Alcohol Use Support Groups in Lexington, KY

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Photo of Courtney Hammond, Licensed Professional Counselor Associate in Lexington, KY
Intensive Outpatient Services (Substance Use)
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, LCADCA, LPCA
Verified
Verified
"This group addresses substance use issues and how to live a sober life. We utilize creative journaling to guide you through the different areas of life that are affected, to help you understand the changes that need to be made ..."
(859) 955-4905
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Group meets in:
Lexington, KY 40507
Photo of Dr. Dominique' L. Wilson, Licensed Professional Counselor in Lexington, KY
DUI Treatment Services
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPCC-S, MAC, CCCE, CFMHE
Verified
Verified
"I am also a licensed alcohol and drug treatment provider who offers individual and group substance abuse treatment. Days available for PRI DUI 1st Offender classes are Fridays, Saturday, and Sunday for the first six sessions and the final session ..."
(859) 379-4931
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Group meets in:
Lexington, KY 40504
Photo of Changed Lives Substance Abuse Treatment, Treatment Center in Lexington, KY
Intense Out-Patient Services
Treatment Center, LPCC-S, LCADC, CCTP
Verified
Verified
"This group is for those struggling substance use that do not need to admit to residential treatment and are able to continue working, but still need intense services to regain control of their lives. "
(859) 203-1391
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Group meets in:
Lexington, KY 40507
Photo of Changed Lives Substance Abuse Treatment, Treatment Center in Lexington, KY
Intense Out-Patient Services
Treatment Center, LPCC-S, LCADC, CCTP
Verified
Verified
"This group is for those struggling substance use that do not need to admit to residential treatment and are able to continue working, but still need intense services to regain control of their lives. "
(859) 203-1391
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Group meets in:
Lexington, KY 40517
Photo of Changed Lives Substance Abuse Treatment, Treatment Center in Lexington, KY
Out Patient - Substance Abuse
Treatment Center, LPCC-S, LCADC, CCTP
Verified
Verified
"This group meets multiple times a week to address Substance Use, Mental health and Trauma issues with a dual diagnosis focus "
(859) 203-1391
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Group meets in:
Lexington, KY 40517
Photo of Integrative Counseling Center, Counselor in Lexington, KY
Coping without Substance
Counselor
Verified
Verified
"This group will use a Seven Challenges approach aimed at those ages 15-18 who wish to change behaviors of alcohol or substance use. This online, interactive group will allow members to identify personal reasons for change, find more positive means ..."
(859) 903-0168
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Group meets in:
Lexington, KY 40502

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Photo of Courtney Hammond, Licensed Professional Counselor Associate in Lexington, KY
Intensive Outpatient Services (Substance Use)
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, LCADCA, LPCA
Verified
Verified
"This group addresses substance use issues and how to live a sober life. We utilize creative journaling to guide you through the different areas of life that are affected, to help you understand the changes that need to be made ..."
(859) 955-4905
View
Group meets in:
Lexington, KY 40507
Photo of Dr. Dominique' L. Wilson, Licensed Professional Counselor in Lexington, KY
DUI Treatment Services
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPCC-S, MAC, CCCE, CFMHE
Verified
Verified
"I am also a licensed alcohol and drug treatment provider who offers individual and group substance abuse treatment. Days available for PRI DUI 1st Offender classes are Fridays, Saturday, and Sunday for the first six sessions and the final session ..."
(859) 379-4931
View
Group meets in:
Lexington, KY 40504
Photo of Changed Lives Substance Abuse Treatment, Treatment Center in Lexington, KY
Intense Out-Patient Services
Treatment Center, LPCC-S, LCADC, CCTP
Verified
Verified
"This group is for those struggling substance use that do not need to admit to residential treatment and are able to continue working, but still need intense services to regain control of their lives. "
(859) 203-1391
View
Group meets in:
Lexington, KY 40507
Photo of Changed Lives Substance Abuse Treatment, Treatment Center in Lexington, KY
Intense Out-Patient Services
Treatment Center, LPCC-S, LCADC, CCTP
Verified
Verified
"This group is for those struggling substance use that do not need to admit to residential treatment and are able to continue working, but still need intense services to regain control of their lives. "
(859) 203-1391
View
Group meets in:
Lexington, KY 40517
Photo of Changed Lives Substance Abuse Treatment, Treatment Center in Lexington, KY
Out Patient - Substance Abuse
Treatment Center, LPCC-S, LCADC, CCTP
Verified
Verified
"This group meets multiple times a week to address Substance Use, Mental health and Trauma issues with a dual diagnosis focus "
(859) 203-1391
View
Group meets in:
Lexington, KY 40517
Photo of Integrative Counseling Center, Counselor in Lexington, KY
Coping without Substance
Counselor
Verified
Verified
"This group will use a Seven Challenges approach aimed at those ages 15-18 who wish to change behaviors of alcohol or substance use. This online, interactive group will allow members to identify personal reasons for change, find more positive means ..."
(859) 903-0168
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Group meets in:
Lexington, KY 40502

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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?
Lexington 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 Lexington 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 Lexington 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.