Devils Candy Ministry
This non 12-step web site provides a variety of resources and information to help people recover from crack cocaine. These include an audioblog describing their programs and successes, a live radio broadcast on Thursday nights at 9:30 PM EST, book recommendations, online support groups, a personalized e-journal, and more.
The Harm Reduction Coalition (HRC) promotes alternative models to conventional drug treatment through harm reduction education, interventions, professional training and community organizing. Harm reduction is a set of practical approaches to reducing the negative consequences of drug use, incorporating a spectrum of strategies from safer use, to managed use, to abstinence. Their web site describes the principles of harm reduction and offers an online newsletter on related issues, an education series that provides practical information to help people make informed decisions about their drug use, information on needle exchange, and other related national and international initiatives.
This program specifically addresses the needs of beginning stage problem drinkers with early intervention and harm reduction programs. Moderation Management (MM) is a behavioral change program and national support group network that promotes early self-recognition of risky drinking behavior. It is a nine-step professionally reviewed program that provides information about alcohol, moderate drinking guidelines and limits, drink- monitoring exercises, goal setting techniques, and self-management strategies.
Their web site provides a list of MM meetings nationally, an online alcohol dependence questionnaire, online group meetings, an online directory of therapists who are open to the Moderation Management approach, a worksheet for tracking progress, recommended reading list, and more.
This National Cancer Institute web site provides detailed step by step guidelines on how to quit smoking. It also includes links to the smoking quit-line, to telephone support by state, and to instant messaging via a live chat service with a National Cancer Institute information specialist during specified hours of operation. The site also offers free online guides to quitting targeted to different populations.
Women for Sobriety (WFS)
Since 1975 WFS has been an international self-help recovery program for women, based on a Thirteen Statement Program. This program can be used in conjunction with AA, or as an alternative. WFS offers a variety of recovery tools to guide a woman in developing coping skills which focus on emotional and spiritual growth, self-esteem, and a healthy lifestyle based on positive thinking, metaphysics, meditation, group dynamics and healthy nutrition. Articles, the monthly newsletter, meeting information and chat-lines are available on the website.