Benefits of Group Therapy for Addiction Treatment

Deciding to seek help for addiction can seem completely overwhelming, but treatment at The Mend is designed to reduce troubling feelings of isolation and despair. As part of the life-changing process of recovery, clients experience group therapy, an evidence-based treatment method.

Substance use disorders destroy any possibility of connection. In group therapy, you’ll have the chance to become a part of a welcoming and non-judgmental community.

During sessions led in a safe, supportive and comfortable environment, participants learn to communicate healthfully and positively.

It’s a healing time to constructively share thoughts and feelings, even if troubling or negative, in a way that perhaps some were never able to do before. Just voicing worries or concerns can help combat triggers.

The bonds developed during group therapy are also a vital part of realizing nobody battling a substance use disorder needs to go through the life-altering process of recovery alone. Improved social skills often lead to lasting recovery friendships that can act as lifelines in times of stress. Those who put in the work will find people who they can lean on when facing cravings or triggers that otherwise might lead to relapse.

Recovery-focused group therapy also works to strengthen your problem-solving and critical-thinking skills, so you can better cope with the symptoms of addiction.

Inpatient residential treatment at The Mend may include modalities such as clinical groups, outside 12-step meetings, music therapy and recreational outings. All sessions are a chance to reach out and connect with others who are on the same journey to overcome a substance use disorder.

If you’re experiencing a relapse or just hoping to begin recovery with the help of a detox or residential treatment program, contact one of The Mend’s care coordinators to discuss your options.

If you’re still not sure whether the time is right to quit drugs or alcohol, take our 10-question quiz HERE.

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