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When you begin receiving treatment for your alcohol or drug addiction, the last thing you may want is to meet or talk to other people. You could be at your lowest, and many people with addiction feel shame or guilt for what they’re going through.
However, evidence and experience points to feelings of validation and overall success, when group therapy is utilized in drug and alcohol addiction recovery. This is why drug and alcohol group therapy is a popular treatment method offered by many rehab centers, including Cedar Oaks Wellness Center. At our Cincinnati facility on 120 acres of open space and forest, our clients are able to have the space they need to recover while also given the opportunity to connect with others.
Relapse prevention education is an important part of building a solid foundation for long-term, sustainable recovery.
Group therapy at Cedar Oaks Wellness offers our clients a safe & supportive environment to connect with peers.
We know that the family is an important part of recovery. We offer family therapy sessions as needed based on your individual needs.
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There are many benefits of group therapy that can aid you in your recovery. Alcohol and drug addiction are known to make people feel isolated and cut off from others. Addiction can ruin relationships, sometimes for good, and isolation can also further drive people to drink or use drugs. Group therapy can give you the support and companionship you may be missing.
Other benefits of group therapy include:
If you used to drink or use drugs with others, you understand what negative peer pressure looks like. In group therapy, positive peer pressure involves a commitment to listen to one another and accountability. Everyone’s time and stories are treated as valuable, which is why group members feel pressured to come to meetings on time and listen to one another.
Group therapy can become intimate and help develop people’s social skills, which can help them mend their relationships with family members at home. If members don’t have friends or family to turn to, their group can give them the support and nurturing they’ve been lacking.
People who have struggled with addiction for a long time are familiar with letting others down and neglecting their responsibilities, which is how many can lose their jobs. Group therapy demands that every member obey certain rules and come on time to meetings, which can challenge people to practice responsibility.
Group therapy can give members hope when they see their fellow members grow and learn in their recovery. This can be motivating and prevent relapse, and people may be able to learn coping skills from others.
Group therapy details vary depending where you go and which group you join.
Some groups may be open, which means people can drop by at any time, while others may be closed, meaning you will be working with the same individuals until the group ends, if there is an end date
Most groups are led by a single therapist or two therapists who are licensed and have experience leading groups. Therapists – and group members, for that matter – are never there to judge you. Rather, their role is to pose questions, encourage participation, and give feedback.
At Cedar Oaks Wellness Center, we know confidentiality is an important right that every client has. In our support groups, all members are expected to treat one another with respect and not sure anything they learn with others outside of the group. This is how deep bonds can form between group members – relationships in the group are built on a foundation of trust.
Still unsure whether addiction group therapy is right for you? When you call us or visit our facility, we’re more than happy to learn more about your unique needs and determine whether you can benefit from addiction group therapy.
We also offer other therapies, including:
At our wellness center, there is no one right way to recover.
Just like every person is different, so to is everyone’s journey of recovery. At Cedar Oaks Wellness Center we realize this, and work with you to take the first step wherever you are on your journey.
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