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->"My name is Tropers/UnknownTroper... and I'm a Tropaholic."\\
"'''''Hi, Unknown!'''''"

Support groups: The most common form in the popular consciousness supports addicts, but in both reality and fiction, all varieties of personal problems have groups dedicated to group therapy for them. Either way, it's cheaper than paying for a psychiatrist.

Typically portrayed as EpiphanyTherapy in productions like the LifetimeMovieOfTheWeek. If an addiction is involved, OffTheWagon is a natural accompanying trope for the character. And like a WeirdTradeUnion, there can be patently ridiculous parodies of support groups. There are several typical formulas:

* Introducing yourself, and identifying as the particular class of person the group supports. (For example, "Hi, I'm Bob, and I'm an alcoholic"). A TruthInTelevision formula, with a good psychological reason for its use. Usually the others will respond in a very bored voice, "Hello, (name)."
* A main character will be reticent to share with the group, become prodded by a kindly-voiced group leader, and subsequently let fly a torrent of suppressed disdain for the group at large, while in the same breath revealing a great deal of bitter personal information.
* Important characters tend to meet each other in these groups.

MonstersAnonymous is a SubTrope. In comedies or children's stories, one of these might show up in conjunction with ICantBelieveItsNotHeroin or any of the related "fictional drug equivalent" tropes.

[[IThoughtItMeant Unfortunately, no, it's not]] an actual support group for breaking your [[TVTropesWillRuinYourLife addiction to "tropahol"]]. [[EvilLaugh Mwahaha.]]



* French comedian Manu Payet has a sketch about going to "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nutella Nutella]] [[SweetTooth Anonymous]]" meetings.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* In ''ComicBook/AllFallDown'', Paradigm admits to Portia that since everyone lost their powers, he's been attending meetings at "Remaining Heroes".
* In ''ComicBook/IncredibleHulk'', ComicBook/BettyRoss and the Grey Hulk once imagined a support group for gamma-irradiated superhumans. "Sitting in tiny little chairs... which keep ''breaking'' under us..."
* ''ComicBook/{{Runaways}}'' introduced Excelsior, a support group for former teenage superheroes coming to terms with how much their youthful adventures have negatively impacted their lives into adulthood. By the end of their involvement in the series [[BrokenAesop they have decided to become superheroes again]], reasoning that they are adults now and can responsibly handle the situation.
* ''ComicBook/{{Noob}}'' has Arthéon attend a support group for players that lost their previous characters after doing RealMoneyTrade. His story makes everyone else feel better about themselves.
* There actually is a supervillain support group in the Marvel Universe (centered in New York), as shown in ''ComicBook/TheSuperiorFoesOfSpiderMan''. Ostensibly it serves to help people who want to get out of the supervillain business move on with their lives. In reality most of the people in it are only there because of court-mandate and still commit crimes when no-one's looking. Notable members include Boomerang, Grizzly, the Looter, and Mirage.
* ''Comicbook/{{PS238}}'' has a support group for [[DifferentlyPoweredIndividuals metahumans]] who have been BroughtDownToNormal. [[spoiler:Ron/Captain Clarinet]] starts attending after [[RePower seemingly]] losing his powers; Tyler does too, at his parents' insistence, but technically he has [[MuggleBornOfMages a different problem]].

[[folder:Comic Strips]]
* ''ComicStrip/GetFuzzy'': "Hi, my name is Rob... and I'm a Red Sox fan."
* One ''ComicStrip/TheFarSide'' strip features a "Man Eaters Anonymous" meeting and another one had a "Slow Cheetahs Anonymous".
* The late comics artist Dick Hafer had a few of these included in his book ''Sometimes You Gotta Compromise: A Light-Hearted Look at Model Railroading--And Model Railroaders'', one of which was set at a "Model Railroaders Anonymous" meeting and had the caption "Hi... I'm Tom... and... and... I'm a trainaholic!"

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* ''Fanfic/TheInfiniteLoops'': [=MLP=] Loop 16.5 has Twilight getting King Sombra to attend a "Crystalholics Anonymous" meeting, which includes four diamond dogs, three teenage dragons, a sea serpent, Pinkie Pie and Discord. (Pinkie says she's there because she likes granulated sugar.)

