There are a variety of different support groups available. At Avalon Malibu, we recognize that everyone is on a different journey. This means that one type of support group may not work for everyone. 12-Step support groups are often very beneficial, but they’re not always the right choice. In fact, non-12-Step groups can be just as beneficial and helpful for some. Let’s go over what exactly a non-12-Step support group is and what you can expect from them.
Support groups can be an excellent way to meet other people and share your story. If you’re feeling alone in your sobriety, then joining a support group can be an excellent way to feel less alone. You can also meet other people that you relate to. We offer different support groups at Avalon Malibu because we’ve seen just how beneficial they can be and how much of an impact they’ve made in the lives of our clients.
If you’re considering joining a support group, it can be helpful to learn about the different types. Let’s go over a type of support group that’s not as well known.
Non-12-Step Support Groups
Non-12-Step support groups are structured differently than 12-Step support groups. There are a variety of different types of this support group, and they’re all structured differently.
Some support groups place an emphasis on scientific research, such as SMART Recovery. These support groups can be an excellent option if you’re looking for evidence-based practices. Joining one of these support groups can be a great way to get peace of mind and try something that’s different.
Other support groups may be for one specific gender, such as a support group for women. This can be an excellent way to meet people who are going through something similar and have had similar life experiences. Joining a support group for a specific group of people can be a great way to get specialized support and make sure that you can relate to the other people in the group.
If you’re currently examining all of your different support group options, you should consider Avalon Malibu. If you’re ready to learn more about the services we offer and if they could be the right choice for you, feel free to give us a call at (844) 857-5992. We’ll be happy to provide you with some more information about the support groups that we offer and if they could be what you’re looking for. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us to learn more.