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At Skywood Recovery, we believe that addiction therapy programs provide a space for clients to connect with others who are on the same journey. Through a group therapy program, it is possible to learn about the different stages of recovery, share experiences, and receive support from peers. Call us at 269.280.4673 to learn more about our services.

What Is a Group Therapy Program?

A group of people in a group therapy programA group therapy program is a type of treatment that involves meeting with a group of people who are struggling with similar issues. This can be an effective way to address substance abuse disorder and other mental health issues because it allows people to share their experiences and learn from each other.

Group therapy can be a helpful supplement to individual therapy or it can be the primary form of treatment. It is often used in addiction recovery programs because it’s often helpful in identifying triggers and developing coping mechanisms.

Types of Group Therapy

Starting a group therapy program may feel like a challenge, but there are many different types of groups to choose from. There are also different formats, such as open groups (where new members may join at any time) and closed groups (where the same members meet for a set period of time). Here are some common types of group therapy:

  • Psychoeducational groups – These groups provide education about mental health and addiction issues. They are helpful in increasing understanding and providing information about treatment options and raising awareness and understanding of the issues.
  • Support groups – These groups provide emotional support and encouragement. They can be helpful in providing a sense of community and helping people feel less alone.
  • Skills-based groups – These groups teach specific skills that help people cope with their mental health issues. Skills-based groups teach things like stress management, communication, and assertiveness.
  • Interpersonal process groups – These groups focus on the relationships between group members. They can be helpful in exploring issues such as trust, anger, and intimacy.
  • Problem-solving groups – These groups focus on solving specific problems that members are facing. They can be helpful in developing action plans and finding creative solutions.

No matter what type of group therapy you choose, it is important to find a group that is a good fit for you. The therapist leading the group should be someone you feel comfortable with, and the other members should be people you relate to.

The Importance of Group Therapy for Addiction

Addiction is a chronic disease of brain reward, motivation, and memory systems. It is characterized by compulsive drug seeking and use, despite the existence of negative consequences.

While individual therapy can be effective in treating addiction, group therapy provides additional support and accountability. Group therapy for addiction helps people to:

  • Share their experiences with others who are facing similar challenges
  • Explore the root causes of their addiction
  • Develop healthy coping and problem-solving skills
  • Build a support network of peers and professionals
  • Gain insights into their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors
  • Sense of community and belonging

People who are in recovery often benefit from being around others who are going through the same thing. It can be helpful to share experiences and learn from each other.

How to Get The Most Out of Group Therapy

Attending group therapy is a different experience for some people, but it’s important to remember that everyone in the group is there for the same reason: to get healthier.

Be open and honest. After all, this is a welcoming place to share your thoughts and experiences. Listen to others, because you can learn a lot from the other members of your group. Respect others’ confidentiality in terms of what is said in group stays in group. Also, follow the group’s guidelines, since each group has its own rules and guidelines. Make sure you understand and follow them.

Group therapy can be a powerful tool in your recovery journey. If you’re struggling with addiction or mental health issues, consider finding a group to help you on your path to wellness.

Group Therapy for Addiction Program at Skywood Recovery

The group therapy program at Skywood Recovery can provide you with the support and accountability you need to overcome your addiction and build a foundation for a healthy and successful future. Call us at 269.280.4673 or reach out online to learn more.