At Sunrise Ranch, we applaud anyone who takes the brave step of entering residential treatment. And while this form of care is an important part of the recovery journey, it is far from all that is needed to maintain long-term sobriety. During your time at our Riverside, California center, we will work with you to ensure that you have a solid aftercare plan in place before you leave our care.
As part of the discharge planning process, we will make recommendations as to the types of continued supports that may be most beneficial to you, based on your unique challenges, strengths, and goals for recovery.
One of the most powerful means of staying true to your commitment to sobriety is attending support groups in your community. By connecting with others who have shared similar experiences, you’ll feel less alone and you will benefit from the collective strength of the group. Fortunately, California is home to a wide variety of support groups for both addiction and/or mental health concerns, some of which are described below.
Addiction and mental illness can impact your ability to uphold healthy boundaries with the people you care about. If someone close to you has struggled these issues, you may benefit from this group’s ability to help you learn to form health, loving relationships.
The Compassionate Friends
The Compassionate Friends is a support group that offers comfort to those who have experienced the loss of a son or a daughter, a brother or a sister, or a grandchild. The terrible pain that family members in this situation experience can often seem insurmountable, but this group can help you navigate grief, and process your feelings in a safe environment.
Survivors of Suicide Loss
Survivors of Suicide Loss offers support to those who have lost a friend or loved one to suicide. This form of loss can sometimes be an isolating experience, but with the help of this group, survivors can express their feelings in a safe, judgement-free setting.
Mental Health America of California
Mental Health America of California provides a comprehensive list of support groups for a wide range of concerns in communities across the state. This group’s website is an excellent place to begin your search for a support group that’s right for you.
Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACA)
If you grew up in a home where alcohol abuse was present, or was otherwise chronically dysfunctional, you may benefit from attending ACA groups. This form of support addresses shame, fear, and other feelings that are common in those whose parent(s) struggled with addiction.
National Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Association
The National Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain Association is an excellent resource for those whose chronic pain may have contributed to substance abuse. With help from this support group, you can learn healthy ways of dealing with your pain.
The National Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain Association can help.
Addiction Support Groups in California
California residents are fortunate to have a wide range of support groups at their disposal. No matter your specific concern, there is likely a group that will help you maintain your sobriety and other goals for recovery.
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For more information about support groups in your area, or for additional details about Sunrise Ranch’s ability to support your long-term recovery efforts, please contact us at your earliest convenience. A member of our team is available 24/7 to answer all of your questions and help you make the most informed decisions for yourself or a loved one.