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 ..."
Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
(628) 300-3570 
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Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94609
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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 ..."
Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
(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 ..."
Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
(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 ..."
Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
(510) 726-0775 
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Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94610

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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.