Although much of recovery involves your own individual journey, the value of support systems cannot be underestimated. Having a strong support system makes recovery more manageable. You can lessen your risk for relapse by surrounding yourself with a healthy set of friends and family who support you and help you through this new phase in life.
Refuge Recovery is a mindfulness-based addiction recovery community that practices and utilizes Buddhist philosophy as the foundation of the recovery process. Those struggling with any form of addiction greatly benefit when they are able to understand the suffering that addiction has created while developing compassion for the pain they have experienced.
The Refuge Recovery nonprofit organization operates 100% independently from the professional addiction treatment center, Refuge Recovery Centers.
Try a meeting for yourself to see if it's right for you!
Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. There are no age or education requirements. Membership is open to anyone who wants to do something about his or her drinking problem.
The primary purpose of A.A. is to carry its message of recovery to the alcoholic seeking help. Interested in attending a meeting?
Find a meeting that works for you in the Nashville area here.
Renewed understands the benefits of a supportive network of individuals that understands what it feels like to be in your shoes. Renewed's support groups will provide you with a sense of community and will be a helpful supplement to your recovery treatment plan:
- Family Supporting Families: (FSF)
- ConnectED - Quarterly Discussion Group:
- AcceptED - Highschool Female Support Group:
- College-Oriented Eating Disorder Support Group: (CO-ED)
- EmpowerED - Adult Male Support Group:
One of the best National resources for addiction, drugrehab.com, provides resources for those who are struggling with addiction and also friends and family members looking for direction and answers on how to help thier loved ones. At DrugRehab.com, the mission is to equip patients and families with the best information, resources and tools to overcome addiction and pursue lifelong recovery. They provide 24/7 help directly from thier website.
National Eating Disorders Association
The National Eatind Disorders Association has a plethora of resources on thier website that can help both the person suffering and thier loved ones and family members.
Here are a few of my go-to tools and resources: