Addiction Support Groups
Magnolia Medical Group offers peer addiction support groups to help you have success in recovery from addiction. Contact us in Denver, CO today!
CRAFT Addiction Support Group
CRAFT (Community Reinforcement and Family Training) focuses on the family member/loved one, not the person with Substance Use Disorder (SUD), by teaching how to do the following:
- Take care of themselves.
- Eliminate unintentional helping behaviors that may promote use.
- Replace negative behaviors with new positive ways to communicate and solve problems.
- The importance of timing when approaching the substance user. Click here to read more.
Seeking Safety - A Meeting Place For Women
Seeking Safety is an evidence-based treatment group for Substance Use Disorder, Unsafe Behaviors, and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. This is a structured group aimed at making the present and future better than the past for the group participants.
If you struggle with addiction, you likely understand how difficult it is to admit that you need help. Perhaps you’ve tried other treatment programs with varying degrees of success — or maybe you’ve attempted to achieve sobriety completely on your own. Though there isn’t one right way for everyone to recover, there are a few research-backed methods that have consistent success when it comes to helping people avoid relapses. Attending counseling sessions and joining support groups are especially helpful. Read on to learn more about Magnolia Medical Group’s innovative treatment model that includes one-on-one counseling as well as peer support.
Need Help for Addiction in Denver?
Are you struggling? It may help to know that you’re not alone. Joining a group in which everyone is sharing a similar struggle can help you learn more about yourself, addiction, and comorbid mental disorders that may accompany addiction. Listening to others’ stories can be a profound and life-changing experience if you have never met another person who can empathize with your struggles.
Benefits of Peer Support Groups in the Treatment of Addiction
You may wonder why you should consider joining a support group if you already have a strong support system in your family or social circle. While having the encouragement of loved ones can be very helpful when starting your recovery process, these individuals — unless they have struggled with addiction themselves — may not understand the nuances of what you’re going through. Joining a peer support group in addition to the supports you already have in place can include the following benefits:
- Peer support can help protect you against life stressors that arise that trigger your desire to drink or use your drug of choice
- Peer support gives you a new social network that is based around one common goal: getting and staying sober
- Peer support is an important part of outpatient treatment programs in which patients do not live together in a residential facility
Why Choose Magnolia Medical Group
Many rehab facilities have programs that are based on 12-step models that do not take into account the patient’s physical symptoms and craving for alcohol or drugs that are based on brain and body chemistry changes. While these models are certainly helpful for people looking for a structured recovery support system, oftentimes, patients with severe addiction issues need additional psychiatric treatment. Our staff includes a psychiatrist who is licensed to prescribe medication for patients who need pharmaceutical assistance during the recovery period.
How To Start Attending an Addiction Support Group
Simply give us a call if you are a new patient to set up your first meeting with us. You may choose to fill out your new patient paperwork ahead of time to speed up the intake process. We will help you determine which of our treatments is the best option for you at this time.
Denver Addiction Support Groups Are Available
We offer groups for people with substance abuse disorders as well as those for family members and loved ones of the person with the addiction. Because addiction can be a complicated syndrome that is often complicated by one or more mental health diagnoses, past trauma, and unhealthy coping skills, learning more about your own psychology as well as your triggers can help you achieve recovery. Learning about others’ lives and struggles with their own addictions may help you see your own addiction differently.
Frequently Asked Questions
You probably have several questions for us if you are thinking about medication-assisted treatment or outpatient addiction treatment. Learn more below by reading through our frequently asked questions, and please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us to speak more specifically about your own case and your wishes for the future.
What Are Peer Support Groups?
Peer support groups are simply meetings of people who struggle with similar addictions. These groups may be composed of individuals of all ages and genders, or they may be listed for a more narrow demographic. You and your peers will get to know one another by sharing stories, listening to one another, and honoring the difficulties that each of you has faced as you work to overcome your addictions.
Who Facilitates Peer Recovery Support Groups for Addiction?
Our counselors, who work closely with you as well as our medical providers throughout the program, will facilitate peer support groups. Because our facility is an outpatient model, you will come to the facility (or join a video call if you are being treated with telehealth services) to attend the meeting.
Why Is Peer Support Important?
Peer support is important because it connects you with others who are sharing a similar journey. These are people you may have never met in the “real world,” but they are walking on the same path when it comes to learning how to cope with an addiction.
What Types of Addiction Support Groups Are Available?
Peer support groups may be small, large, based on age and gender, or open to anyone who wishes to join. For example, you may see a women’s meeting or a meeting for the family members of those struggling with addiction. Attending a general peer support group can provide you with the social support you need in recovery, but going to a more specific meeting may provide you with a new perspective.
Start Your Recovery Journey in Denver, CO
At Magnolia Medical Group, we treat all of our patients as complex individuals who are more than a simple diagnosis. Begin your recovery story with our medication-assisted treatment program, our counseling services, and our outstanding network of peer support. If you’re ready to learn about our peer support program as well as the other treatments we offer, contact us today. We look forward to meeting you.