Addiction recovery can be lonely and isolating. Many people experiencing addiction may feel that no one understands their experience. Their relationships with friends and loved ones are likely strained or worse. Unfortunately, addiction affects everyone in a user’s life. Without the proper tools and support, it can be challenging to rebuild relationships affected by addiction. Today, addiction recovery programs incorporate group therapy to help people in recovery rebuild relationships, gain perspective and heal in community settings.
If you or someone in your life is struggling with substance abuse, contact Atlanta Detox Center today. Our addiction recovery programs offer many types of therapy, including our group therapy program, to support the recovery process. Reach us at 470.450.2355 or fill out our online form today for more information on the benefits of group therapy.
What Is Group Therapy for Addiction?
Addiction group therapy is just what it sounds like, therapeutic group meetings to support addiction recovery and sober living. Many people are familiar with Alcoholics Anonymous and other similar 12-step programs across the globe. These are a form of group therapy designed to help members take sobriety a day at a time and gradually overcome obstacles together.
In residential rehab programs, group therapy may occur every day or multiple times a week. Group therapy activities may include talk therapy and alternative therapies such as:
- Art therapy
- Dance therapy
- Music therapy
- Equine therapy
- Outdoor activities
For many, group therapy may be one of the first times in their lives they’ve felt heard by others. This can be deeply transformative and healing. Through collective sharing, residents realize their addiction stories are like others. People may feel less alone in their addiction. This support system can help bolster communication and give residents the tools to rebuild their relationships outside of rehab.
Why Choose a Rehab Program with Group Therapy?
Psychological support and therapy are key pieces of addiction recovery. Many people struggling with addiction self-medicate to soothe trauma, undiagnosed co-occurring disorders, and other life stressors. While individual therapy can help uncover addiction triggers, heal personal trauma, and provide tools for sobriety, it doesn’t provide a client with a community.
For many people, beginning the road to recovery can be lonely. Some may struggle with family and friends. Others may need to leave relationships that no longer support their priorities. A community dedicated to sobriety can help. Whether someone is struggling with their first family gathering since rehab or is looking to date again, chances are someone in their group therapy program has a similar experience to share.
In time, group therapy can create new, lasting relationships and give members the tools they need to communicate with loved ones, leave toxic relationships, and rebuild their lives. Group therapy also provides extended post-rehab support through alumni programs and 12-step meetings to help people readjust to home life and reduce the risk of relapse.
Find The Right Group Therapy for You at Atlanta Detox Center
We are always stronger together. Whether it’s a client’s first day at rehab or their last, a community can help them step into a bright, successful, sober life. Whether you or a loved in is struggling with addiction, group therapy can help.
At Atlanta Detox Center, we treat addiction differently. We believe life stressors, stress management, and overwhelm all contribute to a person’s drug or alcohol use. Our staff provides compassionate care focused on addressing stress and trauma alongside medically assisted detox. We use individual, group, and family therapy to prepare clients for whatever life throws their way. Our aftercare programs include a robust alumni program for long-term success. Learn more about the benefits of group therapy and our programs by completing our online form or calling us at 470.450.2355 today.