Group therapy treatment for addiction is an important part of healing in the process of recovery. The group is a safe place to discuss feelings, fears and frustrations in a non-judgmental environment. Every individual in the group understands the tragedies and burdens of addiction and has made the personal decision to change. Our Place’s professionally trained, licensed, experienced and empathetic therapists facilitate the group dynamic by applying tools such as Cognitive Behavioral Training, Motivational Interviewing and Health Realization. Our Place setting in which a therapist facilitates among eight to ten clients provides multiple benefits:
- The group dynamic provides feedback from a range of perspectives, enabling the participant to attain greater self-awareness and understanding of how his or her behaviors affect others.
- Contributing to the recovery of others enhances empathy and self-worth and reinforces the commitment to positive change on both sides.
- Group members learn from one another. They share common experiences and sympathize. Group members form strong social networks. Building relationships with others in treatment, the individuals learn how to rebuild relationships in their own lives.
- A strong, supportive group under the guidance of an experienced therapist challenges the individual to be honest and confront self-delusions and fears. The group members develop a sense of responsibility to one another, providing reinforcement to each other for the courage to change.