[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/FindingNemo'' has a group for sharks who want to give up eating fish.
-->"Fish are friends, not food."
* ''Disney/WreckItRalph'' features "Bad-Anon", a group for videogame villains who feel depressed / shoehorned / etc because of their roles. Besides the title character, the support group includes [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Bowser]], [[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog Dr. Robotnik]], [[VideoGame/HouseOfTheDead a zombie]], [[Franchise/StreetFighter Zangief, and M. Bison]]. [[VideoGame/PacMan Clyde the Ghost]] seems to be the leader of the group, and the meeting place seems to be the ghost respawn box in the Pac-Man maze... [[FridgeBrilliance the one place good guys (specifically Pac-Man) cannot go]]
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheAngryBirdsMovie'', Red is sent to an "anger management" class as punishment, where he meets Chuck and Bomb.

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* Parodied by the group family-therapy session in ''Film/AustinPowersInternationalManOfMystery''. Scott Evil wants to be a veterinarian.
-->'''Dr. Evil:''' An Evil vet?
* In ''Film/HalfBaked'', Thurgood Jenkins goes to a drug addiction meeting to help him quit marijuana. After this line:
-->'''Creator/BobSaget:''' Marijuana is not a drug. I used to suck dick for coke. Now that's an addiction. You ever suck some dick for marijuana?
* Minions Anonymous also appears at the very end of TheMovie of ''Film/InspectorGadget''.
* Like Dexter, the eponymous serial killer of ''Film/MrBrooks'' attends an addiction support group to deal with his compulsion to kill. (Brooks did this before that season of ''Series/{{Dexter}}'' happened, too.)
* In ''Two for the Money'', Al Pacino's character is a a reformed gambling addict, but one who stills runs a business advising sports gambling to people willing to bet millions of dollars on it. At one point he visit a Gambler's Anonymous support group, seemingly as part of staying off his gambling kick... only to make his protegee gasp in horror as he begins tempting the guys there into gambling again and passes out his card.
* ''Film/RachelGettingMarried'' has Kym attending local Narcotics Anonymous meetings for a few days before her sister's wedding; this is how she meets [[spoiler:Kieran, who she ends up sleeping with]], although it's not clear whether they'll actually keep in touch once Kym leaves town.
* ''Film/FredClaus'' has Siblings Anonymous, frequented by siblings of celebrities such as Frank Stallone, Roger Clinton, Steven Baldwin and of course, the title character who is the brother of ''Santa''.
* The vast majority of ''Film/TwentyEightDays'' (the one with Sandra Bullock, not [[Film/TwentyEightDaysLater the one with the infection]]) takes place at a rehab center, [[SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped playing the trope deadly straight]] ([[{{Dramedy}} most of the time]]).
* In a fairly serious vein, AA played a significant role in the plot of ''Film/DaysOfWineAndRoses'', including two characters (male lead and his buddy/sponsor) standing up at a meeting and introducing themselves as alcoholics.
* ''Film/{{Hackers}}'' has one. "My name is _____ and I'm not an addict, really!" [shouts of derision] The kid, who is smoking rapidly between sips of coffee explains that he got in trouble for hacking and his lawyer made him out an addict so he wouldn't get so big a punishment. At the end of his diatribe, he asks if there's more coffee.
* ''Literature/AboutABoy'': Hugh Grant attends a single parents' (i.e. single mothers, plus Hugh Grant) support group to "pick up chicks". Plot follows when he begins dating one of the women, having "bared his soul" about being a single parent: now all he needs is an actual schoolboy to play the part....
* In ''You Kill Me'', the main character is sent to AA in San Francisco after he falls asleep and misses an assassination.
* Creator/WillFerrell's character in ''Film/BladesOfGlory'' is a sex addict in recovery.
* The opening narration in ''Film/TheWorldsEnd'' is in fact a story recounted to a support group.
* In the thriller ''Film/ChangingLanes'', Creator/SamuelLJackson plays a recovering alcoholic who is on the verge of turning his life around, as evidenced by his cheery speech at an AA meeting near the beginning of the film. Unfortunately for him, the situation is about to change drastically for the worse.
* Amy goes to Alcoholics' Anonymous meetings in ''Film/MenWithBrooms''. Where she is hit on by, and brutally (and [[CrowningMomentOfFunny hilariously]]) shoots down a creepy biker guy, complete with an interpreter translating her rather crude choice of words into sign language.
* ''Film/AngerManagement'' has a support group. [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Guess what for.]]
* In order to help promote his public image, Film/{{Hancock}} is convinced by Ray into voluntarily serving time in prison to make up for the zero HeroInsurance he had, and all the collateral damage he has often caused for just being himself day by day. He attends a support group of other prisoners who just share their problems to help explain why they committed the crimes that put them in prison, and how to cope with those problems. Repeatedly, Hancock was asked if he would like to share anything, and he always passed. He finally starts to open up and shares few brief words to the group. He progresses better and better with each group meeting after that.
* ''Film/ButImACheerleader'' presents its ex-gay program in such a manner, highlighting exactly how effective it is. (Hint: alcoholics remain alcoholics, no matter how much they avoid the drink.)
* The independent film ''Boiler Maker'' involves two bank robbers taking refuge in a building that's currently being used for a weekly Alcoholics Anonymous meeting. To say the combination is "explosive" is to understate it.
* As in the book, the movie of ''Film/FightClub'' has the main character going to support groups for people with terminal diseases (even though he doesn't have one), because he finds that witnessing their misery allows him to sleep. It stops working when he encounters Marla, who does the same thing. Of course, it's more obvious that she's a fraud when she attends a support group for a condition that is impossible for her to have had: Testicular cancer.
* ''Film/ThePrettyOne'' features a support group for surviving twins, complete with a lonely circle of folding chairs in a gymnasium, and the standard introduction.
* ''Film/BloodFather'': John Link is a recovering alcoholic. He frequently attends AA group sessions with his neighbor and best friend Kirby serving as his sponsor, who often gripes that John doesn't make it easy for him.
* ''Film/AvasPossessions'' is a horror-comedy about a woman who attends a support group for people who have been subject to long-term demonic possession while [[CartesianKarma trying to deal with the fall-out of the things the demon did in her body]].

* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'':
** From ''Discworld/TheFifthElephant'' -- that's where the meeting is, though the group is mentioned in later books -- there is the Black Ribboners, for [[OurVampiresAreDifferent vampires who wanted to quit drinking blood]].
** Also, mentioned in ''Discworld/{{Thud}}'', is Detritus' "One Step Programme" to get trolls off drugs. Step one, stop using drugs, or Detritus will beat the crap out of you.
** Played straight and [[DiscussedTrope discussed]] in ''Discworld/FeetOfClay'', when Vimes claims to be addicted to policing, and says that while he goes to meetings for his drinking problem, there's nowhere for people to say things like "My name is Sam, and I'm a suspicious bastard."
* The narrator of ''Literature/FightClub'' visited all sorts of support groups for problems he didn't have, as did Marla. He reacted to other's trauma by finally relaxing enough to sleep. When Marla ultimately forces him to leave the groups out of humiliation, he and Tyler found Fight Club.
* Creator/ChuckPalahniuk loves this trope. The protagonist of ''Literature/{{Choke}}'' is a sex addict who routinely picks up women at his Sexaholics Anonymous meetings.
* The protagonist of Wrath James White's ''Succulent Prey'' attends a support group for sex addicts. While he is indeed a sex addict, his biggest problem is his growing [[IAmAHumanitarian cannibalistic urges]].
* Nathaniel Cade from ''Literature/PresidentsVampire'' visits Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, even though he never speaks during them, as he considers alcoholics' addiction similar to his HorrorHunger and believes this keeps him closer to humanity by the way of YouAreNotAlone.
* ''Rachel's Holiday'' by Creator/MarianKeyes has this in spades, not unexpected since it deals with the titular character's recovery from drug addiction. Mostly it's mentioned in passing, but at least one meeting is described in detail.
* Alcoholics Anonymous plays a large role in ''Literature/DoctorSleep'', such as by providing crucial links between characters.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* ''Series/HappyEndings'' Max takes Brad to support groups (and tells the same his father and the ice tray story at all of them) to get free food-first AA so Max can get donuts, then an Overeaters group so Brad can have healthy food. Max then invokes RuleofThree-"think we should do one more? We should do one more." and they go to a Sex Addiction group.
* ''Series/{{Lost}}'':
** At an anger management group, Locke goes into a bitter diatribe about his biological father conning him out of a kidney with feigned love and affection. And meets his love interest, who comes up to him after the session to tell him she shares his disdain for the sad sacks filling the group.
** Another episode features a confrontation between Jack and Christian at Christian's AA meeting; the fight pushes him off the wagon.
* One literal LifetimeMovieOfTheWeek has one of these for a son who'd been beating his mother, engaging in a few Freudian slips in his near-MotiveRant at which the guy he's talking to nods in an irritatingly smug, see-what-you-said-there way.
* ''Series/{{Heroes}}'':
** Niki is an alcoholic who was approached by her also alcoholic father, after years of estrangement, at a meeting.
** And in Volume 5, Matt Parkman attends AA meetings to fight the temptation to use his powers. He used a claim of alcoholism to cover for his previous years of erratic behavior.
* ''Series/{{Roseanne}}'' criticized AA in the same vein as ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark''. Roseanne's mother Bev joins AA, but rather than actually stopping her wine guzzling, she simply rationalizes her weakness as a disease (which alcoholism is, medically; Knowledge plus Bev=Danger!), and blaming her lapses on her family's failure to support and understand her -- or as Roseanne would say, calling her on her crap.
* ''Series/MalcolmInTheMiddle'': Francis has Lois and Hal come to his meeting for his one-year anniversary sober. When they get there, everyone calls the reason they drink their "Lois" due to Francis' exaggerated stories about her. Including a veteran who says the Vietnam War was his Lois. Oh, and Francis isn't even an alcoholic. He goes there just to complain about Lois to a large group of people. HilarityEnsues.
* ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'' has "The Apology" in which George doesn't get an apology he insists on from a guy going through AA. He talks to the guy's sponsor, who then takes George Rageaholics Anonymous so he can get help. George resists this and confronts the man again, driving HIM to go Rageaholics. Meanwhile, there was Germaphobes Anonymous in that episode that Puddy used to go to and eventually Puddy, Elaine and Elaine's germaphobe coworker all end up at-because Kramer made a salad for them while showering with it.
