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Breaking Chains Together: 11 Dynamic Support Groups for Addiction

types of addiction support groups for recovery

Breaking Chains Together: 11 Dynamic Support Groups for Addiction

By Allison Johnson, Case Manager, Scottsdale Detox Center

Addiction recovery support groups come in a variety of forms, each with its own special focus and method. Some of the most well-known and often used support groups are listed below:

  1. Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) : is one of the oldest and most well-known addiction support groups. AA provides a nurturing environment for people overcoming alcoholism and adheres to the 12-step program.
  2. Narcotics Anonymous (NA): NA is based on AA and adheres to a 12-step program like AA, but NA is specifically created for people overcoming drug addiction.
  3. SMART Recovery: SMART Recovery (Self-Management and Recovery Training) differs from conventional 12-step programs in its method of operation. To assist people in controlling addictive behaviors, SMART combines mutual support, logic, and cognitive-behavioral treatment techniques. SMART Recovery does not incorporate a spiritual component.
  4. Celebrate Recovery: A Christ-centered support group that deals with a range of addiction and life challenges, Celebrate Recovery is a great place to start. The AA/NA 12-step method is combined with biblical ideas to help people on their road to recovery.
  5. Dual-Diagnosis help Groups: People who struggle with both substance misuse and mental health issues might find help in these groups. They offer a forum for discussing the intricate interactions between addiction and mental health issues. You can find these groups on Mental Health
  6. Secular Organizations for Sobriety (SOS): SOS is a nonprofit network of support groups for those recovering from addiction that adopts a secular and self-empowerment approach to treatment. It emphasizes independence and accountability for the individual.
  7. Recovery Dharma: Based on Buddhist principles and ideas, Recovery Dharma offers a universal approach to recovery. Non-theistic and open to everyone who wants to pursue recovery.
  8. Women for Sobriety: Women for Sobriety is a support group that has been specifically designed to address the unique requirements and difficulties that women in addiction recovery experience. Women for Sobriety focuses on fostering emotional and spiritual growth.
  9. Moderation Management: Moderation Management is a support network that works with people who prefer to limit their alcohol intake to total abstinence. Moderation management offers advice and assistance for responsible drinking.
  10. LifeRing Secular Recovery: This program offers an abstinence-based, secular approach to addiction recovery. LifeRing places a strong emphasis on peer support, personal empowerment, and doable sobriety-maintaining techniques.
  11. Dual Recovery Anonymous (DRA): DRA is a support group for those who have both substance misuse problems and mental health issues. DRA incorporates the AA and NA philosophies into a dual rehabilitation program.

The above 11 groups are only a few illustrations of the many different types of addiction recovery support groups that are offered. It's crucial to remember that certain groups may be common in different areas, and that some people may identify with certain groups more strongly than others. To select the organization that best suits one's unique needs and tastes, it can be useful to investigate a variety of choices. Remember to keep in mind, recovery is a personal journey so there is no right or wrong group to find comfort in.

If you or someone you love is seeking help with addiction, Scottsdale Detox can provide comfort and safety during the detox process. Please call us if you have any questions at (480) 646-7660.

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