Support groups are often organized by drug treatment centers to help newly recovering individuals and those in long-term recovery. Due to its many benefits, support groups can be an active part of one’s substance abuse treatment.
As a drug treatment center in California, we offer several types of drug and alcohol addiction support groups. This provides a safe space where individuals can share personal experiences and offer firsthand information about treatment. It can also be a space to share healthy coping strategies while building a support system as they transition into their lives.
In this month’s blog, we discuss how support groups aid in addiction recovery:
- They provide a solid support system
Support groups help individuals connect with others who share a similar experience. This reminds them that they have other people they can rely on while they recover. Due to their similar experiences, individuals in a support group can relate, offer advice, and sympathize to reduce feelings of fear or frustration.
- They provide emotional support and promote self-acceptance
Support groups offer a community where recovering individuals can confide and lean on one another during difficult moments. It is a safe space where they can discuss challenging situations with others who may have had hands-on experience coping with a similar situation.
- They help maintain momentum
Support groups are not only there for the difficult moments but for achievements too. The connection one makes in a support group can help maintain a positive outlook and motivate a recovering individual to stay on the right path.
New Hope Drug& Alcohol Treatment Program, Inc. is a non-profit organization offering a recovery program in Los Angeles, California to help adolescents and adults overcome their struggle with addiction. Reach out to us to learn more.