Peer support and addiction recovery are linked at Kolmac
Scientific research and our experience tell us there is a direct relationship between peer support and addiction recovery. According to Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services, “Recovery-oriented care and recovery support systems help people with mental and substance use disorders manage their condition successfully.”1 At Kolmac Integrated Behavioral Health Centers, our experienced clinicians believe in the importance of peer and community support groups.
How peer support and addiction recovery affect you
You begin to understand the importance of peer support and addiction recovery as soon as you start treatment at Kolmac. Group therapy in addiction is a critical part of recovery. During our continuing care program, you attend group therapy sessions once a week. Our staff also encourages you to seek support groups that give you a community of peers that you can depend on for years to come.
Peer support and recovery go hand in hand and offer several advantages.
• The structure of the group and the supportive peers help you stay sober.
• You can share your feelings with people who understand your struggle and your journey.
• Hearing your peers’ stories of recovery gives you hope and encouragement.
• You develop new supportive friendships that don’t encourage you to use substances.
• You feel belonging when you embrace a community of people who understand you.
Kolmac offer several ways for you to find support
During your continuing care phase, Kolmac provides several choices for recovery support groups that meet at our clinics. Support options for you and your loved ones include the groups below.
- SMART Recovery and SMART Friends and Family
- Refuge Recovery
- Alcoholics Anonymous
- Narcotics Anonymous
- Women for Sobriety
- Gamblers Anonymous
- Crystal Meth Anonymous (CMA)
Additional resources for peer support and addiction recovery are available on our resources page.
Don’t try to make your recovery journey by yourself
Participating in support groups can lessen feelings of isolation, increase practical knowledge and sustain coping efforts. To learn more contact us.