Host: Dr. Brian Esparza, MD, SAP, MRO
Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97215
"The Living Healthy Group at Bridgetown Recovery & Mental Health Services is conducted by licensed therapists and addresses the identification of protective factors which sustain long term recovery from relapse of chemical addiction and co-occurring mental health symptoms. Join our ..."
(503) 563-7207
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Portland, OR 97215
"The Living Healthy Group at Bridgetown Recovery & Mental Health Services is conducted by licensed therapists and addresses the identification of protective factors which sustain long term recovery from relapse of chemical addiction and co-occurring mental health symptoms. Join our ..."
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Host: Jenene Belshe, BS, CADCII, QMHA
Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97202
"A weekly 90 minute support group to process ongoing recovery. "
(503) 749-9012
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Portland, OR 97202
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"A weekly 90 minute support group to process ongoing recovery. "
Host: Caroline Gearing, MA, LMFT
Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97280
"For individuals dealing with sexual addiction. Certified Sexual Addiction Therapist (CSAT) Candidate through the Internatiional Institute of Trauma and Addiction Professionals. IITAP and Dr. Patrick Carnes' "Recovery Start Kit". Utilize group therapy to deal with the complex factors involved with ..."
(360) 450-4373
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Portland, OR 97280
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"For individuals dealing with sexual addiction. Certified Sexual Addiction Therapist (CSAT) Candidate through the Internatiional Institute of Trauma and Addiction Professionals. IITAP and Dr. Patrick Carnes' "Recovery Start Kit". Utilize group therapy to deal with the complex factors involved with ..."
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Host: Mr. Larry Venaska, LCSW
Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97219
"Next group forming soon. Anyone who is struggling with addictive behaviors of any kind, relationship struggles or inability to break out of patterns could be a great fit for this group. The focus varies as the group desires and needs. ..."
(971) 205-2892
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Portland, OR 97219
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"Next group forming soon. Anyone who is struggling with addictive behaviors of any kind, relationship struggles or inability to break out of patterns could be a great fit for this group. The focus varies as the group desires and needs. ..."
Host: Jenny Youngberg, MA, QMHP-R, LPC-I
Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97219
"This group is for service industry employees to have a safe place to process that is affordable and accessible without insurance. Group Therapy Sessions 90min -Regular weekly fee: $50 | Group Therapy 1:1 -Regular fee session: $100 **Groups meet once weekly ..."
(503) 461-7852
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Portland, OR 97219
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"This group is for service industry employees to have a safe place to process that is affordable and accessible without insurance. Group Therapy Sessions 90min -Regular weekly fee: $50 | Group Therapy 1:1 -Regular fee session: $100 **Groups meet once weekly ..."
Host: Caroline Gearing, MA, LMFT
Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97219
"Learn how to deal with a love addiction beginning today. Break out of a long term pattern where you consistently find yourself stuck in a painful relationship that does not serve your best interests, and/or you are experiencing exploitation and ..."
(360) 450-4373
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Portland, OR 97219
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"Learn how to deal with a love addiction beginning today. Break out of a long term pattern where you consistently find yourself stuck in a painful relationship that does not serve your best interests, and/or you are experiencing exploitation and ..."
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Host: Martha Darkins, RN, LPC, CSAT
Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97239
(503) 451-6549
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Portland, OR 97239
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Host: Mr. Kwabena Siaka, QMHPC, CADClll
Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97217
"This group is for BIPOC men seeking outpatient treat,emnt for substance or co-occuriing disorders. "
(503) 210-9793
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Portland, OR 97217
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"This group is for BIPOC men seeking outpatient treat,emnt for substance or co-occuriing disorders. "

Addiction Support Groups
A person with an addiction uses a substance, or engages in a behavior, for which the rewarding effects provide a compelling incentive to repeat the activity, despite detrimental consequences. Addiction may involve the use of substances such as alcohol, inhalants, opioids, cocaine, and nicotine, or behaviors such as gambling.

If you're looking for a Portland addiction support group, these professionals provide addiction therapy and counseling in Portland.

What is the difference between Group Therapy and a Support Group?
Portland Support Groups and Group Therapy both offer a safe place to explore important issues. It is important, however, to understand the difference between the two.

Group therapy in Portland is led by a therapist, group psychotherapist, or group counselor, and is generally structured around an issue. The therapist guides the group through a program as the group works together to better understand thoughts and feelings. Experienced therapists lead psychotherapy groups for various ages, such as adults, and specific issues including anger management, anxiety, and coping skills.

Support groups in Portland are usually facilitated by a therapist or counselor, but can also be led by members with lived experiences. Generally, a support group is less structured than a therapy group. Support groups bring together members to provide support and strength to each other, often around a common challenge such as addiction or grief.

Most therapy groups will meet for a fixed length of time with a consistent group of members, while many support groups meet for an indefinite period of time with members coming and going.