Religious-Based Programs

Buddhist Recovery Network, UK  (
This recovery network supports the use of Buddhist teachings, traditions and practices to help people recover from addictive behaviors. The site is open to people of all backgrounds and respectful of all recovery paths. It promotes mindfulness and meditation and is grounded in Buddhist principles of non-harming, compassion and interdependence. The site has a discussion list, a meeting finder in 9 countries including the UK, Canada, US, Australia and Thailand, and an online meeting locator.

Celebrate Recovery  (
Started by a Church in Southern California over 8 years ago, this fellowship program provides a strong Christian spiritual orientation to the 12-step approach to the recovery process.  The program welcomes people with any type of addiction or compulsion.  There are now over 500 similar ministries across the U.S. that can be found by using the site's online locator.

Jewish Alcoholics, Chemically Dependent Persons and Significant Others (JACS)
JACS is dedicated to assisting Jewish people in recovery by promoting understanding of addiction as it involves the Jewish community, acting as a resource center and information clearinghouse on the effects of alcoholism and drug dependency on Jewish family life, and offering recovery opportunities in a nurturing Jewish environment. Phone: 212.632.4600.

Latter Day Saints Addiction Recovery Program  (
The LDS Addiction Recovery Program sponsors national and international addiction recovery support meetings to assist individuals who seeking freedom from addiction and a better life through gospel fellowship. The website lists recovery group meetings by geographic area where experienced group leaders create a safe environment to help participants support one another and implement gospel principles in their efforts to recover and heal. They also offer an online Guide to Addiction Recovery and Healing to help people in recovery learn how to apply these key principles to change their life.

Reformers Unanimous Recovery Programs  (
This faith-based addiction recovery program developed from over a decade of experience working with hundreds of thousands of addicts through local churches. There are over 800 locations internationally. Programs include recovery classes that meet on Friday nights across the U.S., an addiction recovery helpline, and out-patient and residential treatment options.

Refuge Recovery  (
This mindfulness-based addiction recovery community practices and utilizes Buddhist philosophy as the foundation of the recovery process. Drawing inspiration from the core teachings of the Four Noble Truths, emphasis is placed on both knowledge and empathy as a means for overcoming addiction and its causes. The site provides a meeting locator as well as links to online and phone meetings.

Updated November 21, 2017