People In Recovery


A Vision of Hope, Help and Healing

As individuals and family members living life in recovery, we have unique needs, opportunities and responsibilities. Since NCADD was founded in 1944 by Marty Mann, the first woman to recover in Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), NCADD has been privileged to have been the first call and start point of recovery for millions of individuals andfamily members.

Long-term recovery from alcoholism and drug addiction opens a world of possibilities. It is real, it is happening every day and we estimate that as many as 20 million individuals and family members are living life in recovery!

Recovery is something to CELEBRATE, indeed!

FACT: Stigma prevents millions of individuals and family members from seeking help!

FACT: Stigma results in social and legal discrimination in employment, housing, education and access to healthcare.

The Power of Recovery in Overcoming Stigma:

For several decades, NCADD has been a leading advocate for increased awareness, increased public support, reduced stigma and the elimination of discrimination in employment, housing, education and in access to health care.

Believe in Recovery!

Within this section of the NCADD website, we offer valuable information about:

Definition Of Recovery — an overview of the development of an effort to define recovery.

Advocacy With Anonymity — an introduction to NCADD”s brochure, Advocacy With Anonymity, available in English and Spanish.

Mutual Aid/Support Groups — information about the importance and value of mutual aid/support groups and links to major groups.

Local Resources

Please contact the National Council on Alcoholism & Drug Dependence at 601-899-5880. (Within the protection of the law, all services will be confidential.) If you are concerned about your own alcohol or other drug use or that of someone you care about—a child or other relative, a friend or co-worker—You will be able to speak to someone who will listen, assess your needs and provide information about available services and how to deal with another person’s alcohol and/or drug use. Help is just acall or visit away—Make the call now!

Recovery, for the individual or the family, starts with admitting you have a problem—if you and others are willing to change, there are solutions. Recovery is about the joy of living.

Treatment Centers
For a listing of inpatient and outpatient treatment centers please call.
– From Substance Abuse Treatment Resources from the Mississippi Department of Mental Health, Bureau of Alcohol and Drug Abuse

12-Step Resources

Alcoholics Anonymous
For a list of AA Meetings by city, click HERE
AA – Area 37 (Mississippi):
Mid Mississippi Intergroup of Alcoholics Anonymous: Call (601) 982-0081or visit

Narcotics Anonymous
Mid-Mississippi Area: Toll Free (866) 643-6762
Mississippi NA –
For a list of NA meetings, click HERE

Overeaters Anonymous

For a list of OA meetings, click HERE

Gamblers Anonymous
Mississippi Hotline: (228) 864-0442

Sex Addicts Anonymous
For a list of SAA meetings, click HERE

Al-Anon (a free 12-Step program for people affected by someone else’s drinking)
Al-Anon Family Groups:

Adult Children of Alcoholic/Dysfunctional Families
For more information, call 601-956-5173.

ACA Meetings:

Sunday 4:00 p.m. St. Phillips Episcopal Church (5400 Old Canton Rd., Jackson, MS 39211)
Tuesday 12:00 p.m. St. James Episcopal Church ( 3921 Oak Ridge Dr., Jackson, MS 39216)
Wednesday 6:30 p.m. St. Phillips Episcopal Church (5400 Old Canton Rd., Jackson, MS 39211)

Other Resources:

Mississippi Department of Mental Health, Bureau of Alcohol and Drug Abuse: click HERE