Addiction Support Groups
A support group is a voluntary gathering of people who are facing the same addiction recovery issues. There are support groups specific to almost every kind of addiction. Addictions can involve drugs, alcohol or behaviors such as shopping. Portland residents meet together on a scheduled basis to discuss their struggles and to encourage one another, as they move towards the ultimate goal of long-term recovery.
Support Groups during Addiction Rehabilitation
Residential addiction rehab involves Portland residents living in a rehab facility staffed with doctors, counselors and other trained recovery specialists. Support from professionals is available during every step of the rehab process. Group support is also vital to the inpatient recovery process. Group support and activities are encouraged, as these resources ready the patient for an addiction-free life in Portland outside the rehab center.
Portland residents in an outpatient rehab center live in their own homes at night and commute to the rehab center on a scheduled basis. These individuals are encouraged to live in stable and supportive environments while working on recovery. This may involve transitional living or sober living homes. Residential support groups prepare patients for a return to everyday life, while outpatient support groups focus on helping patients cope with recovery while still participating in the outside world.
Addiction Recovery Support after Rehabilitation
The goal support groups is to give Portland residents a reliable network, once they leave the rehab facility. Often individuals will find that after they complete rehab, they can no longer associate with friends or peers that support or are engaged in substance abuse or addiction. Support groups offer the support and friendship that may be lacking in old social circles or even family members. Support group members can offer advice to one another about how to avoid the temptation to use the drug or engage in the behavior that they have given up.
Addiction Support Group Help for Portland Residents
If you need more information about addiction support groups for Portland residents, please call our toll-free helpline. We are here 24 hours a day, and we can help you find the treatment program that is right for you. We can help you find a support group that will keep you on the road to recovery. No one should go through addiction or recovery alone. Call now, and get the support you need.