Substance Use Support Groups in Oakland, CA

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Photo of Cecilia S. Kardel, Marriage & Family Therapist in Oakland, CA
Combined Addiction Recovery Family Education Group
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
"Education for clients and/ or family members impacted by substance abuse. Addresses the science of addiction and how substances change the brain, impacts relationships, behavior, self concept, and values. Education topics cover: PAW (Post Acute Withdraw), relapse prevention, cross addiction, ..."
(415) 480-5319 
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Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94611
Photo of Jeanette Hu, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate in Oakland, CA
8-Week Sober Curiosity Psycho-educational Group
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
"This virtual Sober Curiosity group is for people who are questioning their relationship with alcohol and other substance. I invite you to join us on this journey if you are curious to cultivate a new, healthy, and more mindful relationship ..."
(415) 909-5732 
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Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94610

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Photo of Brenna McGee, Marriage & Family Therapist in Oakland, CA
Cultivating Calm: Group Therapy for Professionals
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
"Do you: Feel stressed, spread too thin, and overwhelmed by trying to balance work, family, and daily pressures? Struggle to carve out time for yourself? Experience stress-related physical symptoms? Use caffeine, alcohol, or other substances to cope? Feel like you’re ..."
(612) 324-8175 
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Group meets in:
Albany, CA 94706
Photo of Cecilia S. Kardel, Marriage & Family Therapist in Oakland, CA
Combined Addiction Recovery Family Education Group
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
"Education for clients and/ or family members impacted by substance abuse. Addresses the science of addiction and how substances change the brain, impacts relationships, behavior, self concept, and values. Education topics cover: PAW (Post Acute Withdraw), relapse prevention, cross addiction, ..."
(415) 480-5319 
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Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94611
Photo of Jeanette Hu, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate in Oakland, CA
8-Week Sober Curiosity Psycho-educational Group
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
"This virtual Sober Curiosity group is for people who are questioning their relationship with alcohol and other substance. I invite you to join us on this journey if you are curious to cultivate a new, healthy, and more mindful relationship ..."
(415) 909-5732 
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Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94610
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Cinical Consultation Group
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
"To Be Arranged. Currently working psychotherapist or those in training consult with me concerning individual clients. Our focus is basically from the perspective of the psychology of CG JUNG. More directly our work incorporates the theory and practice of Integrative ..."
(510) 937-3920 
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Group meets in:
Berkeley, CA 94709
Photo of Sarah Hausman, Marriage & Family Therapist in Oakland, CA
Parent Support Group
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
"In the parent support group, we focus on how to navigate complex family dynamics with particular focus on substance use and behavioral concerns in teenagers. This is especially for parents who want to foster healthy and loving communication within the ..."
(510) 398-4413 
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Group meets in:
Alameda, CA 94501
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Famliy Program
Treatment Center, LAADC, ICADC
Verified
"Addiction is a family disease and often a parent or spouse will find that the emotional life is based upon the addicts actions. Our family program is designed to help families find some help for themselves. Family development plans allows ..."
(831) 292-5639 
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Group meets in:
Emeryville, CA 94608
Photo of Mike Lubofsky, Psychotherapist and Attorney, Marriage & Family Therapist in Oakland, CA
Mindfulness for Lawyers Group
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, JD, LMFT
Verified
"Group therapy can serve as an adjunct to ongoing individual psychotherapy or can serve to provide ongoing, bi-weekly support to attorneys who perhaps are more approaching the “maintenance” phase of therapy. The group experience can also serve as an invaluable ..."
(415) 508-6263 
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Group meets in:
San Francisco, CA 94108


Substance Use Support Groups
If you're looking for help with substance abuse in Oakland or for Oakland substance abuse counseling, these professionals provide substance abuse services and substance abuse treatment. They include substance abuse support groups in Oakland, substance abuse psychologists and substance abuse counselors. They can help with drug addiction and drug abuse treatment in Oakland, alcohol addiction, chemical dependency and substance abuse recovery. An Oakland substance abuse support group provides outpatient services but can also refer to treatment centers, clinics, rehab, treatment programs and substance abuse rehabs.

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.