People participate in a support group meeting - What Is Secular Organizations For Sobriety (SOS)

Secular Organizations for Sobriety (SOS), also known as save our selves, is a non-profit network combining non-professional local groups dedicated to helping people achieve and maintain sobriety from alcohol and drug addiction.

SOS is considered to be an alternative to 12-step programs such as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA).

Unlike AA, SOS does not view surrendering to a god or higher power as being necessary to maintain abstinence from drugs or alcohol.

In fact, SOS was founded on the principle of self-empowerment and self-reliance in 1985 by James Christopher, the author of the books, “S.O.S. Sobriety” and “Unhooked: Staying Sober and Drug-Free.”

What Is SOS?

This non-profit organization places their primary focus on the sobriety and abstinence of those struggling with addictive behaviors. SOS provides a sobriety toolkit and a sobriety-priority approach to assist members throughout their recovery journey.

Anonymous Support Groups

SOS offers addiction support groups, self-help techniques, and in-person and online meeting options. As part of a SOS recovery group, you will receive peer-to-peer support.

Additionally, SOS meetings connect you with others struggling with drug or alcohol abuse. SOS also offers free and anonymous membership.

Due to meetings offered around the world, individuals have the opportunity to connect with others. Mutual support among members can impact your quality of life as accountability measures are put in place for one another.

Other Options

Secular groups such as SOS can be empowering. In addition to SOS, there are other recovery options to consider including Self Management and Recovery Tools (SMART recovery), Women for Sobriety, and LifeRing Secular Recovery.

Substance Abuse Treatment Programs

If you or a loved one prefer a traditional form of recovery support, consider addiction treatment at a rehab facility.

At Northeast Addictions Treatment Center and our sister rehab facilities, we offer numerous inpatient and outpatient addiction recovery programs which include medical detox, aftercare services, and medication-assisted treatment (MAT).

Contact us to learn more about the substance use and alcohol use disorder treatment plans we provide.

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