support groupsupport group
a group formed to provide its members with support in dealing with and information regarding a specific problem, as coping with a serious disease or overcoming an addiction
A group of people, sometimes led by a therapist, who provide each other moral support, information, and advice on problems relating to some shared characteristic or experience: a support group for cancer survivors.
(plural support groups)
- A group of nonprofessional people who support each other over a problem which all members share.
- "If you can't stay sober you need a support group like Alcoholics Anonymous."