
A fellowship of people who share their Experience, Strength, and Hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from OCD.

On-Line Gamers Anonymous
Sharing our experience, strength and hope to help each other recover and heal from problems caused by video game addiction.

Overeaters Anonymous (OA)
OA offers a program of recovery from compulsive overeating, binge eating and other eating disorders using the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of OA.

Parents Anonymous
Parents Anonymous® has been a solution for parents by offering a safe place where parents can support one another to make lasting, effective, positive changes in their lives.

Pills Anonymous
Pills Anonymous is a fellowship of recovering pill addicts.

Recoveries Anonymous (recovery from Vulgarity)
A Twelve Step program for those who want a full recovery from vulgarity—but despite their best efforts, have yet to find a full recovery from vulgarity—and for their family and friends.

Recovering Couples Anonymous
A fellowship of recovering couples who share experience, strength, and hope with each other that they may solve their common problems and help other recovering couples restore their relationships.

Self Mutilators Anonymous
A fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength, and hope with each other, that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from physical self-mutilation.

Sex Addicts Anonymous
Sex Addicts Anonymous offers a message of hope to anyone who suffers from sex addiction.

Sexaholics Anonymous
A fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength, and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to achieve sexual sobriety.

Sex & Love Anonymous
A program for anyone who suffers from an addictive compulsion to engage in or avoid sex, love, or emotional attachment.

Sexual Compulsive Anonymous
A fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other, that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from sexual compulsion.

Sexual Recovery Anonymous
A fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem— sexual addiction—and help others to recover.

Spenders  Anonymous
Spenders Anonymous is a community of women and men sharing our experience, strength and hope as we work toward clarity in our relationship with money.

Suicide Anonymous
A fellowship in which we share our experience, strength and hope with each other so we may solve our common problem and help others recover from suicidal preoccupation.

Vulgarity Anonymous
A worldwide fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength, and hope with each other in an effort to recover from language abuse, misuse of language, corrupting words, and compulsive profanity.

Workaholics Anonymous
A fellowship of individuals who share their experience, strength, and hope with each other that they may solve their common problems and help others to recover from workaholism.