12-Step Fellowships

Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACA)

A forum for individuals who desire to recover from the effects of growing up in an alcoholic or otherwise dysfunctional family.

http://www.meetings.adultchildren.org

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)

The world's leading 12-step fellowship, designed to help people overcome drinking problems.

www.aa.org

Cocaine Anonymous

A program to help people recover from cocaine addiction.

www.ca.org

Co-Dependents Anonymous

A program that helps people with codependency problems to learn to form healthier relationships.

www.coda.org

Computer Gaming Addicts Anonymous

A program for people who game compulsively and excessively.

http://cgaa.info/

Crystal Meth Anonymous

A program to help people recover from crystal meth addiction.

www.crystalmeth.org

Debtors Anonymous

A program to help people recover from compulsive spending and debt problems.

www.debtorsanonymous.org

Dual Recovery Anonymous

An organization for people with a dual diagnosis of chemical dependence and an emotional or psychiatric illness.

www.draonline.org

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous

A program for people who suffer from overeating, under eating, bulimia, or obsession with food or body size.

www.foodaddicts.org

Gamblers Anonymous

A program to help people recover from addiction to gambling.

www.gamblersanonymous.org

Marijuana Anonymous

A program to help people recover from marijuana addiction.

www.marijuana-anonymous.org

Narcotics Anonymous (NA)

An international association of recovering drug addicts.

www.na.org

Native American Indian General Service Office of Alcoholics Anonymous (NAIGSO-AA)

A 12 step fellowship aimed specifically at Native American Indians. The service also offers an inmate correspondence program that connects with Native American alcoholics who are incarcerated.

www.naigso-aa.org

Nicotine Anonymous

A program offering support to people trying to quit smoking.

www.nicotine-anonymous.org

Overeaters Anonymous

A program helping people to overcome the problem of compulsive overeating.

www.oa.org

Sexaholics Anonymous

A program helping people to achieve sexual sobriety.

www.sa.org

Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous

A program helping people with sex and love addictions.

www.slaafws.org

Shopaholics Anonymous

A program helping people with compulsive shopping addictions.

www.shopaholicsanonymous.org

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Visions offers top-of-the-line treatment for 13 to 18 year old addicts, with alumni that includes Elizabeth Brockovich—daughter of Erin Brockovich—who found treatment in Vision's outpatient, day school, sober living and their Launch program.

Rating: 5 stars
Malibu and Los Angeles
$40,000/30 days (45 day minimum)

This SoCal program fosters a regimented but respectful recovery environment, where teens learn how to live sober through plenty of 12-step meetings and life-skills classes—not to mention "equine-assisted psychotherapy" and mixed martial arts.

Rating: 5 stars
Newport Beach, Calif.
$30,000/mo.

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Rating: 4.5 stars
Woodland Hills, CA
$15,000 - $25,000 per month;

Whether you’re interested in the 12 Steps, SMART Recovery, or holistic treatments, this luxurious, appealing and commendable 4.5 star San Diego rehab has a program for you. 

Rating: 4.5 stars
San Diego
$45,000 - $149,900 per month

This 12-step based non-profit Tennessee facility for men offers meetings, groups and camaraderie.

Rating: 4.5 stars
Burns, TN
30-day program: $6500; LTR Program / Extended Care: $5500 (monthly); step-down program (outpatient): $1500

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Rating: 4.5 stars
Austin, TX
$190/day

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Rating: 4.5 stars
Lakewood, CO
$30-$50 per group; $50-$75 per one-on-one session.

The Sanctuary Byron Bay combines a completely individualized holistic approach with unrivaled luxury. If you want excellent treatment combined with true privacy and every possible amenity, including your own 24-hour carer, this is the place for you.

Rating: 4.5 stars
Byron Bay, Australia
$140,000/month

DARA is as lush and exotic as you might expect. Their program includes airport pick-up, a full medical exam at a nearby private hospital and luxury amenities—all at surprisingly affordable prices.

Rating: 4 stars
Koh Chang, Thailand
$6,995 for 4 weeks.

Highly rated by their teen clients and their families, Paradigm Malibu offers programs for a really wide range of adolescent disorders including: depression, anxiety, personality disorders, substance abuse, behavioral addictions, and eating disorders.

Rating: 4.5 stars
Malibu, CA
$49,000 flat rate