Community Support Groups
Why are support groups important to recovery?
Addiction recovery support groups are vital for long term recovery. Finding the right support group is just as important. Support groups can give you new insight and knowledge into your addiction, but more importantly, they can provide you with the strength and courage to go ahead and beat your addiction.
When looking for a support group to treat your drug addiction, you should find one that makes you feel comfortable. Try to find one that has members around your own age. It’s often easier to talk to people who are going through the same stage of life as you are.
Finding a support group for your drug addiction is such a huge component of your recovery, it should not be overlooked. Look around and pick the right one for you. And know that you’re not alone in your addiction – or your recovery!
ConnexOntario provides free and confidential health services information for people experiencing problems with alcohol and drugs, mental illness, and gambling. They are funded by the Government of Ontario.
Connex Ontario operations three helplines:
Drug and Alcohol Hotline - 1-800-565-8603
Mental Health Hotline - 1-866-531-2600
Ontario Gambling Hotline - 1-888-230-3505
Information on 12-Step Groups