A History & Alcoholics Help Directory
Browse through the alcohol recovery resources below, or contact us if you need some guidance in understanding which type of meeting or path to recovery is right for you or a loved one. We offer alcohol intervention support for those in need of alcohol rehabilitation.
- Alcoholics Anonymous – Contact one of these A.A. resources for a meeting list in that location and the surrounding area.
- The International Journal of Alcoholics Anonymous – Monthly Magazine with stories about how members stay sober.
- Online Intergroup : Alcoholics Anonymous – The Online Intergroup, Alcoholics Anonymous, serves all online AA groups that wish to participate. Services include an online meeting directory, help by email for a drinking problem, and a calendar of worldwide AA events.
- The National Association for Christian Recovery – The NACR’s primary purpose is to help the Christian community become a safer and more helpful place for people struggling with the most difficult of life’s problems.
- Friends of Dr Bob – Dr. Bob and the early A.A.’s grounded recovery in the Four Absolutes and found daily guidance through Two Way Prayer.
- Confident Kids – Confident Kids is an international organization that has been promoting Christian support group programs for children ages 4-12 (and their parents) since 1990.
- Adult Children of Alcoholics World Service Organization – Never before in the history of Twelve Step programs has a fellowship brought together such a diverse group of recovering people that includes adult children of alcoholics, codependents, and addicts of various sorts.
- Al-Anon Family Groups, Inc. – Many who come to Al-Anon/Alateen are in despair, feeling hopeless, unable to believe that things can ever change. We want our lives to be different, but nothing we have done has brought about change. We all come to Al-Anon because we want and need help.
- SMART Recovery – Self Management for Addiction Recovery – SMART Recovery is the leading self-empowering addiction recovery support group. Our participants learn tools for addiction recovery based on the latest scientific research and participate in a world-wide community which includes free, self-empowering, science-based mutual help groups.
- AA agnostica – A space for AA agnostics, atheists and freethinkers worldwide
- Secular AA – Our purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics achieve sobriety, to widen the gateway to recovery, and to help make AA ever more inclusive.
- Phoenix Recovery Project – We created The Phoenix Recovery Project to bridge the gap between detoxification and inpatient residential drug and alcohol treatment to long term recovery.
- Pennsylvania Recovery Center – Our mission is to provide intensive outpatient & outpatient services for individuals struggling with substance use disorder, and alcohol use disorder as well as co-occurring mental health problems who are seeking recovery from addiction.
Family and Relationship Resources
- Al-Anon – Al-Anon members are people, just like you, who are worried about someone with a drinking problem.
- NACoA – National Association for Children of Alcoholics
- Alateen – Teenagers between 13 to 18 years old can also register to attend the Alateen Chat meetings.
- Alateen – A place just for teens affected by someone else’s alcoholism.
- SAMHSA’s underage drinking prevention campaign – SAMHSA’s underage drinking prevention campaign helps parents and caregivers start talking to their children early about the dangers of alcohol.
- Families Anonymous – FAMILIES ANONYMOUS is a 12 Step fellowship for the families and friends who have known a feeling of desperation concerning the destructive behavior of someone very near to them, whether caused by drugs, alcohol, or related behavioral problems.
- Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) – The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) provides certain employees with up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave per year. It also requires that their group health benefits be maintained during the leave.
- Recovery for Adult Children of Alcoholics – .This site has been created to provide a resource for people interested in the works of Dr. Janet Woititz, for ACOA’s (Adult Children of Alcoholics) and others who can relate or grew up in dysfunctional family environments.
- Recovering Couples Anonymous – Ours is a fellowship of recovering couples. We suffer from many addictions and dysfunctions, and we share our experience, strength, and hope with each other that we may solve our common problems and help other recovering couples restore their relationships.
- International Child Advocacy Network – The International Child Advocacy Network, Inc. (YesICAN) is a leading global provider of online information for those who have issues around child abuse.
- Substance Abuse and Intimate Relationships – It has long been known that marriage (or other long-term, committed relationships) and substance abuse don’t mix.
- D.A.R.E. America – Launched in 1983, D.A.R.E. is a comprehensive K-12 education program taught in thousands of schools in America and 52 other countries.
- Friday Night Live – “Friday Night Live builds partnerships for positive and healthy youth development which engage youth as active leaders and resources in their communities”
- American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry – The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) represents over 8,700 child and adolescent psychiatrists who are physicians with at least five years of additional training beyond medical school in general (adult) and child and adolescent psychiatry.
- College Drinking – Changing the Culture – This is your one-stop resource for comprehensive research-based information on issues related to alcohol abuse and binge drinking among college students.
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Alcoholism is a disease that affects different people. Some people have no problem drinking in moderation or even quitting completely after drinking in excess for a period of time. However, others cannot stop as soon as they have their first drink. Additionally, if there’s a history of alcoholism in your family, it means that there may be a greater risk that you could develop alcoholism. Our Alcohol Addiction Treatment Center in Philadelphia or one of our many US locations can you help identify the characteristics and or root causes, history etc.
A Family History of Alcoholism
Your DNA doesn’t just define your physical characteristics, it can also define your behavioural characteristics. Therefore, alcohol abuse and alcoholism are traits that you can inherit from your genetics. However, it’s important to note that even though you may be at a greater risk of developing alcoholism if your family has a history of alcoholism, it doesn’t necessarily mean that you are or will be an alcoholic.
Alcoholic tendencies inherited from your family is only one of two main factors that put you at risk. It’s the environment that you grew up in that has one of the biggest impacts on whether you’re more likely to develop alcoholism or not. If you witnessed members of your family that you were living with as a child, such as your parents, get drunk on a regular basis – or if you were the subject of or witness to physical or psychological violence caused by the consumption of alcohol – then these experiences along with the hereditary tendency towards alcoholism will factor more strongly into the risk of becoming an alcoholic.
Many people with this kind of childhood experience will turn to alcohol in an attempt to numb the pain caused by these memories. Not only do these memories and childhood experiences contribute to alcoholism, but children who grew up in an environment like this tend to have easier access to alcohol at an earlier age, which can contribute to early problems with alcohol.
However, not everyone with a family history of alcoholism grows up in a bad environment. You may have grown up in a very healthy and loving environment and still have a family history of alcoholism. While there’s still a risk that you could develop alcoholism, there are plenty of people who are able to drink in moderation in spite of that.
If you have a problem with alcohol, then you should consider letting us help you find the best alcohol addiction treatment center in Philadelphia or at one of our partner centers across the country. For more information, contact us here at the Addiction Treatment Group today.