welcome to FOA

our purpose


FOA is a grass-roots recovery support initiative founded in Dayton, Ohio working to reduce the stigma of addiction, ensure availability of adequate treatment/recovery support services and to influence public opinion and policy regarding the value of recovery. This vision has people from all over the U.S. asking if FOA is available in their town.  


WE hold weekly support meetings where families and individuals affected by addiction can come for support, friendship and education. The sharing of our experiences, strength and hope offer a pathway to peace.


FOA welcomes those seeking recovery and those in long-term recovery to attend, as they can help us and we can help them, no matter where they are in the journey. All are welcome to attend with an attitude of willingness, open-mindedness and honesty.


If addiction has found its way into your life, please consider joining us at our weekly meeting for support, friendship and education. 



a person who acts as a representative or promoter of a specified activity
to help encourage to exist or flourish

"This is a fantastic local effort I thought you might be interested in knowing about." 

Robert G. Carlson, Ph.D.


If FOA has infringed on any copyright laws or rights, it is an honest mistake and unintentional. Our mission and passion is purely to help families, friends and individuals with addiction, find peace.


FOA and its members are not licensed therapists or professionals in the mental health industry. We are simply a local support group trying to help people whose lives have been affected by the disease of addiction.

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