Table of contents
- What is a Sobriety Support Group?
- How Do Sobriety Support Groups Help Someone in Recovery?
- Types of Sobriety Support Groups
- Finding a Good Sobriety Group
- Should You Attend A Sobriety Group?
- Eudaimonia Can Help Keep You on the Path to Recovery
Sobriety is challenging. Whether you’re just getting started, or you’ve been sober for years, staying sober can be hard. That’s why it’s important to have support—your own, and other people who are going through the same struggle as you are. Having a support system not only helps you stay sober; it also keeps you from falling back into old habits. If you don’t have friends or family who understand what you’re going through, having supportive people in your life can make all the difference. Sobriety support groups are an excellent way to gain new friendships and peer support in a non-threatening setting. They can also help keep your sobriety grounded by giving you more reasons to stay sober than just the challenge of maintaining recovery on your own. Here’s everything you need to know about these important resources.
What is a Sobriety Support Group?
A support group is a place where people in recovery can meet regularly with other people who are going through the same thing they are and share their experiences, feelings, and advice. There are many different types of support groups, and they can be as informal or structured as you want them to be. Some are open to anyone, while others require that the members be in recovery with one another. Depending on your interests, there might be support groups specifically for people who are alcoholics, drug users, or even codependents. The most important thing to remember is that support groups are a safe place to talk about your feelings with other people who understand what you’re going through.
How Do Sobriety Support Groups Help Someone in Recovery?
Support groups are a great place to meet new friends, share experiences, and get advice from other people who are in recovery. Having a supportive group will give you something to talk about with other people who are in recovery—someone to ask questions, make sense of your feelings, and help you process the experience. Additionally, if you’re feeling isolated or alone, support groups can help bring you out of isolation and make you feel less like an outcast. That’s because, as humans, there’s a lot we can learn from each other. Whether you’re struggling with a specific issue or just want someone to talk to, there’s a group for you.
Types of Sobriety Support Groups
Social Support Groups
These are the most popular kind of support groups and usually, focus on socializing with other people who are in recovery. These are great for people who are looking for a casual place to meet new friends but don’t necessarily want to focus on recovery as a central theme.
Peer-Led Support Groups
These are led by other members of the group, either by doing a presentation on a topic of interest or by doing small group activities. Peer-led groups can be very helpful if you want to focus more on recovery, but don’t want a more structured setting.
These are more self-directed than the other types of groups and focus more on how to apply advice to your own situation.
These are aimed at helping you learn new skills, such as how to improve your diet, or how to better manage your time.
Finding a Good Sobriety Group
Finding a good support group is key to getting the most out of it. If you find a good group, you’ll be more likely to show up, participate, and make friends. The best way to find a good group is to ask around or look online for groups in your area. Most groups will have an online presence where you can search for information and find meetups.
Should You Attend A Sobriety Group?
There are few things in life that might be more important than coming to terms with a substance use disorder and staying sober. It’s important to remember that you are never alone in this journey. That’s why it’s important to keep in touch with your support system and attend meetings. If you’re struggling to make the time to attend meetings, consider attending a meeting that fits into your schedule better or attending online. If a meeting isn’t working for you, find another one. If you can’t find a support group that works for you, consider starting your own. Support groups can be excellent tools for helping you stay sober.
Eudaimonia Can Help Keep You on the Path to Recovery
Eudaimonia offers excellent recovery programs with tailored care. In these programs, individuals can develop positive coping skills with the tools necessary to maintain sobriety. Eudaimonia even provides tailored care based on gender and orientation. We also include supervised, short-term housing to provide support for newly sober individuals. But no matter where you are in your recovery, Eudaimonia Sober Living Homes can provide support every step of the way. We have facilities for sober living in Austin, Houston, and Colorado Springs ready to assist you in living your sober lifestyle. Call Eudaimonia Sober Living Homes at (888) 424 – 4029 for more information on the sober living process and current room availability.