Support Groups & Resources

Recovery Support Groups

Recovery for Life is more rewarding with friends, allies, cheerleaders, and mentors.

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Sharing your recovery burdens with like-minded individuals—people who truly understand what you’ve been through and are going through—can help in a big way. Caron’s addiction recovery support groups (from internet addiction support groups to substance addiction groups) and fellowship programs are available to all Caron alumni, families, and friends.

What are the 12 steps to recovery?
The 12 Steps to recovery is a program created by the founders of AA (Alcoholics Anonymous) that — through mutual aid, sharing, regular meetings, accountability, and mentorship — helps individuals overcome substance use, alcohol use, and behavioral disorders.


What are the 12 steps in the 12 step program?
We admitted we were powerless over alcohol (or other substance/behavior) — that our lives had become unmanageable.Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him.Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings.Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all.Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it.Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out.Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics (or others with substance use/behavior disorders), and to practice these principles in all our affairs.

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