Support Groups and Resources for Family and Friends

Adult Children of Alcoholics

A 12-step program for women and men who grew up in alcoholic or otherwise dysfunctional homes.

www.adultchildren.org

Al-Anon / Alateen

A 12-step program for friends and families of problem drinkers.

www.al-anon.alateen.org

Children of Alcoholics Foundation

A nonprofit organization that provides educational materials and services to help professionals, children, and adults dealing with parental addiction.

www.coaf.org

Families Anonymous

A 12-step program for the families and friends of people with addiction.

www.familiesanonymous.org

Nar-Anon Family Groups

A 12-step program to help relatives and friends recover from the effects of living with an addict.

www.nar-anon.org

National Association for Children of Alcoholics (NACoA)

An organization advocating for children and families affected by alcoholism and other drug dependencies.

www.nacoa.org

The Partnership at Drugfree.org

Helping parents prevent, intervene and find treatment for their children using science and communications based resources.

www.drugfree.org

Road Recovery

Helps young people battle addiction (and other adversities) via entertainment industry professionals who have confronted similar crises and now wish to collaborate with young people to create and present live-concert events.

www.roadrecovery.org

SoberHood

Austin, Texas-based nonprofit dedicated to reducing the high cost of addiction while improving the health and wellness of communities.

www.soberhood.org

SuboXone TalkZone

A place for addicts and those who love them to discuss addiction, particularly addiction to opiates (pain pills).

www.suboxforum.com

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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.

At Sober College, young people learn life skills and can take accredited college courses while going through treatment for addiction.

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

This Austin, Texas rehab provides substance abuse and mental health services as an outpatient programs. It is universally beloved by its clients and alumni for the therapy provided to the individual and the support freely given by a caring staff.

Rating: 4.5 stars
Austin, TX
$190/day

If you are looking for a loving and nurturing outpatient program which still emphasizes accountability, this may be the place for you. Almost unanimously, clients credit this Lakewood, Colorado program with improving their lives in significant ways.

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