* ''Series/{{Dexter}}'' has the title character go into Narcotics Anonymous after he covered up his strange behavior (related to his serial killing) by [[SureLetsGoWithThat telling his girlfriend he is an addict (she assumes it's heroin)]]. The therapy ends up reaching over into his desire to kill, but also set him up with an enabler. And causes him to meet a hot EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette whose [[IntimateHealing supportive sexual relationship]] actually keeps him clean for much of the season.
* ''Series/EverybodyLovesRaymond'' parodied it with an almost cult-like group of hippie wannabes. Robert's cousin persuades him to join this "feel good about yourself" support group; Robert gets to feeling good and convinces Raymond to visit the group. It all turns out to be a big scam on the part of the group who just wanted to meet famous sportswriter Raymond.
* ''Series/{{Life}}'':
** In the episode "Powerless", Charlie Crews attends Dani Reese's AA meeting to help her catch a suspected rapist. Charlie spoke at the meeting, describing his own feelings of powerlessness as if being in a prison. Dani was the only one at the meeting who knew Charlie '''had''' been in prison, framed for murder. (Charlie's obsession with finding out who framed him for murder and why can be seen as similar to an addiction.)
** In another episode Crews & Reese visit a support group for multimillionaires. They say "You can't sit in here unless you have at least million." Crews silently pulls up a chair. (He has the money after a successful suit against the state of California for wrongful imprisonment.)
* Dr. Sara Tancredi went to Narcotics Anonymous in the BackStory of ''Series/PrisonBreak'', and she originally met Bellick in one of those groups.
* In an episode of ''Series/MadAboutYou'', Paul goes to an AA meeting to show his support to a guy he met on the highway and made a BlackComedy joke about his alcoholism.
* On ''Series/{{Alias}}'', after the second ReTool and TimeSkip in which Sydney [[LaserGuidedAmnesia lost her memory of two years]], she briefly attends a support group for CIA agent amnesiacs. She decides that she doesn't heal through talking, but through making entertaining episodes of investigation and WigDressAccent.
* In ''Series/NipTuck'', Christian Troy seduces someone at his first Sexaholics Anonymous meeting, and she goes on to become a recurring love interest.
* The protagonist of the ''Series/TheXFiles'' episode "Hunger" is a man-eating monster who [[IJustWantToBeNormal just wants to be normal]] and so at one point attends an Overeaters Anonymous meeting.
* ''Starved'', FX's short-lived comedy about people with eating disorders, featured the unconventional Belt Tighteners: "Belt Tighteners is not affiliated with any 12 step group or dieting program. We believe we need a more radical solution to arrest our eating problems. By creating a community of accountability and shame, we don't act out."
* Both the UK and US versions of ''Series/DearJohn'' have as their setting a support group for divorced, widowed, and lonely single people.
* Dr. Bob Hartley's therapy group on ''Series/TheBobNewhartShow''.
* Parodied in ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'', where J.D. imagines what the acerbic Doctor Cox would be like in Group therapy. After the imaginary Cox beans a fellow person with a chair he decides, "I don't think he'd do well in group."
* On an episode of the Norm [=MacDonald=] sitcom ''[[Series/TheNormShow Norm]]'', the title character is shamed into attending a support group for his gambling problem. At the first meeting, he stands up and gives a heartfelt speech about how he finally realizes he has a problem, and that he's no better than the other people at the meeting. Twenty seconds later, when he realizes he's accidentally shown up at ''Necrophiliacs'' Anonymous, he quickly recants.
* On ''Series/{{Reaper}}'', the Devil takes over an AA meeting in order to get people to relapse.
* One of the recurring skits on ''Series/LittleBritain'' is Fat Fighters.
* ''Series/TheRedGreenShow'' (maybe this wasn't until ''The New Red Green Show''?) had a support group for... men. Includes the "Introducing Yourself" thing. It also has the "Man's Prayer": "I'm a man, but I can change, if I have to, I guess."
* Don from ''Series/NoHeroics'' goes to superhero therapy sessions. He has no choice. The booze, the heroin, the hardcore pornography, the violence -- none of it is helping him anymore.
* ''Series/{{Being Human|UK}}'':
