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Organisations and support

Self-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.
International: www.na.org
South Africa: www.na.org.za

Nar-Anon / Narateen
12 Step, self-help programme for family and friends affected by drug abuse.
International: www.nar-anon.org
South Africa: www.naranon.org.za

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)
12 Step, self-help programme helping alcoholics to achieve sobriety and stay sober.
International: www.aa.org
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.
International: www.al-anon.org
International: www.adultchildren.org
South Africa: www.alanon.org.za

Overeaters Anonymous (OA)
12 Step, self-help programme of recovery from compulsive eating (incl. obesity, bulimia and anorexia).
International: www.oa.org

Gamblers Anonymous (GA)
12 Step, self-help programme for recovery from a gambling problem.
International: www.gamblersanonymous.org

Gam-Anon
12 Step, self-help programme for the family members, friends and loved ones of compulsive gamblers who have been affected by the gambling problem.
International: www.gam-anon.org

Co-Dependents Anonymous (CoDa)
12 Step, self-help programme for developing healthy relationships.
International: www.coda.org
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.
International: www.slaafws.org

Sex Addicts Anonymous (SAA)
12-step, self-help programme for overcoming sexual addiction and recovery from sexual addiction.
International: www.sexaa.org

Hazelden
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

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