Twelve step groups
There are a wide variety of self help groups based on the 12 steps, originally developed in Alcoholics Anonymous. Here are a few:
- For people seeking to manage their spending and debts
Debtors Anonymous is a great resource
- For people working to overcome eating issues, there is
- For help with incest and childhood sexual abuse, the
NYC branch of SIA has meeting lists for the tri-state area
- For help with issues such as grief, anxiety, low self-esteem,
panic and other emotional issues, there is Emotions Anonymous
- For help with couples issues, there is Recovering Couples Anonymous.
Though many couples in RCA are also in other 12 step fellowships,
the only requirement for membership is a desire to "stay committed in
loving and intimate relationships"
Sex, Love & Romance Addictions
- For sex and love addicts, there is
- For friends and family members of sex addicts, there are two 12 step groups
[studies based on a group of other studies] find that self-help is almost
as effective as other therapeutic interventions, and most change occurs between,
not during, the therapy hour. Writing in the December issue of
Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, he cites, for example,
research showing that about 75 percent of people who change behavioral and
addictive disorders do so on their own.
75 percent of people
who change behavioral and addictive disorders do so on their own....
Psychotherapy Networker, July/August 2007, p. 16