“I don’t talk badly about any program because the only thing 12-step programs do is save lives.”
ADDICTION fall into two categories: substance and behavioral addictions.
It's easy to see the wreckage caused by drugs/alcohol but behavioral addictions can be equally as destructive. Sex, food, gaming, and gambling are all potentially addictive. (Especially for people with addictive tendencies or for those who were raised in addict/alcoholic homes).
Addiction creates a ripple that affects partners/friends/family members. Luckily, there are meetings for that too!
Below is a list of 12-step programs for almost every addiction related ailment.
All have been active for at least 10+ years, have thriving memberships and are all-inclusive, meaning everyone is welcome regardless of age, race, sexual identity, religion or lack of religion, etc.
It's suggested you try 6 meetings. If you don't find a message that feels right for you, try a different meeting or a different 12-step fellowship. Trust that in the beginning you may totally hate meetings. That's normal. But if you've got a problem and you want help, 12-step works.