In treatment, you’ll participate in group therapy. Group therapy has been a part of addiction treatment for decades because it provides a vital part of treatment that is hard to get in other forms: camaraderie.
Group therapy helps to break the isolation that most people struggling with addiction feel, and it can be one of the most important parts of launching an effective recovery.
In group therapy, up to ten people seeking treatment for addiction meet with a group leader to discuss their struggles with addiction and provide support for each other throughout treatment.
One of the biggest contributing factors to people’s struggle with addiction is that they often feel isolated. It is not uncommon to feel that you are the only one experiencing these kinds of struggles, especially if you don’t know anyone else that is. That isolation can feed into other factors that make it difficult to overcome addiction or to seek help.
Group therapy breaks the illusion that you are alone in your struggles with addiction. You’ll get to see what other people are dealing with and how they are working to overcome their problems. Being a part of a group where everyone is working toward the same goal can also help propel you in the right direction.
Group therapy sessions can be led by either a trained therapist or an experienced group leader. Both options provide a lot of benefits since having the right person running the group can have a big impact on your experience.
In our treatment program, group therapy meets several times per week with the same group and the same leader. That way, you can build consistent experiences and relationships with the other people in your treatment program.
Our group leaders are trained to work with people in recovery. In fact, some of the best leaders are other people that have gone through treatment and are living in recovery. We ensure that our therapy sessions are well managed by qualified personnel. That way, you get the most out of every session.
The only things that you are expected to do in group therapy are to listen and participate when asked to. By being a good listener, you learn a lot from others that can change your perspective on how you deal with addiction. By sharing, you give others a chance to see that they are not alone and help everyone move forward with their recovery.
If you or someone that you know is struggling with addiction, take a step toward getting the right treatment. Contact a member of our team by calling us at (225) 361-0899 or filling out our online form.