There are plenty of outpatient and inpatient treatment options available if you or someone you love has been going through the trauma of addiction. Therapy and peer support are two of the best ways you can help yourself. Most of the people we see succeed in long-term recovery attend group meetings or some form of therapy for at least a year or two — if not indefinitely.
Local Support Groups in Lehigh Acres
Addiction is a chronic disease, so once you’ve been through rehab, we always recommend continued aftercare. Support groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous and SMART Recovery are proven to be highly effective methods of continued care. Gaining confidence through sharing your story and learning to listen and understand other people’s perspectives are indispensable tools during the recovery process.
SMART Recovery is a free resource for people who are looking to continue their recovery journey. All of its methodologies are based on science, and the aim of each meeting is empowerment. It helps you to gain a deeper understanding of yourself and other people as well as giving you a practical education about addiction recovery.
AA is the original addiction recovery community, and it’s been going for almost 100 years because it’s so effective. The 12-step program encourages accountability and helps you to understand addiction and the world from a new perspective. It holds meetings each week where you discuss issues in a group, overseen by a trained counselor.
As an offshoot of AA, NA helps people who are struggling with an addiction to narcotic substances. You’ll meet with the group once a week to share your story and listen to what your peers have been through.