(310) 957-2099




Recovery Choices is a support group sponsored by Recovery NOW, Inc. and is supported by group member donations.

  Group Facilitated by    

Alicia MacGowan, LCSW, LAADC, CAI

San Pedro Location

Day: Tuesdays
Time: 2:00PM
Address: 916 North Western Ave.,  
Suite# 210
San Pedro, CA  90732


Recovery Choices was developed by a group of Mental Health Professionals working with individuals with substance abuse and mental health concerns.  We recognize the recovery that happens when one is working a 12-step program and have seen firsthand the benefits of combining psychotherapy and 12-step support.  Many of our clients were looking for additional group support in addition to their 12-step programs; therefore we developed Recovery Choices.  Our group also welcomes individuals not attending 12-step programs.  We hope to provide a recovery skills support group option for anyone who is looking for the support of others in recovery. 

 Welcome to Recovery Choices

 After all  the road to recovery is best when one is not alone



 Recovery Choices defines recovery as being clean & sober

Our goal is to assist group members with achieving and maintaining recovery

We also recognize that accomplishing recovery is a “recovery process” and all individuals with a desire to work towards this goal are welcome to attend

Your first milestone is 30 days of being clean and sober

We will celebrate other significant milestones of your recovery process during the first meeting of every month

We know this is not a perfect process and there are relapses. We are here to support you along this road to recovery




Promote clean & sober lifestyles for individuals

Recognize that mental health problems often co-exist with substance abuse problems

We encourage individuals to seek mental health treatment as needed

Examine the relationship an individual has developed with substances and replace this with
positive relationships and healthy lifestyle choices




Providing you with group support to bounce back after a relapse

Improving your ability to identify patterns of relapse and examine problem behaviors

Overcoming the effects of trauma 

Empowering yourself and rejecting the victim role

Recognizing your strengths and weaknesses and building on your strengths versus being limited by your weaknesses



Providing the opportunity to plan for a brighter future

Developing positive options instead of alcohol and drug use

Encouraging an individual to own the behavior and not the label (e.g. I am a person in recovery from alcohol and/or drug addiction versus I am an "alcoholic" and/or "addict")



 Understanding triggers to use alcohol and drugs

Replacing negative self-talk with positive self-talk

Creating a clean and sober social support system

Engaging in new hobbies and interests

Making positive changes to negative communication patterns with those we know and love 

Sustaining healthy and appropriate boundaries in all relationships 

Removing the barrier of secrets and allowing vulnerability

Forgiving and accepting yourself

Living a life free of addiction  


Our Licensed Psychotherapists

At our office, we work together as a team, bringing the feeling of family into the treatment experience. Our team utilizes multiple services and for some multiple providers in our group to help clients and their families achieve success. Individual, family/couples and group therapy are at the foundation of our practice and help us lay the groundwork for a positive path to realizing one's full potential.

Most importantly, the Recovery NOW family is made up of some of the premier therapists and practitioners in the entire San Pedro and Hermosa Beach area. When you choose Recovery NOW, you are getting more than a group of general therapists – you are receiving exceptional care from a team of extraordinary individuals.

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