Organisations and supportSelf-help organisations in South Africa are recommended for long-term recovery. All 12-step programmes mentioned below are free, as they consist of members in recovery supporting each other.
Narcotics Anonymous (NA)
12 Step, self-help programme of recovering drug addicts who help each other stay clean.
South Africa: www.na.org.za
Nar-Anon / Narateen
12 Step, self-help programme for family and friends affected by drug abuse.
South Africa: www.naranon.org.za
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)
12 Step, self-help programme helping alcoholics to achieve sobriety and stay sober.
South Africa: www.aanonymous.org.za
Western Cape: www.aasouthafrica.co.za
Al-Anon / Alateen / Al-Anon Adult Children of Alcoholics (AACA)
12 Step, self-help programme for families and friends of alcoholics.
South Africa: www.alanon.org.za
Overeaters Anonymous (OA)
12 Step, self-help programme of recovery from compulsive eating (incl. obesity, bulimia and anorexia).
Gamblers Anonymous (GA)
12 Step, self-help programme for recovery from a gambling problem.
12 Step, self-help programme for the family members, friends and loved ones of compulsive gamblers who have been affected by the gambling problem.
Co-Dependents Anonymous (CoDa)
12 Step, self-help programme for developing healthy relationships.
South Africa: www.codasouthafrica.co.za
Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous (SLAA)
12-step, self-help programme for sex addiction, love addiction, dependency on romantic attachments, emotional dependency, and sexual, social and emotional anorexia.
Sex Addicts Anonymous (SAA)
12-step, self-help programme for overcoming sexual addiction and recovery from sexual addiction.
Non-profit organisation helping people recover from alcoholism and other drug addictions, also known as the world's premier publisher of information on this subject and related areas.
Based in the USA: www.hazelden.org