Working with recovering addicts and alcoholics is a specialty of mine and has always been a part of my practice. Putting an addiction behind you, and keeping it behind you, is, for most people, an enormous struggle. Psychotherapy can play a huge and important role in helping this process by supporting and enriching recovery already underway.
Though not for everyone, serious efforts at addiction recovery often include active participation in a twelve-step program (A.A., C.A., N.A., etc.). Inpatient addiction treatment programs can also offer extremely valuable help for getting started overcoming the problem.
The numbers and links below can help you find a meeting close-by–there are hundreds of meetings throughout the day, all around the city, every day of the week. Find a more complete list of 12-Step Meetings in L.A. on the resources page.
Twelve Step Meetings in Los Angeles
Alcoholics Anonymous: (323) 936-4343
Cocaine Anonymous: (310) 216-4444
Narcotics Anonymous: (818) 773-9999
Al-Anon: (818) 760-7122
Additional 12-Step Info:
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