Group Therapy for Addiction Treatment
When recovering from alcohol and drug addiction, group therapy is one of the most important treatment modalities. However, many clients struggle initially for they worry about being judged. This is completely normal, and our clinical therapists know how difficult it is to speak openly about your addiction and the consequences it has brought. Please be assured that BriteLife is an environment of hope and healing. The staff and your treatment peers will stand shoulder-to-shoulder with you to cheer your success and support your difficult days at rehab. Through it all, group therapy will give you the strength to overcome bumps in the road.
Benefits of Group Therapy
Group therapy is a central treatment modality of addiction recovery. Moreover, it’s demonstrated to be a very effective method for stimulating progressive growth and change.
This psychosocial therapy provides an outlet for clients to open up about their addiction struggles. In turn, peers relate by sharing their own experiences. By doing so, clients gain a better understanding of their addiction and set goals for their substance abuse recovery.
Additional benefits of group therapy include:
- Peer support and inspiration
- Point Of view through discussion
- Behavioral advances
- Develops trust and awareness
While group therapy can be overwhelming at first, it’s more fulfilling than most people think. By hearing other client’s stories, individuals can relate to the topic and gain valuable perspective that they are not alone, and they can recover.
Small group sessions help clients reconnect and gain awareness on their addiction. Group therapy is utilized in tandem with individual therapy, as well as other treatment modalities including 12-step integration. Support is also crucial for success in drug and alcohol rehab, and group therapy provides reassurance and a supporting cast that can easily relate to your alcohol or drug addiction.
Addiction Therapy in Groups
Most people have some kind of apprehension before joining a group therapy session for the first time. What should I say? What kinds of things should I discuss? Will everyone think my addiction stories are crazy?
These are normal emotions and it’s crucial to feel comfortable during any therapy session. Always keep in mind that you’re not the only one who is sharing and having these same concerns. By disclosing your story, you’ll begin to understand the origins of your addiction and the reasons behind it.
At first, the other group members will be strangers to you, but quickly you’ll begin to see them as friends and “teammates.” As you discover that recovery is a team sport!
How Effective is Group Therapy?
Addiction is generally known for being a lonesome disease, but group therapy gives you camaraderie and empathy. Giving and receiving support from others with related addictions is a useful way of finding insight, relief, and confidence during your addiction treatment stay.
It may be hard to see the solution to your problem, possibly because you’re too close to it. By talking through your battles in a group, you’ll receive encouraging advice and support in a safe space.
Not only is group therapy useful, but the many other holistic therapies offered at BriteLife that include:
- Adventure therapy
- Art Therapy
- Nutritional counseling
Heal From Addiction at BriteLife Recovery
The first step to a positive recovery is choosing to get help. BriteLife Recovery is pleased to offer the best evidence-based addiction recovery services to our clients, with compassion and dignity. Conquer your addiction today and begin your journey to sobriety by calling us at 866-470-2187. Our addiction specialists are available to provide confidential help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Call us today to get on the road to recovery.