Is drinking becoming a problem for you or a loved one? Are you taking more opioids than what the doctor prescribed? Alcohol is one of the most addictive substances in America. Excessive drinking can lead to serious health problems, chronic diseases, or even cause death. Alcoholism also impacts an individual’s behavior, which may result in violence or accidents. Unfortunately, people who abuse alcohol have shown a tendency to abuse other substances like illicit and/or prescription drugs. Marijuana, ecstasy, heroin, and cocaine are several drugs that can cause life-threatening side effects or severe bodily injury.
At Spark To Recovery, our alcohol and drug addiction treatment center offers a wide array of therapies, including group therapy, to help clients break free from their addictions and stay sober.
When an individual is recovering from substance abuse, group therapies may be a valuable treatment option. Addiction group therapy typically involves one or more psychologists who are trained to lead a group of up to 15 patients. Each counseling session may cover topics pertaining to alcohol abuse, addiction recovery, and other recovering addicts’ needs. These groups usually meet for a couple of hours per week.
Group Therapy has been a key aspect of alcohol and drug addiction recovery for decades, and it has proven to be very effective. Some patients may be apprehensive to the idea of attending group therapy sessions because other members are complete strangers. There is a misconception that no one understands what they are going through, especially the mental turmoil they are currently experiencing. Nothing, however, could be further from the truth. People naturally warm up to each other after multiple sessions. After seeing one’s peers as friends, the camaraderie and support among group therapy members can make a huge difference in each patient’s recovery.
When a person opens up about a challenge that he or she is dealing with, chances are you might have an identical problem. Group Therapy allows participants to gain a new perspective on their own condition. In addition, they may learn new techniques to break their addiction, maintain their progress over time, and avoid a relapse during recovery.
Group therapy may suit individuals who want to overcome their addictions by learning and growing in the presence of others. It is also a suitable addiction treatment option if the patient is searching for a more affordable way to recover from his or her addiction. It is recommended that all recovery addicts consult with a physician or psychotherapist to determine they are mentally fit for group therapy. For example, they must not be diagnosed with any co-occurring disorders or struggling with mental health issues.
With Spark To Recovery’s help, clients never have to face their drug or alcohol addiction alone. Our addiction rehab center has an unwavering commitment to providing a safe and comfortable setting for people to begin their journey to sobriety. We serve all clients and their loved ones with integrity and respect.
For more information about group therapy services, feel free to contact Spark To Recovery today. You can call (888) 915-1103 to schedule a consultation with us.