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support group

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Sociology
support groupsupˈport group noun [countable]  SSa group of people who meet to help each other with a particular problem, for example alcoholism
Examples from the Corpus
support groupNegotiations are also under way to set up a Stroke Sufferers Group and a support group for Dementia patients.We can speak and share our stories and be quiet, like a support group.A special thanks to our prayer support group who meet regularly at John and Rosemary Turner's.Altamonte is the support group nearest you.We made amendments to our procedures on the advice of the support group, but we still expected negative comments.Identify who your support group are, and what you need from them.
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