Host: Ms. Cecilia S. Kardel, MA, LMFT
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Oakland, CA 94611
"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, ..."
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Oakland, CA 94611
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"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, ..."

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.