Recovery Support Group Meetings
At Villa Kali Ma we believe that everyone has their own individual path of recovery and that no two paths are exactly the same. Everyone must find out what works for them and then continue to engage with what works. We encourage our clients to find as many helpful activities as possible, including but not limited to, support group meetings. We believe that it is important to have a strong support system in place to help you stay on the path of recovery. One of the best ways to do this is by attending support group meetings and making friends with other people who have gone through, or are currently going through, the process of building a new life in recovery.
During your stay at Villa Kali Ma we will attend meetings several times a week in order to introduce you to different types of support groups so that you may have a chance to experience what they are like. Ultimately it will be up to you to continue this on your own after treatment, which we highly recommend if you want to increase your chances of a successful transition into living a life free of the need or desire to self-medicate. Studies have shown that attending support group meetings on a regular basis following any residential treatment program can increase your chance of successful recovery from approximately 34% to 67%.
We do not believe that AA is the only way. We are located in an area that has many types of recovery meetings including 12-step, Smart Recovery and Refuge Recovery, Life Ring, Women for Recovery, just to name a few. You can find out more about these different types of support group meetings and many others by researching online to see what meetings are available in your area. As part of the discharge planning here at Villa Kali Ma, your primary therapist will help you research and locate meetings in your area, as well as decide which types of meeting would best serve you in your ongoing recovery process when you return home.
Recovery Support Groups are a very important part of the recovery process and we believe everyone should find one or two that work for them and then get involved on a regular basis. One way to get involved is to take on a commitment at a meeting. Many meetings provide opportunities for attendees to be of service that include such things as making coffee before the meeting or being a greeter or secretary, etc. These are great ways to keep you accountable for showing up. They also help you to become a part of the community and make friends who can support you along your journey.