** Played with: after George [[spoiler:[[CrowningMomentOfAwesome fights, defeats, and humiliates Tully, the werewolf who first mauled him]]]], then comes home, he talks to Mitchell.
--->'''George:''' Hi. My name's George, and I'm a werewolf.\\
'''Mitchell:''' Hi, George.
** Later, Mitchell sets up a vampire version of AA for those trying to give up the blood.
* ''Series/TheWestWing'' has a secret AA group, for politicians who aren't willing to admit to the world that they're alcoholics. They tell everyone it's a poker game, and it's run by the vice-president.
* In ''Series/InPlainSight'', AlcoholicParent Jinx has Brandi pretend to be her and attend AA in her place, which is how Brandi ends up meeting her current boyfriend.
* Zack and Moseby of ''Series/TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody'' attend a 12-step program for [[GRatedDrug video game addicts]] after getting hooked on an {{MMORPG}} seriously disrupts their lives.
* ''Series/RescueMe'' showcases Tommy Gavin's... ambiguous relationship with AA; presumably, his attitudes reflect those of Creator/DenisLeary, who plays him.
* ''Series/BreakingBad'' features a methamphetamine support group starting Season 3. Jesse enlists two of his friends to join the group and covertly ''sell them meth'', but neither of them can go through with it. "It's like shooting a baby in the face! It's not natural." Jesse himself backs off when his first "customer" turns out to be a single mother, and he quits the group entirely when his self-esteem hits rock bottom.
* ''Series/ABitOfFryAndLaurie'' has a sketch about an AA meeting where [[FunWithAcronyms it's not entirely clear]] whether AA stands for "Alcoholics Anonymous" or "Automobile Association".
* On ''Series/PartyOfFive'', this becomes a major aspect of Bailey's struggle with alcohol.
* Bubbles' time in and out of support groups is a recurring theme of his arc on ''Series/TheWire''. [[spoiler:His ultimate redemption and acceptance by his estranged sister is a serious EarnYourHappyEnding.]]
* On ''Series/ThirtyRock'', Liz gets worried when she sees Floyd entering a church in the middle of the week, only to discover that he's a recovering alcoholic.
* Brenda on ''Series/SixFeetUnder'' struggles with sex addiction and is shown attending meetings. There is also discussion of some of her "steps" (making amends, undergoing periods of sobriety/abstinence, etc.).
* ''Series/ForeverKnight'': Nick Knight infiltrates AA at one point and decides to try applying their advice to his craving for blood. Unfortunately, being a vampire ''isn't'' the same as being an addict, and stopping blood turns out to be a pretty bad idea for him.
* In ''Series/{{Smallville}}'', Lex Luthor meets a LoveInterest of his at an Anger Management class, after he destroys a meterman's car.
* In ''Series/MyNameIsEarl'', Earl explains that a lack of funding means the town can only have one support group for all problems. So the single support group will have, among others: alcoholics, a kleptomaniac who steals only pens, a sex addict, a woman with an anger problem, and more.
* Appears at the beginning of the whole-fish episode of ''Series/GoodEats''. There ''is'' [[FridgeLogic something strange]] about a fisherman who doesn't like to cook, eat, or look at whole fish.
* In ''Series/{{JAG}}'', Bud Roberts is sent to an Anger Managment group in "Automatic for the People".
* In one episode of ''Series/{{Community}}'', Annie realizes that Jeff's friend/ex-coworker Alan was the one who got Jeff disbarred, because she and Alan went to the same Narcotics Anonymous meeting where he bragged about sending an e-mail that got a rival co-worker fired.
* The entire plot of Matthew Perry's ''Series/GoOn''.
* The protagonist of ''Series/NewAmsterdam'' has been going to AA meetings for over 60 years. Since he's ReallySevenHundredYearsOld, he looks to be in his 30s while still claiming that he's been sober for over 60 years. His answer to people's obvious questions? "I look young for my age" (a CassandraTruth if there was one). An episode actually did a flashback to when he first met his sponsor, who got him involved in AA.
* In the last season of ''Series/{{Misfits}}'', Rudy Two starts going to a support group for people with superpowers.
* ''Series/HermansHead''. Herman hauls HandsomeLech Jay along to a Sex Addicts Anonymous meeting, despite his protests. GilliganCut to Jay and Herman paying rapt attention as a HelloAttorney confesses her lurid sexual fantasies to the group.
-->'''Jay:''' Thank you for bringing me here, Herman. Thank you!
* In one episode of ''Series/EmptyNest'', Carol attends a support group for neurotic people with good parents. Having good parents can be a burden for people like Carol because they can't blame them for their problems.
* In ''Series/{{Elementary}}'' Sherlock goes to support groups for his heroin addiction.

