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4 Underrated Benefits of Group Therapy

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Group therapy is a key aspect of addiction treatment. Receiving help for an addiction to drugs or alcohol should involve a licensed therapist who can guide individuals in the right direction. Opening up to a trusted professional can do wonders for mental health, and receiving ongoing support from peers and professionals can be essential to maintaining a sober lifestyle.

The idea of group therapy can be very intimidating for some. Addicts can easily slip into a life of dishonesty and secrecy. Many drug users lie to their friends and family while concealing their daily habits to continue purchasing and consuming drugs or alcohol. While discussing personal problems in front of a group may seem scary, it helps the addict confront their issues in a way that leads to healing and long-term sobriety.

Hathaway Recovery faces resistance to group therapy daily, but we have four powerful benefits that make participation all but inarguable. Keep reading and familiarize yourself with why group therapy has more advantages than meets the eye.

Group Therapy Prevents Isolation

Addiction can lead to depression, and a depressed mindset can lead to warped thoughts and feelings of worthlessness. An addict may feel alone in their struggle, and when this happens, it can cause them to make poor choices that deter their growth and compromise their sobriety. Group therapy helps people connect with others and feel less alone. Listening to the experiences of others helps recovering addicts find similarities in the people around them. Knowing that others have dealt with similar issues, such as poverty or abuse, makes people realize they do not need to feel ashamed of their past. Through this, they can begin healing.

Addiction can be a generational problem, but an addict from a sober family can feel like the black sheep. Addicts may feel alone in their struggles, but group therapy can provide a sense of community and belonging. In this setting, the person will be struggling confers with going through similar problems. Instead of isolation, individuals can socialize with and learn from their peers.

Group therapy allows clients to process their emotions alongside like-minded individuals going through similar obstacles. This shared experience is the start of not feeling alone in the struggle of addiction. A group environment provides a safe space for an addict to discuss their feelings. After a few sessions, they can open up further and address underlying issues that may have led to their addiction, such as poverty, abuse, and other external factors.

Group Therapy Sets Recovery in the Real World

Starting a journey is always challenging. Entering rehabilitation is never a decision to be ashamed of, but clients can feel discouraged when they realize the work they must do to reclaim their health. Months (or even years) of treatment can seem daunting, and there isn’t much to do besides take it one step at a time. For individuals struggling or feeling discouraged by their treatment, group therapy can help them to see the progress in others and find motivation.

Group therapy takes clients out of their heads and allows them to see the recovery process in someone other than themselves. By showing up to group therapy regularly and seeing the growth in others, individuals can find inspiration to open up more and begin reaping the full benefits of their program. Success stories are important for keeping individuals optimistic about the future. Group therapy allows clients to have a front-row seat to their peers’ individual growth and development, and it may inspire them to keep moving forward.

Group Therapy Lets Them Learn From Others

Feedback is a key aspect of improvement. Having the perspective of someone who has already navigated making meaningful progress and cutting out bad habits is invaluable. Group therapy provides clients with a safe setting to share their struggles and receive honest feedback from a therapist and fellow addicts.

In many ways, group therapy may be even more helpful than individual therapy. In a one-on-one therapy session, addicts will only have the feedback of the professional. By joining a group therapy session, the client will have various feedback and an amalgamation of opinions to learn from. Therapists are mental health professionals, and their opinion holds value, but at the end of the day, a therapist is only one person. Individuals will need multiple perspectives to understand the full scope of finding better ways to respond to life’s difficulties. By approaching group therapy openly and honestly, participants give themselves a great chance to improve their scope of understanding and improve their life.

Group Therapy Helps Improve Communication Skills

Group therapy can help clients find their voice. Sharing your thoughts, experiences, and emotions in a non-judgmental environment can help anyone communicate healthily and coherently. It may not be easy initially, but participants will eventually feel more comfortable sharing their experiences. They may even offer advice or support to other group members in similar situations. By honestly communicating with other group members, addicts can participate in healthy self-disclosure while growing closer to their peers.

Sobriety starts with a person wanting to make something meaningful in their life. However, very few people can do this alone. Group therapy offers a great way for recovering addicts to find a tribe of people who can help them remain accountable. Throughout your sober journey, you may find yourself doubting the importance of sobriety, or you may be fighting intense drug cravings. By discussing these thoughts and feelings with a trusted group, you will be able to get second opinions from people who are not only like you but also emotionally invested in your success.

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Group therapy can completely change the way an individual sees life. Clients can learn so much about themselves by learning about the struggles and successes of others. A sober lifestyle becomes attainable by engaging in healthy self-disclosure and actively working towards finding solutions for their addiction and cravings. No one should feel alone in their addiction, and by joining a group, participants will have the help, support, and accountability they need to remain on a straight and narrow path.

Hathaway Recovery provides a safe space for individuals seeking help for addiction to drugs or alcohol. Our inpatient treatment programs provide clients with access to group therapy sessions led by licensed therapists who are committed to improving the lives of addicts. Our center also offers 12-step and alumni programs for individuals after they have left treatment and completed their stay at our facility.

Hathaway Recovery provides a customized treatment program that includes evidence-based therapies like behavioral and experiential treatments. Our holistic healing program will help you grow as a person and give your life a new start.

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