At Bayside Marin, we know that spending time in residential treatment is just one step on the lifelong journey to sustained recovery. During your time with us, we will make aftercare planning a priority so that you feel prepared to return to your home and family with a strong foundation for sobriety.
Throughout your stay, we will discuss the challenges you may face once you return home, and identify the strengths that will help you navigate them. One of the most effective ways to stay true to your goals for recovery is to connect with others who have shared similar experiences. Addiction can leave you feeling isolated, but by attending support groups you will learn that you are not alone, and in this setting you can gain valuable encouragement from others.
Throughout the greater San Francisco, California area we are fortunate to have a wide variety of support groups available both for the individual struggling with addiction and/or mental health issues and those close to him or her.
Often, addiction and mental illness can make it difficult to put healthy boundaries in place. This group is designed to help individuals learn to build healthy and loving relationships and is open to anyone who wishes to improve his or her interpersonal dynamics.
The Compassionate Friends
Sometimes, addiction, mental health, and trauma go hand in hand, and sustaining the loss of a loved one can illicit unhealthy behaviors as you grapple to cope with the pain of the experience. This is especially true for families who suffer the loss of a child, and the mission of The Compassionate Friends is to provide comfort, hope, and support to every family experiencing the death of a son or a daughter, a brother or a sister, or a grandchild.
Survivors of Suicide Loss
Losing a loved one to suicide is an incredibly painful experience, and sometimes this form of loss can be isolating. But with help from Survivors of Suicide Loss, survivors can have a safe space to express their feelings in a comforting, judgement-free environment
Mental Health America of California
Mental Health America of California is an excellent resource for finding support groups of all kinds. If you are looking for a comprehensive list of resources in your community, this organization’s website is an excellent place to start. Whether you’re interested in addiction or mental health-focused groups, this organization can help you find the type of support group that’s right for you.
Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACA)
Adult children of alcoholics often experience lasting feeling of shame, fear, and co-dependence that can cause problems in many aspects of life. But with the fellowship of others who share similar experiences, these individuals can heal from the past and overcome the challenges that stem from growing up in a dysfunctional home.
The National Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain Association
Dealing with chronic pain can make you more susceptible to addiction and certain mental health concerns. But there are healthy ways of coping with this difficult condition, and support groups from The National Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain Association can help.
Addiction Support Groups in California
Of course, there is no perfect form of support for every individual, but regardless of your concern, there is sure to be a group that will help you navigate your challenges. You may be surprised at how many different types of groups are available in your area.
Learn More Today
For more information about support groups in your area, or for additional details about Bayside Marin’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.