* Music/{{Eminem}} references the Alcoholics Anonymous in his song "Just Don't Give a Fuck" from ''Music/TheSlimShadyLP''.
--> ''My name is Marshall Mathers, I'm an alcoholic (Hi Marshall!)''
* [[https://youtu.be/teEsNn7YuKI "Hypo Full of Love"]] by Alabama 3 contains a parody of the Alcoholics Anonymous Twelve Step Plan : the steps put you under the thumb of the Reverend D Wayne Love, the band's mad preacher character.
* The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5dmQ3QWpy1Q music video]] of Music/LinkinPark's "Heavy" has the late lead singer Chester Bennington and the song's featured singer Music/{{Kiiara}} attending one. Considering the theme of the song and Bennington's own real-life issues, it's likely a support group for people with depression issues.

[[folder:Pro Wrestling]]
* ''RAW'' general manager, Wrestling/AJLee, got [[Wrestling/BryanDanielson Daniel Bryan]] and Wrestling/{{Kane}} to attend anger management classes together. The result ended in them forming a tag team called Wrestling/TeamHellNo. The team have held the WWE Tag Team Championship for months.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* Not in-game, but both ''VideoGame/{{Civilization}} IV'' and ''V'' have been advertised (or something) with "Civaholics Anonymous" (or "[=CivAnon=]") [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fGwSmWfP_G8 videos]]. There's even a [[http://www.civanon.org/home.shtml Civilization Anonymous]] Website.
* ''VideoGame/{{Warcraft}} 3'''s expansion has the Blood Mage, who gives us this response if clicked on sufficiently:
-->'''Blood Mage:''' Uh, hi, my name's Roy and, uh, I'm a magic addict.\\
'''All:''' ''[chorus]'' Hello, Roy.

