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There is this organization/fellowship/support community for alcoholics called Alcoholics Anonymous. For sex or porn addiction, the organization/fellowship/support community is called Sexaholics Anonymous. And so there are similar organizations/fellowships/support communities for other forms of addictions.

What to say when we want to refer to this kind of organizations/fellowships/communities, and not to any particular one of them. Is there a name to be used for all of them. If not, what would you suggest to be used when we want to refer to all those but not just one of them.

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    Simply support groups. – Edwin Ashworth Jan 29 '20 at 20:49
  • @EdwinAshworth But that includes other kinds of support groups too. – Sasan Jan 29 '20 at 21:09
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    "Addiction support groups"? btw I know you don't mean "port addicts" but it certainly brought a smile to my face - I could even name a few. – JeremyC Jan 29 '20 at 22:45
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    I've seen them called Twelve Step programs. More generally they would be addiction support groups as Jeremy suggested. – aparente001 Jan 30 '20 at 8:09
  • @aparente001 Both JeremyC's suggestion and yours are good ones. So maybe you like to offer them as answers. – Sasan Jan 30 '20 at 21:22
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I've seen them called Twelve Step programs (based on the original Alcoholics Anonymous format). More generally they would be addiction support groups as Jeremy suggested.

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