This is a partial list of major, community-based groups that provide support for individuals dealing with a wide range of concerns. For information on other support groups that may be available in your area, we encourage you to call the Tampa Bay Cares helpline by dialing 211 on your phone. You can also use their online database by clicking here.
Adult Children of Alcoholics World Services Organization: 12-step program of recovery for individuals who were raised in an alcoholic or otherwise dysfunctional household
Al-Anon/Alateen: For families and friends of alcoholics
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA): A 12-step program/fellowship for people who are (or think they may be) alcoholics
Alcoholics Victorious: 12-step Christian-oriented group for those recovering from alcohol or chemical dependency.
Anesthetists in Recovery: Network of recovering nurse anesthetists.
Augustine Fellowship, Sex & Love Addicts Anonymous: A 12-step program for sexual addiction
CALIX: Abstinence-based fellowship for Catholic alcoholics
Celebrate Recovery: A Christian/biblically based recovery program; uses a system of “8 Recovery Principles”
Chemically Dependent Anonymous (CDA): Abstinence-based support group
Cocaine Anonymous (CA): A 12-step program/fellowship for people who are (or think they may be) addicted to cocaine
Co-Dependents Anonymous (CODA): A 12-step recovery program/fellowship for co-dependents (individuals who experience or engage in maladaptive, compulsive behaviors learned in order to survive in a family experiencing great emotional pain and distress)
Codependents of Sexual Addiction (COSA): 12-step program for mena nd women whose lives have been affected by another person's compulsive sexual behavior
Debtors Anonymous: A recovery program and support group for people who wish to overcome compulsive debt.
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA): A peer-run support group for people diagnosed with depression and/or Bipolar Disorder.
Double Trouble in Recovery, Inc.: Fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other so that they may solve their common problems and help others to recover from their particular addiction(s) and mental disorders; for individuals diagnosed with both mental health conditions and substance use disorders
Dual Recovery Anonymous: A 12-step self-help program for individuals who experience a dual disorder of chemical dependency and a psychiatric or emotional illness.
Families Anonymous: 12-step fellowship for relatives and friends of persons with drug, alcohol or behavioral problems.
Gamblers Anonymous (GA): 12-step program/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
Healing Club: Online support community for domestic violence victims, survivors, and others who want to take part in the “healing” process or know someone who has been touched by domestic violence
International Doctors in Alcoholics Anonymous (IDAA): Opportunity for doctoral level health care professionals to discuss common problems and find common solutions to drug and alcohol problems.
International Lawyers in Alcoholics Anonymous: Serves as a clearinghouse for support groups for lawyers who are recovering alcoholics or have other chemical dependencies.
International Nurses Anonymous : Support and advocacy network for nurses who are involved in a 12-step recovery program. Membership is open to any RN, LPN (or LVN), nursing student or former nurse who considers themselves to be members of a 12-step group
Jewish Alcoholics, Chemically Dependent Persons, & Significant Others (JACS): For alcoholic and chemically dependent Jews, families, friends, associates and the community.
LifeRing Secular Recovery: Secular community of persons who are building lives free of dependency on alcohol and other drugs.
Marijuana Anonymous: A 12-step program/fellowship for people who are (or think they may be) addicted to marijuana
Men For Sobriety: Purpose is to help all men recover from problem drinking through the discovery of self, gained by sharing experiences, hopes and encouragement with other men in similar circumstances. Recognizes men's complex role in today's society.
Moderation Management: A behavioral change program and national support group network for people concerned about their drinking and who desire to make positive lifestyle changes.
Nar-Anon: Fellowship for those affected by someone else’s addiction (i.e. family, friends, relatives, partners)
Narcotics Anonymous (NA): A 12-step program/fellowship for people who are (or think they are) addicted to drugs
Online Gamers Anonymous: A fellowship of people sharing their experience, strengths and hope to help each other recover and heal from the problems caused by excessive game playing
Overcomers Outreach, Inc.: Christ-centered 12-step support group for anyone affected by addictions, as well as their families and friends.
Overeaters Anonymous (OA): A fellowship and 12-step program of recovery from compulsive overeating
Pharmacist Recovery Network: Network of Pharmacists and Pharmacy students in recovery.
Psychologists Helping Psychologists: For doctoral-level psychologists or students who've had a personal experience with alcohol or drugs.
Recoveries Anonymous: Spiritual recovery group for anyone seeking solution for any kind of addiction, problem or behavior.
S-Anon: A 12-step program for sexual addiction
Secular Organizations for Sobriety (SOS): A secular, self-empowerment based recovery program for individuals who are (or think they may be) addicted to alcohol
Self Management & Recovery Training (SMART): A mutual-help group that helps people recover from all types of addictive behaviors using Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) techniques
Sex Addicts Anonymous: A 12-step program for sexual addiction
Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous: Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous, or S.L.A.A., is a Twelve Step, Twelve Tradition oriented Fellowship of men and women who help each other to stay sober. We offer help to anyone who has a sex addiction or love addiction or both and wants to do something about it.
Sexaholics Anonymous: A 12-step program for sexual addiction
Sexual Compulsives Anonymous : A 12-step program for sexual addiction
Sexual Recovery Anonymous : A 12-step program for sexual addiction
Shopaholics Anonymous: A 12-step program for compulsive overspenders
Spenders Anonymous: A 12-step program for overspenders
Social Workers Helping Social Workers: Supports recovery from alcohol or other chemical dependence, either their own or that of a significant other, among social workers (BSW/MSW) or BSW/MSW students
Veterinarians in Recovery: Support network for veterinarians in recovery from alcoholism and addiction. Provides information and referrals, phone support and newsletter.
Weight Watchers: A meeting and program that assists people with weight loss or weight maintenance
Women for Sobriety: a non-profit organization and fellowship dedicated to helping women overcome alcoholism and other addictions