Over the past few years I’ve had a number of folks reach out to me looking for resources for themselves, friends, or loved ones. They range from people who have lived here for years to folks who are visiting just for a weekend to those who are sober-curious about the different options they have in the path to recovery.
Please note: This list includes options that I may not have visited myself, but wanted to offer in case you find them useful.
Alcoholics Anonymous Las Vegas Central Office: Alcoholics Anonymous is a voluntary, worldwide fellowship of men and women from all walks of life who meet together to attain and maintain sobriety. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for A.A. membership.
The Fearless Kind: Caitlin and Dr. Sarah met at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in their master’s program. Both women share strong ethical values and have a strong desire heal those experiencing pain. Their professional experiences have provided them with the necessary skills to be competent clinicians. Part of their motivation for opening The Fearless Kind facility was witnessing patient care coming second to a corporation’s bottom line and recognizing that there were not enough treatment resources available to help women. As women and mental health professionals, they were determined to provide solutions to these problems. Caitlin and Dr. Sarah created The Fearless Kind facility to breakdown many of the barriers women face when seeking treatment for addiction and co-occurring eating disorders, trauma, and other mental health related issues. They are both extremely passionate about providing gender-responsive treatment services for women to heal from past trauma, reconnect with who they truly are, and create new life paths for the future.
Foundation for Recovery: Foundation for Recovery’s mission is to promote the positive impact of recovery from substance use and co-occurring disorders and enhancing the lives of individuals and families affected by the disease of addiction. Our programs and partnerships open pathways to recovery by removing social barriers and creating opportunities for those seeking and maintaining long-term recovery.
The Meeting Space Las Vegas: The Meeting Space and The Recovery Store is located at the corner of Rainbow & Patrick. There are 89 weekly meetings on the schedule for you to attend at the time that works best for you.
Nevada Al-Anon: Al-Anon is a fellowship of people who have been affected by the alcohol abuse of a loved one. We meet regularly in small groups to absorb the strength and hope of others who have lived with alcoholism. We learn from the experience of others who have lived in similar situations.
Refuge Recovery Las Vegas: Refuge Recovery is grounded in the belief that Buddhist principles and practices create a strong foundation for a path to freedom from addiction. This program is an approach to recovery that understands: All individuals have the power and potential to free themselves from the suffering that is caused by addiction. We feel confident in the power of the buddha’s teachings, if applied, to relieve suffering of all kinds, including the suffering of addiction. This is a process that cultivates a path of awakening, the path of recovering from the addictions and delusions that have created so much suffering in our lives and in this world.
Secular AA of Las Vegas: Our mission is to assure suffering alcoholics that they can find sobriety in Alcoholics Anonymous without having to accept anyone else’s beliefs or deny their own. Secular AA does not endorse or oppose any form of religion or belief system and operates in accordance with the Third Tradition of Alcoholics Anonymous.
Smart Recovery Las Vegas: Self-Management And Recovery Training (SMART) is a global community of mutual-support groups. At meetings, participants help one another resolve problems with any addiction (to drugs or alcohol or to activities such as gambling or over-eating). Participants find and develop the power within themselves to change and lead fulfilling and balanced lives guided by our science-based and sensible 4-Point Program.
TRY Yoga Las Vegas: T.R.Y. Trauma Recovery Yoga’s mission is to “help people, help people”. We know that the more people we educate about healing trauma, the more people they will help heal.
And here are a list of “online only” resources if you’re not ready to talk with anyone in person yet.
Gray Area Drinkers: We’re all familiar with the rock-bottom kind of drinking that ruins too many lives. On the other end of the specturm, there are those who rarely drink. If you fall between those two extremes, you might identify as a Gray Area Drinker.
GaL-AA: Gays and Lesbians in AA was established to serve and have the involvement of lesbians, gay men, and others in Alcoholics Anonymous, regardless of how they choose to identify themselves. In selecting the name, careful consideration was given to a variety of combinations. While the name only directly reflects gays and lesbians, we embrace all LGBT+ members of the AA fellowship.
Hello Sunday Morning: Hello Sunday Morning is an organization, based in Sydney, Australia. Our mission is to change the world’s relationship with alcohol, one Sunday at a time. Hello Sunday Morning was born in 2009 when now CEO, Chris Raine, undertook a year-long experiment to quit drinking. A nightclub promoter at the time, Chris blogged about the challenges and successes of this experiment when he woke up hangover-free every Sunday Morning, signing off with, “Hello, Sunday morning!” First extending the challenge to his flatmate, by 2014 Hello Sunday Morning had grown into the world’s largest online community of people supporting each other to change their behaviour around alcohol.
The Home Podcast: HOME Podcast with Laura McKowen and Holly Whitaker takes up the big questions of life through the lens of addiction recovery. Each week, we explore a new discussion about our hearts, relationships, life, love and the universe at large.
Reddit, r/stopdrinking: r/stopdrinking gathers many new members during the New Year, and we want to welcome all of you. Our motives, stories, social supports, stage of change and level of problematic drinking may be different, but a common thread echoes in our hearts and mind: something is off with our alcohol consumption.
The Temper: The Temper explores life through the lens of sobriety, addiction, and recovery.
The Unruffled Podcast: The Unruffled Podcast is a weekly show hosted by Sondra Primeaux and Tammi Salas that explores all topics related to creativity in recovery. When an addiction is removed, there is a void that is left and this show digs into all of the ways to fill that void. The Unruffled is passionate about creating and making and how those pursuits fuel recovery, specifically from alcohol. Come with them as they unruffle the old stories and write new ones, to not just exist but thrive.
Women for Sobriety: Women for Sobriety (WFS) is an organization whose purpose is to help all women find their individual path to recovery through discovery of self, gained by sharing experiences, hopes and encouragement with other women in similar circumstances. We are an abstinence-based self-help program for women facing issues of alcohol or drug addiction. Our “New Life” Program acknowledges the very special needs women have in recovery – the need to nurture feelings of self-value and self-worth and the desire to discard feelings of guilt, shame, and humiliation.