“A learning disorder is a disorder that affects a person's ability to acquire and use academic skills, such as reading and calculating. Learning disorders aren't the same as mental or physical disabilities, and don't reflect a child's intelligence. Instead, learning disorders affect a child's ability to complete a task or use certain skills, particularly in school.”
LifeRing is another alternative to the 12 Step AA/NA model. LifeRing promotes an abstinence-based approach to recovery. They are a support group and their meetings are confidential. They believe that the power to be sober and lead a sober life is up each person’s “ sober self.” “You can get clean and sober regardless of your belief or disbelief in a 'higher power.' We welcome people regardless of their 'drug of choice.' We encourage cross-talk in meetings.