self-Help Groups

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These are organizations that offer guidance to people with certain specified problems that enable affected individuals and families to help themselves. Several validated self-help programs exist in many countries. Some are part of the social safety net. Examples include Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and many organizations for families in which there are psychiatric problems or someone with Alzheimer's disease, hemophilia, or cystic fibrosis.

Subjects: Social Work — Public Health and Epidemiology.

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