Alcoholism doesn’t stop once you hit a certain age. While it may sound easy to chalk up an alcoholic’s tendencies to “he’s lived a long life already and earned the right to make his own decisions,” there is no specific age where it’s okay for you to be consuming mass amounts of alcohol.
The National Council on Alcohol and Drug Dependence points out that up to 11 percent of elderly hospital admissions are because of drug- and alcohol-related issues. This is a similar rate to elderly people being admitted to the hospital because of heart attacks, which can also be caused by prolonged alcoholism.
Read more at the National Council for Aging Care Website
Alcoholics Anonymous is a program promoting fellowship between those who have had a drinking problem. It is nonprofessional peer support group, meetings are self-supporting, multiracial, apolitical, and available almost everywhere. There are restrictions, membership is open to anyone who wants to do something about his or her drinking problem.
Find resources below for information regarding A.A. and its members, groups and committees as well as services provided by the General Service Office. If what you are lookhing for does not appear in this section, please keep in mind that local A.A. Central Offices, Intergroups, and your General Service Area Committees are often a helpful resource for information.
Sex Addicts Anonymous is a peer based fellowship that shares experience, strength, and hope with one another for the purpose of finding freedom from addictive sexual behavior as well as helping others recover from sex addiction. Peer run meetings offer an accepting, non-threatening environment where members can share common struggles and learn how to apply the principles of the Twelve Steps to their everyday lives.
The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop addictive sexual behavior. There are never fees or dues.
SA meetings are strictly anonymous as confidentiality is of the utmost importance to members. this ensures that group meetings are a safe place for all who attend.
From the SA website: "We discovered that, when we began applying the Twelve Steps conscientiously in our lives, we could abstain both from obsessive mental preoccupation with sex and compulsive sexual behavior. We found faith and courage to change our way of thinking and acting."
Overeaters Anonymous Preamble: Overeaters Anonymous is a Fellowship of individuals who, through shared experience, strength, and hope, are recovering from compulsive overeating. We welcome everyone who wants to stop eating compulsively. There are no dues or fees for members; we are self-supporting through our own contributions, neither soliciting nor accepting outside donations. OA is not affiliated with any public or private organization, political movement, ideology, or religious doctrine; we take no position on outside issues. Our primary purpose is to abstain from compulsive eating and compulsive food behaviors and to carry the message of recovery through the Twelve Steps of OA to those who still suffer.
Narcotics Anonymous is a global, community-based organization with a multi-lingual and multicultural membership. Through all of our service efforts and our cooperation with others seeking to help addicts, we strive to reach a day when every addict in the world has an opportunity to experience our message of recovery in his or her own language and culture.