Addiction Support & Self Help Groups
One of the more popular and omnipresent addiction treatment options out there are support groups. Almost everyone is familiar with the various 12 step programs, such as Alcoholics Anonymous or Cocaine Anonymous, but there are other many other types of addiction & sobriety self help groups.
The general format for these is a free flow meeting where past and recovering addicts share their stories in a welcoming environment. Additionally, sponsor arrangements may be facilitated to help addicts maintain sobriety.
- Religious Groups – There are a wide variety of programs and meetings offered by various religious entities. These generally center around the higher power / religious aspect more than others.
- Professional Organizations – Some professional organizations provide support networks and meetings to handle occupation related pathologies or compulsions.
- Local Self Help Groups – These can be 12 step groups, but just as often they’re just like-minded people looking to help others by providing some level of accountability and discussion around specific ailments.