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Our group therapy program in FL plays a major role in healthy recovery. In a group, you gain the chance to learn new coping skills, better communication, and receive two-way support with your peers. Together, these opportunities help you heal and build a better life. You also build some of your strongest relationships in years, with other people facing the same problems you do. If you believe you could benefit from an addiction treatment that includes a group therapy program, contact the Addiction Recovery Institute of America today at 844.973.2641.
Basics of Group Therapy Program Meetings
Most group therapy program meetings involve you and your peers in your residential treatment program. Others involve your loved ones, such as your family. In family therapy, your spouse, partner, siblings, parents, or others join the session to enable whole-family healing. Some of your family members, such as a partner or parents, may also join in peer-group meetings.
Peer groups in rehab involve getting together with your peers under the leadership of a mental health counselor. These sessions usually last an hour. During this time, you share speaking time with your peers, allowing everyone the opportunity to express themselves. You usually attend these sessions multiple times per week, with most group therapy program meetings occurring at least three times weekly.
Each group therapy session features a topic. Common topics include:
- Addiction education
- Stress management
- Emotion and mental health management
- Coping skills for triggers, symptoms, and temptations
- Dealing with emotional trauma
- Relapse prevention
- Healthy relationships
In group therapy program sessions, you feel safe, welcomed, supported, and open to communicating your biggest problems. Members of the group build trust with each other and learn how to give and accept support. This time also proves that you do not face addiction recovery alone.
Types of Group
Sessions at our group therapy programs include a wide range of topics and methods. Your treatment counselors use this format for many purposes. But most take shape in several common forms, including:
- Support groups
- Educational sessions
- Cognitive-behavioral groups (CBT)
- Skills groups
- Experiential sessions
Support groups at substance abuse treatment centers take the standard form you see on television and in movies. This option involves the group getting together to discuss their common problems of addiction and recovery frustrations. In support groups, you learn how to communicate better, cope with problems, and express yourself peacefully.
Educational sessions help you learn about your addiction. This sounds odd, as you faced addiction yourself and likely think you know all you need to know about it. But in educational groups, you learn about relapse and how to prevent it from happening. Your family members also learn about your recovery, addiction, and relapse prevention to help you in your journey.
CBT groups use cognitive-behavioral therapy, as the name implies. Through CBT, you learn to change your negative thinking and behaviors into positive ones for a better future.
Skills groups teach you how to deal with problems in your life without turning to alcohol or drugs. In these group sessions, you gain new coping skills for daily life. Some of these groups focus on relapse prevention, whereas others teach you life skills like grocery shopping, budgeting, and job searching.
Experiential groups are skills groups that immerse you in your therapy. In these sessions, you participate in recreational, real-life, and outdoor activities to learn new skills. These situations often trigger fears or stress, which you must deal with positively. By doing so, you learn more about yourself and how to live life without drugs or alcohol.
ARIA’s Group Therapy Program in FL
At the Addiction Recovery Institute of America, people just like you gain a better life in recovery. Your treatment at ARIA takes place among other young men struggling with the same problems as you face every day. Your treatment starts in onsite detox and continues through our comprehensive treatment options. Our rehab treatment programs include:
- Detox programs
- Partial hospitalization programs
- Intensive outpatient programs
- Outpatient programs
- Aftercare services
In addition, we offer specialized treatment options, such as our first responder’s addiction treatment program. The individuals in this program in particular can significantly benefit from our group therapy program.