Alcoholic Anonymous (12 Step Programs): based on the Big Book and have an amazing following with premise of 12 steps, a sponsor, meetings and a “Higher Power”. Many have issues with the concepts of labeling oneself, powerless, and higher power.
HAMS stands for Harm reduction, Abstinence, and Moderation Support.Harm Reduction Network provides information and support for people who wish to reduce the harm in their lives cause by the use of alcohol or drugs.
MATE, DR Gabor: Dr. Maté is the co-founder of Compassion for Addiction, a non-profit that focusses on addiction. He is also an advisor of Drugs over Dinner. Dr Mate looks at addiction as stemming from childhood trauma as opposed to a genetic issue or a character flaw
Rational Recovery: short version is …. name your inner demons aka voices.. and use AVRT…Addictive Voice Recognition Technique®, an unprecedented avenue to secure, permanent abstinence. In AVRT-based recovery, you personify those thoughts and tell them to get lost! RR core premise is once you learn to control the voice aka BEAST, you dont need meetings etc.
Secular Organizations for Sobriety aka Save Our Selves: non-profit network of autonomous addiction recovery groups. The program stresses the need to place the highest priority on sobriety and uses mutual support to assist members in achieving this goal. The Suggested Guidelines for Sobriety emphasize rational decision-making and are not religious or spiritual in nature. SOS represents an alternative to the spiritually based addiction recovery programs such as Alcoholics Anonymous. SOS members may also attend AA meetings, but SOS does not view spirituality or surrender to a Higher Power as being necessary to maintain abstinence.
Sinclair Method for Treating Alcoholism: The Sinclair Method of alcohol abuse or alcoholism treatment is unique. It enables most alcoholics to drink in moderation. The technique uses naltrexone or a similar substance. The Sinclair Method treatment lasts for three to 15 months. After that, the patient needs to continue taking naltrexone before drinking. This prevents positive conditioning from occurring.
SMART Recovery: SMART stands for : Self Management and Recovery Training. Key points are scientific approach using tools based on REBT.. Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy. Great tools and the Stages of Change allow for lapsing and even.. gasp.. Graduating! SMART has a 4 point program and has meetings to review tools to deal with all types of addictive behaviors and / or drugs of choice.
Women For Sobriety, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping women overcome alcoholism and other addictions. It is, in fact, the first national self-help program for women alcoholics. Our “New Life” Program helps achieve sobriety and sustain ongoing recovery. WFS has been providing services to women alcoholics since July, 1976.
Women in Recovery, Inc. provides counseling and sober living referrals for women recovering from the disease of addiction; based on the philosophy, that until a woman can face the reality of any addiction in her life, other areas of tension and pain cannot be adequately healed.