Drug and alcohol addiction can change how a person communicates, engages with others, and manages stress. In group therapy, it may be possible to learn new strategies for overcoming these challenges to create a better way forward. This treatment is one of the therapy options we provide at Foothills at Red Oak Recovery. To learn about how group therapy can support your recovery, contact our team today at 866.300.5275.
What Is Group Therapy?
In group therapy, a therapist leads a group of people in conversation. There are sometimes components of a lecture present so that each person can learn key concepts about substance use disorder. Furthermore, there are significant interactions between each member of the group. Your peers and other people going through the same challenges you are facing will make up this group. While there is no pressure to tell your story, there are opportunities for you to engage with others.
What Are the Benefits of Group Therapy?
When fully embraced, group therapy can offer a wide range of benefits that can help a person with alcohol or drug addiction to learn, grow, and prepare for life outside of treatment. Some of the key benefits of this type of therapy include the following:
- Peers help reinforce the fact that a person isn’t alone in their addiction. This camaraderie can help to motivate them to change and works as a way to encourage long-lasting change.
- Teens can learn how to manage stress more effectively. Use insights from others and guidance from a therapist to learn how to better cope with your condition, anxiety, relationships, and other problems.
- You can have the support you need to open up about what’s happening to you. Sometimes it is easier to talk to peers than it is to discuss those feelings with therapists.
- Teens can try out new methods of communicating. Find out how to engage more fully in life around you. Find a wide range of ways to express yourself based on new strategies you learn.
- They can build relationships. Sometimes the relationships you build in therapy are far more critical to your recovery than you know. They can become lasting relationships, too.
In group therapy, each participant will learn real strategies for dealing with the challenges of substance use disorder. These lessons can include learning how to manage triggers or deal with the complications to health you have developed.
A Component of Your Addiction Treatment
Group therapy is one component of drug and alcohol addiction treatment. It does not relapse the time you spend working with your therapist in individual counseling. These sessions are more intimate and can provide you with an opportunity to work on concerns like trauma or stress privately. In group therapy, you’ll learn more and control some of what you wish to share.
Most people find that group therapy is an excellent place to open up about what’s bothering or limiting them. It may be useful to hear that other people have faced the same thing you are. It’s always best to open up and share as much as you can to ensure the best possible outcome and benefit of this type of therapy.
Contact Foothills at Red Oak Recovery
We offer group therapy as a component of the care we provide at Foothills at Red Oak Recovery. It is a part of our treatment programs, including:
- Trauma treatment programs
- Holistic healing programs
- Co-occurring disorder treatment
- Substance abuse treatment
- Process addiction treatment
- Disordered eating treatment
Group therapy is one of the treatment therapies we offer at Foothills at Red Oak Recovery. When you arrive and start working with our compassionate counselors and your peers, you’ll find ample support available to help you overcome your drug or alcohol addiction. Learn more today. Call us at 866.300.5275 or connect with us online today.