Who should use support groups?
Support groups are offered as a space where individuals can come together to share their stories, experiences, and lives in a way that helps reduce isolation and loneliness. Oftentimes, we think we are struggling alone, but support groups help us see that there are others who may dealing with similar situations and who in turn can help us get better.
Here are a few groups that could be helpful which may be associated.
- Abraham Low Self-Help Systems: Recovery International
- Adult Children of Alcoholics
- Alcoholics Anonymous
- Anxiety and Depression Association of America
- Co-Dependents Anonymous or sign up for their email list. You can also visit http://www.codependents.org/
- Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
- Gamblers Anonymous a good alternative for sex-addiction anonymous (many treatment centers do not support sex addiction as they believe sex is not an addiction (reference needed)
- Hospice Foundation of America (Grief and Loss section includes link to find a local hospice office using link from left-hand side of the page; many offices offer grief support groups. National hospice office can be reached by calling 1-800-868-5171.)
- International Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Foundation
- Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG)
- S-Anon International Family Groups Support groups for family and friends of people who have a sex addiction
- Sex Addicts Anonymous (description of organization) and find a meeting link http://www.sexaa.org/Meetings/UnitedStates/
- Dr. Keenan’s guide to dealing with depression before/during/after addiction rehab? :
- http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/find-support-groups for a more complete list.
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