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How Groups like Cocaine Anonymous Help You Recover from Cocaine Addiction

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In 2008, according to the National institute on Drug Abuse an estimated 15 percent of people in the United States had initially tried cocaine and out of that at least 6 percent of them had tried cocaine by their senior year in high school. As you or your loved one takes that first the very important step into recovery, it is critical to be sure that you have the correct support established.

As you or your loved one withstands the initial phases of addiction recovery you will realize that it is so important for you to get much needed therapy to discuss your fears, anxieties and any health concerns you may have. A support group, similar to Cocaine Anonymous, plays a key role in your recovery. Support groups are available in so many different formats you should choose one that is meets your needs and wants whether you prefer face to face communication, through the internet or if you would rather do it by phone. A professional typically leads these meetings, which could be a nurse, social worker or a psychologist. Some groups are even led by their members’ however all are geared to provide education to all.

There are also other support groups that focus on emotional support and invite their members to share their experiences about recovery. Support or group therapy is a type of mental health treatment that commingles a group of people who have similar conditions and is conducted under the guidance of a trained mental health professional. There are some instances where support groups may be formed by nonprofit organizations, advocacy organizations, mental health clinics or other organizations.

What should I expect from a support group?

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Support groups can help people recover from addiction.

Each support group member typically shares their personal experiences or issues that they face. They offer one another the important emotional comfort and moral support that is so often needed during each phase of their recovery and beyond. By doing this and sharing their stories they are able to offer advice and tips to help you cope with your situation.

What are the benefits to participating in these groups?

There are so many benefits to participating in groups like Cocaine Anonymous

  • You will feel less isolated- you are not alone
  • You will feel a sense of control and empowerment
  • You will earn how to improve your coping skills
  • You will be able to talk openly about your feelings
  • You will about reducing stress, depression or anxiety
  • You will have a better understanding of what to expect as you recover
  • You will be able to discuss with others who are trying to recover all types of resources that might be available, treatment options and the like

As a member of Cocaine Anonymous you are constantly reminded that you are in a safe, drug-free environment. You are constantly encouraged to stay on the path to recovery and you know you are able to speak openly with other members of the group. Most importantly, they encourage your personal growth.