Alcohol Use Support Groups in Norwalk, CA

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Sal Psychiatry Services
Psychiatrist, MD, MPH
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"Sal Psychiatry Services, located in Norwalk, California, they adhere to strict controlled substance protocol. At Sal services we promotes evidence-based biological treatments with an emphasis on the role of psychotherapy in mental health care. we have years of experience working ..."
(562) 222-0513
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Group meets in:
Norwalk, CA 90650
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Sal Rediscovery Center
Psychiatrist, MD, MPH
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"At Sal rediscovery our goal is to help individual and family struggles with substance abuse. Sal rediscovery purpose is to show individuals and their families that sobriety possible and family can rediscover their loved one. Our mission is to build ..."
(562) 222-0513
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Group meets in:
Norwalk, CA 90650

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Sal Psychiatry Services
Psychiatrist, MD, MPH
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"Sal Psychiatry Services, located in Norwalk, California, they adhere to strict controlled substance protocol. At Sal services we promotes evidence-based biological treatments with an emphasis on the role of psychotherapy in mental health care. we have years of experience working ..."
(562) 222-0513
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Group meets in:
Norwalk, CA 90650
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Sal Rediscovery Center
Psychiatrist, MD, MPH
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"At Sal rediscovery our goal is to help individual and family struggles with substance abuse. Sal rediscovery purpose is to show individuals and their families that sobriety possible and family can rediscover their loved one. Our mission is to build ..."
(562) 222-0513
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Group meets in:
Norwalk, CA 90650
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Outpatient Drug and Alcohol Education andTreatment
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT, SAP
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"Outpatient treatment, group and individual counseling, and family support. Free for youths 12-20years old. Recovery support and early intervention. Comprehensive program to stop the addiction. Meetings 1-3 times weekly depending upon need. "
(562) 250-5845
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Group meets in:
La Mirada, CA 90638
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Substance abuse support group
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, SUDCC, CADTP
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"The QUENCH Ministry is a faith based support group for any type of addiction, open to men and women 18 yrs. and older. It's biblically based, and our goal is to help those who are abstinent to stay abstinent, and ..."
(323) 794-0159
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Group meets in:
Montebello, CA 90640
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Drug Rehabs Anaheim
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, CADC ll
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"Drug rehabs Anaheim substance abuse rehabiltation group. This is an inpatient and outpatient program at our drug and alcohol addiction treatment centers. You will meet three times per week with a crednetialed substance b=abuse counselor. Individuals will also meet in ..."
(619) 383-1983
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Group meets in:
Anaheim, CA 92801

Alcohol Use Support Groups

Are there specific medications for alcohol use?

There are oral medications approved to treat alcohol use disorder—such as disulfiram, acamprosate, and naltrexone, which also comes in an injectable form. These medications do help people reduce their drinking as well as avoid the problem of relapse. Naltrexone helps reduce cravings, disulfiram can make a person feel sick when they drink, and acamprosate may help ease symptoms like poor sleep and anxious feelings.

How do alcohol recovery or rehabilitation programs work?

In inpatient programs, individuals live in a facility with other patients in recovery; in outpatient programs,individuals live at home. These facilities are staffed with healthcare professionals including physicians, nurses, psychologists, counselors, and psychotherapists. Staff can also include people who have recovered themselves, serving as mentors and guides. These programs may use abstinence, harm reduction, detoxification, psychotherapy, and other tools for recovery.

How do 12-step programs combined with psychotherapy work?

Members of 12-step programs help each other reach abstinence and work to maintain it. These programs promote complete change in the individual’s emotional, mental, physical, and even spiritual perspectives. Some programs require that new members attend 90 meetings in 90 days. Many people do attend these programs in conjunction with their work in psychotherapy; the combination of therapy along with 12-step can be extremely effective.

How does harm reduction combined with psychotherapy work?

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, harm reduction prevents death, injury, disease, overdose, and substance misuse. People who choose harm reduction for alcohol use reduce the amount of alcohol they intake. It is not abstinence-based like a 12-step program, but combining harm reduction with psychotherapy proves to be effective for many people.




What is the difference between Group Therapy and a Support Group?
Norwalk 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 Norwalk 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 Norwalk 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.