Support Groups

Support Groups- Encouraging the attendance of support programs is often the key to recovery. Supplemental support for both recovery addicts and recovering families. I have read over a dozen books, all recommend attending meeting and getting involved with a sponsor. “90 meetings in 90 days.” If you can’t afford professional therapy at least utilize the support groups especially those that offer a spiritual component. I am truly convinced that this program works for people who are willing to work it.  If people  and their families become fully engaged in their recovery... support groups, structured lifestyle, exercise, eat healthy ... relapse does not have to be part of your recovery. 

The Role of Social Supports, Spirituality, Religiousness, Life Meaning, and affiliation with 12-Step programs in Quality of Life... NIH public access- click on PDF for printable download

12-step programs and other support groups are wonderful for building a finding hope and building new friendships. But don’t confuse support groups with group therapy. Group therapy is a form of therapy that will allow an individual learn strategies for avoiding triggers that may lead to relapse, learn how to socialize in a healthy & safe environment, provides an atmosphere for healing. Both programs are excellent for aiding in recovery but support groups should not be a substitute for group therapy or individual therapy.     Support Group Link

Group therapy and support groups have different purposes.

Support Groups

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A Journey to Healing Hearts- Tampa Bay

This is a support group for those who know the feeling of devastation at the loss of a loved one or friend to a drug related incident. This is an open support group that meets monthly so family members or friends can provide bereavement support to each other.

Support Group, Tampa Bay
Adderall Addiction Support

If you don’t really need to take it, Adderall side effects can be very serious, because it is technically an amphetamine, a dangerous type of drug for anyone to abuse.  Although very rare, an overdose of Adderall can cause cardiac issues, stroke and death.
The most common side effects people experience when abusing Adderall are not life-threatening. That said, there other side effects that are dangerous and demand immediate medical attention.  
Link to infograph

Support Group, Adderall, infographic, National
Al-Anon

Al-Anon is a mutual support group of peers who share their experience in applying the Al-Anon principles to problems related to the effects of a problem drinker in their lives.

ALSO, Alateen is a peer support group for teens who are struggling with the effects of someone else’s problem drinking.

Support Group, National
Alcoholics Anonymous Support Group, National
Celebrate Recovery

Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered, 12 step recovery program for anyone struggling with hurt, pain or addiction of any kind. Celebrate Recovery is a safe place to find community and freedom from the issues that are controlling our life.

 

Support Group, National
City of Angels- NJ

Hello, and welcome to the City of Angels website. City of Angels NJ, Inc. was founded in January of 2009 after identifying the needs in our community of the addicted and their families for increased support, interventions and referrals. At COA, we offer support with the hope that we may be able to give people calm guidance as they approach the daily challenges faced by those affected with addictions.  

Support Group, New Jersey
Compassionate Friends

The Compassionate Friends (TCF) is an international organization with over 600 local chapters across the United States. It was founded in Coventry, England, in 1969, by Rev. Simon Stephens. When two young boys died within days of each other, Rev. Stephens brought the parents of these children together in hopes they could best support and understand each other through this painful loss. TCF's longevity is a testament to this form of parents helping parents

Support Group, Maryland
Drugfree- One on One Help

Get One-on-One Help to Address Your Child’s Substance Use
Whether you are a parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle, sibling or other caregiver — our Helpline is here for you and anyone else playing a supportive role in the life of a young person struggling with drug or alcohol use.  Our trained and caring specialists are ready to listen, help you find answers and make an action plan to help your loved one.  You can connect in the following ways, with support available in English and Spanish:

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GreifNet

GriefNet.org is an Internet community of persons dealing with grief, death, trauma, and major loss. Our grief support groups operate 24-hours/day, 365 days/year. Members participate when they wish and are able to, not at a set time. When one member of a group sends an email message to the group, everyone in the group receives a copy. This allows many people to respond with love and caring to the thoughts and feelings of an individual, day and night, year-round.

Support Group, Internet, National
Learn2Cope

Learn to Cope is a non-profit support network that offers education, resources, peer support and hope for parents and family members coping with a loved one addicted to opiates or other drugs.

Support Group, Massachusetts
Marijuana Anonymous Support Group, National
Nar Anon

The Nar-Anon Family Groups is primarily for those who know or have known a feeling of desperation concerning the addiction problem of someone very near to you. We have traveled that unhappy road too, and found the answer with serenity and peace of mind.
When you come into the family group, you are no longer alone, but among true friends who understand your problem as few others could. We respect your confidence and anonymity as we know you will respect ours. We hope to give you the assurance that no situation is too difficult and no unhappiness is too great to be overcome.

Support Group, National
PALS- Parents of Addicted Loved Ones palgroup.org

Parents of Addicted Loved ones provides hope and support through addiction education for parents dealing with an addicted loved one.

Support Group, National
Sanity Support

A day seldom goes by when I don’t hear from someone who has read one of the (now seven) books in the bestselling Setting Boundaries series or has heard a radio talk show or television program where I’ve been interviewed about this topic. It’s especially exciting to hear from readers who have found sanity by implementing the Six Steps to S.A.N.I.T.Y. and are experiencing life-changing transformation in their challenging relationships.  Online support and private Facebook.

Support Group, National
Steve Rummler Hope Network

We understand addiction. Many of our volunteers and staff have personal connections to the disease. Whether we ourselves struggle or our loved ones have, we know the importance of hope.  Located in Minnesota.

Support Group, MN
Take 12 Recovery Radio

Take 12 Recovery Radio and KHLT Recovery Broadcasting is a Faith-Based Recovery Talk and Positive Music Internet Radio Station.

The world's oldest recovery radio station broadcasting recovery talk and positive music 24 hours a day with a unique recovery focused show updated weekly. In addition to our weekly shows we have recovery workshops and special broadcast that air monthly.

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