Drug support groups assist those in recovery as they look to maintain their sobriety and improve the quality of their life.
They also provide vital support, guidance, and information to those affected by someone else’s drug addiction.
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What Are The Benefits Of Drug Support Groups?
Celebrating recovery milestones, meeting others in recovery, participating in group therapy activities and securing additional support during challenging and testing periods are all benefits of drug support groups.
Though the benefits of attending a drug support group will significantly impact those in recovery, drug support groups ensure that those affected by someone else’s addiction can seek any help they may need to overcome common problems that come hand-in-hand with drug addictions.
What Role Do Drug Support Groups Play In Recovery?
Drug support groups are often an individual’s first port of call when drug addiction is identified. Although drug support groups do play a prominent role in an individual’s ability to maintain their recovery and sobriety, drug support groups do not replace the need for inpatient treatment.
Instead, drug support groups are incorporated into relapse prevention planning and aftercare support to assist those in recovery as they leave an inpatient rehab centre and continue their recovery at home.
Drug Support Groups In The United Kingdom
Drug support groups can cater to a wide range of drug addictions. Below, we have shared just a few of the drug support groups in the United Kingdom.
Drug support groups provided by Drug Addicts Anonymous encourage those in recovery to share their experience with drugs.
Offering closed and open meetings, Drug Addicts Anonymous support groups can be attended in-person and online.
Closed meetings can only be attended by those who are recovering from drug addictions. In contrast, open meetings can be attended by recovering addicts and family members affected by drug addictions.
Visit the Drug Addicts Anonymous website to locate a drug support group in London, the North West, the South East, the South West, the Isle of Wight or Wales.
SMART Recovery holds four-point drug support groups and programmes to ensure that individuals have the support and help they need to maintain their drug addiction recovery.
Spanning 90 minutes, each support group guarantees that individuals are equipped with advice surrounding coping with urges, managing thoughts, feelings and behaviours, and living a balanced lifestyle free from the shackles of addiction.
Whether you have recently finished a rehab treatment programme or have been in recovery for an extended period, SMART Recovery drug support groups come highly recommended.
To find a meeting, visit the Smart Recovery website here.
Families Anonymous offers confidential support and drug support groups to those affected by a family member or friend’s drug addiction.
Located across the country, Families Anonymous hosts several face-to-face support groups. To accommodate the needs of all people affected, support groups are held at various times throughout the day and usually last for an hour and a half.
Find your nearest Families Anonymous support group here.
Adfam provides drug support groups, information and help for family members and employers impacted by drug addiction.
Though face-to-face support groups can be attended and are often favoured, online drug support groups are also available. Hosted via Zoom, these groups are held at various times throughout the week.
To find out more about the services Adfam provides, locate a drug support group, or take advantage of the resources that Adfam shares online, visit their website.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Although you will be encouraged to share your story, drug support groups understand that doing so can be daunting. As a result, you will never be forced to do so. Like many others, you may find that you just want to listen and be present until you are ready to discuss the impact drugs have had on your life. Throughout a drug support group meeting, you will also have access to therapies, such as cognitive behavioural therapy, and you will be able to seek any help and guidance that you require.
However, if an underlying mental health issue is yet to be treated, it is important to secure addiction and mental health treatment via a rehab before attending a support group.
-  Drug Addicts Anonymous - https://www.drugaddictsanonymous.org.uk
-  SMART Recovery - https://smartrecovery.org.uk
-  Families Anonymous - http://famanon.org.uk
-  Adfam - https://adfam.org.uk
-  Cocaine Anonymous - https://cocaineanonymous.org.uk
-  Marijuana Anonymous - https://marijuana-anonymous.org.uk
-  Narcotics Anonymous - https://ukna.org
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