Types of Self-Help Groups
Several different types of self-help groups and therapies are available today. Each self-help group can focus on something else, and there is most likely a self-help group for any condition.
- Alcoholics Anonymous (AA): AA is a 12-step program that is focused on helping alcoholics maintain their sobriety.
- Narcotics Anonymous (NA): Very similar to AA, however those who attend NA consider themselves addicts, while those who attend AA consider themselves alcoholics.
- SMART Recovery: A type of self-help group that focuses on helping members control behavior that is concerning them or is harmful.
- Parents without Partners: Offers support to single parents and aims to reduce the stress associated with being a single parent by allowing members to share their coping strategies and advice with others.
- Discrimination self-help groups: This type of self-help group is survival-oriented and is focused on helping members who have experienced discrimination through their challenges and stressful situations.
Overall, self-help groups can be very beneficial for those with a health condition, addiction or mental health issue. Self-help groups provide a sense of community and belonging, making it easier for members to trust and communicate with each other.
Self-Help Groups and Group Therapy at A Forever Recovery
It is imperative to us that our patients felt comfortable and supported during their time in rehabilitation. One of the most popular ways to achieve this is by participating in self-help groups. These groups can be attended during recovery and when patients return home so they can continuously feel supported throughout their recovery. Participants often feel they can trust their group members and feel supported throughout their recovery journey.
At A Forever Recovery, we have sought to bring together several trained and licensed professionals or certified recovering members of many different modalities that have a background in the addiction field. We aim to provide a recovering environment that is unique by bringing together many different types of counselors.
We want to guide our clients into finding the type of treatments that are best for their specific needs. If you or a loved one is struggling with addiction and would like to learn more about self-help groups, call us at our toll-free number to speak with one of our advisors.