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10 DEC 2018

How to Find and Join Substance Abuse Support Groups

You've put in the effort to get clean, and you want to stay that way. You'll be up against genetics and biological factors working against your sobriety goals. You need the right substance abuse support groups to help you stay that way.

It's a hard road but worth it. Don't give up. There is hope for maintaining a clean and sober future.

So, how do you find the right one? Here's some advice to help you in your search.

Substance Abuse Support Groups

Once you've gotten sober, you know you'll need help to stay that way. Substance abuse support groups are a great way to find people like you. People who understand your struggles with addiction.

A good support group provides motivation and hope. They also listen to your concerns and struggles.

The key is to find the group where you fit. A group where you feel safe and supported.

Finding The Right One

Make sure you're looking for a group that supports your specific addiction struggles. What makes a good support group? People who listen, care and want you to succeed.

Before you pick a group, think about what you want to get out of it. Make yourself a list of things you like and don't like about group settings. Be sure you have your list with you when you call to discuss the first meeting.

Want to know where to find groups? Here are some places you can look to find a group.

Internet Searches

You can search online for substance abuse support groups near you. A Google search will draw up a map with options that are close to home. Visit websites for the groups that sound interesting to you.

There are even apps you can use to find meetings and groups. Put in your location and find a meeting in your neighborhood.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration has links to support groups, too. Scroll through to find one that supports your type of addiction. Check out reviews for each group to see if they come recommended.

Your Counselor

Your therapist or counselor will have recommendations for substance abuse support groups. Discuss your concerns or needs with your counselor to see if you can narrow down the best options for you.

Religious Organizations

Many churches have resources to recommend for people who need support. If you have a church or religious person you trust, see if they have a good recommendation for you.

How to Join a Group

Most groups only ask for attendance and a desire to remain sober. Pick up the phone and call them. Ask your questions and decide if you want to try a meeting.

Or, you can walk in the door. If you need support right now, no group will turn you away.

Keep Your Momentum Going

To stay sober you need support! There are substance abuse support groups out there for you. Find a group or meeting that seems like the right fit. You won't know until you try!

Looking for help with addiction support? We can help. Contact us today!


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