Addiction Support Groups in California

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Telemedicine DBT/CBT and Substance Abuse Groups
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.
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Hosted by Victoria Zurkan
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Francisco, CA 94109
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.
(628) 214-2234 View (628) 214-2234
Online Harm Reduction Group
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 ...
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Hosted by California Center for Change
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Francisco, CA 94112
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 (415) 969-3982
Health Care Professionals Group
This group is part of a comprehensive monitoring and support program for physicians and other health care professionals. Please call for information about this confidential program.
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Hosted by Francine Farrell
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CADC-II, ICADC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Sacramento, CA 95821
This group is part of a comprehensive monitoring and support program for physicians and other health care professionals. Please call for information about this confidential program.
(916) 520-6224 View (916) 520-6224
Mindful Moderation
Feel like your drinking has gotten a little out of hand? This self-paced 6-week online course is an excellent starting point for individuals looking to explore their relationship to alcohol, without judgement or sobriety. Start each week fresh with supportive ...
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Hosted by Hannah Roberts
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Feel like your drinking has gotten a little out of hand? This self-paced 6-week online course is an excellent starting point for individuals looking to explore their relationship to alcohol, without judgement or sobriety. Start each week fresh with supportive ...
(805) 284-0451 View (805) 284-0451
For the Loved Ones of Alcoholics and Addicts
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 ...
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Hosted by Cecilia S. Kardel
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Oakland, CA 94611
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 View (415) 480-5319
Weekly Addiction Support
Seeking to overcome problematic substance abuse without attending rehab or "one-size-fits-all" out-patient programs? Group counseling can be as effective, and in some cases more effective, then 1-on-1 counseling. Engaging with others in a recovery support group setting can be helpful ...
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Hosted by Bryan Vasquez
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, CATCIII
Verified Verified
Group meets in Newport Beach, CA 92660
Seeking to overcome problematic substance abuse without attending rehab or "one-size-fits-all" out-patient programs? Group counseling can be as effective, and in some cases more effective, then 1-on-1 counseling. Engaging with others in a recovery support group setting can be helpful ...
(714) 793-0678 View (714) 793-0678
Elevation Behavioral Health Outpatient Program
Elevation Behavioral Health offers outpatient therapy and groups for those who need help from mental health conditions or addiction. Call for more information.
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Hosted by Elevation Behavioral Health Mental Health Retreats
Treatment Center
Verified Verified
Group meets in Agoura Hills, CA 91301
Elevation Behavioral Health offers outpatient therapy and groups for those who need help from mental health conditions or addiction. Call for more information.
(818) 532-5813 View (818) 532-5813
Recovery Group
We will discuss sorting out your different sources of stress and identifying and prioritizing specific actions that are in your power to take to address them.
Hosted by Women's Support Groups
LPC Intern, APCC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Oakland, CA 94611
We will discuss sorting out your different sources of stress and identifying and prioritizing specific actions that are in your power to take to address them.
(510) 561-0796 View (510) 561-0796
Online Recovery Group. Your Holistic Therapists.
Step into a sanctuary where healing transcends boundaries. Embracing diverse paths and beliefs, our intimate weekly groups offer sanctuary for up to 10 seekers. Together, we tend to the garden of our souls, uprooting weeds of old habits, honing our ...
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Hosted by Gabriel Davis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Carlsbad, CA 92008
Step into a sanctuary where healing transcends boundaries. Embracing diverse paths and beliefs, our intimate weekly groups offer sanctuary for up to 10 seekers. Together, we tend to the garden of our souls, uprooting weeds of old habits, honing our ...
(760) 990-3378 View (760) 990-3378
Healing and Change
I would like to start trauma, grief, anger management, recovery focused groups and for the elderly population going through the last and best part of your life. The life cycle changes with this population and I think that knowing your ...
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Hosted by Sage Recovery Services
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LAADC, ICADC, MSCP, LMHC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Palm Desert, CA 92260
I would like to start trauma, grief, anger management, recovery focused groups and for the elderly population going through the last and best part of your life. The life cycle changes with this population and I think that knowing your ...
(760) 307-1195 View (760) 307-1195
Men's Online Recovery Group
This group meets online to support any man struggling with addictive or self-medicating behaviors during this isolating time. All forms of self-medicating welcome such as: pornography, sex, drugs/alcohol, food, video games, work, gambling and relationships. This is group of 8-10 ...
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Hosted by Chris Chandler
