Speakers and materials are made available to schools, churches, civic organizations, businesses and youth groups.These programs deal with the disease of alcoholism and other drug addictions, its effects on the family, how to recognize symptoms of the disease and how to begin recovery.Mark Huffman has been a consumer news reporter for Consumer Affairs since 2004.

Black People Meet is a site for African-Americans who want to be matched up with other African-Americans.

Farmers Only is a dating site for people from rural areas. It matches up singles who are in recovery from substance abuse.

Californians Paul Kole and Paul Williams launched last year as an alternative to other dating sites.

They say it focuses on recovery, community and service.

Their aim, they say, is to help singles in recovery discover others who share a similar foundation."Being single in recovery can limit the social avenues where one might find love and companionship,” Kole said.

“was created to help singles in recovery expand their ability to discover each other beyond their current environment while supporting the individual's personal recovery.

It's a less complicated way to connect while maintaining sobriety."Basic membership in the dating site is free.

He was previously an Associated Press reporter and editor in Washington, D.

C., a correspondent for Westwoood One Radio Networks and Marketwatch. Almost since the Internet came into being people have been using it to hook up. Match.com, e Harmony and other mainstream dating sites expose users to a wide variety of potential mates, leaving it up to the users to find someone who meets all their expectations.

The new breed of dating site attempts to cut through the clutter, offering users potential matches that start off closer to the type of person they are looking for.

Christian Mingle matches up people for whom faith is a central part of their lives.