Drug and alcohol addiction can make you feel very much alone. You believe that no one understands what you’re going through. You’ve become isolated and withdrawn. The only thing you can focus on is using. What may surprise you to learn is that you’re not alone at all. Millions of Americans are battling addiction every day. When you connect with people who understand exactly what you’re going through during group counseling, you gain numerous benefits that can help you in recovery.
What to Expect in Group Counseling
The idea of talking about your addiction struggles in a roomful of strangers can be intimidating. At first, you may find it hard to open up, but understand that the process is designed to help you overcome drug and alcohol addiction.
The therapist is there to help everyone in the group. He or she will foster an environment where you feel safe and encouraged.
Each person in group counseling is expected to share. You’ll share your own personal struggles, but you’ll also learn a lot just by listening. Letting people talk without interruptions is important as this increases social and interpersonal skills, something that people in rehab may be lacking. The more sessions you attend, the closer you’ll grow to others in your group.
You may have felt like you couldn’t talk to your family and friends because they don’t understand how addiction makes you feel. Maybe they told you that you need more willpower and then you can quit using.
Group therapy sessions are non-judgmental spaces. In group therapy, other participants intimately know the struggle you’re fighting because they’re fighting it, too.
Benefits of Group Counseling in Addiction Rehab
During rehab, you’ll take part in various therapies, including individual and group therapy. Each type of counseling has its own set of benefits. In addition, gender specific group therapy offers other benefits to men and women in different settings.
Many women have a history of sexual trauma. They may feel uncomfortable discussing this with men around. When they attend women-only therapy sessions, it’s often easier for them to talk about this serious issue and how it contributed to their substance abuse.
Men, too, have their own issues and struggles. When they’re able to freely talk to other men about expressing emotions or the unique pressures of being the family breadwinner, they find the support they’ve been looking for.
Find Your Path to Sobriety
At Crest View Recovery Center, you can start on a path to lifelong sobriety at our addiction treatment facility. We’re located in a small, intimate setting in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina.
Our caring team believes in reality therapy that gives men and women coping strategies and skills they can use for life. We take a comprehensive approach to wellness that integrates all aspects of your health.
For example, the addiction therapy options we offer include:
If drug and alcohol addiction has taken over your life, it’s time to take it back with group counseling. Call us today at 866.327.2505 to find out how the professionals at CVRC can guide you toward lasting recovery.