These mental and/or substance use disorder organizations bring together individuals with similar religious backgrounds, and provide a faith-based component to behavioral health services.

Teen Challenge International, USA

Teen Challenge International, USA, a network of 240 centers throughout the United States, and 1,100 centers in 100 countries, provides youth, adults, and families with effective and comprehensive faith-based solutions to life-controlling alcohol and drug issues. The training principles to help students and families become mentally sound, emotionally balanced, socially adjusted, physically well, and spiritually alive. Teen Challenge services are offered at minimal or no cost to participants.

Alcoholics Victorious

This is a Christian-oriented, 12-step support organization for those recovering from alcohol or chemical dependency. It offers information and referrals, literature, phone support, conferences, support group meetings, and a newsletter.

American Association of Pastoral Counselors (AAPC)

The American Association of Pastoral Counselors (AAPC) represents and sets professional standards for more than 2,000 pastoral counselors and 75 pastoral counseling centers in North America and around the world. This association provides and promotes theologically informed, spiritually sensitive, ethically sound, and clinically competent counseling as an extension of the ministry of faith communities.

Calix Society

Calix Society is a 12-step fellowship of Catholics with an alcohol use disorder who help one another maintain sobriety through Alcoholics Anonymous. The group is concerned with abstinence and spiritual development of the whole personality of each member.


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