Group therapy is often available as a service for people who are getting help for substance use disorders throughout addiction treatment. There are many benefits of substance abuse group therapy, which is why it’s such a prevalent part of addiction treatment planning. Here at Delray Center for Recovery, we offer an outpatient approach to treating addiction and alcoholism which includes services such as group therapy. Understandably, if you are struggling with addiction and are considering getting professional help for the first time, you may have questions or even concerns about how group therapy works. Knowing more about the benefits of this type of therapy can help you overcome the fears associated with group therapy and have more confidence in beginning a journey of utilizing group therapy for the advantage of your recovery.
Some of the benefits of using substance abuse group therapy can include:
It Gives You Support On Your Journey to Recovery
While the choice to recover is solely your own, having support from others on your journey to healing and sobriety is invaluable. Group therapy allows individuals to become vulnerable about their struggles which can help to develop connections with peers who are dealing with similar things. Thus, helping to stimulate valuable relationships with people with interests and experiences. These relationships can help to form a community of support which can be assistive during the recovery process. With this support, you can have people to count on when the going gets tough, people who cheer you on when you reach recovery goals, and people to celebrate your accomplishments.
Provides an Opportunity to Broaden the Mind
During group therapy sessions, everyone is encouraged to share their own experiences, emotions, coping strategies, etc. This can help to broaden the mind of a person in recovery who may not know much else other than their own experiences. Hearing about the thoughts and practices that others in recovery have and use can help you to understand that there are alternative ways to approach difficult situations in recovery. And, allow you to better understand the full impact of addiction on not only yourself but others as well.
It Fights Isolation
Isolating oneself is something that’s easy for many people to do during recovery. Going through treatment is an isolating experience in itself because you’re changing up your entire lifestyle and even no longer engaging with relationships that rely on using drugs or alcohol. Furthermore, you may feel that no one understands the emotions that you may be struggling with on your journey to sobriety. However, group therapy allows you to engage with others who are experiencing the same issues and changes, allowing you to overcome isolation and even gain connections that can help improve your recovery experience.
Outpatient Group Therapy at Delray Center for Recovery
Group therapy offers a number of advantages for people who are motivated to stay sober and live a life of recovery. Delray Center for Recovery offers group therapy sessions on an outpatient basis for people who can benefit from it. Find out more about our group therapy services and our other outpatient services available at our substance use treatment center located in Delray Beach, South Florida.