[[folder:Web Animation]]
* Creator/SamAndMickey's "Alcoholics Anonymous" has Barbie forced to attend an [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin AA]] session with some of the ladies' other toys. However, the clients don't keep themselves anonymous, and [[spoiler:eventually admit feeling more interested in mingling with other alcoholics, than curing their addictions.]]

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* ''Webcomic/KevinAndKell'' has the National Rifle Association, a support-group for predators who need... "technological assistance" in their hunting.
* The support group for "[[http://penny-arcade.com/comic/2001/03/09 People Who Are Scared to Death]] by Clive Barker's ''Undying''" in ''Webcomic/PennyArcade''.
* Parodied by ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'' with [[ImAHumanitarian Cannibals]] Anonymous.
* In ''Webcomic/EverydayHeroes'', Jane Mighty is a member of [[http://eheroes.smackjeeves.com/comics/1990810/hello-my-name-is/ VilAnon]], a support group for reformed comic-book villains.
* ''Webcomic/TheUnspeakableVaultOfDoom'' give us B.R.P.A. -- [[http://www.goominet.com/unspeakable-vault/vault/93/ Bad Role-Players Anonymous]].
* ''Webcomic/{{PHD}}'' has [[http://www.phdcomics.com/comics/archive.php?comicid=25 Geeks Anonymous]].
* ''Webcomic/{{Roommates}}'' has "Killed for Canon" meetings with [[ComicBook/TheSandman Death]] as the moderator that three of the main characters attend.
* In ''Webcomic/SonicAndPals'', during Casino Night Zone, Stelly decides Sonic is spending far too much time at the slot machines, and makes him go to one of these.
-->'''Sonic:''' Hello, my name is Sonic and I am addicted to gambling.\\
'''All:''' Hi Sonic.
* ''Webcomic/LeagueOfSuperRedundantHeroes'' also has [[http://superredundant.com/?p=537 a support group for superheroes]] with a specific addiction:
-->'''Good Girl:''' Hi, I'm Good Girl and I have a problem... with one-liners.\\
'''All:''' HI GOOD GIRL!
* Issue 6 of ''Webcomic/StrongFemaleProtagonist'' includes a superhero, or "dynamorphs" for the more general term, convention which includes quite a few help groups. There's a bit of tension from strangers trying to delicately negotiate new territory with each other -- and the universe, powers are still new in this world -- but it's generally shown as a positive thing.

[[folder:Web Original]]
* On Website/YouTube, you can find:
** Website/CollegeHumor's "[[WalkingShirtlessScene Shirtless]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BsSQKspCPHg Anonymous]]".
** Underbelly's "[[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} Pokéholics]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cwIgi9kW_eg Anonymous]]".
** Funny or Die's "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KeODZ6pcVkQ Women Who Didn't Love]] ''Film/WonderWoman'' Support Group".
* ''WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic'': "The Top 11 Dumbest ''Spider-Man'' Moments" opens with the Critic going to "Bad Movie Anonymous". When he mentions he enjoyed ''Spider-Man 3'', all the other attendees go crazy.
* [[http://exzachly.deviantart.com/art/Date-Rapists-Anonymous-29006009 "Date Rapists Anonymous"]] on Website/DeviantArt (don't worry, it's Safe for Work).
* ''WebVideo/JourneyQuest'': Season 2 episode 2 has a gathering of villains trying to reject evil this way. [[spoiler:Naturally, Glorion stumbles on them and kills them all.]]

