Alcohol Use Support Groups in Torrance, CA

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Adult Day Intensive
Treatment Center
Verified
Verified
"Intensive Outpatient Treatment for substance use disorders for adult "
(310) 736-1982
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Group meets in:
Torrance, CA 90502
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Adult Evening Intensive
Treatment Center
Verified
Verified
"Intensive Outpatient Treatment for adult substance use disorder "
(310) 736-1982
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Group meets in:
Torrance, CA 90502
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Evening Outpatient Adult
Treatment Center
Verified
Verified
"Intensive outpatient substance use disorder treatment "
(562) 912-3047
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Group meets in:
Torrance, CA 90502
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Adolescent Intensive
Treatment Center
Verified
Verified
"Intensive outpatient substance use disorder treatment for adolescents "
(310) 736-1982
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Group meets in:
Torrance, CA 90502

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Adult Day Intensive
Treatment Center
Verified
Verified
"Intensive Outpatient Treatment for substance use disorders for adult "
(310) 736-1982
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Group meets in:
Torrance, CA 90502
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Adult Evening Intensive
Treatment Center
Verified
Verified
"Intensive Outpatient Treatment for adult substance use disorder "
(310) 736-1982
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Group meets in:
Torrance, CA 90502
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Evening Outpatient Adult
Treatment Center
Verified
Verified
"Intensive outpatient substance use disorder treatment "
(562) 912-3047
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Group meets in:
Torrance, CA 90502
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Adolescent Intensive
Treatment Center
Verified
Verified
"Intensive outpatient substance use disorder treatment for adolescents "
(310) 736-1982
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Group meets in:
Torrance, CA 90502
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Mindful Recovery
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
"Are you having a hard time cutting down on or quitting alcohol or marijuana on your own? You don't have to do this alone. Connecting with individuals who are going through similar challenges helps you to achieve your goals around ..."
(562) 276-2479
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Group meets in:
Long Beach, CA 90808
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Dual Diagnosis Treatment
Treatment Center
Verified
Verified
"Dual Diagnosis Treatment for Adult Men and Women suffering from Addiction, Mental Health, Impulsivity, and other behavioral health disorders. "
(424) 334-5560
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Group meets in:
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266


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?
Torrance 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 Torrance 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 Torrance 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.