Addiction Support Groups in San Francisco, CA

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Recovery Lab
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
"Recovery Lab is a trauma recovery group designed for those struggling with unresolved truama or childhood abuse recover emotional health and restored sense of self. recoverylabsf.com "
(415) 413-7697 
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Group meets in:
San Francisco, CA 94102
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Online Harm Reduction Group
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
"If previous attempts at stopping substance use have failed or if you want to learn to manage your use rather than abstain, this is the group for you. We approach addiction as a biopsychosocial phenomenon and help our patients understand ..."
(415) 969-3982 
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Group meets in:
San Francisco, CA 94112
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Balancing Career and Recovery
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
"Trying to manage a high stress career and your recovery can feel overwhelming. Sometimes it feels like you have to choose between your job and working a program. In this group, you will learn strategies to manage the stress of ..."
(650) 206-8786 
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Group meets in:
San Francisco, CA 94114
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Telemedicine DBT/CBT and Substance Abuse Groups
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
"Skills, education and process are the three main components of this group. 4-8 individuals are in each group. I use both compassion and humor to lead the groups. My background includes inpatient, outpatient and detox groups for substance abuse. "
(415) 800-1277 
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Group meets in:
San Francisco, CA 94109
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Harm Reduction Group
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
"If previous attempts at stopping substance use have failed or if you want to learn to manage your use rather than abstain, this is the group for you. We approach addiction as a biopsychosocial phenomenon and help our patients understand ..."
(510) 726-9553 
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Group meets in:
San Francisco, CA 94122
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Partners & Spouses Living w Addiction & Recovery
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
"The Partners and Spouses Group is an ongoing therapy group and place to gain awareness, feel understood, grieve, express feelings, practice new skills and heal. Areas of focus include addiction in the family system, loss of control, trauma, feelings expression, ..."
(415) 689-1690 
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Group meets in:
San Francisco, CA 94118
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Substance Abuse Group
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LAADC, MS
Verified
"This is a group for patients with substance abuse problems. The group is open to all genders over the age of 18. The group uses evidence-based therapies in a group setting to help patients overcome substance abuse. The group meets ..."
(415) 480-3056 
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Group meets in:
San Francisco, CA 94110
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Dual Diagnosis Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified
"Themes and issues related to identity, grief and loss, ambivalent loss, personal meaning, the critical voice, body image and body image narratives, self-compassion, shame resilience work, and explorations of trauma and family of origin issues. Blending narrative therapy, mindfulness, self-compassion ..."
(628) 265-8809 
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Group meets in:
San Francisco, CA 94115
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Executive Substance Abuse Group
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LAADC, MS
Verified
"This is a group for patients who are executives or professional managers with substance abuse problems. The group is open to all genders over the age of 18. The group uses evidence-based therapies and coaching in a group setting to ..."
(415) 480-3056 
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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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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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Substance Abuse Group
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
"This is a group for patients with substance abuse problems. The group is open to all genders over the age of 18. The group uses evidence-based therapies in a group setting to help patients overcome substance abuse. The group meets ..."
(415) 301-5293 
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Group meets in:
San Francisco, CA 94112
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Executive Substance Abuse Group
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
"This is a group for patients who are executives or professional managers with substance abuse problems. The group is open to all genders over the age of 18. The group uses evidence-based therapies and coaching in a group setting to ..."
(415) 301-5293 
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Group meets in:
San Francisco, CA 94112

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Recovery Lab
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
"Recovery Lab is a trauma recovery group designed for those struggling with unresolved truama or childhood abuse recover emotional health and restored sense of self. recoverylabsf.com "
(415) 413-7697 
View
Group meets in:
San Francisco, CA 94102
Photo of David Olem, Marriage & Family Therapist in San Francisco, CA
Balancing Career and Recovery
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
"Trying to manage a high stress career and your recovery can feel overwhelming. Sometimes it feels like you have to choose between your job and working a program. In this group, you will learn strategies to manage the stress of ..."
(650) 206-8786 
View
Group meets in:
San Francisco, CA 94114
Photo of Jennifer Fernandez & Associates, Psychologist in San Francisco, CA
Online Harm Reduction Group
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
"If previous attempts at stopping substance use have failed or if you want to learn to manage your use rather than abstain, this is the group for you. We approach addiction as a biopsychosocial phenomenon and help our patients understand ..."
(415) 969-3982 
View
Group meets in:
San Francisco, CA 94112
Photo of Victoria Zurkan, Marriage & Family Therapist in San Francisco, CA
Telemedicine DBT/CBT and Substance Abuse Groups
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
"Skills, education and process are the three main components of this group. 4-8 individuals are in each group. I use both compassion and humor to lead the groups. My background includes inpatient, outpatient and detox groups for substance abuse. "
(415) 800-1277 
View
Group meets in:
San Francisco, CA 94109
Photo of Mary Kennedy, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in San Francisco, CA
Partners & Spouses Living w Addiction & Recovery
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
"The Partners and Spouses Group is an ongoing therapy group and place to gain awareness, feel understood, grieve, express feelings, practice new skills and heal. Areas of focus include addiction in the family system, loss of control, trauma, feelings expression, ..."
(415) 689-1690 
View
Group meets in:
San Francisco, CA 94118
Photo of Mireya Peña, Marriage & Family Therapist in San Francisco, CA
Harm Reduction Group
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
"If previous attempts at stopping substance use have failed or if you want to learn to manage your use rather than abstain, this is the group for you. We approach addiction as a biopsychosocial phenomenon and help our patients understand ..."
(510) 726-9553 
View
Group meets in:
San Francisco, CA 94122
Photo of Kevin Kuhlow, Drug & Alcohol Counselor in San Francisco, CA
Substance Abuse Group
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LAADC, MS
Verified
"This is a group for patients with substance abuse problems. The group is open to all genders over the age of 18. The group uses evidence-based therapies in a group setting to help patients overcome substance abuse. The group meets ..."
(415) 480-3056 
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Group meets in:
San Francisco, CA 94110

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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 a San Francisco addiction support group, these professionals provide addiction therapy and counseling in San Francisco.

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