Drug addiction can feel isolating. Most individuals who have substance use disorders feel like no one understands what they’re going through. One of the best ways to help people realize that they’re not alone in recovery is group therapy. At Denver Recovery Center, we prioritize this type of therapy to kickstart recovery.
Why Group Therapy Works
There are a number of reasons why group therapy works, but the main one is that it shows people that they aren’t alone. If you’re used to feeling isolated, hearing from peers can make you feel accepted and understood.
Working in a group can also help you come up with solutions that you wouldn’t have thought of on your own. When you ask a diverse group of people for ideas for a solution, chances are you’re going to get multiple perspectives from which to view an issue. This can help you problem solve on your own in the future as well as figure out the dilemma in front of you now.
What to Expect from Group Therapy
For some, group therapy can feel overwhelming at first. Talking to strangers about problems in our lives isn’t something that we do everyday. However, when you step into group therapy, you know that you’ll have something in common with everyone in the room — they’ve also dealt with the disease of addiction.
The beauty of group therapy is that the leader will never pressure you to speak. You’re always welcome to share or volunteer information if you’d like, but if you prefer to begin by just listening, that’s okay. You can learn a lot by listening to other people’s stories. Moreover, you’ll start discovering ways to prevent relapse in the future.
How Group Therapy Stays With You
Throughout the years, you’ll find that group therapy may stick with you even more than individual counseling. This can happen for a few different reasons. First, you’ll create important, lasting relationships with your peers in group therapy. They can be a great support system to lean on for years to come in your recovery.
These individuals understand what you’ve been through and will continue to understand how difficult recovery is. Staying in touch and participating in alumni events with the people you meet during group therapy will help you stay sober.
Treatment Program Options at Denver Recovery Center
Regardless of which treatment program option you choose, you’ll participate in group therapy. It’s an essential part of the recovery process. However, it’s also important to make sure that you choose the correct addiction treatment program for your needs. We offer the following programs at Denver Recovery Center:
- Residential treatment
- Partial hospitalization
- Intensive outpatient treatment
- Outpatient treatment
- Men’s and women’s rehab program
During your rehab experience, you’ll also attend other types of therapy. Some of the most common options for therapy are family therapy, individual counseling, outdoor therapy, and holistic therapy. Our master’s-level therapists will decide which combination will work best for you so you have a real shot at long lasting recovery.