Therapy is a vital resource for those struggling with drug addiction. Those who are working to overcome a substance use disorder require assistance to understand the underlying issues that may have led to their problem with drugs or alcohol. Issues like a family history of addiction, mental health issues, stress, and even isolation can all contribute to substance use issues. Going through the recovery journey alone can lead to relapse, which is why at San Antonio Recovery Center, a foundational part of our drug rehab programs is group therapy. Through the broad spectrum of therapy options we offer, our clients gain perspective and help for the difficulties associated with substance use disorders. Some of the therapies we offer include group therapy, individual therapy, holistic therapy, and a family therapy program.
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Group therapy consists of a small group of people who gather together around a common goal or theme. The number of participants may be as small as five members or may include a dozen individuals. The size of the group that you participate in might depend on your group’s goals. Your therapist will guide the sessions to focus on particular topics each session or progress from one part of a topic to the next part. Additionally, the therapist could host open-style sessions where participants are free to talk about anything that’s on their mind.
Some of the topics you might cover during group therapy include:
- Challenges in recovery
- Navigating life sober
- Life skills
- Family relationships
- Mental health issues
Benefits of Group Therapy
People who participate in group therapy benefit from the inclusiveness of the group. Being connected to others who are facing similar struggles makes them feel less lonely or isolated. This can potentially aid in decreasing depression for those who have co-occurring conditions and need dual diagnosis treatment. Addiction can be isolating—it can feel like no one else understands what you’re experiencing. However, in group therapy, you’ll build a strong network of support.
A group therapy program also provides an outlet for individuals to brainstorm about solutions and strategies that may work. Also, as people share their stories or problems, it can trigger a conversation. Someone may have had a similar experience that he or she can use to help the other person. The more people who discuss an issue, the better chances there are for solutions.
During family therapy sessions, participants will have the chance to heal the wounds caused by drug addiction. Substance abuse rarely leaves a family untouched. The trouble it brings to the family bond can cause lasting damage. Communication can break down while families struggle to cope with seeing their loved one under the spell of drug addiction. Sometimes a family member enables the one who is dealing with addiction, which complicates issues.
Guilt, rage, and codependency are just a few of the issues dealt with during family therapy sessions. In addition, a certified therapist will guide family members to learn new ways to communicate, learn to forgive, and develop strategies for helping the affected member during stressful times.
Benefits of Family Therapy
The benefits of participating in family therapy through a recovery center include:
- An outlet to air your grievances concerning past issues
- Education about drug addiction
- Learning tools to navigate difficult family problems that may arise in the future
- Identifying any triggers the affected person has
- Closure for the grief endured as a result of addiction
Reach Out to San Antonio Recovery Center
At San Antonio Recovery Center, our compassionate staff is ready to help you through the steps of healing. We believe the very foundation for healing is found through therapy. This delves into the core behavior of what led you to use drugs in the first place. Also, we use both evidence-based and holistic therapies to help our patients heal in body, mind, and spirit.
Some of the therapy programs we offer include:
- Animal-assisted therapy – Spending time with animals can help you learn more about yourself
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy – This evidence-based therapy can help you build healthy coping skills
- Meditation therapy – Learn more about your thoughts and emotions
- Holistic therapy – Heal in mind, body, and spirit through a variety of activities
Don’t let addiction and co-occurring mental health problems overwhelm your life. You can have a bright future that is full of peace and happiness. Learn more about group therapy in our welcoming, supportive treatment center. Contact San Antonio Recovery Center at 866.957.7885, or contact us online and we’ll get you on the path to healing.