How can I get support in quitting drinking or drug using

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Stopping is often easier with the help and support of others.

To become a member of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), a person needs only one thing: a desire to stop drinking. To join, you simply meet regularly with others who have quit drinking, in order to share your experience, strength, and hope. You also have a sponsor—a person who has stopped drinking for a period of time, and who can give you individual support. AA does not charge any money. It does not support or oppose any causes, or have connections to any religious or political groups. The only purpose of AA is to carry its message to the drinking person who still suffers.

Other groups like AA exist for people who misuse narcotics (NA), and for family members of people who misuse drugs or alcohol.

You can also start your own support group.

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