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/DrawnTogether'' features Ling-Ling attending an anger management group among other characters famous for this problem, such as Skeletor, Marvin the Martian, Yosemite Sam and Hulk.
* The WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes short ''WesternAnimation/BirdsAnonymous'' has Sylvester trying to rid himself of his bird addiction. [[spoiler:He actually seems to succeed at the end, when his [[TheSponsor sponsor]] goes OffTheWagon and tries to eat Tweety, forcing Sylvester to stop him.]]
* WesternAnimation/PepperAnn goes to a support group after she becomes obsessed with Beanie Baby-like dolls.
* ''WesternAnimation/PinkyAndTheBrain'':
** One episode features Megalomaniacs Anonymous.
** In the ''Franchise/WinnieThePooh'' parody episode "The Megalomaniacal Adventures of Brainie the Poo", the title book is written by one [[Creator/AAMilne A.A.]] [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar Meeting]].
* ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife'':
** "Tooth and Nail" has Rocko develop an addiction to nail-biting that critters called "the Twelve Steps" tried to help him overcome. One of them actually threatened to hurt him if he didn't admit he had a problem, and said that nail-biting would only take six steps instead of the full twelve (the other half-dozen decided to go to Vegas instead, where one of them proved himself to be TheGamblingAddict in an act of HypocriticalHumor).
** In "Magic Meatball", Ed Bighead manages to score a promotion thanks to a Magic 8-Ball parody called the "Magic Meatball" helping him make big decisions. When the meatball gets broken, Ed has a nervous breakdown to the point of [[CompanionCube hallucinating the Meatball is alive]] and doing whatever it asks, up to and including [[CargoShip marrying it]]. The cartoon ends with Ed getting fired and having to join a support group for Magic Meatball addicts.
--->'''Ed:''' My name is Ed... and I have a meatball problem!
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
** Parodied, of course, with Marge's alcoholism and recovery (and with Homer going to Alc-Anon after getting busted on a DWI, with Otto the bus driver revealing that he loves to get blotto and the allegedly elderly Hans Moleman revealing that drinking has ruined his life [[YoungerThanTheyLook and that he's actually 31 years old]]).
** There was also the film festival episode (a.k.a that {{Crossover}} episode with Jay Sherman from ''WesternAnimation/TheCritic'' that Creator/MattGroening hated so much that he didn't bother to put his name in the credits). In Barney's film, he is shown standing up and saying "My name is Barney and I am an alcoholic". Soon after, the camera pans out and Lisa points out he's in a girl scouts meeting, which Barney disregards as them "afraid to admit they have a problem!"
** Another episode had Homer bring Barney to a meeting and then claim that he didn't want to go over and make coffee because taking twelve steps wasn't worth doing. Cue him waking up in the bushes outside having possibly being beaten unconscious.
* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' criticized AA's 12 steps as completely disregarding responsibility and self-restraint in favor of invoking a higher power as seen in the season nine finale "Bloody Mary". Apparently, Parker and Stone didn't even seem to consider quitting cold-turkey as a good idea in the first place.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'', the two MauveShirt henchmen go to a henchmen anonymous meeting. They end up suggesting that the members go become their own supervillains. Over the mediator's objections, the idea becomes popular.
* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/MikeLuAndOg'', Mike and the others start a support group for their hot dog addictions.
* Peter and Brian had to go to AA in the ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' episode "Friends of Peter G." Like with ''South Park'', it had a message about moderation, and seemed to criticize the program.
** A CutawayGag from "Herpe the Love Sore" had Peter attending a Cowards Anonymous meeting; [[Film/TheWizardOfOz the Cowardly Lion]] was also there.
* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButthead'' started out with a former alcoholic visiting their class to warn them about the dangers of drinking. He mentions attending AA meetings, which Beavis and Butt-Head assume is a meeting to help people ''get'' alcohol. They attend as well, and get bored from listening to the other attendees. Over the objections of the group leader, they convince the people present that a tall cold one would be pretty good. The episode ends with the entire group drunk off their asses in a bar, with Beavis and Butt-head trying to get the bartender to serve them drinks.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones'': The episode "Fred Flintstone: Before and After" had Fred joining "Food Anonymous" as part of a crash diet. His fellow members would provide support by yanking food away that Fred was trying to eat -- even after the diet ended and Fred was trying to quit the group.
* ''WesternAnimation/RockyAndBullwinkle'': In the FracturedFairyTale "Ridinghoods Anonymous", the wolf has just joined said group and is trying to avoid eating Little Red Riding Hood. However, he soon discovers he ''is'' allowed to eat Red's ''grandma''. [[spoiler:At the end he decides to quit the group and is implied to have eaten ''both of them''.
* ''WesternAnimation/BojackHorseman'' had Bojack and [[FormerChildStar Sarah Lynn]] attend an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting during the third season, where Bojack played a stellar hand of MiseryPoker by relating [[MyGreatestFailure what he'd done in New Mexico]].
-->'''Sarah Lynn''': That was impressive, Bojack. [[CrossesTheLineTwice I've never seen them cancel an AA meeting because everyone got bummed out before]].
''The first step is admitting you have a problem.''
[[BlatantLies "I could stop]] [[TVTropesWillRuinYourLife any time I want..."]]