Addiction Recovery Meetings in Laguna Beach

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Participating in a support group for addiction as one part of a comprehensive evidence-based treatment program can deliver many benefits, including:

  • Providing social support.
  • Enhancing your coping skills.
  • Boosting your motivation to stay sober.
  • Minimizing depressive symptoms.
  • Improving your psychological well-being.

This guide outlines the various alcoholism and drug addiction support groups that you may find beneficial in your ongoing addiction recovery in Laguna Beach, California.

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Addiction Support Groups in Laguna 

  • Alcoholics Anonymous Laguna Beach
  • Narcotics Anonymous Laguna Beach
  • Cocaine Anonymous Laguna Beach
  • SMART Recovery Laguna Beach
  • Celebrate Recovery Laguna Beach
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Alcoholics Anonymous Laguna Beach

AA (Alcoholics Anonymous) was the first 12-step support group created in 1935 in Akron, Ohio. 

AA is predicated on maintaining the anonymity of group members, allowing participants a safe space in which to discuss intensely personal and emotional matters. 

The 12 steps are a set of tasks first outlined in the book Alcoholics Anonymous. This methodology involves admitting your powerlessness over substance use (step one) and handing over the care of your life to a higher power (step three). 

While some drug and alcohol rehabs utilize 12-step methodology, not all treatment facilities adopt this approach to treatment. Most rehabs in Laguna Beach will help arrange access to Alcoholics Anonymous meetings.

Narcotics Anonymous Laguna Beach

NA (Narcotics Anonymous) is a community-based organization with meetings held in Laguna Beach, California and worldwide. 

Those looking to achieve and maintain sobriety from drug addiction can lean on the support and resources provided by local NA meetings. 

If you have developed an addiction to prescription medications, illicit drugs, or alcohol, connect with Narcotics Anonymous in Laguna Beach as part of a comprehensive recovery plan, benefiting from the support of peers with lived experience of drug addiction. 

Cocaine Anonymous Laguna Beach

CA (Cocaine Anonymous) is a 12-step program founded in 1982 for those looking to kickstart their recovery from cocaine addiction. 

Cocaine Anonymous uses Alcoholics Anonymous as its central text, supplemented by: 

  • C.A Storybook
  • Hope, Faith and Courage: Stories from the Fellowship of Cocaine Anonymous
  • Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions 

Founded by film industry insiders unable to connect with professional help for cocaine addiction, you can attend CA meetings in Laguna Beach, California.

SMART Recovery Laguna Beach

SMART Recovery is a secular support group for addiction that focuses on self-empowerment. 

The acronym SMART describes the approach of “self-management and recovery training.” 

Group facilitators are often licensed counselors. The facilitator will lead group sessions, guiding participants through a four-phase program. These phases are based on the principles of CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy) and MET (motivational enhancement therapy). 

Support group meetings provide a science-based and self-empowering environment for those at all stages of addiction recovery. In addition to meetings, participants can access

a robust online community.

According to the principles of SMART Recovery, addiction is not a disease, and labels like addict and alcoholic are avoided. Rather than focusing on the past, this support group program aims to help participants implement healthy behavioral change.

Celebrate Recovery Laguna Beach

Celebrate Recovery is a U.S. Christian-based group offering support to those with addictions, destructive behavioral patterns, and mental health issues. 

Meetings are focused on Christian teachings with the aim of helping those in recovery to become stronger internally. 

Just like AA, the Celebrate Recovery model encourages participants to hand over their lives and wills to a higher power. Despite this similarity, Celebrate Recovery does not follow the 12-step methodology. 

This group also provides support for issues such as depression and low self-esteem.

Substance Abuse Support Groups for Families of Individuals with Addiction

Addiction is a disease, and it is also a family disease. In almost all cases, substance abuse creates problems in interpersonal relationships. 

Constructive family involvement can streamline the recovery process for those grappling with addiction. In addition to family therapy sessions offered by drug and alcohol rehabs, there are also support groups for the family members of those with substance use disorders and alcohol use disorders. These groups include: 

Support groups for the families of those with addictions can show concerned loved ones how to avoid the following behaviors: 

  • Enabling the person with an addiction.
  • Blaming the person for substance use.
  • Denying what triggered substance use.
  • Failing to communicate.
  • Withholding issues.
  • Holding grudges.
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Addiction Recovery and Aftercare at California Detox

If you have developed physical dependence or a diagnosable addiction to prescription medications, alcohol, or illicit drugs, we offer a variety of treatment programs at California Detox in Laguna Beach

Take advantage of the smoothest pathway to inpatient or outpatient rehab with our supervised medical detox program. Access medications to streamline withdrawal and mitigate cravings. Detox addresses the issue of physical dependence, allowing you to transition into one of the following treatment programs: 

  • Inpatient program (residential rehab)
  • PHP (partial hospitalization program)
  • IOP (intensive outpatient program)
  • OP (outpatient program)
  • Virtual IOP (remote rehab program)
  • Dual diagnosis treatment program (for co-occurring disorders)

All California Detox treatment programs provide individualized treatment that combines evidence-based interventions and holistic therapies for a whole-body approach to addiction recovery. These include: 

  • MAT (medication-assisted treatment)
  • Group counseling
  • Individual counseling
  • Psychotherapy (CBT and DBT)
  • Family therapy
  • Holistic therapy

When you complete your California Detox treatment program, you can step down to a less intensive form of treatment or move back into day-to-day life. You will have an aftercare plan that includes relapse prevention techniques to maximize your chance of sustained recovery from addiction. Call admissions at 949.390.5377 for immediate assistance.


Support groups can supplement addiction treatment in many ways. Benefits include: Peer support and encouragement. Emotional venting to reduce stress and anxiety. Discovering new coping strategies. Guidance and accountability when making positive lifestyle changes. Readymade sober support system. Improved chance of recovery without relapse.
Aftercare in addiction treatment refers to the ongoing support and services provided to individuals following completion of a formal treatment program. The purpose of aftercare is to help individuals maintain their sobriety, prevent relapse, and make a successful transition back into their community.


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