Those who are working to overcome addiction benefit from a wide range of therapies. Working with an experienced therapist can help you understand your addiction and can lead to personal transformation. You’ll also learn healthy coping skills that can help you avoid a recurrence in the future. In our addiction treatment programs, clients participate in group therapy. In these sessions, they find support and encouragement for the road to recovery.
What Is Group Therapy?
Group therapy involves sessions with a therapist and several other people who are in recovery. The other individuals in your group are traveling the same path that you are on, but they might be in different places on their journeys to recovery. Since you face similar issues, you can work together to overcome hurdles in recovery for your best possible future.
Your group should be a safe place to share your experiences. This controlled atmosphere includes the guidance of a counselor or therapist who sets goals and topics for each session. Through those goals and your sessions, you learn about addiction, the underlying reasons why you might have turned to substance abuse, and how you can rebuild your life in a new, healthy way.
Some of the benefits of group therapy include:
- Support and companionship
You should feel safe opening up in your group, but you won’t be forced to share if you don’t want to. Your therapist can work with you if you need help sharing your story.
How a Group Therapy Program Can Help You Grow
The support you gain in a group therapy program takes you out of the loneliness of addiction. Instead of isolating during this important time in rehab, you start bonding with others again. This breaks the cycle of isolation and loneliness that keep you locked in substance abuse. At the same time, you provide this support for the others in your group.
Because you naturally isolated yourself in addiction, you might have had little communication with others before going into rehab, especially with family or friends who might have expressed concerns about your substance abuse. It’s common to hide destructive behaviors from loved ones. In rehab your sobriety makes you want human relationships with open communication.
In group therapy, you practice new, healthy communication skills. Your group provides a safe space without judgment, so you feel free to be open and honest.
When you faced daily substance abuse or your cycle of addiction, you felt overwhelmed. In group therapy, you have the clarity of sobriety. But you also gain the perspectives of others about issues you share. This feedback gives you insight into yourself, how you interact with others, and how others perceive you.
Accountability for your actions and behaviors begins in rehab. For far too long you let yourself down, in addition to hurting people around you. With your peers at your side in a group therapy program, you gain reinforcement and strength. This comes from the group’s natural mentality of being in it together.
When you face problems that put you on the path to relapse, your peers hold you accountable for your sobriety. Knowing your group members expect you to work hard toward staying clean, you feel inspired and strengthened by this accountability. You also know that relapse means you must face your group and their disappointment. If you do regress, the group helps you get back up and take on sobriety again.
Finding Your Group at Serenity Light Recovery
Many people go into addiction treatment feeling it is punishment for their addiction. But in your group therapy program, you learn that rehab is not punishment. It’s actually one of the most essential and inspiring times of your life. In group therapy, you feel the acceptance and support you long missed during substance abuse.
In our addiction treatment programs, your group awaits. At Serenity Light Recovery in Angleton, Texas you join your peers in addiction treatment, growing together toward lasting recovery.
Reach Out to Serenity Light Recovery Today
We create personalized treatment plans for every individual in our care. At Serenity Light Recovery, our goal is to help our clients build the healthy coping skills and strategies they need for long-term recovery.
Some of the services offered at Serenity Light Recovery include:
- Medical detox
- IOP treatment
- 12 step program
- Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR)
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)
- Family addiction counseling
- Holistic treatment
To find the light you seek to lead you toward healthy recovery, call Serenity Light Recovery at 855.658.6109. With the support of your peers and counselors in rehab, you can rebuild your life. Begin your journey to recovery today.