Counselor, MA, LPCC, LMHC, CSAT-S, AF-EMDR
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Diego, CA 92121
This group meets online to support any man struggling with addictive or self-medicating behaviors during this isolating time. All forms of self-medicating welcome such as: pornography, sex, drugs/alcohol, food, video games, work, gambling and relationships. This is group of 8-10 ...
(619) 369-1884 View (619) 369-1884
Improve: Outpatient Substance Use Treatment
IMPROVE is an outpatient substance use treatment program that was developed to help patients meet their substance use recovery goals. IMPROVE is a once per week group, with an aftercare program available upon completion, that focuses on increasing or maintaining ...
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Hosted by COPE Psychological Center
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Los Angeles, CA 90025
IMPROVE is an outpatient substance use treatment program that was developed to help patients meet their substance use recovery goals. IMPROVE is a once per week group, with an aftercare program available upon completion, that focuses on increasing or maintaining ...
(310) 361-6299 View (310) 361-6299
Betrayal Trauma - Partners Support
The focus of this group is to provide support to partners who have experienced betrayal trauma as a result of sex related addictions.
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Hosted by Jeanette (Jen) Shelby
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CPTT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Walnut Creek, CA 94597
The focus of this group is to provide support to partners who have experienced betrayal trauma as a result of sex related addictions.
(510) 867-3849 View (510) 867-3849
Women's Empowerment Group
The hardest part of recovery is reaching out to other people for help. There are people that can understand, relate and help start you on the process of healing. Begin working with others in a safe and trusting therapeutic environment ...
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Hosted by Sano Counseling Center
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CSAT-S
Verified Verified
Group meets in Long Beach, CA 90803
The hardest part of recovery is reaching out to other people for help. There are people that can understand, relate and help start you on the process of healing. Begin working with others in a safe and trusting therapeutic environment ...
(562) 268-4191 View (562) 268-4191
Alcohol and Drug Free Outpatient
Cognitive behavioral, MET based rehabilitation for Adults and Adolescents.
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Hosted by Twin Town Treatment Centers, Orange
Treatment Center
Verified Verified
Group meets in Orange, CA 92868
Cognitive behavioral, MET based rehabilitation for Adults and Adolescents.
(714) 790-9767 View (714) 790-9767
Emend Healthcare
Admissions: (888) 270-3024 Emend Health Care www.emendhealthcare.com Network of 8 treatment facilities What We Treat: Substance Abuse, Mental Health Primary Couples & Pets are Welcome. In Network with Most Insurances
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Hosted by Emend Healthcare
Treatment Center
Verified Verified
Group meets in Montclair, CA 91763
Admissions: (888) 270-3024 Emend Health Care www.emendhealthcare.com Network of 8 treatment facilities What We Treat: Substance Abuse, Mental Health Primary Couples & Pets are Welcome. In Network with Most Insurances
(760) 350-1643 View (760) 350-1643
DBT
We are currently collecting an interest list for our Groups. All participants must be existing clients with ADR Wellness. Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) group provides clients skills in mindfulness, emotional regulation, distress tolerance and interpersonal effectiveness.
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Hosted by ADR Wellness
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Carlsbad, CA 92008
We are currently collecting an interest list for our Groups. All participants must be existing clients with ADR Wellness. Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) group provides clients skills in mindfulness, emotional regulation, distress tolerance and interpersonal effectiveness.
(760) 991-3243 View (760) 991-3243
Early Recovery Skills
A walk-in group for developing skills and strategies to eliminate or reduce substance use. Mondays at 4pm (Spanish Only), Wednesdays at 7pm, Thursdays at 10:30am Gleicher/Chen Health Center | Contact at 329-329-9011 (English) or 323-329-9922 (Spanish)
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Hosted by APLA Health - Gleicher/Chen Health Center
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Group meets in Los Angeles, CA 90016
A walk-in group for developing skills and strategies to eliminate or reduce substance use. Mondays at 4pm (Spanish Only), Wednesdays at 7pm, Thursdays at 10:30am Gleicher/Chen Health Center | Contact at 329-329-9011 (English) or 323-329-9922 (Spanish)
(323) 612-0729 View (323) 612-0729
Neuro Wellness Spa South Torrance
We're changing the way mental health is treated. Neuro Wellness is an in-network psychiatry clinic with locations across Los Angeles that offers in-person & virtual appointments for medication management, TMS therapy, Spravato & more. We are proud to be in-network ...
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Hosted by Josh Lichtman
Psychiatrist, DO
Verified Verified
Group meets in Torrance, CA 90505
We're changing the way mental health is treated. Neuro Wellness is an in-network psychiatry clinic with locations across Los Angeles that offers in-person & virtual appointments for medication management, TMS therapy, Spravato & more. We are proud to be in-network ...
(424) 999-0652 View (424) 999-0652
Morning Meditation
Meditating in the morning can bring about a more positive day when you are able to focus on your personal priorities.
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Hosted by South Coast Behavioral Health, Inc.
Treatment Center
Verified Verified
Group meets in Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Meditating in the morning can bring about a more positive day when you are able to focus on your personal priorities.
(866) 788-4525 View (866) 788-4525

