Group therapy is a staple in many addiction treatment programs. That’s because group-focused therapy can offer a number of benefits. Learn more about why group therapy is so essential in the recovery process and why it benefits patients recovering from a drug addiction.
One of the biggest challenges that many of those in recovery face is feeling alone and isolated. Even if friends and family want to help, they might not fully understand what patients are going through. Because of this, it’s important for patients to spend time in group environments where there are others who have been through the same things.
Group sessions can make it immediately clear that no one is going through an entirely unique experience. Lots of other people have incredible struggles, and many of them find success at the end of rehab.
It can be freeing to finally realize that many other people have had similar experiences. Others have hit rock bottom, others have made serious mistakes in life and others have doubts about their own chance at recovery. Hearing others admit these things can make all the difference to any patients who feel misunderstood.
It can be frustrating for those in recovery to feel like they’re always on the receiving end of support, help, and assistance. In fact, many patients say it is demoralizing. One way to combat these feelings is by creating opportunities for patients to help others.
In group sessions, patients can share their own experiences with others who are going through a tough time. They can lend support and help others stay accountable. All of this improves self-confidence.
If you have any Group Therapy questions or concerns, pleasecontact us to speak with one of our treatment advisors today for more information.
Having been on both sides of active addition, both the person using, and the person affected by a loved one using drugs and alcohol, Lucas has been involved in recovery since 2009. He has been working in the treatment industry since 2013. Using his personal experience and wealth of knowledge learned from professional development and immersion in the recovery field, he has spoken with thousands of families and helped hundreds of people attain long-term sobriety. In 2020, the opportunity presented to join in and start Illuminate Recovery. Understanding the importance of personalized treatment plans and the complex nature between substance abuse and co-occurring disorders, has helped Illuminate Recovery build a strong curriculum and a phenomenal staff. Illuminate Recovery now has a medical doctor who is board certified in addiction medicine and a psychiatric medical doctor who works side by side with independently licensed therapists to provide compassionate and effective treatment.