These programs are often called Rational and Secular approaches. They give you tools to change the harmful thinking that can lead to addiction. Note: Many addiction professionals believe these programs should be combined with other therapies that deal with all aspects of addiction. Still, the American Society of Addiction Medicine and the National Institute on Drug Abuse do support these approaches as based on research and part of "evidence-based practice."
LifeRing Secular Recovery
A non-religious recovery network with peer-run self-help addiction recovery groups. The web site provides state, local and international meeting lists, online meetings, email lists and a forum.
This international organization supports recovery for those who do not hold religious or spiritual beliefs. There is a listing of local and online meetings and a community forum. They also list Agnostic AA group websites, podcasts, recovery resources, and blogs.
SMART Recovery (Self Management and Recovery Training)
This global community of free self-help support groups provides science-based, self-empowered addiction recovery. The process focuses on changing the beliefs and attitudes that lead to and sustain addiction. The site has a Meeting Finder for local and online recovery meetings, a Smart Recovery toolbox of resources, videos, webinars, recommended reading and more.
Women for Sobriety (WFS)
This international self-help recovery program for women (called the New Life Program) is based on a Thirteen Statement Program that can be used on its own or with other recovery programs. It supports recovery through encouragement, positive thinking, healthy mind-body practices (such as relaxation, meditation, diet and exercise) and supportive group work. It helps guide women to develop coping skills based on emotional and spiritual growth. The site lists in-person meetings and has an online support forum and an active blog.