Addiction Support Groups in Oakland, CA

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Women's Trauma Healing Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
"Group Is Currently Closed. Small group for women struggling with effects of trauma including sexual, physical and/or emotional abuse, neglect, assault and domestic violence. Trauma interferes with relationships and day-to-day functioning while giving rise to negative thoughts, feelings and behaviors ..."
(628) 300-3570 
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Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94609
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For the Loved Ones of Alcoholics and Addicts
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
"An intimate, rich process group of 4-9 members who seek support around coping with a loved one's addiction or mental illness, and are ready to engage in self-care. Designed for high functioning individuals interested in embracing life's confounding challenges as ..."
(415) 480-5319 
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Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94611
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Sober Curiosity -- a Free Online Workshop
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
"In this online workshop, you will--have a safe space to talk freely about your love-hate relationship with alcohol; learn about what makes changing your drinking behavior so hard; practice practical tools to help you make healthy changes; become informed about ..."
(415) 909-5732 
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Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94610
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Sober Curiosity-- a Sober Month Challenge
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
"This group is for you if you don’t want to give up alcohol entirely but wonder what a break from alcohol can do to your body, mind, and spirit. In this month-long group, we will meet 8 times and take ..."
(415) 909-5732 
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Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94610
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Doing Life in Recovery, Relapse Prevention Group
Drug & Alcohol Counselor
Verified
"You might find after some time in recovery, challenges come up in navigating an often stressful world, that could sabotage your clean days. Sharing your challenges as well as your successes with other like minded people, problem solving together while ..."
(510) 726-0775 
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Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94610
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Support Group for Loved Ones of Addicts
Drug & Alcohol Counselor
Verified
"If someone else's behaviors are driving you crazy, and others don't seem to understand and you're not getting the compassion you need, then this is a group for you. Often individuals who are close to someone with addictive behaviors, find ..."
(510) 726-0775 
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Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94610
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Early Recovery Group, Compassionate Exploration
Drug & Alcohol Counselor
Verified
"Are other people encouraging you to seek help, but you're not sure you need it? Maybe you just want to prove them wrong, or perhaps you'd like to find out if your behaviors or bad habits are impacting your life ..."
(510) 726-0775 
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Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94610

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Photo of Kathy Brady, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Oakland, CA
Women's Trauma Healing Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
"Group Is Currently Closed. Small group for women struggling with effects of trauma including sexual, physical and/or emotional abuse, neglect, assault and domestic violence. Trauma interferes with relationships and day-to-day functioning while giving rise to negative thoughts, feelings and behaviors ..."
(628) 300-3570 
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Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94609
Photo of Cecilia S. Kardel, Marriage & Family Therapist in Oakland, CA
For the Loved Ones of Alcoholics and Addicts
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
"An intimate, rich process group of 4-9 members who seek support around coping with a loved one's addiction or mental illness, and are ready to engage in self-care. Designed for high functioning individuals interested in embracing life's confounding challenges as ..."
(415) 480-5319 
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Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94611
Photo of Jeanette Hu, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate in Oakland, CA
Sober Curiosity -- a Free Online Workshop
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
"In this online workshop, you will--have a safe space to talk freely about your love-hate relationship with alcohol; learn about what makes changing your drinking behavior so hard; practice practical tools to help you make healthy changes; become informed about ..."
(415) 909-5732 
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Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94610
Photo of Jeanette Hu, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate in Oakland, CA
Sober Curiosity-- a Sober Month Challenge
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
"This group is for you if you don’t want to give up alcohol entirely but wonder what a break from alcohol can do to your body, mind, and spirit. In this month-long group, we will meet 8 times and take ..."
(415) 909-5732 
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Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94610
Photo of Cecilia S. Kardel, Marriage & Family Therapist in Oakland, CA
Addiction Recovery Groups. Please Inquire
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
"An intimate, rich process groupof 5-10 members. Designed for individuals who would like to embrace recovery as an opportunity to transform their lives, find meaning and guidance around life challenges facilitated by an experienced therapist. This relapse prevention group can ..."
(415) 480-5319 
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Group meets in:
Piedmont, CA 94611
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Mindful Recovery
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
"This group will utilize mindfulness practices to help individuals overcome destructive behaviors and reconnect with their innate capacities for joy, love, and fulfillment. "
(323) 768-0760 
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Group meets in:
Berkeley, CA 94709
Photo of Jann Scott, Drug & Alcohol Counselor in Oakland, CA
Doing Life in Recovery, Relapse Prevention Group
Drug & Alcohol Counselor
Verified
"You might find after some time in recovery, challenges come up in navigating an often stressful world, that could sabotage your clean days. Sharing your challenges as well as your successes with other like minded people, problem solving together while ..."
(510) 726-0775 
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Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94610
Photo of Jann Scott, Drug & Alcohol Counselor in Oakland, CA
Support Group for Loved Ones of Addicts
Drug & Alcohol Counselor
Verified
"If someone else's behaviors are driving you crazy, and others don't seem to understand and you're not getting the compassion you need, then this is a group for you. Often individuals who are close to someone with addictive behaviors, find ..."
(510) 726-0775 
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Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94610
Photo of Jann Scott, Drug & Alcohol Counselor in Oakland, CA
Early Recovery Group, Compassionate Exploration
Drug & Alcohol Counselor
Verified
"Are other people encouraging you to seek help, but you're not sure you need it? Maybe you just want to prove them wrong, or perhaps you'd like to find out if your behaviors or bad habits are impacting your life ..."
(510) 726-0775 
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Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94610
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EMDR Informational Group
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
"In this group I provide information and answer questions about EMDR, an incredibly powerful, and deceptively simple therapy. This group might be beneficial for people * who have suffered a trauma (PTSD, accidents, abuse, neglect, disenfranchisement, poverty, war veterans, experiences ..."
(510) 421-0320 
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Group meets in:
Berkeley, CA 94705
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Harm-Reduction Substance Abuse Support Group
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, PhD
Verified
"A group for individuals who wish to use the tools of harm reduction to lessen, manage, or eradicate their substance use. It is for adults 18+ "
(415) 496-5092 
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Group meets in:
San Francisco, CA 94110
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Let's Talk About Sex, Drugs & Alcohol
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MA, LAADC, CADCII, CACS
"This is a process psychotherapy and psycho-educational group that aims to provide participants the opportunity to address behavioral issues related to drugs, sex and alcohol and its impact in their relationships. It accomodates both the abstinence model and harm reduction ..."
(415) 801-0156 
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Group meets in:
San Francisco, CA 94102

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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 an Oakland addiction support group, these professionals provide addiction therapy and counseling in Oakland.

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