Traditional Sober Support Groups
There are a variety of sober support groups offered within the community: AA, NA, CMA, Health Realization, Women for Sobriety; groups specifically for LGBTQ, Young People, Adults, Women, Men, and more… Some are open groups, while others are closed groups.
Some of my clients have reported that they don’t feel comfortable attending the Traditional Sober Support Meetings within the community because they don’t feel like there is a sense of security in the meetings, they have said that people come and go from the meetings and they never know who will or won’t be there from week to week, so it’s hard for them to build trust. They worry that people will not accept them and that they will be judged if they talk about any of their LGBTQ issues or concerns. Many report that they just don’t talk about any of the issues or concerns that they really need to address and consequently, they end up using again.