Alcohol Recovery Resources
AA 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.
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.