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Addiction Support Groups

What is the best therapy for addiction?

Addiction treatment will be tailored to the individual. People seeking help for addiction—whether with a psychotherapist, in an outpatient clinic, or in a residential program—should expect to engage in multiple types of treatments, sometimes including medication. For anyone recovering from addiction, avoiding situations in which one has typically used a substance is essential, as is the support of close connections. Since substance use disorders tend to co-occur with underlying mental health conditions such as anxiety or depression, those must also be addressed as part of any recovery plan.

How long does therapy for addiction take?

There is no set timeline for recovery from addiction. Patients and their families should expect the work to last several months, if not longer. Residential treatment programs may be based on a stay of 30, 60, or 90 days, with continuing work after release, but only about 1 percent of people are treated in such facilities. Ceasing use is just the first step; therapy to help maintain abstinence and effect behavior change must follow. The process of recovery, neuroscience has shown, involves brain cells recovering the capacity to respond to natural sources of reward and restore control over the impulse to use. Another definition of recovery is restoring voluntary control over one’s substance use and retaking all of one’s previous responsibilities.

How effective is drug addiction treatment?

Substance use disorders are treatable and remission is achievable for many who seek recovery; by some estimates, more than three-quarters of people who become addicted to alcohol or drugs recover. But that success rarely occurs quickly or on a set timeline; relapse is not only common, but many therapists and clinicians view it as a normal part of the process—not always a sign that a person has returned to addiction, but a signal that their treatment should be adjusted to help them regain control. Overall, research suggests, five years after the end of substance use, one’s risk of relapse is no greater than that of others who had not faced addiction. Other experts believe that complete abstinence is not the only measure of recovery, and that, through effective treatment, many people can learn to control their use.

How can you get addiction treatment for someone?

The most important factor in recovery from addiction is widely understood to be an individual’s commitment to change. For that reason,“interventions” in which friends and family gather to urge or force someone to begin immediate treatment often backfire; even when such efforts do lead someone to begin treatment, they may be less likely to stay than those who are self-driven. Still, family members can play an important role in supporting an individual who seeks help and can take part in family therapy as one element of a loved one’s treatment.