Treatment / Support

Alcohol and Drug Abuse

Support groups for alcohol abuse & addiction

Most of these organizations have worldwide chapters:

  • Secular Organizations for Sobriety – SOS is a similar organization to AA but without the religious affiliation. (Secular Organizations for Sobriety)
  • Women for Sobriety – A non-profit organization dedicated to helping women overcome alcoholism and other addictions. (Women for Sobriety, Inc.)
  • Alcoholics Anonymous – Learn more about AA, including the 12 steps, and find a support meeting in your area. (Alcoholics Anonymous)
  • SMART Recovery – Self-Management and Recovery Training (SMART) is a program that aims to achieve abstinence from alcohol through self-empowerment and self-directed change. (SMART Recovery)

Alcohol treatment programs:

Drug treatment in the U.S.:

Drug treatment in other countries:

Support groups for drug abuse & addiction:

Dual Diagnosis

Dealing with substance abuse, alcoholism, or drug addiction is even more difficult when you’re also struggling with a mental health disorder, such as depression, bipolar disorder, or anxiety

Treatment for dual diagnosis substance abuse and mental health disorders

In the U.S.:

  • SAMHSA Substance Abuse Treatment Facility Locator – Provides a searchable database of private and public substance abuse treatment facilities. SAMHSA also operates a helpline: (800) 662-HELP (4357) with help in English and Spanish, or TDD at (800) 487-4889. (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration)
  • Local State Substance Abuse Agency. Many states have their own listings of substance abuse treatment resources, toll-free hotlines, and information about accreditation. (SAMHSA)


  • Dual Recovery Anonymous – Independent, twelve-step, self-help organization for people who are chemically dependent and also affected by a mental health disorder. (Dual Recovery Anonymous)

Support for veterans with dual diagnosis

Specialized programs can address the unique stresses veterans face:

In the U.S.:




Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder support groups in the U.S.

  • Find Support – Learn about DBSA (Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance) support groups and how they can help. Includes a Support Group Locator. (Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance)
  • How to Start a Support Group– Information on how to start your very own support group for children with bipolar disorder. (The Bipolar Child)

Bipolar disorder support groups worldwide


Support groups for depression – in the U.S.

  • Find Support – To locate a depression support group in your area, visit the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance directory.

Support groups for depression – international

  • In the UK, Depression Alliance provides a list of self-help groups.
  • In Canada, Finding Help in Canada offer lists of local support groups. (Mood Disorders Society of Canada)
  • In Australia, Blue Pages offers treatment and support group information in your state or territory.
  • In New Zealand, Blue Pages provides a directory of resources.

Eating Disorders

Treatment and support groups for eating disorders

  • – Comprehensive, easy-to-search database of eating disorder treatment providers, including specialists for anorexia and bulimia. (The Eating Disorder Referral and Information Center)
  • Information & Referral Helpline – Eating disorders helpline offers advice and referrals. Includes an online directory of treatment providers and support groups. (National Eating Disorders Association)
  • HelpFinder – Searchable database of treatment and help for anorexia and bulimia in the United Kingdom and abroad. (beat, UK)
  • Overeaters Anonymous – Find an Overeaters Anonymous group in your area and learn how the 12-steps apply to binge eating recovery. (Overeaters Anonymous)
  • Eating Disorders Anonymous – Find support and group meetings with other eating disorder sufferers in your area. (Eating Disorders Anonymous)


Schizophrenia services and support