Many Paths – Variety

By Carolyn

About this column

We are fortunate to live during a time when there are many options for finding and sustaining lasting recovery from addiction. We are all individuals and while there are many aspects of our personal journeys that may be similar to those of others, we are each called to discover for ourselves what works and what doesn’t work for us. Journey’s Many Paths column shines a light on different approaches that people use to maintain lasting recovery without endorsing specific approaches or recovery programs. We ultimately leave it up to you, the reader, to decide what works best for you, while presenting you with multiple pathways to recovery.


Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) A fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope to solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism

207-774-4335 / 800-737-6237
www.cso.aamaine.org

Narcotics Anonymous (NA) A support program for people in recovery from drug addiction based on the 12 steps of AA

818-773-9999 / 800-974-0062
https://namaine.org

H.O.P.E. Group A safe place where people come together to find wellness by sharing their stories and listening with an open heart and mind to others

727-420-2964 (Liz)
https://hopehealing.org

Al-Anon /Alateen A support program for friends & families affected by alcoholism

207-284-1844 / 800-498-1844
https://al-anon.org

Drug Addicts Anonymous (DAA) A fellowship of men and women who have recovered from addiction and are committed to helping those who still suffer, based on the 12 steps

970-761-5189
https://daausa.org

Marijuana Anonymous (MA) A fellowship of people who share their experience, strength and hope to recover from marijuana addiction

609-529-6332 / 800-766-6779
www.marijuana-anonymous.org

Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACOA or ACA) A 12-step, 12-tradition program for men and women who grew up in dysfunctional homes

207-322-6284
https://adultchildren.org

Codependents Anonymous (CoDA) A fellowship of men and women whose common purpose is to develop healthy and loving relationships

602-277-7991 / 888-444-2359
http://coda.org

Gambler’s Anonymous (GA) A fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope to solve their common problem and help others to recover from a ,gambling problem

718-352-1671 / 888-830-2271
http://newenglandga.com

Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous (SLAA) A program of recovery for people addicted to sex and love, based on the 12 steps of AA

207-323-5143 / 800-204-2803
https://slaafws.org

Cocaine Anonymous (CA) A 12-step program for people seeking recovery from drug addiction

617-539-6090 / 800-347-8998
(meeting info only)
https://ca.org

Overeaters Anonymous (OA) A fellowship of individuals who, through shared experience, strength and hope, are recovering from compulsive overeating

Dial 211 for meeting info.
http://oamaine.org

SMART Recovery Mutual-support meetings that are free and open to anyone seeking science-based, self-empowered addiction recovery

440-951-5357
www.smartrecovery.org

Heroin Anonymous (HA) A fellowship of heroin addicts who help each other practice complete abstinence from drugs and alcohol

347-858-3601
https://heroinanonymous.org

Wellbriety Movement (White Bison) A sustainable grassroots movement that provides culturally based healing for indigenous people

207-992-0411 / 877-871-1495
https://wellbriety.com

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